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Germany  // Posts tagged as "Germany"

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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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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04 Sep Posted by in Family Life | 1 comment

Someone has a case of the Mondays

Someone has a case of the Mondays

Events leading up to this past Monday… Fynn started kindergarten three weeks ago and the change in his behavior has been weighing heavy on my heart and clouding my head. I’ve been consumed with this topic to the point that it is affecting my German language skills; an ultimate indicator that I am stressed. This ...

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20 Apr Posted by in Driving, Family Life, Sports | 1 comment

Go-Karting in Germany… Sebastian Vettel, HELP!

Go-Karting in Germany… Sebastian Vettel, HELP!

Last weekend we had a neighborhood outing. The guys scheduled a private session at a nearby go-kart track (Kart Arena Moenchengladbach). When Kay told me about it, my initial response was, “What makes you think you’ll be able to attend?… Why not me?” With a new baby and toddler at home, I don’t get out ...

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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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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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11 Jan Posted by in Driving | Comments

Secret Agent? Paparazzi? Or just plain trouble?

Secret Agent? Paparazzi? Or just plain trouble?

Camera one? Or Camera two? I personally prefer the Hollywood sunglasses look over the paranoid, “Crap! You got me!” look. I wish I could say these were stealthily-taken photos obtained by the enemy during my American spy operations in Deutschland. I’d even rather say these were candid pics taken during heartwarming-Kodak moments abroad. Unfortunately, these ...

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08 May Posted by in Driving | 1 comment

It Must be True Because My Husband Says So (Episode 2) – The Parking Disc

It Must be True Because My Husband Says So (Episode 2) – The Parking Disc

Calling dibbs on an enhancehanced version of this…The Parkscheibe (Parking Disc) This is a form of one type of parking meter here in Germany. When you see one of these signs…  It means it is limited-time parking and you put the parking disc in your dashboard window signaling what time you parked in your spot. ...

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02 May Posted by in Products | Comments

Frivolous Lawsuits – No need to drag German brands into the mix

Frivolous Lawsuits – No need to drag German brands into the mix

I’ve written before about Kinder Eggs chocolate and how they aren’t allowed in the US because they are considered a “choking hazard”… but only in the US, not in Germany nor in Canada. Now that I am abroad, I can safely say that yes, other countries view the US as having frivolous lawsuits. Maybe I ...

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25 Apr Posted by in Uncategorized | 1 comment

We don’t dial 9-1-1 in Germany

We don’t dial 9-1-1 in Germany

Being an American, I have to admit that when I first saw this sign hanging outside a family member’s house, yes, I did laugh. I know, how American of me. But now that I live in Germany, I can safely say we don’t dial 911 here either. Not because of a gun, obviously, but because ...

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