Category Archives: Cultural Differences

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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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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Krampus in Dallas

Krampus in Dallas

Krampus in Dallas, Krampus? Do you know what a Krampus is or rather WHO Krampus is? The past two years, I have written posts about Krampus: 1) His comeback in Germany and Austria again. 2) Who is that Christmas Devil called The Krampus? Now it’s become known here in America. Hollywood even released a movieRead More

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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

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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

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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

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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

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