Category Archives: Cultural Differences

Meaning of St. Patricks Day: Irish Memories!

Meaning of St. Patricks Day: Irish Memories!

The featured picture is from one of greatest concerts ever attended. It was at Slane Castle with U2, Coldplay, Red Hot Chili Peppers and more performers. The Irish were always forming pyramids and waving the flag at the top as seen in the featured pic. Saint Patrick’s day is a day to celebrate everything Irish fromRead More

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Kissing the Blarney Stone & St. Patrick’s Day Crafts

Kissing the Blarney Stone & St. Patrick’s Day Crafts

Have you ever kissed A Blarney Stone? What about “THE” Blarney Stone in Ireland? In order to kiss it, you have to lean, really lean, backwards, holding on to an iron rail, but after all the trouble you will be bestowed the gift of eloquence. The feature picture shows my French girlfriend kissing the BlarneyRead More

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Animals Used to Predict Game Outcomes Worldwide

Animals Used to Predict Game Outcomes Worldwide

Want to predict the outcome of a big game, tournament, world cup event? Simply ask your pet and test their skills at being a worthy oracle. Over the years, as I’ve become more attuned to my husband’s love and following of the World Cup, I’ve noticed a trend of animals being used to predict theRead More

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Family Friday: Groundhog Day

Family Friday: Groundhog Day

February 2nd is Groundhog Day in the United States. The folklore goes that if the groundhog comes out of his hole and sees his shadow then he goes back into his burrow and it will be winter for six more weeks. If he comes out and stays out then winter will soon be ending. IRead More

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Making Friends Down Under

Making Friends Down Under

To commemorate Australia Day we asked Maggie to guest blog about her experience moving to Australia and meeting new mommy friends. After my husband’s job moved us around the United States for years, we were thrilled to get the opportunity to live overseas. We excitedly began packing and researching our new destination, Australia! Our bucketRead More

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Twin Royal Babies which One should Rule The Crown?

Twin Royal Babies which One should Rule The Crown?

Imagine you give birth to boy/girl twins, and they are in line to the throne of a country. In your opinion, who should be the heir to the throne? Which one should rule the crown? The first born, or the boy no matter what? When I was pregnant with twins, my head was spinning withRead More

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Are Funny Movies Universal?

Are Funny Movies Universal?

For Christmas, my family watched the movie National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation which according to wiki is labeled a modern Christmas classic. If you haven’t’ seen this movie, it is completely silly and ridiculous. It’s an easy watch-and-laugh movie not a humorously witty movie. While watching it, my German husband made comments the entire time aboutRead More

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Forget the Bogeyman, RUN from Krampus!

Forget the Bogeyman, RUN from Krampus!

Do you know what a Krampus is or rather WHO Krampus is? I know who Krampus is only because I married a German and was introduced via my German family to this man or rather Christmas Devil. And let me tell you now, forget the bogeyman, Krampus is scary. When living and working in Germany,Read More

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German Celebration in Dallas, TX, St. Martin’s Day, Martinstag

German Celebration in Dallas, TX, St. Martin’s Day, Martinstag

Yesterday our little Bavarian German/Texan family celebrated St. Martin’s Day with the German community in Dallas via The Dallas Goethe Center and The German International School of Dallas. Did you know there is a German International School in Dallas, TX? Top 3 reasons why I love the German International School in Dallas, German ISD: 1) Rain, shine, snow, heat,Read More

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Boo Halloween Family Costumes

Boo Halloween Family Costumes

I really love Halloween. From childhood to adulthood, I’m a sucker for trick or treating, dressing up and celebrating. My brother and I often try to coordinate outfits together in some manner. We just love to “Boo in Halloween Family Costumes.” Well, this year, I really wanted something different so I pulled out my creativeRead More

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