Category Archives: Wisely Traveled

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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Did you survive or enjoy Christmas 2014?

Did you survive or enjoy Christmas 2014?

With traveling, gift giving, home decorating, event attending, overeating and more, I ask you the question: Did you survive or enjoy Christmas 2014? It is a sad day in our house because we just had family leave our home today. For me, anytime our guest room is being utilized by friends or family, everything isRead More

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Car Seat Battles with Toddlers

Car Seat Battles with Toddlers

Are you constantly frustrated with fighting or negotiating your child into their car seat? Do you feel like getting your child into their car seat is a workout? Every woman, after carrying a child, needs to be mindful of her pelvic floor. Lifting a child up and down into a car seat, especially the heavierRead More

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Family Friday: Create Your Family

Family Friday: Create Your Family

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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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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