Pint of Science Nuernberg

With some friends : We are organizing the pintofscience Event. A word festival that bring some of the most brilliant scientists to your local pub. ( due to Cov-19 this year is online, Zoom App ). Please Save the Date:7th of September at 18.00.The Event is free of charge. It will be a pleasure  if you will take Part. Hope to See you soon

Nuremberg Pop Festival

For the parents ( as me) that  they want to listen music with their children my advice is to go to the pop festival  nuremberg. It is really nice there are different bands and it is comfortable to go with children.

For the children it was fun, they dance a lot’s , they saw different type of instruments and they really enjoyed.  There are several places where you can listen music with them, but my advice is to go the New Museum because there is a lot’s of space for them to play and to dance.

Pole: after birth how to gain again right shape and self-confident

I love the pole. It is the right sport for me, I like it because I can relax , I have this impression that I am not a working mum and that I don’t spend all the time with children or at work. But it remembers me that I am a woman.

I like to develop my strength day by day , increase my elasticity and build-up friendship with people that share the same interest.

After my second baby, I didn’t fit anymore in my nice clothes, so I decided to try to practice the pole for 31 days and see if I have some results.

Checks in the pregnancy

First trimester pregnancy:
  • Exam: Pregnancy test (after the first day of delay)
    it is a test that measures the Beta HCG hormone, or Human Chorionic Gonadotropin. It is the hormone secreted by some cells of the future placenta as soon as the embryo is installed in the uterine wall, immediately after conception. This hormone, absent in the unfertilized woman, is traceable about eight days after fertilization.
  • Exam: nuchal translucency test. (Between weeks 10 and 14)
    It is used to evaluate the percentage of probability of possible malformations of the fetus.
  • Exam: Urine test (one every month)
    It is used to verify that the woman has not contracted urinary tract infections.
  • Exam: Blood test (one every month)
    It is used to verify that the blood values ​​are normal.
  • Exam: Coombs test. (if you have the negative RH factor, every month)
    It is used to verify that the blood values ​​are normal.
  • Exam: Ultrasound. (one every quarter)
    The first ultrasound: used to verify that the baby’s heart beats (weeks 6 and 11)
    The second ultrasound: morphology, to verify that all the organs of the child are functioning correctly and to evaluate if there are any malformations (weeks 20-22)
    The third ultrasound: to verify that pregnancy proceeds normally and that the child is developing correctly (weeks 28-37)
  • Exam: Weight control (every month)It is used to verify that the pregnant woman does not increase its weight exponentially. In fact, the saying that we must eat for two is not true. An excessive weight loss could negatively affect the health of the fetus.
  • Exam: Pressure control (every month). It is used to verify during pregnancy the woman’s pressure does not change with respect to the normal values.
  • Exam: Bi-test and Tri-test. (week 11-14). These are two types of maternal blood samples and give statistical results on the probability of having children with malformations and chromosomal abnormalities.
Second-trimester pregnancy exams:
  • Exam: O’Sullivan test or curve and glycemic minicurva (weeks 24 and 28)
    It is used to verify that the woman does not contract gestational diabetes. (glycemic curve).
  • Exam: Cordocentosis (weeks 18-20)
    It is used to check for any chromosomal abnormalities found in amniocentesis. (consists of fetal blood).
  • Exam: Amniocentesis and Villocentesis (weeks 15-18)
    It is used to check for any chromosomal abnormalities found in the fetus.
  • Exam: Morphological (weeks 15-18)
    It is used to check that all the baby’s organs are working properly and to evaluate if there are any malformations.


Third-trimester pregnancy exams:
  • Exam: Ultrasound (weeks 28-37)
    It is used to verify that pregnancy proceeds normally and that the child is developing correctly.
  • Exam: Vaginal-rectal swab (from weeks 35)
    It is used to detect the presence of beta-hemolytic Streptococcus group B or Streptococcus agalactiae, a bacterium harmless to the mother and the fetus but potentially dangerous for the baby at birth.
  • Exam: Monitoring of the fetal heartbeat (from weeks 40)
    It is used to evaluate the state of health of the fetus. An absolutely regular, constant beat is not a sign of good health. On the contrary: if the baby’s beat is variable during a few minutes it means that the baby is fine.

