my 3rd pregnancy

My 3rd Pregnancy And I Was Not Prepared For This! Part 1

My 3rd Pregnancy And I Was Not Prepared For This! Part 1 + Helena's Infinite Shades of Life - I have been pregnant twice before, I gave birth twice before, I am the proud Momma of two beautiful boys (14 and 9) and I thought I was ready and prepared for this pregnancy.

The First Trimester

we are pregnantSo, the cat is finally out of the bag! I am officially pregnant with my third child. We have been trying for quite a while, so the whole family is overjoyed.
I have been pregnant twice before, I gave birth twice before, I am the proud Momma of two beautiful boys (14 and 9) and I thought I was ready and prepared for this pregnancy.

Boy, was I wrong!!!!

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My Top 5 Most Favorite Anime Series

My Top 5 Most Favorite Anime Series - Helena's Infinite Shades of Life - Today I am sharing with you my personal preferences and the reasons why I chose specifically those titles as my top 5

Just because I can and to follow the random trend of this blog, I decided to make a post about my favorite anime series.

What is anime?

Anime is the Japanese equivalent to cartoons… and so much more.
As Wikipedia defines it: Anime (Japanese: アニメ) is a style of hand-drawn and computer animation originating in, and commonly associated with, Japan. Continue reading the article here.

Online you can find countless websites dedicated to listing the best animes of all times. And as versatile as individual preferences are as diverse is the world of anime. Something for everyone.

Today I am sharing with you my personal preferences and the reasons why I chose specifically those titles as my top 5.Read More »

open letter

An Open Letter To My Husband

An Open Letter To My Husband - Helena's Infinite Shades of Life - I am writing this letter for the whole world to read, because there are things that need to be said.
An Open Letter To My Husband - Helena's Infinite Shades of Life - I am writing this letter for the whole world to read, because there are things that need to be said.
An Open Letter To My Husband - Helena's Infinite Shades of Life - I am writing this letter for the whole world to read, because there are things that need to be said.

Dear Tiger,

I am writing this letter for the whole world to read, because there are things that need to be said.

Though, especially over the last half year, we have had a lot of ups and downs and things have not been easy, I appreciate every moment we spent together.

Though we don’t always speak the same language (metaphorically and literally), we always find a way to understand each other in the end.

Though we come from two very different cultures and backgrounds, we are the same and belong with each other.

In this letter to you I want to express my gratitude for having you in my life. I am glad that I have the opportunity to spend the rest of my life with you.Read More »

2 Ideas That Might Improve Your Conversation

2 Ideas That Might Improve Your Conversation - Helena's Infinite Shades of Life - The most important factor in dealing with miscommunication is ironically 'communication'. Bit by bit, while learning and understanding enough about the other person, we need to communicate our own feelings.
2 Ideas That Might Improve Your Conversation - Helena's Infinite Shades of Life - The most important factor in dealing with miscommunication is ironically 'communication'. Bit by bit, while learning and understanding enough about the other person, we need to communicate our own feelings.
2 Ideas That Might Improve Your Conversation - Helena's Infinite Shades of Life - The most important factor in dealing with miscommunication is ironically 'communication'. Bit by bit, while learning and understanding enough about the other person, we need to communicate our own feelings.

As a woman have you ever had this kind of conversation where you suddenly get emotional or excited or euphoric or even angry and furious? Your voice gets louder. Your hands move more while you talk. Depending on the subject or the emotions bubbling up (anger, sadness, happiness), you might have tears in your eyes. You are trying desperately to communicate your feelings.Read More »

Why This Post Makes No Sense

So, here I am… four weeks in and I am already struck by writer’s block.

You might wonder, how that is possible. Shouldn’t I have plenty of subjects to choose from? Infinite stories to tell?
How could I start my own personal blog without knowing what to write for my next post?

But that is not quite correct, you see!?

Yes, I have a lot of stories to tell. The question is
not what, but how?
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5 Tips On How To Relate To A Teenager

5 Tips On How To Relate To A Teenager - Helena's Infinite Shades of Life - No parent is perfect. It is a learning process. However, the earlier you start relating to your child/children, the easier it can be, dealing with the teenager. Wherever you are at in your relationship with your teenage son/daughter, here are 5 tips that might help.
5 Tips On How To Relate To A Teenager - Helena's Infinite Shades of Life - No parent is perfect. It is a learning process. However, the earlier you start relating to your child/children, the easier it can be, dealing with the teenager. Wherever you are at in your relationship with your teenage son/daughter, here are 5 tips that might help.

Okay, let’s face it. I’m a cool mom!

At least according to the eldest of my two sons.
I never tried to be particularly cool, but it seems, somehow I found the secret to relating to my 14 year-old.
Maybe it has to do with the fact that I was barely out of my teens when I got Bucky, or that I am still sometimes a child/teenager at heart myself.
All I can say is that, the way I am doing it seems to be working. So, I decided to share my experiences with all of you.

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Black Forest Cake & Sunflowers

Last week our beloved German Shepherd, aka grandma, aka my mother, turned 60.

🎉

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Every year over the last decade I have made it my priority to make that one day in her life special.
Of course I got her presents – this year a few CDs of her favorite artists (she loves music and movies) – but the things that always bring a smile to her face are cake and flowers.Read More »

The Curious Thing About Hobbies

The Curious Thing About Hobbies - Helena's Infinite Shades of Life - Isn’t it just amazing how some people manage to turn their hobby into their profession?
The Curious Thing About Hobbies - Helena's Infinite Shades of Life - Isn’t it just amazing how some people manage to turn their hobby into their profession?
The Curious Thing About Hobbies - Helena's Infinite Shades of Life - Isn’t it just amazing how some people manage to turn their hobby into their profession?

Isn’t it just amazing how some people manage to turn their hobby into their profession?

Honestly it makes me quite jealous at times. Then again, what if your hobbies are of the kind that would never generate a lucrative income? Or you have so many different interests that you wouldn’t really know which direction to go, if you’d want to aim for a professional career.Read More »