Here, you’ll find an index of all our journalistic articles about different topics concerning mom life. Have fun perusing our library! If you’re looking for a topic you’d like us to cover and can’t find it, please contact us through the contact form, and I might write it for you.
- All about friendships, relationships, partnerships, and love: What’s it like to…
- … spend your honeymoon in Hawaii?
- … survive an inland derecho?
- … lose your father?
- … build an experimental airplane?
- … find your husband’s secret poems?
- … celebrate Valentine’s Day in the NICU?
2.1 All about pregnancy, motherhood, and parenting: What’s it like to…
- … have a baby shower?
- … do IVF?
- … have a preemie?
- … have an IUGR baby?
- … be a NICU mom?
- … to have a visitor in the NICU?
- … be a mom over 40?
- … set up your nursery?
- … go back to work as a new mommy?
- … have inguinal hernia repair done for your baby?
- … wear breast milk jewelry?
- … have a 1st birthday cake-smashing party?
- … deal with toddler temper tantrums?
- … hire a nanny?
- … baptize your baby?
- … get your baby a haircut?
2.2 All about Toddler and Preschooler Activities and Trips: What’s it like to…
- … do pretend play on the Mall’s ride-on cars?
- … go to the funfair with your toddler?
- … entertain your tot with bubble wrap, cardboard, and foam mesh sleeves?
- … play in teepees in the forest with a toddler?
- … ride the John Deere tractor go-kart?
- … climb with your kiddo?
- … take your kid to the elections?
- … go on the Jumping Spider with your toddler?
- … make chestnut animals with your toddler?
- … explore a real fire engine with your toddler?
- … train on exercisers with your kid?
- … ride on a toy helicopter?
- … potty train your toddler?
- … play on climbing towers with your toddler?
- … carve a pumpkin with your toddler?
- … disguise for Halloween with your toddler?
- … build a snowman with your toddler?
- … go to the splash park with your toddler?
- … have Saint Nicholas visit your toddler?
- … bake Christmas cookies with a toddler?
- … celebrate Saint Nicholas Day in Germany?
- … go to a German Christmas Market?
- … take your tot to the car repair place?
- … play Starbucks barista with your preschooler?
- … play doctor with your son?
- … play at the sand and water park?
- … take your kid to Kinderland GeckoFun?
- … visit Legoland with a preschooler?
- … explore the nature adventure trail in Landschaftspark Rheinbogen?
- … climb on the Hoplop indoor playground in Cologne?
- … visit the Irrland amusement park in Kevelaer?
- … 12 cool things to do in Irrland amusement park in Kevelaer
- … watch the fire act at Project Circus Proscho?
- … play on the splash pad in the Landschaftspark in Monheim?
- … go to the forest pool in the city of Hilden?
- … climb the high ropes course at Oki Doki?
- … go to the fall festival?
- … go to the Christmas Market at Castle Grunewald in Solingen?
- … go to the Hugodrom Indoor Playground in Remscheid?
- … go to Tiki Kinderland Indoor Playground in Solingen?
- … celebrate a kid’s birthday at the Oki Doki indoor playground?
3. All about animals: What’s it like to…
- … raise a puppy?
- … adopt a shelter dog?
- … breed leopard geckos?
- … vend at reptile shows?
- … keep African Fat-Tailed Geckos?
- … raise crested geckos?
- … keep gargoyle geckos as pets?
- … keep a Mainland Chahoua Gecko?
- … keep bearded dragons?
- … keep mossy leaf-tailed geckos?
- … keep a hybrid gecko?
- … get a lost dog back to its owners?
- … rescue a kitten?
- … get guinea pigs from the shelter?
- … neuter a stray cat?
- … set up an aquarium?
- … visit an aquarium with your toddler?
- … find a lime hawk moth caterpillar?
- … go to the wild animal park with your toddler?
- … observe the otters at the animal park with a toddler?
- … get to feed the fish in a pet store?
- … visit the Wuppertal Zoo?
- … see the real llama llama red pajama?
- … make friends with a porcupine?
- … visit the baby goats in the Wildpark?
- … visit the European wildcat at the Animal Park?
- … visit SeaLife with a preschooler?
- … visit the Solingen bird- and animal park?
- … visit the albino deer at Fauna park in Solingen?
- … learn about Patron, the Ukrainian sapper dog?
- … hold a snake at Circus Florida?
- … visit the Duisburg Zoo?
- … visit the Cologne Zoo and ride in a gondola over the Rhine River?
- … visit Circus Traber?
- … visit the Aquazoo in Duesseldorf?
- … watch the cranes fly south?
- … visit the Dortmund Zoo?
