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Tips to Ride Safely in a Taxi With Your Child

Do you ride safely in a Taxi or ride share service in NYC with your kids?

In big cities like New York, owning a car is rare and taking the taxi for short or long distances is the only way to go. This was a big difference, when moving from Germany to the U.S, and we were not aware of the challenges that would come with it.

Most germans that are  living in NYC will know the problem. You are transporting your child in a taxi, car service or ride share but you don’t want to haul your car seat along with you. And while in Germany most taxi services provide a car seat for your child, this is not the case in NYC.

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Kid’s Birthday Party – A quick guide for foreigners

 

No matter if you’re new to New York or just new to motherhood – there will soon be a birthday party to host – and it’s quite different than back home. Here are a few interesting facts, some do’s and don’ts and a general overview of the birthday “etiquette”.

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Urbansitters – der etwas andere Babysitting Service

Irgendwann  kommt der Zeitpunkt, an dem man als Eltern nicht mehr um einen Babysitter herum kommt.

Es ist toll, wenn man Familie, Freunde und Nachbarn hat, die im Notfall oder regelmäßig auf das Kind aufpassen können. Aber gerade, wenn man (wie viele von uns) keine Familie in der Nähe hat, ist ein Babysitter unumgänglich.

Nur: wie findet man am besten gute Babysitter?

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Martin Luther King oder “I have a dream” für Kinder

Die Kinder freuen sich, endlich schulfrei! Es ist Martin Luther King Tag. Aber warum bekommen wir eigentlich frei? Was feiern wir genau und wer war dieser Martin Luther King Jr.?

Es könnte eigentlich nicht aktueller sein – Gerechtigkeit, Bürgerrechtsbewegungen und (friedliche) Proteste. Für all das hat Martin Luther King im Jahre 1954 bereits gekämpft.

Aber wie erkläre ich Kindern, wofür Martin Luther King steht und warum er so bedeutend für die amerikanische und die Weltgeschichte war und ist?

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Baby’s First Walking Shoes

Baby’s First Walking Shoes

We’ve all received those cute little sneakers during our pregnancy from family and friends that mean well.

But are those really going to be your baby’s first shoes? I personally didn’t have any use for the cute little sneakers, but now that my daughter can stand and already tries to take a step or two I had to buy her some walking shoes. The research was adventurous, but I was lucky enough to have been in Germany where these things are much easier for me to handle, when I bought her first pair of walking shoes.

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Baby Beach Essentials

Baby sitting at beach wearing the beach essentials.

Congratulations on becoming a parent! What a beautiful time in our lives. With new parenthood come challenges. One of them might be the first trip to the beach with your baby. The times when you would put on a bathing suit, pack a towel and some sunscreen and head are over… You will have to plan ahead and make sure you have everything you need for your baby when you head to the beach.

Here is a check list for you!

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Homemade Baby Food By Months

Homemade Baby Food By Months New York in CityKinder German Blog CityExperten Article

 

 

There’s something very special about preparing your own baby food for your little one. The key is to know what’s appropriate for your baby’s age.

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The best tips for flying with Baby

Flying with baby for the first time can be an intimidating thought, but in most cases it’s much less uncomfortable than expected. For most of us it’s a reality we most likely face in the first year of our baby’s life.  For me the hardest time was not when my daughter was a baby but rather a small toddler from 18 to about 24 month. After that our friend the iPad took care of the entertainment program during the flight.

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Maternity Leave – Know Your Rights

Some factors, like your position and salary, the amount of working hours per week or the size of your company will influence the time you can spend with your baby at home after giving birth. Before we get into details, let’s get the vocabulary right:

Maternity Leave is the time you get off from work in order to spend time with your newborn (or adopted) child. In most states, maternity leave is not granted for more than 6 weeks (8 weeks if you had a C-section or other complications). Other than in Germany, where the “Mutterschutz” starts 6 weeks before the expected due date, American Moms-to-be work almost until it’s time to hit the delivery room. That is – in many cases – because they do not have more than these 6 weeks off in total – and who would not want to spend that short amount of time with the newborn baby girl or boy rather than without?!

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The “other” planned parenthood: Wills, Trusts & Guardianship

CityKinder Seminar for German Expats about Wills, Trusts and Guardianship, Parenthood

Every parent will at one stage worry about how to protect their children in the case that something may happen to them. If you are a foreigner in the US this question may be even more pertinent as you and your kids may not share the same citizenship. How do you go about nominating a guardian? What is the legal procedure? Alison Arden Besunder can answer your questions. She is the founding attorney of Arden Besunder P.C., where she assists new and not-so-new parents with their estate planning needs.  Her firm assists clients in New York City, Brooklyn, Queens, Nassau, and Suffolk Counties.  You can contact Ms Besunder through CityKinder or through her details listed below the article.

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