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About using mobile phones while driving & booster seats (Cooperation/Advertising+raffle)

About using mobile phones while driving & booster seats (Cooperation/Advertising+Raffle) Let’s face it – who consistently keeps his hands off the smartphone while driving? Who does not use the mobile phone in the car every now and then? Why do so many mothers and fathers risk an accident every day when they are on the other hand always so concerned about the safety of their children? Why do we underestimate the high risk that arises if we don’t focus fully on the road and the traffic? Common cause of a car accidents: distracted driving About 1.8 billion children worldwide are leaving their homes to go to school every day, but 500 of these children are not coming back. That’s 500 parents who lose a child every day. Distracted driving and touching the mobile phone while driving is one of the three most common causes of car accidents worldwide. A British mother with a brilliant idea: connecting business with a call for secure driving The two-time mom Grainne Kelly, founder of the British company BubbleBum, has launched …

Mum-and-Dad-time: an evening at the Schauspielhaus Dusseldorf

Mum-Dad-time: an evening at the Schauspielhaus Dusseldorf My in-laws – back in action Last weekend we were allowed to enjoy some mom-and-dad-time again. The children stayed overnight with their grandparents from Friday to Saturday. Since they had taken care of the children for a whole weekend in February already to make a short trip to Paris, I would not have dared to ask again four weeks later. But since the children are already with Grandma and Grandfather on Fridays anyway, my mother-in-law kindly suggested it on her own. It would be easier anyway, because the children otherwise always fall asleep in the car on the way from Krefeld to Dusseldorf. Our children were very happy – Grandma always makes everything so comfortable – and so were we. Preparing for the Date Night – with my husband I always want to get as much as possible out of the precious time as this opportunity presents itself. So I visited on Friday morning the barber of my confidence. Since 2012 I am a loyal Aveda customer and …

Mum-and-Dad time: the Inn-Bar Sir Walter in Dusseldorf

Mum-and-Dad time: the Inn-Bar Sir Walter in Dusseldorf After our visit to the theatre and a great dinner in the Japanese restaurant on Immermanstraße, my husband and I got into the car again to drive to Heinrich-Heine-Allee 12. There you find one of the hottest bars in Düsseldorf right now – the Sir Walter. My husband’s piano teacher has often said that this is the place to be right now when going out. It was too dark to take good pictures. Only my Bellini, which was very tasty, I photographically held, because it happens all leap years that I drink something. The drink cost 13 euros. The music was to our liking – funky house. The audience was quite mixed. We did not feel terribly old, because even 30 to 40-year-olds found their way into the bar. For a bar there was a lot of seating as I found. Nevertheless, we have secured a bar table, because you still see more from the action. Eyecatcher is the long bar in the middle of the room, …

Mum-and-Dad-time: our weekend in Paris

Mom-and-Dad-Time: our weekend in Paris Dare to leave the children alone – the important role of grandparents In February, my husband and I have spent the first mom-and-dad weekend together since the birth of our second child (1.5 years ago). We are very lucky that my parents-in-law live nearby. They like having their grandchildren around and are still very fit for their age. Every Friday is grandparents day, in case they are not traveling or staying in their apartment at the Cote d’Azur. Therefore, both children have a good bond and a lot of faith in their grandmother and grandfather. Nevertheless, it took us more than a year to dare to leave both children for more than one night with them while we were not around the corner. I think it’s important to wait for the moment when you’re ready and the kids are ready, too. Only if you can be completely sure that the children are in good hands and will hardly miss their parents, you can actually enjoy the precious time without them. …

The mole with the poo on his head – in theatre

The mole with the poo on his head – in theatre The theatre On Sunday, February the 25th, I visited the ‚Theater am Schlachthof (TAS)‘ (theatre at the slaughterhouse) in Neuss with my daughter for the first time. I only became aware of the establishment when I saw a flyer in a restaurant, although the theatre is already running since 1994. In addition to children’s theatre, TAS Neuss also offers drama, cabaret and readings for adults (maybe an idea for our next mom-and-dad evening?). For young people, there are exciting projects such as an improvisational theatre duel. The building in which the theatres are located is a former paint factory. There are two separate entrances for the children’s and the adult theatre. The wall is decorated with huge posters showing thought-provoking quotes of Goethe, Eminem and Kästner. With parking we had no problems. There were enough parking spaces directly at the theatre.             It was very cold on this Sunday. I was worried that we would be freezing at the …

London in 50 hours with a 4-year-old

London in 50 hours with a 4-year-old Last weekend we fulfilled our daughter’s wish and traveled with her to London. In the last year she has had to put up with so much and take care of the little sibling, so we thought it was a good idea that our girl may have her parents for herself for a weekend. After our ‘parents only’ weekend two weeks ago in Paris, I felt this was a need. Since I will go back to work again as of April, it was important to me to do this trip in advance. The little brother was allowed to enjoy the full attention of his grandparents all for himself for a whole weekend, which he liked very much (also grandmother and grandfather had a good time). I’m always happily surprised when I receive the lovely status reports via SMS from my mother in law and I read how well and how long the little boy slept and how great he had eaten (this must be due to the silence and …

Japanese relax

Today I would like to recommend a small, Japanese café/bar/restaurant on Immermannstraße 38 in Düsseldorf: Relax. Here I enjoyed a few quiet moments and good food during my training breaks (the IHK Forum is almost around the corner). Unlike other Japanese restaurants in this street, it is not crowded here. They always play decent jazz music. Maybe the prices for the food are slightly higher than the competition – otherwise I can’t explain why it is not busier here. The portions are not very big, but for me just right and delicious. During the week there are special offers for lunch, such as a miso soup and rice with fried prawns, croquettes and a small salad for 9.80 Euros – a dessert was also included: a very fluffy baked matcha cake with a dollop of creme fraiche. It was so delicious that I was almost tempted to order another piece. In general, I noticed the very unusual desserts and sweet toasts on the menu. If you love sweets, you should definitely try something here. During …