Family, Grandparents, My Articles

Grandparenting From Afar

When you move overseas you inevitably leave family behind. That, more often than not, includes separating your children from their grandparents with more miles than you'd like. However, living in different countries doesn't mean your children won't get to build a good, loving, healthy relationship with their grandparents. It's more about effort than it is… Continue reading Grandparenting From Afar

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Expat, My Articles

Why Everyone Should Live Abroad at Least Once in Their Lives

At this time of year many of you have travel plans to spend Christmas with  loved ones that you left behind when you moved abroad. Leaving family and friends behind is certainly one of the biggest downsides of moving overseas. But there are many positives to living overseas. There are at least five convincing ones… Continue reading Why Everyone Should Live Abroad at Least Once in Their Lives

King's Day, Multicultural Kid Blogs, My Articles, Typically Dutch

King’s Day in the Netherlands

This week sees the Dutch taking to the streets in honour of the king's birthday. He'll be in Groningen with his family this year but the celebrations will be country wide. At the forefront of any King's Day celebration are children's events. You can read more in my post over on Multicultural Kid Blogs: Celebrating King’s… Continue reading King’s Day in the Netherlands

Amsterdam Mamas, Children, Motherhood, My Articles, School

How Two Peuterspeelzaal Teachers Changed How I Parent My Sons

I am the mother of three highly sensitive sons. I myself am highly sensitive. I learnt this fact because of amazing teachers at my eldest son's peuterspeelzaal. They recognised traits and behaviours in him at the age of three that are consistent with being highly sensitive. Goodbyes in school were heart wrenching for him from… Continue reading How Two Peuterspeelzaal Teachers Changed How I Parent My Sons

Amsterdam Mamas, My Articles, Parenting Dutch Style

Are You Parenting Dutch Style?

Has raising your children in the Netherlands rubbed off on your parenting style? Does seeing the letters HAVO make you frown in confusion or smile in recognition? How do your children get to school? What food constitutes breakfast in your house?My latest article for Amsterdam Mamas will help you decide just how far you've gone… Continue reading Are You Parenting Dutch Style?