25.06.2018

Friendships, moving countries and motherhood. You win some, you lose some.

I close my eyes and enjoy the sun on my face (which is probably slowly turning lobster red by now). The cold beer in my hand provides a delightful contrast. The thought of that perfectly…

22.02.2018

Me-time is overrated, I choose quality time

Do we really need me-time? Or is it a consequence of multitasking and always being productive? With a lot of people having burnouts due to the pressure put upon us by the rush of life,…

01.02.2018

A mother of mothers

[For my dear family I made a dutch version of this blog post.] It’s still dark in the room. The morning sun is trying to sneak in, but the blinds stubbornly keep her out. Slowly I…

09.09.2017

Parenthood is mostly drudgery and frustration, but it’s still like the best thing ever

I can feel him crawling over me and carefully sliding from the bed. “Plof” two little feet landing on the floor. “Plof plof plof plof plof” fast little steps on the carpet. I love the…

19.02.2017

Not so happily pregnant

“No no no no no, you’re supposed to give me 3 minutes”, I said to the very clear and positive pregnancy test lying on the edge of my bathroom sink. I stared at it for…

07.02.2017

New beginnings

The end leaves room for the beginning of new. New moments, new songs, new people, new words, new places, new colors and new adventures. This past year has been a year of many endings and beginnings. New…