My name is Melissa. I was born in Germany but raised in Texas. I returned to Germany in 2011 to work as a preschool and elementary school teacher. I met my wonderful husband on a mission trip to a Romanian orphanage. We are now expecting our first child. I tend to obsess a bit over babies and topics related to them. You can read more about that here. I decided to start this blog as an outlet for my baby-fever. I plan to focus the majority of my posts on the slight and not-so-slight differences I observe between parenting in the US versus parenting in Germany.