Daddy issues

Today it is Ascension Day – a day that we of course all well know for, well, whatever. I wasn’t raised Christian, so to be honest I couldn’t care less what it is known for. It is a public holiday (at least in Germany and The Netherlands), which means I get to spend the dayContinue reading “Daddy issues”

Connection issues

I’m not gonna lie. The first time around, I found it pretty strange to ‘connect’ to my unborn child, during the entire pregnancy, which was roughly two years ago. The first few months, there is nothing. My wife didn’t look very pregnant. She said she felt different, but I didn’t notice much of it. SheContinue reading “Connection issues”

Germany you should – a series (part 3)

When you’re expecting or raising kids, being in Germany is fantastic. Why? In the Netherlands*, the conditions to become parents are pretty grim. My country hates kids. Mothers get four months of maternity leave, which includes the weeks before the baby is born. I guess the government thinks dads should not be involved in raisingContinue reading “Germany you should – a series (part 3)”