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 […]
Another month has passed and here are my highlights of April 2017. 1. Two beautiful wildflower hikes, one with my family and one with a dear friend. You can read more here on my weekly rambles “Russian Ridge” and “Calero County Park”.
Hello again! It is Monday, May 1st and I’m back to blogging! The last couple weeks I worked on my “new blog”. step up the blogging After almost two years of writing this blog I had the desire to take my blogging a step further. In order to get more people to read and follow your blog, […]
When I read this week’s photo challenge cue “security” I did not have to think long about what picture I could post. Security is a very important issue for Americans, it is part of their nature. Safety and security are life skills children are being taught at school. Americans always keep the appropriate safety distance to […]
Can you believe that we are already in the second quarter of 2017? Time flies and I realized that I missed to blog about the “Best of February”. It’s seems so long ago already, but I just sum it up in one sentence: The Highlights of my February were my first two Meetup events, visiting Berlin […]
It’s true. Today National Cocktail Day is observed in the US. And I can absolutely not miss to blog about that and to celebrate! My friend sent me a text today with this link from flipboard about 10 Cocktails Every Man Should Know How to Make. Check them out! In order to pay the due respect, I will […]
Words of the day
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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