Pregnancy & Birth: The right caregiver

I can count the number of friends who had a really positive pregnancy and birth experience on one, maybe one and a half hands. What they all have in common is that they were in tune with their caregiver. Unfortunately,  too often, I hear that the relationship between the mother-to-be and her OBGYN is overshadowed…

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My Third Pregnancy: The 1st Trimester

Calling The Soul Our third baby! I think this baby really wanted to come into our family. Months before it was even conceived, the kids started asking me to read a book about family growth and sibling stories. The kids liked it so much that reading this book became quickly  part of our daily routine.…

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The Sound of Silence (…when motherhood gets loud)

“The sound of silence“…I love this song by Simon & Garfunkel but since entering motherhood, and especially since I have two children, often I cannot imagine anymore what “silence” means. Motherhood is something raw and deep, something beautiful, so beautiful. I feel it and experience it on a daily basis. But beside all this beauty…

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Travelling With Kids: San José & La Paz Waterfall Gardens (Costa Rica)

With Panama sharing a boarder with Costa Rica it became clear quite fast that we had to go and explore this country. We had heard beautiful things about both the beachside and the rainforests and when scrolling through our airbnb feed, we discovered beautiful locations that would have allowed us to spend a great time…

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Becoming A Birth Doula

Do you know this feeling ? One day you play with an idea but abandon it due to obstacles that seem insurmountable at that time. Then at a different time, you suddenly find yourself pursuing this exact idea or a different version of it ? This is what’s happening to me right now. There was…

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Travelling With Kids: An Island Called San Andres (Colombia)

San Andres, a small Colombian island located in the Caribbean Sea close to Nicaragua and only a 45 minutes flight away from Panama City … can this be true ? Or yes, it can! Honestly, I had never heard of San Andres before moving to Panama so I was more than just positively surprised when this…

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#ImMe … Same, Same But Different

To let the cat out of the bag as we say in German when someone wants to express transparency and say the truth, I’d like you to know that I am writing this article because Esprit asked me whether I want to be part of their spring summer #ImEsprit campaign, a campaign that’s all about…

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Family Travel:Explore Amsterdam With Holiday-Sitters

During our trip to Japan two years ago, my husband and I kept talking about how amazing it would be to have a trustworthy babysitter while being in a city such as Tokyo. As we were traveling with our kiddo we had to skip that tiny Michelin star rated sushi restaurant which opened only at night time,…

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Breastfeeding: How I Manage My Milk Oversupply

I’ve recently read an article about “what it’s like to be a mom who produces too much breastmilk“. I was quite surprised when reading the headline because I find this to be a topic which hardly gets any attention. Being a mother who produces more breastmilk than my babies need(ed), I thought that I’d share…

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Parent Friendly Toddler Songs by Yo Gabba Gabba

Toddlers love nursery rhymes. They just do. They love those simple melodies with their basic lyrics which are easy to memorise. Moreover, they are a pretty easy fix when some Youtube time is needed. That said, although they may be composed for toddlers I am eventually listening to them, too. And my mama brain does not…

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