DES MÈRES INSPIRANTES PARTANT LEUR HISTOIRE SUR LA MATERNITÉ

Un regard intime et personnel sur la vie de ces mamans.
Lisez leurs conseils et leurs idées sur la maternité,
leurs luttes honnêtes et comment ils trouvent leur équilibre.

(Seulement disponible en Anglais)


 

Mealynn
Mother of Riley & Quinn
Working at a natural pre-school
The Hague, the Netherlands

‘I quit the thought of ‘having to do it all’.
I had enough time to fully focus on the two most important
things in my life; my family and myself.’

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Amber de Vreng
Mother of Lilou
Illustrator/graphic designer/artist
Zaandam, the Netherlands

 

« It’s just shitty when you have to share your child.
And yes I have 3 days of the week where I can sleep, see my friends and work
but most of the time I just miss her and that sucks. »

 

 

 

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Annelijn
Mother of Maen & Dapper
Creator of Dappermeantje
Amsterdam, the Netherlands

 

‘At that time I also introduced the “sleeping gemstone” to Maen. I really enjoy products that have a story.
And with most minerals you have a really beautiful and magical story to tell. The gemstone and the story really got to her
and before we knew it she slept through all night – 2 straight weeks – in her own bed, a small victory!
She washes the stone every night before she goed to sleep for extra power.’

 

 

 

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Guusje van Gils – de Haas 
Mother of Niko & Bowi 
Founder of HAAS
Rhoon, the Netherlands

 

‘The best thing is never being alone again.
I’m an only child and my mother passed away when I was 18, so there were times when I could feel a bit lonely.
Being a mum myself makes me feel really rich and complete.’

 

 

 

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Alexandra van Eck-Samarina 
Mother of Ava 
Copywriter
Rotterdam, the Netherlands

 

 »I like the relaxed attitude of the Dutch.
In Russia, when it comes to kids, there are so many ‘rules’ and restrictions’

 

 

 

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Nina Pierson
Mother of Ella 
Co-Founder SLA
Amsterdam, the Netherlands

 

 »She reminds me every single day that we all are loving beings to start with.
The only problem with growing up is that we get distracted by our desires and thoughts.
Having a child reminds you constantly to live from your heart and make decisions that stem from love.

 

 

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Angel Kwok-Cheung 
Mother of Levyn & Seph
Ceramist OH MY HOME
Rotterdam, the Netherlands

 

‘I have so much love to give.
There is no love like mother-love.
It’s intense, magical and unconditional.’

 

 

 

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Kim Tchai 
Mother of Dia & Woed
Entrepreneur / CEO Tchai International
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  Noorman
Mother of Faas, Simon & Hella 
Creator By Alex Playmats
Rotterdam, the Netherlands

 

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

 

 

 

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Nora Vrba 
Mother of Mia & Puck
Art director / Owner La Fête
Haarlem, the Netherlands

 

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

 

 

 

 

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Karina Sandvliet 
Mother of Liam
Founder FRNKYS
Den 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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Tjitske Agricola 
Mother of Lou
Photographer
Ibiza, Spain

 

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

 

 

 

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Vie Bonacci / Madelon Verdoorn
Mother of Julie / Mother of Reva & Sylvester
Bloggers for ‘The Door in the Wall’
Arnhem, the Netherlands / L.A. Californië, USA

 

‘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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Esther van der Paal 
Mother of Sara, Pim, Ava & Casper 
Co-owner Babyccino Kids
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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Anne-Britt Hansen
Mother of Pearly Lee & Lovis Sue
Founder of Pearls & Swines
Amsterdam, 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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Vanessa de Kock-Erasmus 
Mother of Dayne & Jimmy
Event Organizer, 100% Mama Event / Founder Little Indians
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 
Mother of Lola
Relations Manager
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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Emily Gray
Mother of Beer & Fillipa
Founder of Gray Label
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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Marjolein Mos 
Mother of Jack & Sef
Fashion Stylist
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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Hyshil Sander 
Mother of Lokelani
Illustrator 
Amsterdam, the Netherlands

 

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

 

 

 

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Lenneke Kooijman
Mother of Mette
Founder & designer Lennebelle Jewelry
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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