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Make Each Moment Count

March 26, 2020

M A R C H  2 6   “A picture isn’t taken in a moment,” stated the brochure for the Cottonwood, Colorado, hotel. “It’s taken of a moment.”   It took me a long time to learn that important truth. I spent years trying to get my life together and keep it together, as though […]

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Klaudia’s waters broke at 24 weeks. Because there was a chance of premature birth she was transferred from Leiden to Maastricht for their specialised care and given medication to help Tymon’s lungs to develop. Tymon was born a week later at 25 weeks with a birthweight of 840 grams. Initially, Tymon was breathing on his […]

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This year we took the stencil stickers off our pumpkins and decided to draw freehand. Rebekka began drawing on hers, meanwhile I got started on Lea’s – she’d asked for a cat with a heart nose. Then Rebekka looked over and saw what I was doing and decided she no longer wanted the heart-eyes emoji […]

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My Own Family Photographs

October 15, 2019

A year has passed since we had these photographs taken of our family. Lea was three years old at the time, but not for long. A few weeks later she would turn four and it would be the start of school for her! Having our family photographs taken was a wonderful way to bring this […]

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Creativity was calling and I’d been thinking about starting a new personal photography project when I came across the O’Clock Project on Instagram [see #oclockproject2019]. Led by Unscripted, the project is a month long creativity exercise whereby you choose the craziest hour of your day, then take a photo daily throughout the whole month during […]

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I’m delighted to introduce you to Johanne Bade of Fit & Fabulous Moms and the work she does as a Hormone Balance coach! Johanne and I met at the Feel at Home Fair for internationals living in The Hague. We were both helping out on the stand for the Women’s Business Initiative International, of which […]

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