Fly Me to the Moon

My daughter has been telling me since she was four years old that she wants to be an astronaut when she grows up. This all changed the other day when she visited a local science exhibit for kids on the topic of space exploration. There, some practical and very blunt German science teachers told her that when astronauts are … Read more

Dance Party in Austenland

“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.” Jane Austen is like an internet BFF: someone I’ve never met, but I’m pretty sure she understands my soul (unless it was all a hoax and “she” turns out to be a … Read more

How To Become An Amazing Photographer in One Easy Step

The number one question I am asked about my work as a photographer is, “How do you get your kids to always smile and look so cute in every picture?” (In case you were wondering, the number one question I am asked in general is “Why, Mommy?” I get that one at least two hundred … Read more

Vikings and Re-Discovering the Joy of Play

Living in Germany definitely has its advantages, which is good, because I need SOMETHING to make up for the loss of 24-hour Walmarts, houses that are all on one floor, breakfast diners, and NO central heat or air conditioning. I mean, did you know that most Europeans have refrigerators about 1/3 the size of an … Read more