Motherhood Archive

How a 4 Year-Old Successfully Emo-Blackmailed His Mother

The art of parenting comes with the ability to dish out creative punishments consequences so as to help us parents impose discipline that teaches our kids to be responsible and accountable for their actions.  Consequences in itself

Predictably Unpredictable

If there’s one thing you can count on in the Netherlands is the fact that the weather here can be predictably unpredictable.  Sometimes cloudy; sunny if you are lucky, other times rainy and recently mostly foggy with

“I hope your teeth fall out”

That was what I told my 6-year-old daughter the other evening when I put her to bed: I hope your teeth fall out. Out loud. In her face. Really meaning it. Sounds bad, I know. But no,

All in A Day’s Work

Barely a week away to October closing its curtains and I’ve concluded that a minimum of 20 published post for this month is now deemed impossible. I’d be lucky to hit 18!   Day after day after

Monthly Mystery Munchies #18: Casper’s Pannakoek

When my South African fellow munchier suggested a Halloween theme for this month’s challenge with October being THE month when all scary stuff happens,  adults get their fix on scary costumes while kids run high on sugar, the