DIY Toddler Walking Game

What do you do with a very mobile, very explorative one-and-three-quarter-year-old who needs and wants stretching in the mobility department, but who is yet too small for stilts, scooters and tricycles (the latter literally - he cannot reach the pedals with his feet!)? We found this game in the local library. It consists of two … Continue reading DIY Toddler Walking Game

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Genderless parenting… or just parenting?

Apparently, genderless parenting is a thing now. You read about it everywhere, it's mentioned in the news and people pride themselves in not conforming to gender stereotypes with their own children. It made me think back to how I was parented, and how I parent both of my children now. Back in 1980s Eastern Germany, … Continue reading Genderless parenting… or just parenting?

Upcycled

When my daughter was whisked away by her grandparents to enjoy a few days in Germany, the time seemed ripe to finally acknowledge that she is, in fact, not a little girl anymore and is speedily approaching tweenage years. Her 10th birthday is only a few months away and yet some of the furniture in … Continue reading Upcycled