21 August 2017
Bike helmets. I know lots of people don’t like them, question their efficacy, and chafe against helmet laws. And while I appreciate how annoying they can be, I have also known a couple people who have avoided serious brain injury by wearing one. When you have a child and ride with them a lot, it is just easier to wear one than constantly argue about why they have to and why you don’t. So – I’m going to wear a...
12 June 2017
I was totally unprepared for how much my son loves adding to and showing off his travel journal. It only took me half an hour to put it together!
23 March 2017
My son and I bike to and from school most days, and we've found a few things make our commute much, much better.
5 March 2017
How has it been, moving abroad with a seven year old?
20 February 2017
Visit this fairy-tale castle in southern Germany, it's an easy one to manage with kids, and definitely less busy than Neuschwanstein Castle.
2 February 2017
Here we are, half a year in Germany, and we're starting to get the hang of this.
20 January 2017
There's more to Ulm than just the Minster.
11 January 2017
Now that I'm denied easy access to incredible ramen, I've had to learn to make my own at home.
29 November 2016
My son is seven years old, and through various twists of fate he has attended an English language public school and a French immersion public school Canada, and now attends a German/English bilingual private school in Germany. We’ve gone through the language/school transition twice now, both with a major international move and without. While I’m not a speech pathologist, a teacher, or a child psychologist, I have gone through this as a parent a couple of times now. As we...
6 November 2016
Halloween and Martinstag, and how we figured it all out.