Category Archives: Around the World Wisely

Why & How Diner en Blanc Dallas 2017?

Why & How Diner en Blanc Dallas 2017?

What is Le Dîner en Blanc, DEB? When I told one of my dearest French girlfriends, Aurelie, that I was going to Dîner en Blanc in Dallas, she replied “Oh là là, how did you get invited to this special secret, élégant, mystérieux, and chic événement? In Paris, this annual event has been at specialRead More

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Meat Fondue Recipe

Meat Fondue Recipe

It’s a wisemommies’s tradition to do fondue for New Year’s Eve. We do a cheese, meat and then chocolate fondue. Stemming from a European tradition, where many have Raclette or Fondue for New Year’s Eve, we wisemommies thought to also fondue into the New Year, every year.  Click here for that post! The post shows aRead More

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Cheese Fondue Recipe

Cheese Fondue Recipe

It’s a wisemommies’s tradition to do fondue for New Year’s Eve. Stemming from a European tradition, where many have Raclette or Fondue for New Year’s Eve, we thought to also fondue into the new year, every year. Click here for that post!  How to make cheese fondue? The following recipe is also what the restaurantsRead More

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Texas Christmas Market, Christkindl in Arlington

Texas Christmas Market, Christkindl in Arlington

Last year at this time, we enjoyed stepping back to a time and place where my German husband and I first met, a Christmas Market! In Germany, my husband and I enjoyed strolling Christmas markets, sipping our Glühwein and enjoying the trinkets being sold in open-air stalls, and have since enjoyed experiencing the nuanced and different perspectivesRead More

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Live Nativity Scenes in Dallas for 2016

Live Nativity Scenes in Dallas for 2016

For the past two years, my family has attended a Live Nativity Scene at a nearby church in Dallas, TX. Wow, I mean, wow, it was not at all what I was expecting. I’ve always heard of the Live Nativity Scenes in Dallas, but held off on attending any, not sure how manageable or enjoyableRead More

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Krampus in Dallas

Krampus in Dallas

Krampus in Dallas, Krampus? Do you know what a Krampus is or rather WHO Krampus is? The past two years, I have written posts about Krampus: 1) His comeback in Germany and Austria again. 2) Who is that Christmas Devil called The Krampus? Now it’s become known here in America. Hollywood even released a movieRead More

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Recycling, in Germany, is a Nightmare

Recycling, in Germany, is a Nightmare

You have to be German to understand (and be able to recycle in) Germany. Actually this is a love-hate relationship for me. I love how Germans recycle but I hate doing it. From receiving a citation to just doing it wrong, it’s been a nightmare for me. When my husband and I had decided toRead More

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Out & About: Cultural Learning Journeys to Take Your Kids On

Out & About: Cultural Learning Journeys to Take Your Kids On

The following is a guest post from Kelly Warfield. Kelly believes:“The world is packed full of interesting and diverse cultures, and teaching kids through travel can help prepare them for the future. School vacation is the perfect time to introduce your children to the different histories, norms, and perspectives held by the many thriving culturesRead More

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Travel to Mexico Without Leaving Dallas

Travel to Mexico Without Leaving Dallas

If you live in Dallas, but would like to feel like you have traveled to Mexico. Take a little trip to Garibaldi, 9334 E RL Thornton Frwy, Dallas, TX 75228. From the food, the people, the shops and more, you will literally feel transported into Mexico. Garibaldi Bazaar is a maze of small booths, nearlyRead More

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You Know You are Married to a GERMAN When

You Know You are Married to a GERMAN When

Of note, the following generalization applies to being married to a German man or woman in Germany. If a German, moves to the US or another country, out of their own desire, then their mindset and goals in life and therefore personality are going to be different, changed, and changing compared to a German whoRead More

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