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Sofia

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First ever Aniridia Day

I have written before about my daughter Sofia and the rare genetic condition she was born with - Aniridia. Today is a good day for me and everyone who is involved with the condition either as a sufferer, their parents, friends or siblings. Today is…
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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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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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A rare star is born

On the 2nd of March of 2010, at 10.10 in the morning a very very special girl came to the world, my daughter Sofia. They say that when you have children your life can never be the same again - I say: good! Your life should't…