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    Coffee time

    I am not a big coffee drinker. I drink a cup of coffee with my breakfast and I sometimes drink one or two additional cups during the day. It also took me time to start enjoying coffee. As a young adult, I liked hot chocolate much better than coffee and even now, I tend to prefer milder coffees. This post may contain affiliate links. See the Disclosures page for more information. How do I drink my coffee? We usually buy Dallmayr Prodomo coffee. I prefer the milder variety. It is very good and not as bitter as other coffee varieties. I usually mix my coffee with oats milk (half coffee,…

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    My goals for Q4 2020

    2020 is coming to an end. This has been a very special year for all of us and I am wondering which surprises may come in the three next months. Anyway, as the last quarter of the year begins, it is a good time to set some goals and I made my own list. This post may contain affiliate links. See the Disclosures page for more information. My list of goals for Q4 2020 Blogtober challenge in October Teach my daughter to ride a bike Potty-train the boys Complete a new course on Coursera Finish reading The Unlikely Escape of Uriah Heep (it is a great book. If you like…

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    Blogtober, day 1

    During the last months, I did not write much on my blog. First, the coronavirus pandemic brought some chaos in my life. Fortunately, I am not sick and no friend or relative is sick either. However, the sudden obligation to work at home and homeschool at the same time was tough. It was difficult to find time to blog and to say the truth, I was not really motivated either. I felt the all time very tired and did not really felt like writing a new post. Now, I feel ready to resume working on my blog. I often heard of Blogtober in the last years and I felt it…

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    2 years of blogging

    This is my blog’s second anniversary and I already received congratulations from WordPress. I must say, I have been less active in the last months and without the WordPress message, I would probably have forgotten this. I am happy I kept blogging that long though. I learned a lot through blogging and it helped me to keep better track of my goals.

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    Reaching 100 posts

    My last post was my 100th post on this blog. This is an important milestone to me because, when I started this blog, one of my goals was to write at least 100 posts. I did not want to quit before I reached this as I had read that a blog needed at least 100 posts to really start working. Some facts about this blog By writing these 100 blog posts, I could: learn how to use WordPress improve my writing skills improve my design skills work on self-discipline and keep working on the blog even when it looked like no one is reading. keep track on my different learning…

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    Easter holiday

    Happy Easter to everyone! This year, it felt strange though, as we were all confined at home. I have holiday this week so I won’t have to work in home office and will be able to focus on the children. I am really happy about that, even if it is not a normal holiday week. Actually, given the circumstances, we are very lucky. We are healthy and our relatives and friends are healthy too. Here in Germany, the confinement is not too strict in many German states, so I can still go out with the children to walk through the fields or play in the forest. My relatives in France…

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    Suddenly homeschooling

    I live in Germany where homeschooling is normally illegal. However, because of the coronavirus crisis, the schools are closed and all families here are discovering homeschooling. I have been interested in homeschooling for some time, but I had no idea I would have to start so suddenly homeschooling. Until then, in spite of our lack of preparation, it has not worked too bad. First week The first week worked actually rather well, even if I had to work in home office too. We received an email from my daughter’s teacher with the list of the work to do for the week and managed to do everything on the list. My…

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    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…