4. All about education, teaching, and learning: What’s it like to…
- … take belfies (breast-feeding selfies) in the NICU?
- … how to create pictures with artificial intelligence?
- … make a shadow box with your baby’s hospital items?
- … live the Montessori Way?
- … make hyperbolic tilings of images?
- … make beautiful baby pics with kaleidoscope app?
- … do Early Intervention?
- … raise your child with classical music?
- … bake with a toddler?
- … bake a Very Hungry Caterpillar cake?
- … visit the dinos in the Naturkundemuseum in Münster?
- … do gardening with a toddler?
- … feed chickens with a toddler?
- … create a floor mat for daycare as farewell present?
- … be a student athlete in former Socialist East Germany?
- … get a Tonie Box and Tonies for your Kid?
- … get Tonies for the Toniebox before Price Hike?
- … do arts and crafts with polymer clay with a toddler?
- … follow the Learning Path on ABCmouse with your preschooler?
- … have a son who loves pink glitter?
- … take your son to an art gallery?
- … touch the dinos at the Jurassic Live Show?
- … take your preschooler to a circus?
- … visit Legoland with a preschooler?
- … color Easter eggs with the Magic Egg Decorator that plays Christmas music?
- … go sight-seeing in Cologne with a preschooler?
- … visit the Gasometer in Oberhausen with a preschooler?
- … attend the medieval festival in Witten with a preschooler?
- … go to a railway construction fair?
- … attend the Siegfried Spectacle in Xanten?
- … go ice-skating at the Christmas Market in Monheim?
- … go to judo class?
- … visit a dripstone cave?
5. All About Finances: What’s it like to….
- … work for a railroad track maintenance training academy?
- … invest in health care stocks for your child?
- … buy lithium shares for your child?
- … have a tenant?
- … invest in green energy shares for your child?
6. All about Our Travels: What’s it like to….
- … hike the Scottish West Highland Way?
- … visit the Auschwitz Museum?
- … take a Tour Through Amsterdam?
- … go sight-seeing in Rome?
- … go sight-seeing in Cologne?
- … go sight-seeing in Oberhausen?
- … celebrate carnival in the Rhineland?
7. Guest Posts, Collaborations, and Interviews:
- Interview with Joe Kubert from The Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art, 04/29/2010
- What’s it Like to Be a Single Mom? (by Shar)
- What is American Homeschooling? (by Emily Sewell)
- Raising a Toddler (by Chrissy Lyons, for Emily Sewell from Intentionally Well)
- How To Get Kids To Read: Moms Share How They Encourage Reading (by Robin from A Dime Saved)
- 2022 New Year’s Resolutions for Moms (contribution to round-up post by ThatMamaMckayla)
- What’s it Like to be Diagnosed with Breast Cancer? (by Maria F.)
- What’s it Like to Adopt a Baby? (available for commission; contact us through our contact form!)
- What’s it Like to be an Army Mother? (available for commission; contact us through our contact form!)
- What’s it Like to be a Twin Mom? (available for commission; contact us through our contact form!)
- What’s it Like to Homeschool Your Kids? (available for commission; contact us through our contact form!)
- What’s it Like to Have an Autistic Child? (available for commission; contact us through our contact form!
8. Product Reviews for Mommy:
- Pregnancy and Nursing Dress
- Pumping Bra
- Care.com to Hire a Nanny
- Nursing Rocking Chair
- Breast Milk Jewelry
- Baby Cam
- Nesting & Nursery
- Munchkin Baby Gate
- Reusable Menstruation Pads With Charcoal Bamboo Fiber
- Herbatint Permanent Hair Color
- Hudora City Scooter
9. Product Reviews for Baby:
- Fisher Price 2-in-1 Sit-to-Stand Activity Center
- Summer My Bath Seat (Aqua)
- Yookidoo Baby Bath Toy Submarine
- Fisher Price Deluxe Kick & Play Piano Gym & Maracas
- Carter’s Baby and Toddler Clothes
- Angel Care Bath Support
- Emsco Group Infant Boggan Sled
- InCharacter Dinky Dragon Infant/Toddler Costume
- Evenflo Exersaucer Door Jumper
- Step2 Baby Swing
- Orange Fish Baby Pool
- Boppy Nursing Pillow
- Graco Blossom 6-in-1 Convertible High Chair (Sapphire)
- Fossil Dinosaur Rocker
- Felt Christmas Tree