Germanistisches museum Nuremeberg: famous painting for children.

Every two weeks  on Sunday at the Germanistic museum: it is possible to spend 90 minutes  painting. It is a nice activity for children (4-12 years).

The guide explains briefly the life of the picture and the style. The painting topic is usually an animal or plant. After this introduction the children can reproduce on their canvas the painting and take it at home.


When , if not now! It is blooming period

Sometimes it happens. You are happy with small things. That’s happened to me today.

My little on is ill since one week , and it was a tough period because I slept 1 h and after I went to work. But today , that I took the  child illness, it was an amazing day. I didn’t do anything to special , I basically stayed at home all the time with my ill little boy, but it was a special day somehow. Infact I had a lunch with my children during the week. And I really enjoyed to stay with them to easily play with them, without the pressure to run always somewhere.

In the evening my daughter (the oldest), helped me to cook my favourite Vietnamese food.It was really a simple but perfect day.

Find a nursery place

An important support for a working mum is a nursery place. When I moved to Germany, it was not so easy to find a nursery place in Nuremberg. Not all the nursery are accepting children in the middle of year( usually they are giving places in Sep) and not all the nursery are accepting children younger than one year. That’s in my opinion is a great limitation, because without a nursery place it is difficult to look for a job, to taking part to a german course. Fortunately I found an office in Nuremberg ( there is one in each city) that is supporting parents to find a nursery place. The woman responsible for the office is really competent, efficient and effective. She helped me to find a nursery place. She is speaking german and english.

I am strongly advice to contact this office in order to get support to find a nursery place.

Please find below: the contact of the nursery office:

Servicestelle Kitaplatz

Dietzstraße 4

EG, Zimmer 032 und 002

90443 Nürnberg

Öffentliche Verkehrsmittel


Telefax: 09 11 / 2 31-1 06 43

Zur verschlüsselten Übertragung Ihrer Nachricht:






Mo / Di / Do: 8.30 – 12 Uhr und 13 – 15.30 Uhr
Mi / Fr: 8.30 Uhr – 12.30 Uhr
und Termine nach Vereinbarung

Christine Gräf

Telefon: 09 11 / 2 31-1 04 44

Learning toy for children

To improve the manual ocular coordination and fine motor skills of your child you can build a iterative small wooden board.


1.Two wooden bars of 1 meter .
2. Two wooden boards of the same size.
3  mirror
4. haircuts
5. brush
6. boxes
8. a sponge
9. phone
10. a light switch
11. a pacifier.

Fix the 2 bars to the wall. Please take care that the bars are not positioned to high. Fix the two boars on the two bars.

Glue the objects (i.e. mirror, sponge) on the boars.  Let´s play 🙂




Book to read

  • Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: I bought this book for my 5 years daughter. This is a children’s book that reinvents fairy tales, inspiring girls with the stories of 100 great women from Elizabeth I to Serena Williams. It is really interesting because it gives the possibility to your children to understand that many women have improved our future with their actions.
  • Modelli muscolo-scheletrici personalizzati: My master Thesis 🙂

Apartment: two bedrooms with an outdoor pool, in Maratea (Italy) for 5 persons from 20 to 27 May

The Flat:
Two Bedroom Apartment with an outdoor pool, in Maratea (Italy) for 5 people. Free parking for  500 Euro

Flat N.5119 Available From 20th of May 2017 to 27 of May 2017.
A furnished two bedroom apartment is available in Maratea (Italy) for five people for one week. The prize for 5 people is 500 euro.The apartment It is composed of 5 places beds (one bedroom and 3 sofa beds), kitchen, bathroom and veranda.

The accommodation
The apartment also offers a free children’s club, tour / ticket assistance and free connection to the sea side with the site.

• Swimming pool – Children
• Beach / pool umbrellas
• Wireless Internet access – surcharge
• Meeting facilities size (feet) – 9684
• Meeting facilities size (meters) – 900
• One meeting / conference
• Pool sun loungers
• Breakfast available (surcharge)
• Free outdoor parking
• Kids Club (free)
• Children / Supervised activities (free)
• Bar / Lounge

Interaction with guests:
They can contact me for more information.

The surrounding area:
Very nice place, ideal for a holiday with friends or family. Apartment well connected (free beaches) and next to the statue of Christ the Redeemer