Category Archives: Around the World Wisely

How Kids Learn; How Teachers Should Teach

How Kids Learn; How Teachers Should Teach

The months of March and April always make me think about the stress kids, teachers, administrators, and families are going through with testing taking place in schools; in Texas STAAR and TAKS.Additionally, last month’s St. Patrick’s Holiday brought up a nostalgic trip down memory lane. The following is an experience, a memory that just cameRead More

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Tips for Traveling With Your Nanny

Tips for Traveling With Your Nanny

Family vacations are fun and relaxing. Whether it’s a trip to the country or a week at the beach, vacations give the family time to get away and forget the responsibilities of everyday living. If you have young children, you may want to take the nanny along. She can keep the kids entertained during longRead More

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Give Brighter with The Gift of Light

Give Brighter with The Gift of Light

Our family was thrilled to receive a Luci Light. We’ve wasted so many flashlights and batteries but now we are going eco-friendly thanks to Luci Lights and Direct Energy. Luci light is an inflatable rechargeable solar light. When deflated, it can fit into the pocket of one’s coat or backpack. It’s a little light thatRead More

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Top 21 Irish Movies to Watch

Top 21 Irish Movies to Watch

St. Patrick’s Day is one of the most celebrated festivals and culture events in the world. After having lived in Ireland, my life has been forever changed. One regret was that I hadn’t studied up more on the Irish culture before moving to Ireland. The Irish have an extremely rich culture and watching movies aboutRead More

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10 Family Friendly St. Patrick’s Day Ideas

10 Family Friendly St. Patrick’s Day Ideas

I have a deep deep love for Ireland that will forever be a part of my past, present and future. After college, on a whim, with no job, no savings, never having left the country, knowing nobody abroad, I packed a bag and moved to Ireland: “My Biggest Life Changing Moment.” “May the road riseRead More

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Why & How Diner en Blanc Dallas 2017?

Why & How Diner en Blanc Dallas 2017?

What is Le Dîner en Blanc, DEB? When I told one of my dearest French girlfriends, Aurelie, that I was going to Dîner en Blanc in Dallas, she replied “Oh là là, how did you get invited to this special secret, élégant, mystérieux, and chic événement? In Paris, this annual event has been at specialRead More

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Meat Fondue Recipe

Meat Fondue Recipe

It’s a wisemommies’s tradition to do fondue for New Year’s Eve. We do a cheese, meat and then chocolate fondue. Stemming from a European tradition, where many have Raclette or Fondue for New Year’s Eve, we wisemommies thought to also fondue into the New Year, every year.  Click here for that post! The post shows aRead More

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Cheese Fondue Recipe

Cheese Fondue Recipe

It’s a wisemommies’s tradition to do fondue for New Year’s Eve. Stemming from a European tradition, where many have Raclette or Fondue for New Year’s Eve, we thought to also fondue into the new year, every year. Click here for that post!  How to make cheese fondue? The following recipe is also what the restaurantsRead More

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Texas Christmas Market, Christkindl in Arlington

Texas Christmas Market, Christkindl in Arlington

Last year at this time, we enjoyed stepping back to a time and place where my German husband and I first met, a Christmas Market! In Germany, my husband and I enjoyed strolling Christmas markets, sipping our Glühwein and enjoying the trinkets being sold in open-air stalls, and have since enjoyed experiencing the nuanced and different perspectivesRead More

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Live Nativity Scenes in Dallas for 2016

Live Nativity Scenes in Dallas for 2016

For the past two years, my family has attended a Live Nativity Scene at a nearby church in Dallas, TX. Wow, I mean, wow, it was not at all what I was expecting. I’ve always heard of the Live Nativity Scenes in Dallas, but held off on attending any, not sure how manageable or enjoyableRead More

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