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Blog : Little Bird's Mama dans Maternité

Pregnancy & Birth: The right caregiver

I can count the number of friends who had a really positive pregnancy and birth experience on one, maybe one and a half hands. What they all have in common is that they were in tune with their caregiver. Unfortunately,  too often, I hear that the... Lire la suite ›

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My Third Pregnancy: The 1st Trimester

Calling The Soul Our third baby! I think this baby really wanted to come into our family. Months before it was even conceived, the kids started asking me to read a book about family growth and sibling stories. The kids liked it so much that reading... Lire la suite ›

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The Sound of Silence (…when motherhood gets loud)

“The sound of silence“…I love this song by Simon & Garfunkel but since entering motherhood, and especially since I have two children, often I cannot imagine anymore what “silence” means. Motherhood is something raw... Lire la suite ›

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Travelling With Kids: San José & La Paz Waterfall Gardens (Costa Rica)

With Panama sharing a boarder with Costa Rica it became clear quite fast that we had to go and explore this country. We had heard beautiful things about both the beachside and the rainforests and when scrolling through our airbnb feed, we discovered... Lire la suite ›

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Becoming A Birth Doula

Do you know this feeling ? One day you play with an idea but abandon it due to obstacles that seem insurmountable at that time. Then at a different time, you suddenly find yourself pursuing this exact idea or a different version of it ? This is... Lire la suite ›

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Travelling With Kids: An Island Called San Andres

San Andres, an small Columbian island located in the Caribbean Sea close to Nicaragua…I had never heard of it before moving to Panama. When looking for a destination for a next trip, my man mentioned this island which a colleague from... Lire la suite ›

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#ImMe … Same, Same But Different

To let the cat out of the bag as we say in German when someone wants to express transparency and say the truth, I’d like you to know that I am writing this article because Esprit asked me whether I want to be part of their spring summer... Lire la suite ›

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Family Travel:Explore Amsterdam With Holiday-Sitters

During our trip to Japan two years ago, my husband and I kept talking about how amazing it would be to have a trustworthy babysitter while being in a city such as Tokyo. As we were traveling with our kiddo we had to skip that tiny Michelin star... Lire la suite ›

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Breastfeeding: How I Manage My Milk Oversupply

I’ve recently read an article about “what it’s like to be a mom who produces too much breastmilk“. I was quite surprised when reading the headline because I find this to be a topic which hardly gets any attention. Being a... Lire la suite ›

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Parent Friendly Toddler Songs by Yo Gabba Gabba

Toddlers love nursery rhymes. They just do. They love those simple melodies with their basic lyrics which are easy to memorise. Moreover, they are a pretty easy fix when some Youtube time is needed. That said, although they may be composed for... Lire la suite ›

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Panama Travel Diary: Paradise on Earth in Loma Partida (Bocas del Toro)

When we moved to Panama, one of the things we were most excited about was the fact to live close by the Caribbean Sea. Therefore, it was only natural that we decided to escape the hectic city and spend our Christmas holiday on exactly that side of... Lire la suite ›

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Life As A Mother – Of – Two: The Transition

Before becoming a mother – of – two (under three), I’ve never really thought about how my life would change and what would come with growing a family. Friends and family members who already had more than one child said that it... Lire la suite ›

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Babywearing: The Babywearing Consultant

Why book a baby wearing consultant ? Before the birth of the little bird, I didn’t look much into babywearing. However, soon after his birth  I figured out that I may should have at least thought about it. Why ? Because that’s what I... Lire la suite ›

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Oh wie schön ist Panama

Panama…this had never been a country that I thought I would ever live in. To be honest,  when thinking about Panama the only things which used to come to my mind were the Panama Canal, a German children’s book by the author Janosch... Lire la suite ›

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About Taking Time

About Taking Time

I hope you don’t mind that it’s been a little bit silently here on the blog. Settling in as a family of four and enjoying these precious moments has taken all my time…well, and then there was also our move to Panama; but... Lire la suite ›

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Carry Them Close: About Babywearing

Carry Them Close: About Babywearing

When I had the little bird I hadn’t looked into the different possibilities on how I could wear my baby. I had received a baby carrier as a hand me down and hadn’t checked how to use it until I realised that my baby liked to be... Lire la suite ›

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That Shoot For Two

That Shoot For Two

Just a couple of days before our little Miz arrived I was contacted by photographer Libia Arteaga for a pregnancy shoot. I had already done a photo shoot during my first pregnancy so I had not intended to do one again this time around.... Lire la suite ›

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My Second Pregnancy: The Third Trimester

My Second Pregnancy: The Third Trimester

I know that at this stage I should maybe write about a different topic. Those who follow me on Instagram may know that a lot has changed in the past months. That said, I just feel the need to finish the whole pregnancy story ( it may be... Lire la suite ›

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How I Prepared for Childbirth (incl. Postpartum)

How I Prepared for Childbirth (incl. Postpartum)

Recently, I read a post that questioned the whole idea about writing a birth plan; arguing with the fact that childbirth is an event which can’t be planned. Although I agree with the latter – childbirth is indeed an event... Lire la suite ›

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…And Then We Were Four!

…And Then We Were Four!

On Friday, May 27th early in the morning our little Miz was born safe and peacefully in our home. What had taken almost forty weeks to build up suddenly became reality: we became a family of four! Since then, we’re getting to know... Lire la suite ›

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