Category Archives: Wisely Traveled

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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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

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What does St. Patrick’s Day Mean to You?

What does St. Patrick’s Day Mean to You?

What does St. Patrick’s Day Mean to You? I have a deep deep love for Ireland that will forever be a part of my past, present and future. My time living abroad in Ireland changed the path of my life forever, the person I am today, even the way I mother my children and liveRead More

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The Magic of Christmas Markets

The Magic of Christmas Markets

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! My husband and I enjoyed strolling markets in Germany, sipping our Glühwein and enjoying the trinkets being sold in open-air stalls, and have since enjoyed experiencing the nuanced and different perspectives ofRead More

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My Favorite Tip for Helping Manage Outings with Twins

My Favorite Tip for Helping Manage Outings with Twins

This tip/trick is something that EVERY PERSON, with or without kids should think about: How often have you wasted time looking for your keys? Ever locked your keys in the car? Have you spent time wrestling the keys away from your child? Have you found yourself yelling at a loved one in desperation of findingRead More

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Was I an Ugly American Abroad?

Was I an Ugly American Abroad?

Do you know all the words to your national anthem?  This is my ugly American moment: I remember taking this local tour through Ireland with 20 other young lads and lasses from Canada, Australia, and America. Actually I was the only American. I believe our Irish tour guide to have had it out for me orRead More

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Choosing a Baby/Toddler Stroller

Choosing a Baby/Toddler Stroller

However you call it: stroller, buggy, carriage, pushchair, baby buggy, pram, or perambulator, your choice of stroller purchase has a direct impact on your child’s language and brain development. Choosing a stroller that allows your child face you, referred to as toward-facing or face-to-face, is most beneficial. In the UK, there has been such aRead More

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As We Role Past 500: Counting our Irish Blessings

As We Role Past 500: Counting our Irish Blessings

Did you attend a St. Patrick’s Day Parade? Are you feeling lucky this year? Well, we WiseMommies are feeling exceptionally ecstatic, green, and lucky this year. Last week, our pot of gold was delivered in the form of 500 likes on Facebook for our blog and we are already nearing 600. Yeah!! Thank you to allRead More

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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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