Posts Tagged "family friendly"

Easter traditions in Germany

Story by Nicole Karsch-Meibom, featured image by Anna Nahabed Easter is a happy time. After a long winter, finally nature is in full bloom. Children are waiting for the Easter bunny…. Read more

Hiking in the KMC

Story by Azure Hall, featured image (“Devil’s Table”) by rphstock / Shutterstock.com Hiking is an excellent way to enjoy the spring sunshine and get in some physical activity. Germany offers a… Read more

German Easter Traditions

Story and photos by U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Easter time is associated with the beginning of spring and new life in Germany. Several Easter traditions have to do with banishing… Read more

Spring Marks Beginning of Tick Season

by Michelle Thum Tick exposure can occur year-round, but ticks are most active during the upcoming warmer months from March to September. Public Health Command Europe’s Entomology Department provides helpful… Read more

Picking Up New Hobbies

At the beginning of lockdown last March, the world seemed to burst into excitement at the prospect of wearing sweatpants to work, baking banana bread and whipping coffee. Those days… Read more

Local Secrets & Valentines Treats

Chocolate Raspberry Truffles

Try this Valentine’s Day Raspberry Truffle recipe for a treat that’s rich, sweet and decadent.

No-Cook DIY Playdough

Make homemade playdough quick and easy.

Delicious Throw-it-in-the-Crockpot Chili

Cold snowy days are upon us again. Cozy up and warm your bellies with this easy-peasy crockpot chili…

Christmas Eve Traditions in Germany

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year in different languages

While Christmas may not be celebrated in every culture, almost every language has a term for it. Take a look at our list of international well-wishes and impress your family… Read more

German Christmas Meal

While many Germans resort to classic dishes like potato salad and sausages or Schnitzel, most take advantage of the spare time that comes with the holidays and create extravagant meals… Read more

Knit someone a gift this christmas

More DIY Christmas Gifts

Do you want to save money while also giving out meaningful Christmas gifts?

Slow Cooker Roast Beef Dinner- Perfect This Time of the Year

Roast Beef dinner is the perfect meal this time of the year.

DIY Christmas Gifts for the whole family!

Making your own holidays gifts is not only a great way to save some money this time of year, but is a wonderful way to have some fun with your family!

Recipes To Bring Comfort This Christmas

The holidays provide an important opportunity to get together with family and friends. This time of year, however, can be especially tough for those serving in the military, stationed far… Read more

German Plätzchen recipes

Germans love Christmas Cookies so much that they designated an entire word to it: “Plätzchen.“ This means if you’re looking for cookies anytime between January and October, they’re “Kekse” but… Read more

The Ultimate DIY Advent Calendar Guide

Christmas may still be a month away but as Michael Bublé slowly defrosts across the pond, it’s time to start planning one of the best parts about Christmas: Advent Calendars…. Read more

A Perfect Thanksgiving

A Perfect Thanksgiving!

‘This year,’ I confidently told my wife, Amy, when our children were very young and squirmy and clingy and generally as manageable as a bag of tadpoles, ‘we are going… Read more

Scrapbooking your time overseas

5 Scrapbooking Topics for Your Time Overseas

Five themes to consider documenting in a scrapbook for a future stroll down memory lane.

Traveling Without Traveling

Story by Aaron T. Grogg Edited: April 14, 2020 For those of us who have decided to “shelter in place” for the foreseeable future, here are a few tips to… Read more

Winter is Coming

Winter is Coming

Winter is Coming. Now you live in the country of efficiency, you might as well go native and start planning your winter preparations now.

Halloween Crafts

Halloween Food Crafts

There are so many things to love about Halloween—the costumes, the decorations, and most of all, the food! These Halloween food crafts are perfect for getting you into the Halloween… Read more

Hiking trip to Humbergturm (Humberg Tower)

Hike to Humbergturm (Humberg Tower)

Story and photos by Jaqueline Samad Enjoy a colorful fall day in the Pfälzer Wald (Palatinate forest). Whether with your partner, children, a dog or alone, this is the ideal… Read more

Autumn Window Sun Catcher

Story and photos by Anna Foster Age: 3-Adult Supplies: Water color Coffee filters Spray starch You can bring the fall colors inside this autumn with a fun all-ages craft. The… Read more

Pumpkin Bread Recipe

Pumpkin Bread From Fresh Pumpkin

Discover how to make pumpkin puree from fresh pumpkins and use it in baking, such as this delicious recipe for pumpkin bread.

A Day Trip to Sigmaringen

Sigmaringen has cultural, historic landmarks, and most definitely warrants your visit! It has picturesque scenery, a castles, great food and so much more.

DIY Dreamcatcher

Story and photos by Corinna Pongracz The other day, my little honey came home from a friend’s place and was super excited about a dreamcatcher that she saw in her… Read more

Homemade Bread – Yummy and Simple

Story and photos by Corinna Pongracz My small daughter, my husband and I love it when our home smells like freshly baked bread! That’s why I often make our bread… Read more

Welcome to Ansbach!

Welcome to the rococo city Ansbach, an urban municipality in the Franconian region of Germany’s largest state, Bavaria, only 24 miles from picturesque Nürnberg (Nuremberg). A rich and well-documented history… Read more

Wafer Muffins – A Twist to Your Regular Muffins

Story and photos by Corinna Pongracz Muffins are simply great. They’re made quickly, there’s tons of versions and kids just love them! The best thing is that muffins are so… Read more

DIY Bookmarks for Page Corners

Story and photos by Corinna Pongracz Are your little monkeys bookworms as well and can’t get enough of reading? Or maybe they’re still too young to read themselves but still… Read more

Kid-Friendly Bavaria

Click here for kid-friendly activities that you can do at home. While Bavaria is famous for its outdoor vacation spots, we don’t want to forget about your little ones and… Read more

Kid-Friendly Ansbach

Click here for kid-friendly activities that you can do at home. While Bavaria is famous for its outdoor vacation spots, we don’t want to forget about your little ones and… Read more

Nuremberg, the Bavarian Jewel

Places to See in Bavaria

When Americans think about Germany, they usually think of Bavaria first – Not much of a surprise since it’s the origin of export hits like the Oktoberfest, traditional lederhosen, dirndl… Read more

Traditional German Costume - Tracht

Welcome to Bavaria: Tips and Trips

Welcome to Bavaria! Germany’s biggest state boasts beautiful sceneries, quaint towns, delicious food and fantastic outdoor activities year-round. Below, you will find a list of attractions from museums and golf courses to hikes, castles and castle… Read more

Forest Walks with Kids – 7 Ideas for Fun in the Great Outdoors

Story and photos by Corinna Pongracz It doesn’t matter if it’s spring, summer, fall or winter – as long as it’s not raining, my husband and I love to spend… Read more

DIY Paper Flowers

Story and photos by Corinna Pongracz As spring slowly transitions into summer and we get more sunshine, you don’t want to miss out on a colorful bouquet of flowers! This… Read more

Your Guide to German Bakeries

A variety of different breads, rolls, cookies, pastries or cakes are offered daily in German bakeries. Let us help you navigate the bakeries of Germany!

Dog-friendly hiking in the KMC

If you are new to the KMC and have your dog(s) with you, depending on where you live you may not have a chance to let your dog run loose,… Read more

Keeping in touch with Grandparents

Keeping in Touch with Grandma and Grandpa

Keep in touch with Grandparents when you are far away.

Craft Projects That You and Your Kids Will Love

Do rainy days spell indoor doldrums for you and your kids? Here are two projects that help kids hone their artistic skills while having a ball.