I am a 1 and-a-quarter Mom from the US living in Germany. I say "quarter" Mom because I am not only the mom to a 15-month-old son, but also a Stepmother to an 8 year-old daughter. My husband is German, which makes us in a cross-cultural relationship, and my stepdaughter is also German. I moved here with ZERO German language skills… and did I mention that my stepdaughter only started learning English when I first moved here? I moved to Germany 2 years ago, and the plan is to stay and raise the children here. So no turning back for this Expat.
About me: I am a 32 year old girl from the pacific northwest, now living with my German husband and our 15.month-old-son in the Western part of Germany. Sharing my experiences of living abroad.
Schlechter Geschmack? After hanging up the phone Friday morning, Kay asked if I had a ?bad taste top? his brother could borrow. This statement left me with more questions than I had answers. Me: What are you talking about? What do you mean by ?bad taste?? Kay: Kind of like? (as his voice trailed off, I noticed ...... Mon, 29 Apr 2013 20:46:03
Go-Karting in Germany? Sebastian Vettel, HELP! Last weekend we had a neighborhood outing. The guys scheduled a private session at a nearby go-kart track (Kart Arena Moenchengladbach). When Kay told me about it, my initial response was, ?What makes you think you?ll be able to attend?… Why not me?? With a new baby and toddler at home, I don?... Sat, 20 Apr 2013 11:41:23
Emergency Situation in Germany I wrote once about Germany having two emergency phone numbers: 112 and 110 (We Don’t Dial 9-1-1 in Germany). I complained about trying to remember which number to dial in an emergency situation and, well, I was totally right. The Monday before last started almost normally; Fynn stayed home sic... Tue, 26 Mar 2013 21:08:02
US Consular Services in Germany ? It?s not so lonely in here Most often than not, a trip to the US Consulate can be a pain in the butt especially if you have to drive several miles kilometers to get there. There?s the making an appointment in advance, taking time off work and then going through tight security once you arrive. We?ve been to the US Consulate ..... Wed, 20 Mar 2013 20:53:38
Online Shopping Ain?t What It Used To Be Kay jokes that I have ruined outlet shopping for him in Europe because US prices are so much cheaper. I can now safely say that he has ruined online shopping for me in Germany. I used to be the queen of online shopping since I hate going to the mall. Especially around Christmas time. I ...... Thu, 07 Mar 2013 18:23:25