Three Word Thursday #22 My weekly wool gathering is again linked up with Amanda’s Running with Spoons. Hop over and check out other interesting arbitrary ideas. ξ There was an earthquake on Monday 6pm PST and we didn’t feel it. That happened before, but I’m starting to get a bit nervous. I’m […]
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German Apple Crumble Cheesecake Today I’d like to share one of my favorite cake recipes with you. It was passed on to me by my mom and it’s become kind of legendary in our family. It’s easy and the cake is delicious. And if you like cheesecake and apples, you definitely have to try it. […]
Help for Puerto Rico I absolutely love Instagram and the way it connects me with people all around the world. Like with Tina, a German teacher, a mom of four and sewing queen, who lives in California, too. Last week she posted a picture that inspired me to follow her lead and to give to “Bags […]
Repatriation means the return of someone to their own country. As part of my series “Repatriate Interviews” I talked to Tina Busch, a German writer, translator and mother of two. After living the expat life in the US for several years, she her family moved back to Germany last year. Now the time of repatriation […]
It’s late on Friday, but I still like to share my monthly Friday Link Love with you. Here are some articles, and tweets that I’ve clipped over the last weeks as well as some videos. Articles I’d like to share my friend’s article about workplace diversity on D!gitalist Magazine. In the global world of today, this […]
My weekly ramble #27 No luck with Half Dome Yosemite National Park is one of the most beautiful places in California. It is part of my A to Z of California in “Y is for…”. And the Half Dome is probably the state’s most famous landmark. The hike up this legendary Dome is on my […]
My weekly ramble #26 and places in California In order to get ready for our big hiking adventure this weekend, my friend and I went for a training hike last Sunday. Originally we had planned to hike up to Mount Umunhum. Unfortunately the new road up to the top, as well as the access to […]
This is my fourth time linking up with Running with spoons. and my Three Word Thursday No. 21. So here are my random thoughts of the day. Women are strong and awesome. I just want to give a big shoutout to all the wonderful women I know and to women in general. I just had a couple FaceTime […]
Weekly Ramble #25 It was time for another weekly ramble. Yesterday I finally crossed off another item off my California bucket list: The hike up to Mission Peak. From my house it’s approximately a 25-minute drive to Fremont (depending on the traffic). You can start from Stanford Ave. Staging Area, The parking here is free, […]
I can’t believe it’s already September, the ninth month of the year! So here’s my September Link Love. Teaching and parenting First of all I want to share some link love with my new employer, the German International School of Silicon Valley. On Tuesday I started to work there as a part-time substitute teacher for […]
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Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risk, breaking rules, making mistakes and having fun.
—Mary Lou Cook
I’m Kathrin, a German who’s been living the last 9 years in the crazy world of Silicon Valley. Even though I love our life in California, I’m still missing Köln (Cologne) and the German lifestyle a lot. On this blog I share some of my stories and ruminate about what home really means. I’m a mother of two girls and the wife of an iSlave, a teacher, a social introvert and very passionate about the things I do.
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