Category: Motherhood

Lara’s Corn Starch Experiment

Posted by on 08 Sep 2014 at 21:50 in Motherhood

Lara's Corn Starch Experiment

You have probably seen some video on YouTube or Facebook of a toddler making an incredible mess with baby powder, cereals or sudocrem. And I know for sure that if you’ve seen one of these videos you laughed; I know I did. Well… Lara decided yesterday to make snow out of corn starch. Guess who wasn’t laughing so loud this time?

Lara didn’t want to nap yesterday but she stayed in her bed with a book and things got quiet. I imagined that she was just chilling and resting. After a while I started hearing things over the baby monitor and decided to go check. When I entered the room I was greeted by a powder covered toddler with a big smile on her face. “Look mami, snow!”. Yay. No Lara, it’s beginning of September no snow yet. And my little wildling put the corn starch back in it’s place, so that I wouldn’t notice a thing. Now that I am actually writing this all down I am laughing a bit.

P.S. We use corn starch as baby powder, that’s why it’s in her room.

Thank you grandmothers (and grandfathers)!

Posted by on 03 Jun 2012 at 01:43 in Motherhood

What would be of fresh new parents without grandmothers? I’m sure that there are plenty of moms that do just fine without grandmothers but I am extremely happy that Lara’s grannies are around. Today I managed to catch up on my sleep, Belgian grandma was visiting. Brazilian grandma moved to the Netherlands specially for Lara. When Tom and I both were ill, she rushed over and made sure Lara didn’t get ill as well. And it’s always useful ask them how they handled situations when we were little. So a big thank you to grandmothers (and grandfathers as well).

My Best Friend: Elmo

Posted by on 01 Jun 2012 at 01:23 in Motherhood

During my pregnancy, I often wondered about how I would raise my daughter. One important theme in these thoughts was media, and specially TV. No, my daughter will not watch TV, she will read books. And then your baby starts crying… and crying… yelling… What do you do? Well, we sat down in front of my laptop and started watching videos of Elmo on YouTube. It’s a kind of magic! Lara immeadiately started smiling and laughing. A good aspect of YouTube is that I can control what she watches and when. I’m still amazed by the effect a single video can have on a baby. But you won’t hear me complain. Elmo, we love you!