What my Toddler Taught Me About Potty Training

My husband and I have just achieved the Potty Diploma from The Potty Training Institute of Toddlerland – Here’s what we’ve learnt!

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Book Recommendations from 2017 Reads

2017 involved a whole lot of writing: from very formal speeches to medical interviews and pregnancy-related articles,  the need to read fiction became much more of a ‘need’. In my lowest and most stressful periods, a few minutes of offline reading brought me back on track. I guess we’re getting a hang of the parenthood…

My Minute

It’s almost ten. As I’m sitting down writing this, the kitchen counter is still full of dirty dishes and laundry is still waiting to be transferred to the dryer. Unfolded clothes have been on standby for quite a while and the ironing board has been resting vertically against the wall too long for comfort. E-mails are…

Book recommendations from 2016 reads

Quantitatively, 2016 wasn’t a year of many books in our household. The parenthood package included a whole lot of worry, never-ending lists of new things, and an almost automatic lead to the holy grail that are other mummy blogs. Reading moved online, in 5 minute mini-breaks and in-between the rest of life. If anything though, I’ve…

To my one year old

Mummy can’t help but feel nostalgic. Listening to others sing you happy birthday sends me into a rapid flight back to the day of your birth. I never felt as empowered – or as vulnerable – as that perfect Sunday morning. It also sends me into a frenzy of emotions. Here you are, much loved…

Sweating Through Summer with a Baby

The 10-minute process of putting on a swimsuit, grabbing a towel and driving to the beach has now become an hour long procedure of packing half the house and chasing a fast-crawling ten month old with a swimming pull up and frilly swimsuit. Oh, and did I mention? Apparently swimming diapers don’t hold pee.

Make Coffee Not War

For the past three years, our home has been The Hague: the renowned City of Peace and Justice, a beacon of hope against unfairness, violence and threats. A plethora of courts dot the city’s skyline, some clothed in impressive architecture as is the Peace Palace, others housed in an eyesore, as is the ex-KPN building….

1001 Reasons to Count Your Blessings

As days smoothly morph into weeks and weeks into months, we have the tendency to succumb to a routine which sees both the little and the big taken for granted. Just as a network engineer is only regarded when ‘The page cannot be displayed’ pops up instead of Google (Rich can vouch for this), so…

Gawhra

Gawhra This post is for you. I had two options: either wake up early or write into the night. As I am the perfect image of a morning person, I chose the latter. It’s past midnight and officially your birthday. The last one as a bachelor; the last before the ‘big’ 30! I remember our…

Our Light Above

This post is dedicated to a person I never met but whose voice I know so well. Fate did not allow us the privilege of meeting. Nonetheless, your presence is constantly felt. In your lifetime, you achieved what I aim for: that of leaving a mark on this world. Your music is testimony to your…