Category: Living in Germany

Link to fun article

Link to fun article

| February 21, 2017 | Reply

Yesterday, someone forwarded me an article, “7 Surefire Signs Your Kids are Definitely German.”  Why was this forwarded to me?  Because it featured two of my tweets! https://www.thelocal.de/20170217/7-surefire-signs-your-kids-are-definitely-german-list

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Parenting Interview for Kinstantly.com

Parenting Interview for Kinstantly.com

| January 2, 2016 | Reply

I recently was interviewed for a parenting piece that was put out by Kinstantly.com, exploring German kindergartens and American parenting: “The country that invented kindergarten is doing something pretty great we should all pay attention to“ Check it out! http://blog.kinstantly.com/german-kindergarten/

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Indifferent toward the Different

Indifferent toward the Different

| December 29, 2015 | Reply

One of my absolute favorite byproducts of my child living in Europe is that she is comfortable among different languages, nationalities, and environments. She is not fearful of different. Everyone is different, and different is not bad; different is just interesting. Right now, she is watching an animated movie in French. When I was helping […]

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Book Review: German Men Sit Down To Pee

Book Review: German Men Sit Down To Pee

| December 12, 2015 | Reply

Author James Cave recently contacted me to ask if I would check out his recently-published book, German Men Sit Down To Pee & Other Insights Into German Culture. (Disclosure: He provided a copy at no cost to me) This is a fun but genuinely helpful book that gives newcomers, expats, and visitors to Deutschland good, accurate information […]

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10 Things I Miss from the States

10 Things I Miss from the States

| December 8, 2015 | 5 Replies

We are about 6 months out from returning permanently to the States–back with friends, family, and familiarity. So…what (besides friends and family) do I miss that I’ll be happy to see and do? Turning right on red Yeah, that’s right.  Here in Germany, I have to sit and stare at the red light, no traffic […]

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Highway to the Schengen Zone

Highway to the Schengen Zone

| September 26, 2015 | Reply

Not too long ago, I considered writing a random blog post about the Schengen Zone (also known as the Schengen Area). The original post was going to pose the question of whether or not it is still as exciting today, to cross borders and visit new countries within the Schengen Zone, as it was years […]

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