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Are you a (new) parent in Germany? You can find useful tips, stories, and news about parenting in Berlin, job coaching and self-care for parents and lots of tips for baby and child care.

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How to find a job in Germany

How to find a job in Germany I put together a guide for mothers who want to find a new job in Germany...
The confused Mother - Expert guidance on pregnancy in Germany

Changes to Elterngeld in 2024

Changes to Elterngeld 2024 Changes to parental allowance, new paternity leave, more regular sick days...
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Work-life balance after Elternzeit (parental leave)

Work-life balance after Elternzeit Your baby is now a toddler, your Elternzeit is ending soon and you’re...
Job coaching

Job coaching in Berlin for mothers

Job coaching for mothers in Berlin It can be so empowering to have a job coach by your side as you plan...

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Parenting in Berlin

How do I get doula support in Berlin?

Doula support in Berlin Who is a doula? How can she support you during your motherhood journey? And how...

Changes to Elterngeld in 2024

Changes to Elterngeld 2024 Changes to parental allowance, new paternity leave, more regular sick days...

Finding a kita in Berlin

Finding a kita spot for your toddler can be quite a challenge in Berlin. I asked an expert, Lisa Hübner,...

Indoor Activities for to Beat the Winter Blues with children in Berlin

Surviving winter with babies and toddlers in Berlin Winter in Berlin can be a real challenge for parents...

Support for Parents in Germany: Elterngeld, Kindergeld and more

Financial benefits for new parents in Germany Germany offers a lot of financial benefits and support...

Summer activities with children in Berlin

Summer activities with children in and around Berlin Summer in Berlin is a fantastic time of year for...

Mit anderen Wurzeln: An author interview

Stories of Motherhood Shirin Lausch is the author of a German book “Mit anderen Wurzeln”...

Fresh start: Checklist for moving to Berlin

Fresh start: Moving to Berlin Berlin is such an international city and many people move here for a fresh...

Investing money for children

Investing for children: the longer the better With a basic formula of investing being „time * money =...

Job Coaching and Self-care for mothers

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Want a thriving relationship after having kids?

Staying together for the kids? We see relationships fail far too often after kids come into the picture....
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How to find a job in Germany

How to find a job in Germany I put together a guide for mothers who want to find a new job in Germany...
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Work-life balance after Elternzeit (parental leave)

Work-life balance after Elternzeit Your baby is now a toddler, your Elternzeit is ending soon and you’re...
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AVGS Gutschein or AVGS Voucher for job coaching

AVGS Voucher/ AVGS Gutschein When I speak to a mother who is looking to restart her career in Germany,...
Job coaching

Job coaching in Berlin for mothers

Job coaching for mothers in Berlin It can be so empowering to have a job coach by your side as you plan...
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Baby brain, mom brain: what is it?

Mom brain or baby brain What is it and why does it happen to mothers? What...
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Good nutrition for mental well-being for mothers

Good Nutrition for Mental well-being for mothers Mental health is of great importance especially when...
Elterngeld, Elternzeit, Kindergeld

3 Ways for Effective Self-care for Mothers

Three tips for self-care for mothers Why self-care won’t get you anywhere and what you should do...
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Having small children can make parents exhausted!

Having small children can be exhausting! All parents know it can be exhausting to have small children....
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Mom guilt and the perfect mother

Mom guilt and the idea of the perfect mother What is it and how can we as mothers deal with it? A conversation...
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Transformational healing for mothers

Transformational healing work for mothers We, mothers, feel guilty about a lot of things because of society’s...
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How to stop feeling exhausted when you have small children

How to stop feeling exhausted when you have small children Mothers with small children feel exhausted...

Baby and Child Care in Germany

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Raising bilingual children: beyond words

Raising Bilingual Children: Beyond Words We are raising...
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How to dress babies and toddlers in winter in Germany

How to dress babies and toddlers in winter Finding...
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Breastfeeding basics

Breastfeeding can be beautiful and pain-free. In this...
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Creating the best physical space for your kids and family

Creating the best space for your kids and family An...
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Raising bilingual/multilingual children

Raising bilingual/ multilingual children A Personal...
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It takes a village to raise a child: the importance of community

It takes a village to raise a child: the importance...
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A Guide to Introducing Solids to Your Baby

Starting solids for babies A guide on starting solids,...
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Keeping your children cool and safe in the summer in Germany

Keep your kids safe and cool this summer As a new parent...
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Tips for Stress-Free Travel with Babies and Toddlers

Tips for stress free travel with kids Traveling with...
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