Recycling, in Germany, is a Nightmare

Recycling, in Germany, is a Nightmare

You have to be German to understand (and be able to recycle in) Germany. Actually this is a love-hate relationship for me. I love how Germans recycle but I hate doing it. From receiving a citation to just doing it wrong, it’s been a nightmare for me. When my husband and I had decided toRead More

10 Dates to Celebrate 10 Years of Marriage

10 Dates to Celebrate 10 Years of Marriage

In this guest post,Catherine Richards, shares her 10 wonderfully themed dating ideas to celebrate 10 years of marriage: Our 10th wedding anniversary came when I was an exhausted mommy of a spirited 2.5 year old and a baby who would turn 1 the day before we celebrated 10 years together. My children are the fulfillmentRead More

Out & About: Cultural Learning Journeys to Take Your Kids On

Out & About: Cultural Learning Journeys to Take Your Kids On

The following is a guest post from Kelly Warfield. Kelly believes:“The world is packed full of interesting and diverse cultures, and teaching kids through travel can help prepare them for the future. School vacation is the perfect time to introduce your children to the different histories, norms, and perspectives held by the many thriving culturesRead More

Travel to Mexico Without Leaving Dallas

Travel to Mexico Without Leaving Dallas

If you live in Dallas, but would like to feel like you have traveled to Mexico. Take a little trip to Garibaldi, 9334 E RL Thornton Frwy, Dallas, TX 75228. From the food, the people, the shops and more, you will literally feel transported into Mexico. Garibaldi Bazaar is a maze of small booths, nearlyRead More

You Know You are Married to a GERMAN When

You Know You are Married to a GERMAN When

Of note, the following generalization applies to being married to a German man or woman in Germany. If a German, moves to the US or another country, out of their own desire, then their mindset and goals in life and therefore personality are going to be different, changed, and changing compared to a German whoRead More

My Big Fat German Wedding

My Big Fat German Wedding

This month, June, and year, 2016, I celebrated my ten year wedding anniversary. My husband and I got married in Bavaria, Germany. It was an amazing wedding! How do German wedding traditions compare to American wedding traditions? My Big Fat German Wedding The Rings 1) Germans don’t wear diamond wedding rings. While Americans do their hugelyRead More

Swimming and Poolside Safely with Twins and Multiples

Swimming and Poolside Safely with Twins and Multiples

Last year, I published this post about swimming with multiples. It was THE most shared post, so I’m reposting it for this year but with a few updated comments after gathering extensive feedback from my previous post via parents. This post contains some affiliate links. This time of the year always has me thinking aboutRead More

Why Bathroom Bills Make Me Physically Sick

Why Bathroom Bills Make Me Physically Sick

When it comes to political stances or opinions I have always remained quiet. However, I feel extremely convicted to speak up regarding bathroom ordinances being discussed, passed and supported because they are sickening me! I am a Christian, yes, but that is not why I am speaking up in this post against the Target policyRead More

How to Be a WiseMommies? Happy Mother’s Day!

How to Be a WiseMommies? Happy Mother’s Day!

How does one become a WiseMommies? Motherhood: When one of my good friends first became a mother, she told me, “motherhood will show you and your husband just how selfish you are or have been as human beings.” I started to think about this especially after having my first born child. It is true thatRead More

May Day and Maypole Celebration

May Day and Maypole Celebration

Yesterday was May Day. When I was living in Germany, especially within the Bavarian region, where my husband grew up, on May 1st, there would be a celebration “Aufstellen des Maibaums”(Erecting of Maypole). It is still unclear where this tradition originated from, but my husband was told that it dates back thousands of years toRead More