I am not a cat person. I’m a dog lover. Always wanted a dog, still don’t have one. Our rental doesn’t allow pets other than fish, hamster and chickens, which we all have. Anyway, last week we spent four nights in a rustic cabin outside of Boulder, Colorado. This trip was kind of spontaneous and […]
Bay Area Summer Activities 2017 We’ve been living in the Bay Area for the last nine years and it’s only our second summer in which we are not going home to Germany. That’s why I made lots of plans what to do and already posted the list about 55 summer activities. Most of these things […]
Friday Link Love #3 Articles & Blogs A German article about your intuition: Intuition: So vertraust du deiner inneren Vorahnung 11 things NOT to do in Germany And OMG, that was weird: I clicked on the blog that I wanted to share with you, read a couple new posts and copied the URL. Then I […]
Friday Link Love #2 This is my second weekly roundup and I loved collecting all the content for it. While I was having this post in mind all week, I probably even read more attentively. And I clipped like a maniac. Do you know what clipping is? Websites & Apps Well, I’ve started using Evernote in […]
Sleep away camp drop-off Yesterday was a big day for us, but it was not Father’s Day. We actually celebrated the special Daddy day on Saturday, because yesterday was camp drop-off day for us! Both our girls went to a sleep away camp. Each one to a different camp. My younger one went to a […]
What is Friday Link Love? I saw the post format Friday Link Love on several other blogs and now I’d like to give it a try today. Friday Link Love is a list of things, events, podcasts, articles etc. that I ❤️during last week and like to share with you, my dear readers. And it would be […]
Summer is here! No school for nine and a half weeks. Wahoo! This summer we are not going to Germany. Our family vacation is a trip to Colorado in July and our girls go to a sleep away camp for one week. They have their usual gym & swim practices, but other than that, we […]
On Wednesday my parents left and after three wonderful weeks we had to say goodbye. As you may have read in my post Best of May, we had a relaxed, harmonious time and my husband and I got to sneak away from our routine for a few days. It was a lovely time and I’m […]
I had so many wonderful moments last month. Here are my May favorites: Instagram Challenge One of my first May favorites was the participation in Anna Häusler’s Instagram challenge #meetthebloggerde. I had to post a picture daily for two weeks with different topics like: Who am I? Why do you blog? My biggest dreams. 3 […]
Have you ever heard of “monotasking”? I really never have before last Tuesday at a meditation class I’ve started in April. The class is called “Meditation for Daily Living” and is held at the Campbell Community Center. Meditation coach Greg told us that monotasking can help us to lead a more mindful life. All of a […]
Words of the day
Cheers to a New Year and another chance for us to get it right.
— Oprah Winfrey
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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