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How to Make Easter Egg Ornaments

 In Germany and Austria, it’s customary to celebrate Easter by hanging decorated Easter eggs from the branches of trees or bushes. The picture, left, is from Saalfeld, Germany (Deutschland), and holds 10,000 decorated Easter Eggs.   While living in Germany, my German mother-in-law used to give us handmade Easter Egg ornaments and an “Easter Tree” to … Read more

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How Ireland changed my Life!

It’s true, there are leprechauns with pots of gold at the end of rainbows in Ireland. I know because I found a pot of gold in Ireland. The day I moved to Ireland, was the day my life changed 360! Ireland gifted me with a renewed spirit; a founding of security and self-confidence that had … Read more

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Preventing a picky/finicky eater: Results with my son

One of my friends who was struggling with a picky eater, turned to me one day, after a lunch battle with her own child and made the statement, I wonder when your child will become a picky eater? I replied with, He will never become a picky eater. She said, You can’t say that, you … Read more

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International Women’s Day, March 8

 Every year, a Romanian friend of mine, Laura, organizes a meetup in honor of International Women’s Day, IWD, which is celebrated on March 8. Last year, there were women from Romania, Poland, Estonia, Mexico, Russia, China, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, and Miss wisemommies (representing for the US womenJ ) I had so much fun!! It is … Read more

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Suggestions for How to Dance with you Mother/Daughter-In-Law

 A scripture to follow up with the mother-in-law post: Clothe yourself with tender-hearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience making allowance for each others faults and forgiving the person who offends you and remembering the Lord forgave you so you must forgive others. Colossians 3:12-13   A blog follower of wisemommies sent me a question: … Read more

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The Mother-in-Law Dance

 To My Dear Mother-in-Law, Ingrid My mother-in-law, but oh, t’was you Who taught him to be kind and true, Somehow I never shall forget How very much I owe To you, who taught him how to grow You trained your son to look above You made him, the man I love And so I think … Read more

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Teach your children Manners

If you want to give your children lifelong survival skills, teach them manners. A lack of social graces will make it more difficult for children with friends, family, teachers and life. Here is a fun song to sing with your children. To the tune of “The Farmer in the Dell”. Manners are the way To … Read more

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The Importance of Creative Play

I love this picture of my son with his German Uncle and girlfriend. When Uncle Philipp came to visit from Germany, he brought this wooden tool set. I also love how they sat nearby watching and observing my son discover, explore and play with the wooden tool set. In general, the Germans, do not like … Read more

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Advent Calendar

An advent calendar is a fun way for kids to count down the days until Christmas. It starts on December 1 and ends on December 24. I made this advent calendar last Christmas and I can’t wait to use it again this year. The idea came from the very creative allsorts, love that blog. Each felt … Read more

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What a German thinks of Root Beer

Today I was reminiscing over a funny story from last year, when my family attended the Old City Park Candlelight at Dallas Heritage Village. Click here for discounted tickets to this year’s event My German husband, who is very German when it comes to his beer, went into one of the old General stores and was … Read more

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