Road trip with infants and a toddler

If you are thinking of taking a road trip with 6 month old twins and a 3 yr old, Don’t. I repeat, Don’t do it!! At this point, I’m sure you’re saying, well duh! Yes, we did do this, but it was more a must than a want. One of my best and dearest friends … Read more

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Easter Fun and Meaning

Easter is just around the corner and now is the time that families are having fun with Easter. See our posts below for Easter fun and ideas such as having a family egg roll, making some yummy mustard eggs, dying eggs with natural homemade dyes, egg crafts, teaching children about the founding of some traditions, … Read more

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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 dearest … Read more

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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 niemals … Read more

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Fondue Traditions for New Year’s Eve

 Every year, we wisemommies have come together as families and spent the whole day, evening, night, going into the morning hours, on New Year’s Eve eating fondue. We have perfected our recipes and how to and will be sharing our fondue “how to” with our readers this year. Fondue, a Swiss national dish, is a … Read more

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St. Martin’s Day, Martinstag

 In Germany, on November 11, families celebrate St. Martin’s Day, “Martinstag.” Children make lanterns at home, or school, and then gather at a special location to sing songs and parade with their homemade lanterns in remembrance of St. Martin, a man who was a Roman solider, turned monk, baptised in adulthood and eventually obtained Sainthood. … Read more

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Trick or Treat

Ahhh Halloween, my favorite holiday. Click here for our post: Halloween Celebrations and Meaning, Why as Christians we still celebrate Halloween and some cultural differences for Halloween. We love how neighborhoods come together for some simple and fun community celebrating. Children, and adults, get to dress up, attend parties, festivals, and go trick or treating. … Read more

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Circumcision on boys

A resent ruling, in Germany, now considers religious-based circumcision as bodily harm and a criminal offence. It doesn’t matter if there is parental consent. This ruling follows a recent case where a doctor circumcised a 4 yr old Muslim boy via parent’s request. Days later, the boy was hospitalized for hemorrhaging, and the doctor was … Read more

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Euro 2012

 So the other day my husband says, “are you going to do a post about the European Championship? I really think you should.” How cute is he! Well, moms worldwide, it never hurts to educate yourself on some basic facts regarding sports whether local or international. For the American moms, you might even impress your … Read more

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Mothers in other Cultures

 I love writing about cultural differences but with the love of a mother, there is no cultural difference. Culturally, here are some of our favorite quotes, and how to say mom in other languages.   Famous Jewish Proverb states, “God could not be everywhere and therefore he made mothers”.   In Ireland they say that … Read more

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