Dutch Dads Teach Us About Work Life Balance
Culture, Dutch, Work life balance

Dutch Dads Teach Us About Work Life Balance

Ever heard the term papadag? About half of new Dutch dads take a regular papadag. And when it comes to work life balance many Dutch people know what they are doing, About half of new Dutch fathers regularly take a (half) day every week or two off work to care for their children. In Dutch… Continue reading Dutch Dads Teach Us About Work Life Balance

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challenges of motherhood, Culture, Netherlands, Work life balance

Dutch Women Do Get Depressed

All the studies and blog posts you read say otherwise, but I can assure you that Dutch women do get depressed. Go on, Google it, type in "Dutch Women Don't Get Depressed". I'll wait. You see, if you believe what Google comes back with you would think that Dutch women float around the Netherlands with… Continue reading Dutch Women Do Get Depressed

British, Culture, Dutch, Expat, Family, Sport, The Netherlands, Work life balance

5 Lessons I Have Learnt from the Dutch

This is the fourth and last title in this month's expat blogging link up - it has been so much fun and I have loved reading about expat life through the eyes of fabulous bloggers across the globe - but it's not quite over yet. Here is the last one - 5 lessons the Dutch… Continue reading 5 Lessons I Have Learnt from the Dutch

challenges of motherhood, Work life balance

Choices, Critics and Meddling Politicians: Parenting Today

The uproar caused by George Osborne in the UK has reached the Dutch press this week too. The Conservative chancellor has managed to rile stay-at-home mothers with his frivolous remarks about mothers choosing to stay at home to look after small children making a lifestyle choice.In an effort to boost dual income households childcare vouchers… Continue reading Choices, Critics and Meddling Politicians: Parenting Today

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Motherhood, Passion and a Creative Hat: A Career Crossroads

A Career Crossroads is not always easy to negotiatePhoto Credit:¬†http://www.uniqraphy.de/I wanted a career that allowed me to wear my creative hat every day, not one that sucked the life out of me. So I made a change. So easy it was not....obviously.... but I did eventually make the switch to a career with the added… Continue reading Motherhood, Passion and a Creative Hat: A Career Crossroads

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Papa Day and Quashing A Myth About Dutch Workers

Today is 'papa day' in our house. Every other Wednesday my husband doesn't go to work. Instead he stays home to spend time with the kids and we make it a family day. It's something nearly half of new fathers do in the Netherlands. We try not to let errands and obligations take over this… Continue reading Papa Day and Quashing A Myth About Dutch Workers