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Sint Maarten

Sint Maarten's Day

St. Martin's Day or Sint Maarten in Dutch is a popular children's…
Ollie is ready for Halloween pumpkins. Are you?

Ollie is ready for Halloween pumpkins. Are you?

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Looking for indoor activities for your little one on a rainy…
How To Carve A Halloween Pumpkin

How To Carve A Halloween Pumpkin

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Many people would like to carve Halloween pumpkins! Getting in…
Happy Mother's Day! (Picture: Arianna Ardia)

Happy Mother's Day!

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Moederdag or Mother's Day in the Netherlands is always the second…
Linnaeushof, Europe's biggest playground, is open

Linnaeushof, Europe's biggest playground is open again

Speelparadijs Linnaeushof: the biggest playground of Europe!…
Toddler Tips: The “No!” Phase

Toddler Tips: The “No!” Phase

Your toddler is developing at a very fast pace. One day they…
Important facts for the first step to elementary school (Photo: Leóny Lasschuit)

Important facts for the first step to elementary school

  In this article I focus on the first step towards the…
4 & 5 May: Remembrance Day and Liberation Day (Photo: Melanie Caitlin)

4 & 5 May: Remembrance Day and Liberation Day 2015

The Netherlands is unique among the other European countries…
Teen

Teen sex in Holland

Would You Allow Your Teen to Have Sex at Home? One of…
Newborn

Born yesterday: mothers and their newborn babies - in pictures

Photographer Jenny Lewis took 150 photographs of new mothers…
makeup

Australian mum turns Bratz dolls into Regular Girls by Removing their Heavy MakeUp

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“These dolls have been rescued and rehabilitated from op-shops…
Peuterspeelzaal

Five forms of childcare in the Netherlands – Part 3: Peuterspeelzaal (Playgroup)

Doesn't your child go to a crèche or day care? But does he/she…
Arrangements regarding children drastically revised as of 2015

Arrangements regarding children drastically revised as of 2015

As of 2015 a number of tax benefits regarding the cost for your…
Dutch lessons for kids on funny DVDs - watch this video: animals

Dutch lessons for kids on funny DVDs

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Effective and funny Dutch teaching program for kids - and adults…

My CB Said What? Ridiculous Advice From The Consultatiebureau

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To provide a little background for this post, the Consultatiebureau,…
Circus Tricks - How do you juggle ex-pat life, children and still try to follow your dream? (Illustrations by Sarah-Leigh Wills and copyright Rembrandt & Kiki 2014)

Circus Tricks - How do you juggle ex-pat life, children and still try to follow your dream?

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Jane Archer-Wilms, British ex-pat, explains how she puts pen…
Book Review: “Rembrandt and Kiki Move to the Netherlands” / “Rembrandt and Kiki Verhuizen naar Nederland”

Book Review: “Rembrandt and Kiki Move to the Netherlands” / “Rembrandt and Kiki Verhuizen naar Nederland”

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This new book on the bilingual block is the first of a planned…
October children's month: more tips

October children's month: more tips

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October is children's month in Haarlem In addition to the…
Drongo Festival (Photo BIMU)

Drongo Festival

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Drongo Festival: "Languages for your Future", Professional information…
I know you mean well but perhaps you might want to try these lines instead (Photo: Shutterstock)

I know you mean well but perhaps you might want to try these lines instead

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I didn't realize I have been riding on a dark cloud to strangers,…
Could parental leave be why Dutch kids are the world’s happiest?

Could parental leave be why Dutch kids are the world’s happiest?

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Unicef calls the Dutch the happiest children in the world and…
Primary school in the Netherlands (Photo: Arianna Ardia)

Primary school in the Netherlands

Compulsory education under Dutch law applies to children of all…
Being a Third Culture Kid - Part 1: The Challenges (Photo: Chaud)

Being a Third Culture Kid - Part 1: The Challenges

Do you have small children and are you thinking of moving abroad?…
World Breastfeeding Week 2014 and special invitation for our Haarlem breastfeeding mums (Photo: Breastfeeding Chicago)

World Breastfeeding Week 2014 and special invitation for our Haarlem breastfeeding mums

The World Breastfeeding Week 2014 is this week, between Aug 1-7. The…
NLs in top five countries for mothers (Photo; Arianna Ardia)

NLs in top five countries for mothers

The chance of a woman in the Netherlands dying during pregnancy…
Letter To the Young Mum in the Mammacare Waiting Area

Letter To the Young Mum in the Mammacare Waiting Area

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Yesterday in the waiting area I noticed you. You came out of…
12 things parents raising bilingual children need to know (Photo: Rachel Ranting)

12 things parents raising bilingual children need to know

1 – It doesn’t happen by magic Children do not become bilingual…
How to fit into Dutch society, have a home birth (Photo: Sofeminine)

How to fit into Dutch society, have a home birth

The Shallow Man, after ten years in the Netherlands has learned…
Dutch crèches refusing non-vaccinated children

Dutch crèches refusing non-vaccinated children

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At least 5 crèches in the Netherlands now refuse children who…
Clothing industry revises children's sizes (Photo: NOS)

Clothing industry revises children's sizes

Dutch children are on average 2 kilos heavier than they were…