Professional Parents Businesses in The Netherlands

It's now been more than three years since I relocated from Australia to The Netherlands.  In my new "second home" country, I've been really pleased to see that there are also many parents here who choose to start a business to fit around their family. I started Professional Parents in Australia in 2009 and so …

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Children's Behaviour: What is normal?

For those of you in The Netherlands, we hold a monthly meeting in Delft and this month, our guest speaker was child psychologist, Jet Sichterman.  No matter where you are in the world, the information she shared is relevant to parents everywhere!  Read below for a summary. Here's Jet's introduction prior to the event: As …

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Praktijk Trotse Moeders (Practice for Proud Mothers), Delft The Netherlands

Marga attended our March meeting of Professional Parents Network in Delft.  Marga is Dutch and runs the Praktijk Trotse Moeders.  She shared a little with the group about her interesting work and she's written this article below in English for Professional Parents.  Marga will also share more at a future meeting in Delft. Do you …

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The needs of the one: a perspective on achieving work life balance

Guest post by Sue Lawrence, PhD My perspective on achieving the work/life balance, meaning providing a loving, enriching home for my child, a fulfilling career for myself, a supportive relationship for my husband, and doing all the little things to keep us moving forward can be summed up my James T. Kirk, captain of the …

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PPNM Delft, The Netherlands January 17th 2014

**2015 Update - These events are no longer operating ** PPNM (Professional Parents Network Meetings) are back in 2014 in Delft, The Netherlands! There are a few small changes to continue to improve the meetings and make it the perfect place for you to meet others who balance business & babies or children & career. Held …

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Professional Parents Network meeting 22nd November 2013 Delft, The Netherlands

Our final Professional Parents Network meeting for 2013 was held on the 22nd November in Delft, The Netherlands.  What is Professional Parents?  You can read a little in the about section of this site if you haven't already, but basically a Professional Parent is anyone who is combining a career with children.  Mamas, papas, babies and …

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Product Review: Friendship Book for Kids on The Move

I had the pleasure of meeting Petra recently at one of my Zestee Social Media School workshops.  Petra is an illustrator and graphic designer, and from the moment you open her website Happy So Lucky, you are exposed to a beautiful kaleidoscope of colour.  Have a click through on the images on the website for …

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Rebalancing Work-Life Workshop Amsterdam

In this post, I'd like to welcome Wendy Mackey-Jones from Solutions for Balance with this guest post and information about an upcoming Rebalancing Work-Life Workshop in Amsterdam on 02 November 2013.  Read to the end for a special offer for Professional Parents in The Netherlands.  Even if you're elsewhere in the world, it's interesting to …

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5 easy ways to take better photos of your children with a smartphone

Guest post by Vinita Salome.  Vinita is a professional photographer based in The Hague, The Netherlands and you can click on the photo above to visit her website.  Today she's sharing with us 5 easy ways to take better photos with a smartphone. “The best camera is the one you have with you” said the …

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