Busy months of Sep & Oct

Thank G the sun is shining on one day in between all the rain.. Enough of the rain already! However, no such luck, this is the Netherlands after all. So busy the rest of the year got to be that I am already starting to feel bad for the family’s sake.. Tons of travel and […]

Rain and doctor

We are safely back in Amsterdam after the 1 week trip to Portugal by the three of us, and the 14 day trip to Finland and staying by the 4 of us at in-laws (total 6 people). No matter how close the relatives are, 14 days 24/7 with the kids and one week before that […]

Express yourself!

Woman! Be emancipated through your work! Is there another way to be emancipated? Do women need emancipation? How about men, or are they emancipated enough as it is? After yet another women-labor force-caring for children-work life balance academic discussion over lunch, I feel pressured to write down some thoughts. I fear I’m starting to be […]

On having kidz

1) Timing I used to be a little like a social scientist and family planner combined, on speed! Asked around a lot about people’s perceptions to having children, personal experiences, preferred number of kids, timing issues, and the likes. Only that was quite early on, I did this investigation in my early 20s. No idea […]

Working daddy, working mommy

Just as I was writing the entry below, our telephone rang both at home and at Ilkka’s workplace. We were offered daycare spots! In the end we decided to stick to where Lulu is now, and added one extra day, total 5 days per week from the beginning of March. We still prefer to move […]