Life Drawing… Therapy?
May 28, 2016
Every second Friday for the past couple of months, Achim has been rushing home early so that I can go meet 6 random strangers in a small, sunlit room to drink tea and work through issues relating to the body. Group therapy? Well, no. Not technically. But as it turns out… Sort of. I’ve been […]
What’s an Introvert, Really?
April 4, 2016
Woah guys, woah. I just had a major Aha. I’ve just learned what an introvert really is – I thought I knew! But I didn’t. I always thought is was about how you feel energized, whether it’s with people or through solitude. Sort of, but not exactly. I am viscerally excited by this new information, which as I […]
March 3, 2016
It’s Saturday morning. 9 am. We’re sitting on the floor. I’m washing down a piece of cold pizza, still on the table from last night, with the end of my coffee. I scored the last of the cream. Alida’s nose is a slippery waterfall but it’s been the best night we’ve had in a week or so, with […]
Anger Management, As Told By Cats
July 17, 2015
I’ve made something kinda nice and relevant for me, that I hope you find helpful too! Five interesting tips on keeping calm – getting a little less angry! Illustrated with cute cats, as one does 😉 . But first – because it’s been a hundred thousand years, a little update and some context! As I write this, […]
Selfie the Good
May 23, 2015
About a third of Frida Kahlo’s roughly 200 paintings were selfies. Sort of. How do you feel about selfies? I like them! It isn’t something that I used to think much about, but when I had Jonah things kinda changed for me. I was a student interrupted, baby on boob in an attic apartment in […]
Feeding Fussy Toddlers – A Printable!
May 1, 2015
Happy May Day! Today is a holiday in Germany, and here in the Rhineland that means May Trees! Last night all the young guys ran around hoisting and appending colourfully decorated birch trees onto the homes of their sweeties! It’s an old tradition, a big party and quite a charming sight in the morning. It’s one of those stand-out, appealingly foreign cultural quirks […]
The Best Pregnancy Book!
April 16, 2015
The other night I was out for dinner with a few friends, two of whom also happened to be pregnant and of course, as it goes, there was plenty of “what can I/can’t I eat?” talk. Is the egg on the bibimbap cooked through? No raw fish all round! Are you drinking coffee? Etc. There are about 10 million […]
Do Something Different
April 2, 2015
A delightful Thursday to you! How do you like this week’s graphic? Achim wasn’t sure but I’m into it. But then, I also happen to be wearing aztec-print leggings with a red on pink striped skirt, a blue and white striped scarf and a t-shirt in a marvellously clashing shade of pink. I credit years of relating to Claudia […]
What I wish I’d known about breastfeeding
March 13, 2015
I wanna talk about something near and dear to my heart today! Literally. Boobs! Specifically, breastfeeding. Note: This is not in any way about breast vs. formula – huge respect to every mama and papa, doing their best, doing what they’re doing. This is just about the experience of breastfeeding, for those that choose to/are able to take that […]