‘Inspiring mamma’s sharing their stories about motherhood’

Annelijn, Maen & Dapper

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Tell us a little bit about yourselfI am Annelijn. A bit chaotic. More visually oriented than theoretical. Living in Amsterdam at one of the most beautiful canals together with my partner and our little ones Maen and Dapper. What made you decide to start Dapper Maentje?Following the birth of Maen I was orientating on what […]

Guusje, Niko & Bowi

You have created a beautiful concept HAAS. Can you tell me what it is about and what motivated you to create HAAS? Awww thanks! HAAS is a gift box that contains a carefully curated selection of unique, beautiful and essential products for mamas and babies (to be). From onesie, swaddle and skincare to cuddly toy, […]

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Alexandra & Ava

You are from St.-Petersburg, Russia and you met your Dutch husband in Canada. How long have you been living here, in Holland? And what do you like/dislike about the Netherlands in general?This August, it’ll be ten years since I’ve moved to the NL. Time flies. In the beginning, there was a lot of getting used […]

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Nina & Ella

Bedrock is all about ‘Your daily guide to personal growth’, How did becoming a mother grow you personally? Wow, it’s the biggest enhancer in personal growth. I think it’s a very healthy thing to do when you are a grown-up: to shift your attention from yourself to another person. This doesn’t mean that it isn’t […]

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Angel, Levyn & Seph

The Mamma Stories Angel, Levyn & Seph for Lennebelle Petites - Joey van Dongen

 What has changed in your life since you became a mother? A lot! My kids have taught me patience, an amazing kind of love and they make me a better person. They show me every single day that not the big but the little things in life matters. What do you want to teach […]

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Kim, Woed & Dia

What has changed in your life since you became a mother? For me it’s hard to find the balance between work and family. This constant search for where you need to be, has definitely been a big change in my life. Also the feeling that you really need to take care of these two before you […]

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Nora, Puck & Mia

The Mamma Stories featuring Nora, Puck & Mia - Joey van Dongen

What has changed in your life since you became a mother? A big challenge for me is to dived time for my children, my husband and me. I found out I need a lot of time for myself and you don’t get that. It will be a challenge for the rest of my life I […]

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Karina & Liam

The Mamma Stories featuring Karina & Liam - Joey van Dongen

What has changed in your life since you became a mother? I think I feel more confident. I don’t feel insecure about myself and I feel strong. Like yeah I can do this.  What things do you want to teach your child/ children? To be comfortable with themselves and to have respect for others. To […]

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Tjitske & Elou

The Mamma Stories featuring Tjitske & Elou - Joey van Dongen

 What has changed in your life since you became a mother? Less things have changed than expected, Elou seems to fit in with our lives perfectly so we still do everything we also did before we had her. We only need to adjust and plan a little bit more. Every single day we tremendously enjoy being […]

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Esther, Sara, Pim, Ava & Casper

The Mamma Stories featuring Esther, Sara, Pim, Ava & Casper - Joey van Dongen

What has changed in your life since you became a mother? My life has become complete and way richer.  What things do you want to teach your child/ children? I want my children to become confident, positive people who treat happiness of other people as their own one. I also would love my children to […]

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Anne-Britt, Pearly Lee & Lovis Sue

The Mamma Stories featuring Anne-Britt, Pearly Lee & Lovis Sue - Joey van Dongen

What has changed in your life since you became a mother? Everything. I’m happier, healthier. I don’t sweat the small stuff anymore. I never read books nor dance in clubs any more. My perspective on the world has changed.  What do you want to teach your child? Love strongly. Take every chance you get to […]

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Vanessa, Dayne & Jimmy

The Mamma Stories featuring Vanessa, Dayne & Jimmy - Joey van Dongen

What has changed in your life since you became a mother? I think mainly it’s the responsibility for a new life we created and now two lives. Impulsive rash decisions are mainly are not about me anymore.  What things do you want to teach your child/ children? I want to give them as much love […]

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Sabine & Lola

What has changed in your life since you became a mother? My life has become very rich, complete since Lola was born. It’s incredible that she’s now in our world. Every day is a surprise. There is always something new and enchanting about her. My life goes on and Lola has to get along with […]

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Emily & Filippa

The Mamma Stories featuring Emily & Filippa - Joey van Dongen

What has changed in your life since you became a mother? The spontaneity presents noticeably less often in our lives. However it doesn’t matter as it’s such a joy to be a mother. The love, affection and much more that you get from kids is indescribable.  What things do you want to teach your child/ […]

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Marjolein, Jack & Sef

The Mamma Stories featuring Marjolein, Jack & Sef - Joey van Dongen

What has changed in your life since you became a mother? Everything, really everything. It started with the pregnancy itself. I loved that growing swollen belly. It’s a pure magic. But it can be tough as well. Our first son Jack Jude was born prematurely when I was 30 weeks pregnant. He arrived 10 weeks […]

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