“Fall” in Love with Munich
A Note from the Editor
By Jordan Sapir
There have been few rare moments in my life as an expat mom that have allowed me to stop and smell the roses. Autumn is one of those moments. The foliage, the smell of roasted chestnuts, Oktoberfest and the Munich Marathon all allow for the nostalgia to flow here and there. You see, the thing is, as an expat, contrary to popular belief, we’re not on a daily voyage of cultural and language immersion: we actually have daily humdrum to attend to.
There is no morning stroll through the English Garden followed by a casual stop at a cafe to read the daily Zeitung. There’s also no museum visit to view an Ernst Ludwig Kirchner exhibition. There is, however, a 25 meter dash to the tram stop, weekly play dates at the same local playground and visits to the local fruit and veg stand.
I’d love, as I’m sure you would, to have some daily dose of culture in my host country. I may be one of the lucky few Über Moms who were actually living in the country pre cuddle-monkeys. I say “lucky,” because I have experienced Munich on my own. I’ve been able to have lazy carefree strolls in the parks, museums, and nearby surrounding areas. I’ve seen O’zapft with friends and meandered in the gardens of Lenbachhaus. For expats who are moms, who are here for various reasons, it’s difficult to find time to really enjoy the city on a daily basis.
That’s why this month we’ve been discussing ways to “Fall” in love with Munich on the Über Moms Facebook page. Our newsletter contributors have written their soliloquies de Münich in order to help you visualize your own.
Join us this month to discover the many reasons Über Moms fell in love with the Bavarian capital of Munich. It may be something as simple as safety or clean streets. It may be complicated gastronomy or architectural design. Whatever is it, we guarantee to give you one more reason to “Fall in Love” with Munich.
Jordan Sapir, mother of two glitter-laden girls, 1 and 3, studied Journalism and International Political Science in NYC, a place she once called home. She can slaughter five languages fluently. She has worked in a newsroom or two, walked a catwalk or three, and is all for an impromptu adventure. Having traded in her Prada for pretzels, the founder of Über Moms lives in Munich, where she is a stay at home mom and studying to become a certified nutritionist. She is a mommy on a mission and wants to help fellow mothers raise healthy happy families, and beat a PR here and there.