On trust

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Golden October afternoon

Today I had a whole day of choir practice and as Leander was at the SPIEL trade fair in Essen, my sister was so kind and awesome to babysit the boys during the day. Even after more than two years in whole and nearly a whole year of daycare it’s still weird to leave my children in someone else’s care, even if it’s someone I absolutely and completely trust like my sister. (So it’s good that I do it 😉 ) Continue reading

The persons we help them become

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Curiosity at work

Someone on Facebook posted an article from Forbes about how parental behaviour can prevent our children to become “the leaders they have the potential to be.” And while I do understand the idea of some (only some!) of the points the article makes, the fundamental message actually makes me angry and sick.

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Well, I’m back.

Wow. Long time no see!

It’s crazy how time goes by – not slowly as in the song but fast, so fast in fact, I feel like I live in fast-forward these days and months.

A lot happened! We celebrated Yule and Christmas, we went house-searching (without results) and renovated our kitchen (with amazing results). There’s a big blog post coming up with tons of pictures and I promise, you’ll be amazed! 😉 And with that: yes, I really intend to be back.

But for now let me tell you about last Tuesday. A friend and I went to an art course, called “free painting”. The quintessence was to “Just do”. There was a real buffet of paint and lots and lots of different brushes, dough scrapers, dishwashing brushes, scrapers and other things with which you could work. No guidelines, input only when you asked for it and no limits. 90 minutes of just painting and trying and letting go.

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