‘Inspiring mamma’s sharing their stories about motherhood’

The Mamma Stories featuring Kim, Woed & Dia for Lennebelle Petites - Joey van Dongen

Kim Tchai (entrepreneur / CEO Tchai International)
Mother of Woed (5), and Dia (2). Mijnsheerenland, the Netherlands


‘I’m not really the kind of girl that was always into babies etc. but now I have my own I cannot imagine without.’

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Alexandra (owner / creator By Alex Playmats)
Mother of Faas (6), Simon (2) and Hella (10 months). Rotterdam, the Netherlands


‘Don’t try to keep your ‘old’ life, embrace your new one.’

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

Nora (art director & owner/creator La Fête)
Mother of Puck (6) & Mia (2). Haarlem, The Netherlands


‘The best thing is motherhood itself, since we really wanted children for quiet a while and weren’t able to have them.’

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Karina (Frankys Playground)
Mother of Liam (2), the Hague Haag, the Netherlands


‘I love to give them a safe space and give them security, so they know they can talk to me about everything’

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The Mamma Stories featuring Tjitske & Elou - Joey van Dongen

Tjitske (Photographer)
Mother of Elou (1), Ibiza, Spain


‘She talks so much in her own language, at some point Jos and I crack up laughing.’

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The Mamma Stories featuring Vie, Jules, Madelon, Sylvester & Reva - Joey van Dongen

Vie Bonacci (Blogger for The Door In The Wall) mother of Julie (2).Arnhem, The Netherlands
Madelon Verdoorn (Blogger for The Door In The Wall) mother of Sylvester (4) and Reva (2) L.A, California, U.S.A


‘She explores the world with her whole body and mind and makes everybody smile while doing that’ – Vie

‘I like them to explore, to be independent, to be curious, to make mistakes. Yes, that takes more time but I have time now.’ – Madelon

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

Esther van de Paal (Co-owner Babyccino Kids)

Mother of Sara (9), Pim (7), Ava (4) and Casper (2) Amsterdam, The Netherlands


‘I want my children to become confident, positive people who treat happiness of other people as their own one.’

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

Anne-Britt Hansen (owner Pearls and Swines)

Mother of Pearly Lee (3) and Lovis Sue (0) Den Haag, The Netherlands


‘My hearts melts every day. But I think the first time Pearly and Lovis made real contact was truly magical.’

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

Vanessa de Kock-Erasmus (Event organizer, 100% Mama Event and owner kids label Little Indians)

Mother of Dayne (3) and Jimmy (1) Rotterdam, The Netherlands


‘There is no universal rule for raising kids. It’s not as simple as black and white. Every child is different, try to keep that in mind’

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Sabine van Gompel (Relations Manager)

Mother of Lola (9 months)Amsterdam, The Netherlands


‘Lola has the most beautiful room in the house. It’s a very bright room full of daylight.’

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The Mamma Stories featuring Lisa, Alma & Mia - Joey van Dongen

Lisa Horvatits (analyst at Eurojust)

Mother of Alma (4) and Mina (1) Amsterdam, The Netherlands


‘I know that I won’t be able to protect them their whole life but I hope by the time they fly away from the nest they will be able to live their lives safely and not recklessly.’

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The Mamma Stories featuring Emily & Filippa - Joey van Dongen

Emily Gray (founder of kids label Gray Label)

Mother of Beer (5) and Filippa (3) Amsterdam, The Netherlands


‘The love I get to get from my kids. They are so incredibly happy to see me when I come back, even if I was away for a short time, only one night, it doesn’t matter. Their joy is a pure magic for me.’

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

Marjolein Mos (Fashion stylist)

Mother of Jack (4) and Sef (9 months) Rotterdam, The Netherlands


‘I want them to know that the world is there for them to discover; that it’s ok to make mistakes.’

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The Mamma Stories featuring Hyshil & Lokelani - Joey van Dongen

Hyshil Sander (Illustrator)

Mother of Lokelani (6), Amsterdam, The Netherlands


‘She’s a goody good girl, which I recognize from myself when I was a kid. ‘

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The Mamma Stories featuring Lenneke & Mette - Joey van Dongen

Lenneke Kooijman (Jewelry designer)

Mother of Mette (almost 2) and 21 weeks pregnant, Rotterdam, The Netherlands


‘I always thought I would get a mini me but Mette really has her own character, a beautiful mix of both of us.’

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