Archives for the Month of August, 2011

A Pregnant American In Germany, part 3: The Mutterpass

Between its pages it held the secret that no one else other than Drew and I knew for the first several weeks. Even when there was no visible proof of pregnancy quite yet it was there to confirm that I had indeed joined a special society of sorts, a society comprised of expectant mothers. When […]

A German Tradition: Guest Slippers

It’s customary when you go over to someone’s house in Germany to remove your shoes at the door. Being the neat freak that I am, I LOVE this tradition, and in the mess of winter with all the snow and slush, I think it’s particularly wonderful. Simply put, outdoor and dirty shoes just don’t belong […]

A Pregnant American in Germany, part 2: The Doctor

Soon after getting over the initial shock and roller coaster of emotions connected with finding out we were in fact expecting we were faced with a new challenge: to find an OBGYN, or Frauenarzt as they are called in German. There are plenty of doctor’s to choose from in Hannover- but how do you choose? […]

A Pregnant American in Germany

I’ve decided to write a series of posts about my experiences being American, pregnant, and living in Germany. In these posts I will highlight some of the differences, challenges and joys I’m uncovering on this new adventure. I plan to be real, tell it like it is, and share my own personal thoughts and feelings […]

GOAL #8: Practice what you preach.

“For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.” -Hebrews 4:12 The bible. It’s probably the most popular book every written, not to mention the most important. And yet so […]