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I Heart Deutschland!

So a long, long time ago (in a galaxy…oh, wait…ahem), I said that I was going to write an entry entitled “I Heart Deutschland!” That entry was never written, but it was always at the back of my mind that … Continue reading

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The New Rock Star in Town

I’m not sure whether this is a uniquely German phenomenon, or whether it would be true in other countries, as well, but having a small baby in Germany is a little bit like having your own rock star in the … Continue reading

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C-Section Recovery in a “Baby-Friendly” German Hospital: My Experience

It’s taken me quite some time to write this, but the following is my account (as best as I remember it) of my c-section recovery in the Missionsärztliche Klinik in Würzburg. I’ll pick up where I left off from my … Continue reading

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The “Shower”: A Great American Tradition

Back in September, when I was visiting family and friends in Indiana, my sister-in-law and niece threw the most lovely baby shower for me. After having lived abroad in Scotland and now in Germany where the concept of “a shower … Continue reading

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Paying the Price

(I wrote this back in January after reading the article linked below. These were the thoughts bouncing around in my head, and for some reason I never got around to publishing this entry. Looking at the costs of higher education … Continue reading

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Christmas, Christmas Time is Near

Hard to believe we’re nearly halfway through December, and Christmas Day is only 13 days away – eek! The “eek” is no way a comment about my enthusiasm for the holiday as I love Christmas and have been driving the … Continue reading

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Black Friday backlash: Early openings a mixed blessing – Nov. 15, 2011

Black Friday backlash: Early openings a mixed blessing – Nov. 15, 2011. Now I’m a gal who likes to shop, but when I read the above article a couple of days ago, I have to say it made me a … Continue reading

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