Christmas markets – Weihnachtsmaerkte

Christmas markets - Weihnachtsmaerkte
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It is that time of the year again! Not only is it prime shopping-time in the USA but there are many holiday customs from other religions and nations showing up. One of these customs are German Christmas markets – Weihnachtsmaerkte. While more and more christmas markets are set up, many only last a few days. So make sure to put […]

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Reisen mit Kind – Erfahrungen mit Bus, Bahn, und Co.

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Reisen, ob kurz (auch zum Supermarkt, zum Park, oder zur Bücherei) oder lang (einige Tage oder sogar Wochen), ob im Auto, mit dem Bus, der Bahn, oder im Flieger, ob mit den AuPair-Kindern oder mit den eigenen Kindern, ist immer eine anstrengende Sache – aber man kann sich vorbereiten!

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Töpfchentraining – Potty Training: Erfahrungen AuPair & Mutter

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Es gibt innerhalb Deutschlands zahlreiche Ansätze zum Thema Töpfchentraining. Schaut man sich dann auch noch im Ausland um wird es noch interessanter. Windelfrei am Tag vs. Windelfrei in der Nacht sind voneinander getrennt zu beachten, soviel habe ich gelernt. Aber wer wieviel Zeit investiert ist doch sehr unterschiedlich. Töpfchentraining durch unsere Mutter (“im Westen”) Wir sind in Westdeutschland groß geworden, […]

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The 9/11 Memorial – Today, 14 years ago…

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It was a crisp, sunny, September morning. Leaves where changing on the Canadian side of Niagara Falls where we had spend three great days exploring the town, riding the Maid of the Mist, driving up and down Niagara River, visiting the butterfly museum, and taking the Aero Car over the whirlpool. I was visiting my boyfriend L one year after […]

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Back to School and Graduation with an invitation

Back to school and graduation
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It’s time for “Back to school” Well actually it is a very mixed back to school time this year. Many kids are already back to school for a few weeks, others like the ones around us (Rockaway, NJ) are heading out to school this week and next. When I was an AuPair, Labor Day set the end of the summer […]

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Journal series – part 2: Prepare and start writing

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Now that you got yourself a journal (if you did not read our first post, find it here: The journal series – part 1 / Die Tagebuch-Serie – Teil 1), lets get started with filling it with your own story. Preparation of your journal Open either the first page of your journal or use the back of the cover page […]

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Summertime, heat, and kids in the car

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Finally! Summertime!!! Well some of you may have already realized that summertime also means no school and therefore adapted work-hours. In a previous post I gave you already some recommendations of what to do with kids during the summer (Summer ideas for kids from camps to workshops) and today I want to talk about a typical thing AuPairs do – […]

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