A mother is made, not born

A mother is made, not born

My daughter was born on May 2nd 2019. The same day her mother was born, too. Some of you might have been born to be mothers. Or some of you might expect from your partners, daughters or friends to jump into this role from day one. I wasn’t. Or at least I felt totally unprepared [...]

The beauty of the rain

The beauty of the rain

The rainy season in The Netherlands has officially started. Today is the last day of October and this month it has been raining almost every day. I used to be one of the people whose moods were influenced by the weather. Especially when the weather was bad, I was dreaming of moving to a country [...]

Life is a matter of choices, and every choice you make makes you.

Life is a matter of choices, and every choice you make makes you.

Some decisions we take in a blink of an eye. Others feel like they are the most important ones we have faced so far. This article is about the moments in our lives when we find ourselves on a crossroad and we struggle to make a choice about which direction to go next. Sounds familiar? [...]

The third trimester of pregnancy

The third trimester of pregnancy

Yes, we are almost there! To be honest I didn’t expect to feel much difference right away but the moment I entered the third trimester, I immediately felt that something had changed — suddenly I was playing in the highest league of pregnancy. Welcome back fatigue Compared to the feeling of being invincible during the second trimester, the [...]

Nice girls don’t get the corner office

Nice girls don’t get the corner office

In January my husband and I were shopping for a present for the daughter of friends of ours. While paying at the cashier, my attention was immediately grabbed by the title of the following book: Image available via Google images Lois P. Frankel, a bestselling author, executive coach, and an internationally-recognized expert in the field [...]