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Ultimate Packing List for Germany
What do you need to pack for your au pair year in Germany? This packing list should help you bring the important things, and leave the rest at home.
Simple Pancake Recipe
This delicious and easy pancake recipe is a quick fix for hungry kids, no matter what time of day it is. Changing the toppings can even make this to a yummi AND healthy snack.
EASY HOMEMADE GERMAN WAFFLES
In Germany we love to make waffles! These German Waffles are perfect for a weekend breakfast, brunch or even dessert. Made with simple ingredients!
Christmas Cookies: Cinnamon Stars
One of the traditional German Christmas cookies is Cinnamon Stars. They are easy to bake, yummi to eat and … they are made for cookie cutters, which means, kids love them.
Supermarkets in Germany
Generally we are very privileged in Germany, as we can buy just about anything in a supermarket. Food can be incredibly cheap here, but also very expensive. Discount supermarket chains like Aldi and Lidl are selling food at incredibly low prices, whereas local deli’s and “Bio” stores sell high-quality, locally farmed or rare foodstuffs at the far upper end of the price scale. Here is a guide to supermarkets in Germany, the food they sell, and what to watch out for when going grocery shopping.
7 Handbag essentials
Until children are close to their teens, it makes sense to carry around some essentials in your bag, to make sure you are quipped for all eventualities. These essentials go beyond the usual diapers bag you need when you still have a baby to push around in a pram.
Buckwheat Chocolate Chip Cookies
Chocolate Chip cookies are the loveliest of unhealthy snacks (in my humble opinion). They are incredibly easy to make and, when it’s raining, a great way to keep children entertained.
3 Summer-Craft-Ideas *
Depending on where you are, summer holidays have started and with that the question, of how to keep the kids entertained. We have collected 3 summer craft ideas to try.
Allow for Au Pairs to enter Germany in Corona times We have been asking us for a while, when the big au pair associations would get active to rescue the au pair program in Germany. Currently all embassies are closed […]
Top 5 games for kids
In Germany, due to the bad weather, we spend a lot of times indoors. As a result, we have become accustomed to finding games which keep our kids busy. We have compiled the top 5 games for kids in Germany.
Your guide to winter safety for kids
We would like to remind you of some basic rules and guidelines to ensure that all kids and grownups are safe to enjoy the outside in the winter season.
Mobile phones when working
It is a common complaint from host families that au pairs are playing with their mobile phone when working, instead of playing with the children they are tending to. Please put down your phone and concentrate on what you are […]
Online prize game hoaxes
Ever registered for one of those online prize games? Where you can win the new iPhone or get 5000€ cash or a free holiday or a car or maybe even the moon? Ever wondered WHY someone was offering to spend […]
Salt Dough Easter Eggs
Easter is close so let’s start decorating with these really cute and easy to make Easter Eggs. https://www.thebestideasforkids.com/salt-dough-easter-eggs/
Simple Ways to Keep Toddlers Busy on a Sunday
If you are looking for something to do with a small child on a Sunday and don’t want to turn on the TV, try these simple ideas: Fill a bowl or pot with play sand, rice or beans and bury […]
Let It Snow: Your Guide to Snow Safety and First Aid
Snow is sooo much fun, but kids often underestimate the cold and dangers. Here is a great guideline with regards to safety in the snowhttp://www.childfun.com/forms-checklists/snow-safety/