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.