Viola (35) is nine months pregnant and on maternity leave since May 1st. Unlike her mother, Noah (5) and Lotte (3) are very excited about the sibling. In the evening Noah caresses her baby belly and tells the little one inside good night. And his sister is constantly repeating what she picks up. Actually the kids are talking more about the baby than the mother herself: „When you’re pregnant with your third child, you sometimes forget about it because you’re so busy with the other two. But sometimes when I rest, I can feel the baby move as if it wants to say “Hi, I’m right here!” Brother and sister also love the new buggy teutonia BeYou! V3. Especially Lotte wants to either push it or to be be pushed all around Pankow. Well, let’s hope baby number 3 has the necessary stamina to take back his siblings’ favorite toy. As to her professional future Viola stays cool and doesn’t worry too much about her career. She is an educationalist and has been employed so far, but after one year of maternal leave she considers to work as a freelancer. „We’ll see how it works with three kids! But I am positive about it, I am a good networker.“ When the kids are in bed Viola and her husband often relax on the couch and order some food. Or they are going out together, getting out of Pankow! Then she loves to show her stunning dress “Missouri” from Hamburg-based label Musswessels. She also wears it during the day with her dark blue chucks. Pretty cool! As a stylish mum I cannot live without … Red Lipstick from Girogio Armani and nail polish from Yves Saint Laurent. Colour is important! Photos and interview: Claudia Kahnt Text: Natascha Korol Sponsored by Teutonia.
When we saw this good-humoured couple walking down Stargarder Straße in Prenzlauer Berg we immediately grabbed our camera. Maxi (24) was on her way to physio, and afterwards she planned to stroll a bit around with her friend Lisa (21) and their two baby boys. They seemed so close and familiar with each other we thought they’ve known each other for ages. To our big surprise we found out they only met a few months ago in the mother-child-house both are living in with their sons. “It was friendship at first sight“, Maxi laughs. Since then they’ve spent every free minute together. As luck would have it, Maxi’s son Arn and Lisa’s Sohn Noa are of exactly the same age; both are four and a half months old. “We’re going through every stage of our lives together now and the boys grow up like siblings. So everything turned out fine in the end” Lisa tells us. Even their (rockabilly) styles are alike: Maxi is wearing a H&M denim overall, converse, a red flower in her hair and, most fashionable, a quiff! Lisa is going for a feminin look with an asymmetric H&M skirt and a plaid blouse. She shows her legs while wearing her comfy vans – pretty cool, we like! This brief but intense encounter really touched our hearts. We were blown away by these young ladies and their positive energy. They are so strong together. Here’s to (female) friendship! With all our heart we wish them all the best for their future. Both are working on it: Maxi is trained to be a bachelor of trade and commerce and Lisa has just finished her apprenticeship as a chef.
As a Berlin Mum you’re preferably spending your holidays at the Baltic Sea, eating lots of sallow thorn candies and fish. Without child, it used to be different: I travelled a lot and very much enjoyed street food markets all over the world.
„Look at her, what a cool haircut she’s got. And the way she’s mixing patterns – just great!“ we thought simultaneously when we discovered Sara (3) while browsing in our favorite shop Victoria met Albert at Helmholzplatz.