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 from … Read more

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Are Funny Movies Universal?

For Christmas, my family watched the movie National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation which according to wiki is labeled a modern Christmas classic. If you haven’t’ seen this movie, it is completely silly and ridiculous. It’s an easy watch-and-laugh movie not a humorously witty movie. While watching it, my German husband made comments the entire time about … Read more

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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?

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 is … Read more

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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 heavier … Read more

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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 think … Read more

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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? Our … Read more

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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 weddings … Read more

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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 the … Read more

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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, sent … Read more

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