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I Won’t be an A**hole With No Gift Christmas

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I cringe when I read posts about no gift Christmas. No gift Christmas, birthday or any other occasion works for us adults, maybe, but kids should get a little something: a toy, sweets or a book, to believe in magic. Especially at Christmas. That’s why even though my kids have enough things, I am not …

The One Thing You Can’t Forget When You Travel With Kids

While as parents we think there are hundreds of things we can’t forget when we travel with kids, our family trips have taught me that there is only one. One thing not even money can’t solve. Not when you are miles away and realize your kid’s favorite toy is missing. When we were planning our …

Domestic Goddess’s Guide to Cleaning

I am not your average domestic goddess. I find household chores very tedious and perceive ironing as the highest form of torture. Despite the effort I put into complaining about the cleaning and rating it somewhere close to pulling teeth, at the end of the day (literally), I still do it. Obviously someone has to. …

Sun Tzu’s The Art of War is About Parenting?

When I was pregnant with my first, a seasoned Dad once told me: »There are thousand books about kids out there, not one will be about yours.« It was true. And I have since found the best parenting advice in what one wouldn’t normally associate with traditional »parenting literature«. Thus it comes with no surprise …