Mother's column – beating my smartphone addiction with a dumbphone
My smartphone has seen its best days. The battery quality has declined considerably, and an internal antenna seems to be broken. In any case, making or receiving calls no longer works, and mobile data is also failing. So when I am on the go, looking up an address, checking the traffic information or reading the latest news, is out of the question. Strangely enough, it mostly feels like a relief.
Mother's column – Looking for a wide audience
"Hey, are you not that mother who writes columns?" The blonde woman behind the stand is not the first tonight to recognise me.
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.