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Emilia

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Ik ben…

There is nothing wrong with princesses  - they are beautiful, are with Prince Charming and most importantly... they are filthy rich. However, I feel so relieved that for this year's carnival dress-up my daughters decided to NOT get yet another princess costume. It was enjoyable…
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Frozen 5

A year has gone by so fast when  Emilia had her Baymax party :) Since then there have been 365 days of: around 5 billion kisses, 10 billion cuddles, more than 3 billion hugs, 10 billion laughing moments to go with the other 10 billion of…
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Teaching children real values

My daughters' school organised a charity event a few days ago. They had to run as many laps as they could and raise money, this way, for the charity of their choice. It wasn't compulsory for all the school children to attend, although, they all did. Days before the event, I felt like explaining to them what that would be all about. Although we often, in our family, talk about giving and helping others, the idea of raising money for a charity wasn't quite understood. I showed them photos online of charities, other fundraising events, children in need around the world and explained how this kind of helping works. They had questions, of course, which is always good. Then they were sad and then... excited!
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Emilia and Baymax…

On the 19th of September my youngest daughter, Emilia,  turned four. Four years that went by pretty fast but were full of so many memories that could fill a lifetime. I never liked the 'sex role' mold that children are 'obliged' to follow and despite…