In this category you’ll find everything that doesn’t belong in another category 😉 Everything about my life as a mom of Liv, wife of Denny and all the brain waves I have. If I have time 🙂

Top 9 – 2018

Sorry I haven’t translated this blog in English. I hope you like the photos 🙂 De top 9 van 2018 Elk jaar kan je aan het einde van het jaar je “top 9 van Instagram” delen. Oftewel, je 9 ge-like-te …

3 years old

Dear Liv, It’s going to be a tradition: a letter for your birthday. I just read the letters from your first and second year. Now the third year is ready to start and we will celebrate this in Toronto, Canada! …

2 years old

Dearest Liv, Last year I also wrote you a letter, and I ended it with “hopefully the second year will not fly by so quickly.” Unfortunately the second year flew past MUCH faster than the first one! I blinked, and …

Dear Liv..

Dear Liv, On this day exactly one year ago I knew it wouldn’t be very long until we met you. You had made a little hole in my (your?) amniotic sac, and I had lots of regular Braxton Hicks contractions. …

Keepsake for first baby clothes

A keepsake for first baby clothes During one of the many, many night-time nursing sessions, I looked at my baby and thought: she’s getting so big already! Newborn clothes didn’t fit her any more, and the next size up wouldn’t …

Reusable babywipes | Cheeky wipes

Reusable babywipes Last month in the Netherlands an article comparing baby wipes was published by a well-known product testing website. The results shocked me. I already knew that baby wipes contained a lot of less than desirable ingredients, but there …

ELIMINATION COMMUNICATION | EC

Yes, our daughter is 6 months old, and does 95% of her poop, and most of her pees on a potty. And no, it’s not strange or incredible. Actually, every baby can do it, but in the ‘western world’ we’re …

112. Our Cloth Diaper Adventure

Our Cloth Diaper Adventure  During my pregnancy I blogged about cloth diapering. It took a while before I could write this blog, because the use of the diapers went a little different than planned 😉 It took some doing, but now …

111. Gift from a baby

Gift from a baby A little while ago a friend of mine, Sabine, sent me a message with photos of an adorable piece of art she had made with her children: Photo: Sabine de Hoop Such a cute idea! I …

110. Maternity leave forever?

Can you relate to this: your maternity leave starts, and those 16 weeks (or more) sounds like an endless holiday? An ocean of free time. Time you can spend tidying up, making photo albums, meeting up with friends you haven’t …

109. Back to work after the birth

When I was pregnant I decided to take six months of leave after Liv’s birth. Six months to focus on breastfeeding, and enjoy my daughter. I’ve not really ever been completely on leave, because this blog (amongst other things) continued, …

106. Bad mother (/father)?

Bad mother (/father)? Have you ever done something (or not done something) which resulted in your child being hurt, or sad? I’m supposed to hope everyone will answer with a ‘no’, but really I’m hoping for the opposite. Because if …

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