• Being a mom,  Travel

    Mommy’s First Solo Flight With Baby

    Ladies and gentlemen.. I am so proud of myself for flying solo to Geneva – Switzerland with our 9-months baby! 👏🏽 Although it wasn’t a long haul flight, the challenge was real because the flight included a layover in Zürich for only 30 minutes! I think a parent doesn’t like to fly alone with a baby, because you know .. a thousand of reasons. I researched the internet already weeks before the D-Day, found some useful stuff but didn’t really find some practical tips for „how to pack the cabin luggage and survive a crawling-hyperactive baby“. What kind of bag should I bring? What kind of clothes should I wear?…

  • Being a mom

    Kursus untuk Mama dan Bayi

    For english post please click here. Berhubung ada beberapa teman yang bertanya apa aja kegiatan saya sehari – hari sejak ada bayi, kali ini saya mau bercerita tentang beberapa kursus bersama bayi yang saya ikuti di sini. Saya ini orangnya bosenan, gak suka kalau kesepian dan gak suka tinggal di rumah lama – lama. Di lain sisi tapi saya juga pemalas. Kalau gak ada aktivitas sehari – hari yang terstruktur, dijamin saya akan cuma goler – goleran di atas sofa sambil baca buku atau browsing internet. Karena itu saya langsung daftar beberapa kursus bersama bayi begitu masa puerperium/nifas saya berakhir (kurang lebih 6 minggu setelah melahirkan). Sejak itu kami jadi…

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    Mommy and Baby during the Week

    For the same post in Indonesian, please click here. Since there have been some friends asking me about my daily activities with baby, this time I want to tell you about some courses with baby that I have been doing. It’s safe to say that I’m a rather active person. I don’t like to stay at home over a longer period and getting lonely. I don’t really like the house-cleaning program or cooking (I still do the chores of course, but not with passion). On the other side I am also lazy. If I don’t get myself a structured daily program, the chance is pretty high that I will just…

  • Being a mom,  Thoughts

    Mommy in Doubt: Am I Over Spoiling My Baby?

    I was somewhat thrown today. That’s when I realized, how fragile I am, now that I am a mother. Every judgement about my baby is somehow a direct offense to me. Today we had our routine pediatrician check up. The appointment was very early. Aurélie usually wakes up a little late, because she goes to bed rather late. We have this kind of rhythm, because we want the little one to spend some quality time with her dad before she goes to bed. Because of the very early appointment I had to wake up Aurélie. And you know the sayings..“You don’t wake up sleeping babies“. She was surprisingly in a…

  • Being a mom,  Post in Indonesian,  Thoughts

    Curhatan emak – emak : uncensored ;)

    Hari ini tiba – tiba ingin menulis dalam bahasa Indonesia.. Sudah lama sekali gak menulis dalam bahasa Indonesia, jadi kalau canggung bahasanya maafkan yaa 🙂 Menjadi ibu rumah tangga sebenernya sesuatu yang benar – benar saya nikmati, tapi hari ini kok rasanya lelah sekali ya.. Tidak terasa sudah hampir 6 bulan saya tinggal di rumah untuk mengurus anak bayi saya 24 jam sehari. Sebenernya sih saya sama sekali tidak merindukan pekerjaan. Kemarin sempat berbicara dengan bos yang sudah menanti – nanti kembalinya saya ke tempat kerja, saya makin galau. Semakin grogi memikirkan kalau nanti di bulan September saya harus menitipkan Aurélie di tempat penitipan anak 6 – 8 jam sehari..…

  • Being a mom

    Baby Friendly Cafes in Nuremberg

    At the beginning, directly after the birth of our little one I wished that I had found a blog that enlists mommy-baby friendly cafes with a bit more details, so that new mommies can prepare themselves upon coming to those places.. But I hadn’t really found anything then. After a while, there have been some other mommies who are also curious about the cafes and restaurants that we have visited together with our baby. That is why, I am now inspired to write some reviews of all the cafes and restaurants we have visited regarding the baby friendliness. In the first weeks post natal I was very excited about going…

  • Being a mom,  Life story

    Mommy’s Circle: How Does Your Baby Sleep at Daytime?

    This is probably THE question that new mommies always hear and also ask. Well at least this is my experience in Germany.. I’m not very sure how it is in Indonesia, whether this topic is also interesting among new mommies (calling out indonesian mommies! I’d love to hear your insight :)) After the puerperium (around 6 weeks after birth) I was finally able to go out again. Well, I already did some short walks around the block before, but in Germany mommies after birth get their official “green light” after the gynaecological check up, which usually takes place 6 weeks after birth. (Short info: once you get your green light,…

  • Being a mom,  Travel

    Mommy on Train – Traveling with Deutsche Bahn with an Infant.

    I love going by train and I had been waiting to finally ride a train with our baby. Ever since the beginning of 2017 we had anxiously waited for the new super fast train line connecting Munich and Berlin. Yup, finally by the end of 2017 the fast connection was opened! Instead of excruciating 6,5 hours or more, it now only takes about 4 hours from Munich into the capital city. And it means for us: instead of 5,5 hours, it now only takes around 3 hours from Nuremberg to Berlin! Yippee!! So when the big time finally arrived, I was beyond excited to finally try out the new train…

  • Being a mom,  Thoughts

    Mommy on contemplation: when sleeping ritual is successful but a me-time suddenly doesn’t seem so necessary

    It’s almost 10 p.m. now and Aurélie has been sleeping. Clemens is on his ski trip with his clique and suddenly I feel so lonely. This is actually a perfect chance for a me-time..or for Netflix-binge. But I suddenly don’t feel like it.. I miss my baby. Although she’s only five meters away in her room. My 5 months-old baby has grown up.. She’s obviously been feeling secure enough, now that she really can fall asleep in her own bed in her own room. It was my goal..as the nights seemed so long. In the first month, Aurélie could only sleep while breastfeeding or if we bounced her on the…

  • Being a mom,  Life story,  Photography,  Travel

    Mommy on trip: Traveling With A Newborn – Baby Winter Essentials

    Some friends have been asking, what we had for our baby when we were traveling in winter.. In this post, I’d like to share our first winter travel experience 🙂 Our first trip after the birth of Aurélie was Walchensee, which is a natural lake south of Munich. At that time Aurélie just turned 8 weeks old. Winter striked in a full force at that time, but we didn’t just want to stay home nevertheless. As Clemens always said to me, „there is no such thing as bad weather.. there is merely bad clothing“.. Yeah, sometimes my German husband doesn’t really have the understanding for my indonesian warm blood 😀…