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30 Oct Posted by in Culture, Travels | Comments

My Run-in with Karma

My Run-in with Karma

Technology has not been on my side recently; my camera battery went completely dead after only four pictures while away so you’re stuck with this one picture which pretty much has absolutely nothing to do with the below post other than that I was in Amsterdam.   AND my laptop decided to crap out so ...

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09 Oct Posted by in Culture, Family Life, Reviews | Comments

Irrland – The Farm-Adventure Oasis

Irrland – The Farm-Adventure Oasis

If you haven’t learned by now, Germans are known for their environmentally friendly ways… So when I jokingly referred to Irrland as “green,” I was surprised that my partner disagreed. Last Thursday was a holiday here in Germany. Late in the afternoon, we took a drive to Irrland, “The Farm-Adventure Oasis.” Irrland can best be ...

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02 Oct Posted by in Culture, Family Life | 1 comment

Cutting Out A Wedding Heart –
Hochzeitsherz Ausschneiden

Cutting Out A Wedding Heart – <br />Hochzeitsherz Ausschneiden

Monday was our second wedding anniversary, which means a little trip down memory lane (should you choose to walk with me). One of my favorite parts of our wedding day was the Hochzeitsherz ausschneiden… which translates to, “cutting out the wedding heart.” I call it, “Hey, let’s torture the American girl by not telling her ...

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26 Sep Posted by in Culture, Driving, Family Life | Comments

When Germans Visit America

When Germans Visit America

I married a smart man… a very smart man (after all, he did choose to marry me, right?). Unfortunately he is not modest about his intelligence. And as such, I have no reservations holding back the chance to make fun of him when he makes a culturally stupid mistake. Thankfully he is a good sport ...

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12 Sep Posted by in Culture, Family Life | Comments

How to Toilet Train in Germany

How to Toilet Train in Germany

In just 13 easy steps or less, you too can be the proud parent of a potty trained toddler. (Steps have not been tested on a female specimen.) 1)      Buy some form of a potty chair (or Töpfchen in German). We went with a Bobby Car model since Fynn was obsessed with Autos.   2)      ...

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29 Apr Posted by in Culture, Family Life | 1 comment

Schlechter Geschmack?

Schlechter Geschmack?

After hanging up the phone Friday morning, Kay asked if I had a “bad taste top” his brother could borrow. This statement left me with more questions than I had answers. Me: What are you talking about? What do you mean by “bad taste?” Kay: Kind of like… (as his voice trailed off, I noticed ...

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20 Mar Posted by in Culture | 4 comments

US Consular Services in Germany – It’s not so lonely in here

US Consular Services in Germany – It’s not so lonely in here

Most often than not, a trip to the US Consulate can be a pain in the butt especially if you have to drive several miles kilometers to get there. There’s the making an appointment in advance, taking time off work and then going through tight security once you arrive. We’ve been to the US Consulate ...

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Online Shopping Ain’t What It Used To Be

Online Shopping Ain’t What It Used To Be

Kay jokes that I have ruined outlet shopping for him in Europe because US prices are so much cheaper. I can now safely say that he has ruined online shopping for me in Germany. I used to be the queen of online shopping since I hate going to the mall. Especially around Christmas time. I ...

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28 Feb Posted by in Culture | Comments

Babies in Tights – Spring, Please Arrive Soon!

Babies in Tights – Spring, Please Arrive Soon!

I seriously hope we’re nearing the end of Strumpfhosen season. Besides the fact that this pale momma needs some sun, I am done with squeezing my son into tights. Yes, boys (babies to toddlers) wear tights in Germany called Strumpfhosen. And since I don’t want to be viewed as a bad mom when Fynn goes ...

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06 Feb Posted by in Culture, Family Life | Comments

Putzfrau Power to the Rescue… A well-kept German Secret

Putzfrau Power to the Rescue… A well-kept German Secret

We finally broke down and got a cleaning lady (Putzfrau in German… almost as good as “Ausfahrt.”). I wouldn’t say that I broke down; I have wanted one for about a year and had been casually throwing hints at Kay. Although, “I think we should get a Putzfrau,” isn’t really just a hint, but whatev. ...

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