California and Hawaii with Kids

California and Hawaii with Kids

Have you started planning your summer vacation? We have been browsing French travel sites and realized pretty quickly that we should have started the whole planning process a lot earlier. Many vacation homes are already fully booked! When I think back to last year...

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10 Tips to Survive Repatriation

10 Tips to Survive Repatriation

Yesterday, was Tuesday, January 31, 2017. Which means that we have been back in Germany for exactly six months. It's not only this very specific mile marker of our repatriation journey (repatriation generally refers to the process of returning back to your country of...

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Der Expat-Wunschzettel

Der Expat-Wunschzettel

Alle Jahre wieder schreiben die Kinder sorgfältig ihre Wunschzettel an den Weihnachtsmann oder das Christkind. Und während wir Mamas die Wünsche unserer Kinder bequatschen, wird Jonna von den Expatmamas und mir plötzlich klar: Wir haben auch einen inneren...

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Zuhause

Zuhause

Kennt Ihr dieses Gefühl, wenn Ihr nach einem Urlaub nur noch wenige Kilometer von Eurem Zuhause entfernt seid? Die ersten bekannten Orte und Plätze an Euch vorbeiziehen? Die Lichter Eures Wohnorts in der Ferne zu erkennen sind? Wenn Euch die Ruhe überkommt und die...

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21 German Habits I’m Re-Learning Right Now

21 German Habits I’m Re-Learning Right Now

Two months back in my home country Germany and I'm still surprised that there are so many German habits and approaches to daily life that I need to re-learn and get used to again. They range from very simple and mundane things like traffic rules, recycling and tissue...

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Transitioning to Germany – A Visual Journey

Transitioning to Germany – A Visual Journey

Hello Germany! Here we are – in our new home, our new life. Today is the second morning that I have a couple of hours to myself. The kids are in school and day-care, my husband is at work. And I finally feel like writing again and telling you a little bit about the...

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Good-bye Chattanooga – Hello Summer

Good-bye Chattanooga – Hello Summer

This is it: we moved out of our house yesterday, packed our bags and are ready (while also being totally exhausted) for our summer vacation. I can tell you, moving week is not fun, especially not with two kids who may or may not know what's going on. But my more...

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Moving Day Then and Now

Moving Day Then and Now

I'm sitting at the dining room table, surrounded by moving boxes, watching the movers carrying my life down the stairs to the shipping container outside. The driveway is covered in toys, boxes, furniture. It's a crazy house! Of course today is not the time and day for...

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One More Week

One more week. By the time this gets published we are down to 5 more days. 5 more days until moving day! Well, I really thought I would write more about this transition process of going back to Germany. This crazy, somewhat unreal state-of-mind that I'm currently in...

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