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Oma a German Grandmother

WHO IS OMA?

Oma is the name for a German grandmother.

Oma grew up in Germany and lived there until she moved to the United States with three small children in 1989. Oma has raised four children and within two years became the grandmother of four. Before becoming the ultimate full-time stay at home mom, she was a teacher.

Although Oma directly translates to grandmother, the meaning reaches far beyond Webster’s definition.

Oma is multifaceted in life skills within and beyond the home. She has a deep sense of identity rooted in the heritage and culture from her childhood home and upbringing. Oma is here to provide an authentic insight into practical homemaking skills, traditional festivities, arts and crafts, fine German cuisine, gardening, and traditional kids activities. Laugh out loud as guided along the way by Oma’s life lessons and on how simplicity is the key to organization and life skills.

Oma learned to love and accept the responsibilities in life at a very young age, which allowed her to become the person she is today. Spiced up with three tablespoons of positive attitude and 2-3 cups of humor, her life couldn’t be better.

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Yours Oma

Oma a German Grandmother

Oma’s Profile

  • Name:

    Everyone calls me Oma.

  • Five must-haves in your fridge or pantry:

    Milk, Butter, Eggs, Cheese, Sour Cream.

  • Your superpower:

    Compassion.

  • Best advice to new parents:

    Be a parent and let your children feel it.

  • Dogs or cats:

    Allergic to both. I prefer my Grandchildren.

  • Pet peeves:

    Disorganized refrigerators, things being out of order, talk but no action (bullshitting), change of plans, not keeping a promise, and overall unaccountability.

  • You have a knack for:

    Knitting, Crocheting, sewing, cooking, baking, homemaking, decorating, gardening, dancing, writing, painting, wall papering, baby sitting, hosting parties, celebrating holidays, renovating, and swearing in German.

  • Place of birth:

    Wiesbaden, Germany—moved to Frankfurt when I was 11 years old.

  • Proudest Moment:

    Having had my 4 children.

  • Favorite movie:

    I don’t have a favorite, but I do like: Avanti, Avanti with Jack Lemmon, Pirate Radio, East of Eden, Gone with the wind, The third Man, and on and on goes the list. I have over a thousand DVDs.

  • Most embarrassing moment:

    One of the first Christmases we spent in the States, we celebrated the holiday at a friend’s house. I baked a German cake. My friends put candles on it and started to sing “Happy Birthday.” I was confused and asked who’s birthday was it. They said, “Jesus!” I apologized for interrupting—still thinking it was for someone in the room.

  • This song makes you boogie:

    Depends on my mood because I love everything about music. Country, German songs, classical, even rock. Put the right song at the right time and I’m dancing.

Oma’s Stories