• Being a mom

    This isn‘t about me..

    These past few weeks I‘ve been handling difficult cases at my work. Especially today, a patient has reminded me again of how priviledged I have been. Everyday is indeed a struggle for me to wake up, go to work and bring my little one to the nursery. Aurélie has been toughing it up by staying in the nursery from early in the morning until late afternoon. Thank God she is healthy and that she enjoys her days with her bestfriends. I cherish every minute of the day that I have with Aurélie. But yes, 24 hours a day seem to be just not sufficient for all the things I want…

  • 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…

  • Being a mom

    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

    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,  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 😀…

  • Being a mom,  Life story,  Thoughts,  Travel

    Mommy on indulgence: A Throwback to Our First Two Months..

    Four months postpartum.. Many nights, days and intentions later, I can finally bring myself to write again. There have been so many random words swimming in the back of my head. Due to other priorities and lack of sleep, my head seems to be not in a status, where it’s able to structuring these random words into one proper paragraph. Since le hubby is jogging with the small one, mommy has more or less one and half hour of indulgence time. This indulgence time is usually filled with cleaning the house or cooking and an express shower. But not today. Today (after miraculously 8 hours of sleep!) my head seems…

  • Being an MD,  Life story,  Thoughts

    The pursuit of happiness (3): the beauty of deceleration.

    I was taking a break. When writing, that was supposed to ease my mind, was becoming too exhausting and demanding, I had to stop. So I stopped.. for a while. And now here I am again.   I remembered the first session, how my therapist asked me,”what brings you here? Tell me what has been bothering you”. The room was warm and cozy, her voice was so calm and the atmosphere so peacefully silent. And suddenly the dam broke and my words flushed uncontrollably. She just listened. And after I was finished, she said,”I’m so glad that you are here. I bet it wasn’t easy to let your guard down…

  • Being an MD,  Fashion,  Life story,  Thoughts

    Celine – A thought and a redefinition.

    About a Celine bag. It was winter 2016, precisely on the beginning of January 2016. I was with Clemens in Berlin to celebrate my 30th birthday and the new year. We went to ballet, watching Swan Lake in Friedrichstadt-Palast. We were in Berlin to make my dream come true. My dream was to buy a branded bag as I turned 30. It was set in my head. I had already saved money since I had started to work. It was set in my head, that by the age of 30 I wanted to have a bag, either a Celine or a Chanel bag. As a monument of success. Well I…

  • Life story,  Photography,  Travel

    #domoreofwhatmakesyouhappy: Refurbishing my old hobby of photography.

    I used to love photography. As I was about 16 years old, my father gave me his old Nikon SLR FM2 and I loved it very much. He let me take some photography classes and I was immersed in that hobby for a while. But then all the years have passed and I grew to forget about the pleasure of photography. I dabbled from time to time, with a lot of simple digital cameras (mainly owned by my father). But I never got the feeling of photography anymore, probably because I am usually too lazy to bring a camera with me whenever I travel. Instead I just use my iphone.…