Mother's column – locked outside
When people visit my grandmother, they usually go home with a lot more stuff than they came with. This evening is no exception. We just had dinner at grandma's, and in preparation to our departure, I am on my way putting bag full of books in the car. I take Sifra with me, because she is always after grandma's knickknacks. I let her clamber over the car seats while I go inside to get the rest of the stuff and the other children.
Mother's column – who decides which plant is a weed?
When I was pregnant with Sifra, I stumbled upon a list of ten things a mother-to-be should do during her maternity leave. The tips range from "sleep in late because you can still do it now" to "meet up with friends you haven't spoken to in a while because soon you won't have time for that".
Mother's column – saying no
How much energy toddler puberty takes from mothers! During the most ordinary daily activities (like eating, dressing up or going to the toilet), you may suddenly bump into a wall of resistance.