Motherhood. Education. Travel.

Motherhood. Education. Travel.

"A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions."

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

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I'm so happy that you are here. I birthed the idea of this blog almost 2 years ago. I am psyched to finally share some of my thoughts and experiences on motherhood, education, and travel.

I hope you find that this is a safe space for us to learn, grow, and dream together. Thanks for stopping by!

-Kristie xo

Blog & Article Posts


6 Reasons to Visit the World’s Largest Pumpkin Festival

Don’t Miss the Annual Pumpkin Festival (Kürbisausstellung) in Ludwigsburg, Germany What better way to celebrate fall than to visit the world’s largest pumpkin festival in southwestern Germany? Blooming Baroque (Blühenden…

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Celebrate Advent with These Simple Ideas

Part 1: Your Kids Will Love These Simple Ideas to Celebrate Advent It’s that time of year again! Celebrate the Advent season with these easy, yet creative ideas. As your…

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40 Fun and Simple Advent Activities for Kids

Part 2: 40 Advent Activities That Your Children Will Love Are you looking for some new ways for your family to observe Advent this holiday season? If so, you are…

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40 Popular Fillers For Your Advent Calendar

Part 3: Your Children Will Love These Advent Calendar Fillers The Christmas season is here! Now that you have your Advent calendar and some activities planned, your countdown will be…

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Tips for Remote Learning During COVID-19

Easing the Transition to Remote Learning During COVID-19 As a former educator and homeschool mom, I have some pointers to share with you to help ease this transition to remote…

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Take a Visit to Germany’s Bad Urach Waterfall

Bad Urach: Hiking, Waterfalls, & Mountain Views When we moved to the Stuttgart area about a year ago, one of the most commonly recommended places for us to visit nearby…

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Spend the Day at Lake Constance (Bodensee)

Switzerland’s View of Lake Constance (Bodensee) One early Saturday morning, my husband and I decided to jump in the car and drive to Lake Constance. Coming from South Florida, and…

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The Blautopf in Blaubeuren: A Visitor’s Guide

Spend the Day at the Blautopf in Blaubeuren Visit the small, picturesque town of Blaubeuren to see the pretty blue waters of the Blautopf. The Blautopf is a 65-foot deep…

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Höhenpark Killesberg: 6 Reasons to Visit

Take a Trip to Stuttgart’s Höhenpark Killesberg Are you looking for the perfect place to spend the day outside? Stuttgart has an exceptional place for you at Höhenpark Killesberg. Here…

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Meet Kristie: Who Am I?

Welcome to My Blog! I am thrilled that you are here. Thank you for joining me on this journey through life. My name is Kristie Rodriguez. My husband and I…

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Learn 5 Random Facts About Me

After following certain blogs for extended periods, I think it’s neat to learn interesting things about the writers behind the keyboards. I thought it might be fun to share a…

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Oktoberfest: 10 Things to Know About Germany’s Largest Festival

A Newbie’s Guide to Visiting Germany’s Oktoberfest So it is finally happening. You will be packing your bag to head to Bavaria for Germany’s world-famous, Oktoberfest, or as Germans call…

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"One day you will wake up and there won't be any more time to do the things you've always wanted. Do it now." - Paulo Coelho

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