Category Archives: Cultural Differences

Geppetto’s Theater for Marionette Puppet Shows

Geppetto’s Theater for Marionette Puppet Shows

      A few weeks ago, I transported my family back in time to the world of marionettes through a performance of the well-known fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm, Hansel and Gretel (Hänsel und Grete). Marionette is the proper name for a puppet controlled from above via wires or strings. I have foundRead More

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Marrying a German Series: Part 3

Marrying a German Series: Part 3

Marrying a German Series: Part 3 : FIFA World Cup Facts! Go Deutschland!!!! Go Germany!!! World Cup is going on and, as a matter of fact, Germany is playing Ghana today, 6/21/14, and USA is playing Portugal tomorrow, 6/22/14, and our house is full of excitement. What do you call it? Soccer or football? OurRead More

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Marrying a German Series: Part 2

Marrying a German Series: Part 2

Marrying a German Series: Part 2, “Die Hochzeit”, The Wedding How culturally knowledgeable are you regarding the traditions and expectations of a German wedding? How many questions can you answer correctly, from below? You don’t have to be German to enjoy this. Hopefully you will find this enjoyable as you think about the various weddingsRead More

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Marrying a German Series : Part 1

Marrying a German Series : Part 1

Marrying a German Series Part 1: Falling in love, when you knew? My husband, Ferdinand, and I met when I was living in Scotland but traveling through Germany. It was a brief encounter via a Christmas market followed by another brief encounter at a beerhouse where he then walked my brother and me to theRead More

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Hermann Hesse Stufen – Steps

Hermann Hesse Stufen – Steps

Over the past few weeks, we have been talking about change as we have redesigned our blog and gotten back to blogging. Yesterday I published a post about my quick uprooting and move to Ireland as changing me the most within my life. So within the theme of change, my lovely German mother-in law, sentRead More

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What’s your biggest life changing event?

What’s your biggest life changing event?

This is my favorite personal story. Shortly after graduating from University within three weeks I quit my job, ended the relationship with the man I believed at the time I was going to marry, obtained a work visa, found an apartment (flat) abroad online to share with local occupants, and bought a one way ticketRead More

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Aufstellen des Maibaums aka Maypole

Aufstellen des Maibaums aka Maypole

Every Friday we will share some ideas on how to improve your family values or life. The hope is that as you end a busy week and enter the weekend with your family that you can reflect on these ideas and connect as a family through them. If you ever come across something you thinkRead More

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How and Why Christians could Celebrate Halloween

How and Why Christians could Celebrate Halloween

From our wisemommies home to yours, Happy Halloween In the past we’ve written a post, Why as Christians we still celebrate Halloween and some cultural differences for Halloween, So we especially love tips #4 and #5 below from the following post: 5 tips for a Happy Christian Halloween. It talks about how Christians can handle Halloween and coversRead More

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Ireland and St. Patrick’s Day

Ireland and St. Patrick’s Day

Love picture, left, dads and toddlers at the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Dallas. One of my favourite holidays is upon us again. I LOVE St. Patrick’s Day. Every year, for St. Patrick’s Day, I reminisce about my days living abroad in Ireland and Scotland, making the move to Ireland with one of my dearestRead More

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FC Bayern München

FC Bayern München

Devastating news! Apparently one of our twins does not appear to be a FC Bayern fan. This is devastating news for daddy!! Even now our toddler sometimes has to sing the FC Bayern song, for daddy, to get an extra cracker or longer playtime at the park. FC Bayern, Stern des Südens, du wirst niemalsRead More

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