• Onderwijs Begint Bij Organisatie

    De afgelopen week was voo r mij een - misschien wat late - openbaring. Onderwijs begint bij organisatie. Ik heb mij de eerste dagen van het nieuwe schooljaar... Read more

    Posted on 22 August 2015 SELF EXPRESSION
  • Maternity Leave

    Maternity Leave

    Finally, at 36 weeks, I am on maternity leave. It is quite strange to think that for the next 4 months or so I won’t be returning to work. Read more

    Posted on 19 December 2013 SELF EXPRESSION
  • There We Go Again…

    There Again…

    About one-and-a-half week ago we discovered a small bump on the inside of our dog’s left ear. It had been more than a year ago since we had discovered a small... Read more

    Posted on 23 September 2013 SELF EXPRESSION
  • 22 Weeks


    22+1 to be exact. Things are picking up: at work as well as my own studies which are starting up again today. I’m feeling well the majority of the time. Read more

    Posted on 12 September 2013 SELF EXPRESSION
  • 21 Weeks


    The most exciting and anticipated thing happened this week. On Saturday morning we were having breakfast in bed and I could feel the baby move really well. So... Read more

    Posted on 04 September 2013 SELF EXPRESSION
  • The Great Gatsby OST

    Great Gatsby

    Recently I read The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald since it is a book I would like to discuss with my upper school students this year. Of course, it is... Read more

    Posted on 29 August 2013 SELF EXPRESSION
  • 20 Weeks


    pregnant and back to work again. I have to say, It’ll probably take some getting used to. Right after I get home in the afternoon, I just have to take a nap or... Read more

    Posted on 28 August 2013 SELF EXPRESSION
  • On Your Marks. Get Set. Go!!!

    Your Marks. Set. Go!!!

    Monday marked the beginning of a new school year. As usual, the first day is just for teachers, and meetings, and lots of info.Today I saw my students again... Read more

    Posted on 27 August 2013 SELF EXPRESSION
  • 20-week Scan

    20-week Scan

    Yesterday we had our 20-week scan and it was amazing. Due to DNA testing that had to be done because of some hereditary business we had to deal with early on... Read more

    Posted on 24 August 2013 SELF EXPRESSION
  • Vlogs: Bumps Along the Way

    Vlogs: Bumps Along

    Since I’ve known we were going to try to get pregnant, I have been watching videos and vlogs on YouTube by people who were experiencing pregnancy. Read more

    Posted on 22 August 2013 SELF EXPRESSION
  • 19 Weeks


    pregnant today, and steadily gaining some weight. I’m quite happy about that, honestly, because up until two weeks ago I didn’t gain anything and it kind of... Read more

    Posted on 21 August 2013 SELF EXPRESSION
  • Beer Subsidy

    Beer Subsidy

    All over the world, the Netherlands (or Holland, as some may prefer) is renowned for its tolerance of prostitution and soft drug; providing methadone  to... Read more

    Posted on 17 August 2013 SELF EXPRESSION
  • Skippy Dies

    Skippy Dies

    I have a big stack of “to-read” books lying in my bookcase; it’s infuriating. I can divide those books up in three main categories: 1) books I have to read for... Read more

    Posted on 15 August 2013 SELF EXPRESSION
  • 18 Weeks


    18 week bump.After some preparing on Thursday, we took an early train on Friday to get to our ‘babymoon’ destination. On Friday we spent the day in Maastricht... Read more

    Posted on 14 August 2013 SELF EXPRESSION
  • The Secret Life of Bees

    Secret Life Bees

    Last Saturday I attended a presentation by a beekeeper on beekeeping and learned quite a few things about bees that I hadn’t previously known. Read more

    Posted on 13 August 2013 SELF EXPRESSION
  • 17 Weeks


    Today I’m 17 weeks pregnant. We’re nearing that half-way point and preparation-wise it’s certainly feeling that way, too.At this point, the baby is about 17 cm... Read more

    Posted on 07 August 2013 SELF EXPRESSION
  • The Orphan Master’s Son

    Orphan Master’s

    It is hard to write something on Adam Johnson’s The Orphan Master’s Son without spoiling too much of the plot. I might start by saying that I bought the book... Read more

    Posted on 05 August 2013 SELF EXPRESSION
  • Free Pregnancy Gift Boxes

    Free Pregnancy Gift Boxes

    When you’re pregnant in the Netherlands, there are quite a lot of companies that want to vie for your business. The result is that some companies, usually big... Read more

    Posted on 04 August 2013 SELF EXPRESSION
  • Ginger and Rosa

    Ginger Rosa

    Desperate to find a new movie to watch I visited moviefone’s website and just started browsing. There are times in the year when mainstream movies come out... Read more

    Posted on 28 July 2013 SELF EXPRESSION
  • Update


    I’ve been absent for quite a while and I could name quite a few causes for it. The last months before the summer break were extremely busy at work; there was a... Read more

    Posted on 27 July 2013 SELF EXPRESSION