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Baby MacGyver

Maxine is fast . . . really fast. A month ago I started childproofing room by room. There are certain rooms which are coded green, where she can be totally free. In yellow zones I have to be in the same room, and red zones…

Goodnight house. Goodnight mouse.

A couple of times when I have been woken up in the middle of the night to feed or comfort my daughter, I have realised I am not the only one up and about. I have spotted one in the kitchen in the back corner. And…

Happy Half-Birthday!

I realised a bit too late that Maxine’s 6 month pictures were the following week. My face was swollen from an allergic reaction, and there was no way I was going to go shopping for a dress that we may or may not use. The…

Carrot puree

I never considered myself a super homemaker. But I think it is just kind of happening. There is no reason for me to make all of Maxine’s food on my own. The little glasses of baby food at the shop are exactly the same as…

Unveiling the Underpants

I was a guest blogger at theclothdiaperwhisperer.com! This last year I have enjoyed dipping my toes into the blogging world. This was another attempt to write publicly and see what comes back. Check it out: http://www.theclothdiaperwhisperer.com/2014/07/unveiling-underpants.html

Not even six months changes!

Maxine is getting way too big for her britches! She is only five and a half months, and she has been poking her head out of her cot. In the morning she arches her back as much as she can and watches us sleep. It…

Kopfkino: Velcro Baby

Last night I was thinking of a way to solve a problem I am having with Maxine. Although I wouldn’t in reality actually do this, I think it would work. Maxine can roll over one way, but not the other. She rolls from back to…

OhioToElbe is 1 year old!

I started OhioToElbe when I found out I was pregnant. I wanted my friends and family both on the Ohio and on the Elbe to know what was going on in my family’s life. I have documented our eating, our travels, pregnancy, and baby. I…

Weltmeister Wochenende!

Saturday we went to the market in Altona to shop for Sunday. Sunday was the big game, and we decided to have beer, bread, and bratwurst. Really simple, really good. Our old butcher from when we lived in Altona makes the best homemade bratwurst. For…

Scheiß Socks

I did it all. The scheduling the feeding, sleeping, playtime, and baths, but it is just not working for us since we got back from our trip. First a cold hit us hard. We were cranky and sleepy, and by we I really mean we !…