- Fisher Price Little People Nativity Set
10. Product Reviews for Toddlers:
- Simplay3 Young Explorers Adventure Climber
- Little Tikes Cape Cottage Playhouse
- ECR4Kids Peek-A-Boo Caterpillar
- Brilliant Beginnings Ride-On Learning Train
- Little Tikes Turtle Round Sandbox
- Step2 Whisper Ride II Ride On Push Car
- Wooden Marble Run Kit
- Plastic Marble Run
- Step2 Dino Dig Sand & Water Table
- LBN Tot Crawl Climb Pirate Ship
- Wooden Horse Swing
- Step2 Neat and Tidy Cottage Playhouse
- Yookidoo Baby Bath Toy Float N Fill Spout Bathtub Magical Kids Toy
- Hape Wooden Babydoll Stroller
- Jeep Cherokee Ride On Push Car
- Pink Minnie Mouse Ride-On Plane
- Basketball Hoop set, 3 in 1
- Splash n’ Fun Gopher Smash Splash Mat
- Aqueon Betta Castle Kit
- Paw Patrol Roller Skates
- Inflatable Pool With 2 Seats
- Giant Pool With Bench
- Push Trike With Conversion
- Ride-On Digger
- Balancing Bike
- Peppa Pig Pool
- Toddler Slide and Rocker
- Short Sleeve Toddler Swimsuit
- Great Pretenders Toddler Dragon Cape
- DreamWorks Dragons With Light, Sound, And Projectiles
- Pikler Triangle, Arch, and Ramp
- Dinosaur Race Track
- Bubble-Making Lawnmower
- X Shot Hydro Hurricane Water Gun
- Bowling Set for Toddlers
- Race Track Cars With LED
- Fisher-Price Little People Work Together Construction Set
- John Deere Tractor Go-Kart
- Banana Blast (Banana Joe in Germany)
- Trihorse Wooden Ball Track
- Plush Rocking Horse
- Radio Flyer Inchworm Ride-On Toy
- Lego Duplo Jurassic World
- Toy Kitchen & Accessories
- Mega Bloks First Builders Build ‘n Learn Table
- Dinosaur Sweaters for Tots
- Toddler Dino Pants for Fall
- Bristle Blocks
- Haba Wooden Marble Race Track Table
- Playdough Barber Shop Set
- Magnetic Building Blocks
- Lego Marble Run
- Mix and Match-a-Saurus by VTech
- Playmobil Advent Calendar Christmas Manger Yellow
- Matching Dino PJ’s
11. Product Reviews for Preschoolers:
- Hot Wheels Toxic Gorilla Slam
- Hot Wheels City Robo T-Rex Ultimate Garage
- Playdough Cupcake Maker Set
- LEGO Jurassic World T-Rex Dinosaur Fossil Exhibition
- Hot Wheels City Color Shifters Sharkport Showdown
- The Paw Patrol Lookout Tower
- LEGO Ninjago Jay’s Thunder Dragon
- Pokemon and Pokeballs
- Mind Maze
- Hatch’em Dinosaur Egg
- Sonic the Hedgehog Costume for Halloween
- Pikachu Hat with Lights and Movable Ears
- Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Tiger Shark
- Hot Wheels Ultimate Garage with Shark
- Playmobil Knights’ Castle
- Bowser costume for carnival
- Hudora stunt scooter in orange with skull design
12. For those of you who are students or academic professionals and/or interested in research, check out my publications on GRIN:
The “Universal Language” of Freemasonry. A Socio-Linguistic Study of an In-Group’s Means of Communication compared with Ritualistic Diction and Symbolism of “Profane” Fraternities, and a Survey of its General Applicability. (2003)
Die Präsentation der taubblinden Helen Keller in den Medien und ihre literarische Selbstdarstellung im Vergleich (1998)
Help-Seeking Avoidance in Language Arts High School Students and Teacher-Developed Counter-Methods (Action Research, 2007)
Critical Analysis of August Wilson’s “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” (2006)
Critical Analysis of August Wilson’s “Seven Guitars” (2006)
Railroad Lore and Mysticism in August Wilson’s “The Piano Lesson” (2006)
“Fences” By August Wilson. A Critical Analysis (2006)
Critical Analysis of Joe Turner’s “Come And Gone” (2006)
East German teachers and students before and after the reunification. Challenges and problems (2010)
Socialism With an Un-Beautiful Face. Ideological Infiltration of Primary and Higher Education in the Former German Democratic Republic (2009)
Re-Education of a Surface Dysgraphia with a Visual Imagery Strategy. A Review (2009)
“Branding Bad Boys. Teachers’ Perceptions of Behaviour and How to Tackle Stereotyping Black Males (2007)
It’s One Less Plate That They’re Spinning.” Graphic Novels to Help Struggling Writers? Field Observations of a Struggling Writer’s Experiences. (2010, term paper)