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 🙂

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. …

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 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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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, …

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 …

The reality of motherhood. There seems to be a trend at the moment – totally honest blogs about the first weeks of motherhood. The more honest you are, the more chance there is that your story will go viral. Especially …

Nursing in public I would breastfeed my baby – I knew that with absolute certainty a long time ago. I would feed my baby wherever and whenever necessary – that was also an absolute certainty. I’ve always said, “I’ll get …

Newborn photos Liv It took a while before I could process them, but finally they are done: the newborn photos of Liv. Because of the c-section I could only take a few photos. I didn’t manage to go to the studio till …

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