• Life and blog

    Dealing with unexpected changes

    I have stayed at home since Monday. We were sent home because of the Coronavirus crisis. I am doing home office. The children are at home too. The school is closed, no Kindergarten either. We only went out to buy groceries. In such times, it is important to review your goals and set new priorities. Here is the list of goals I made at the beginning of the month: Finish the last course of the IBM data science track on Coursera: I am not sure how this goal is going to work right now. I wrote a lot of lines of code for this project and need to post that…

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    March goals

    As March is beginning, it is time to review my list of goals for February. February went so fast and I could not finish all my goals. I have also a new list of goals for March. My February goals Finish the last course of the IBM data science track on Coursera: Not yet. But I did some progress and should finish soon. I also began another course about AI to avoid losing my license. read at least 2 books: done! read a book to the children every day if possible: Some days but not every day. try to cook some new healthy recipes: done! keep up with doctors’ appointment…

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    February goals

    Now that January is over, it is time for me to set my goals for February. I could not finish all my goals for January so they will appear in the new list too. I hope this time I will be able to complete them. My February goals Finish the last course of the IBM data science track on Coursera read at least 2 books read a book to the children every day if possible try to cook some new healthy recipes keep up with doctors’ appointment and administrative tasks choose a project to apply the skills I learned through the Coursera courses I took keep working on my blog…

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    January goals review

    January is nearly over and it is time to review my goals for the month. My January goals review Finish the last course of the IBM data science track on Coursera -> I haven’t finished yet but I already completed 80% of the course. The final course is very different from the other courses of the specialization. You have to find a project idea and work on your project by yourself. This takes time. I think I will need a few weeks to finally complete the project. read at least 2 books -> done! I read two self-development and career books in German and have begun a third one. bake…

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    How to teach your child to love reading

    My children’s literacy development is a topic that is important to me. First, I love reading and I would like to share my love of books with my children. Second, as we are a bilingual family, I have to make sure the children get enough input in both German and French and reading children books is great for this. This is all the more important for us as we have to deal with speech delay too. I am looking for ways to make the children read more books. Here are some ideas to develop the love of reading in your family. Read out loud to the children This is very…

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    January goals

    I have only one good resolution for 2020 and this is to resume writing down my monthly goals every month. I kind of drop this habit lately but I noticed that this is the best way for me to work on my goals consistently. Yearly goals are must of the time too big and it is difficult to follow through. Daily goals do not work that good for me either because they lack perspective. Monthly goals are just best for me. My January goals Finish the last course of the IBM data science track on Coursera read at least 2 books bake a Twelfth Night Cake with my daughter read…

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    Happy new year!

    2019 is ending soon and a new year is beginning. I wish you all a very happy new year! Happy new year! Here are a few quotes to start the new year: “Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.” – Seneca “It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.” – Shakespeare “And now we welcome the new year. Full of things that have never been.” – Rainer Maria Rilke

  • STEM

    Data science project: machine learning

    This week, I was sick and had to stay home. This was of course bad but this gave me the opportunity both to spend more time with the children (also sick at home) and to work on my data science course. And I finally completed the course 8: Machine learning with Python Course 8: Machine learning with Python I completed the course on December 10th 2019. This was an interesting course. You learn for instance how recommendation systems work on popular websites such as Amazon or Netflix. The part on regression was not totally new. I had already seen these notions in previous courses. However, the parts on classification, clustering…

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    My Christmas bucket list

    Christmas is coming. Unfortunately, the whole family is facing a bad cold and we are sneezing and coughing a lot. However, we are very excited about Christmas and already started Christmas related activities. Here is my Christmas bucket list, a small list of things we have done or plan to do. Bake Christmas cookies: done! We even baked twice, once only with the children and the second time with a friend of my daughter that we had invited. Decorate the Christmas tree: done! Bake Lebkuchen (German gingerbread cookies): we want to do that on Saturday Bake a French bûche au chocolat (French Christmas cake): planned for Christmas day Prepare a…