Activities for Rainy days in Munich with Kids

If you are like me then staying at home on a rainy day in Munich can be torture. We don’t even have a garden or balcony where I could throw them out for fun in the rain. So either we are all outside getting wet which is ok or everyone is board inside including me. …

4 tips for surviving the Octoberfest with Kids

I love octoberfest. I enjoyed it before kids, partying in the tents. I love singing and dancing and drinking beer. But Octoberfest with kids is also a lot of fun. A different kind of fun but still great. How I do Munich’s Octoberfest with kids: 1. Go early – we aim to arrive right at …

3 things not to worry about during a documentary family photography session

We had a bad day yesterday. After picking up my boys from kindergarten one of them screams for the keys like they do every day. I hand them over and the 5 year old sprints up the stairs to our apartment to open the door. Usually he holds it open or goes inside. Yesterday he …

Munich Hellabrunn Zoo Scavenger hunt

Some days you just need something new.  We have been going to Munich’s Hellabrunn zoo for 4 years now and we recently have a very hard time getting around to see the animals. We usually get stuck on one of the Munich Zoo’s wonderful playgrounds and then spend the rest of the time there. I …

Jet lag with children

Traveling across time zones with small children is challenging. They don’t understand the fact that when they are traveling they are going to a different time zone. So, when they arrive they are grumpy and hungry and don’t really understand why they just can’t sleep or don’t want to sleep because they are so excited …