November is a busy time of the year. And if you’re following my blog, you know that I’m busy getting ready for visitors and two upcoming trips. That’s why I really don’t want to give the impression that I’m complaining in any way 😉 My to-do list is long and I should probably drop some of […]
Three Word Thursday #23 Here’s my random ranting on this beautiful Thursday. I don’t even know where to start. Yes, I do. ξ First of all, I want to apologize to all my subscribers and facebook followers. I had to change my blog theme and after I uploaded the new demo, it send out all the sample […]
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 […]
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 […]
Friday Link Love #4 Today I’m gonna share random stuff with you. First of all I want to share that Quora has now a German website and my work of the last few weeks was a tiny piece of this project. You can check it out here: Quora If you read my post from […]
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 […]
To what extent does the country in which you live, far from where you grew up, influence the style of of your parenting? I don’t have the answer to that, I’ve always wondered about it though. Would I’ve become a different kind of mother back in Germany? Or what if we hadn’t moved to the […]
I often think about my parenting style here in the US and yesterday my friend sent me this article about “How to parent like a German”. I already had read it last year and reading it again made me wonder: Would I be a different kind of mom now if I’d never have moved here? Or […]
Let it go Last week we had friends over for BBQ with their three girls. So we had a total of five girls between 5 and 11 years old. We had a moment that afternoon where we looked at each other, all thinking the same thing: “We thought the days of dealing with tantrums were left […]
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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