Mother's column – Passing on the Christian heritage
The baptism form that we use in the Netherlands is a valuable heritage from the past. It is incredible how many Reformed churches in our country, from liberal to conservative, still read that during baptismal services. Just imagine having to write something that suits all churches today. That would be impossible.
Mother's column – When the system turns against well-meaning housewives
The ultimate proof of power is that you can make people wait. Think about the refugees who stay in packed sports halls and have no idea how long it will take before their procedure starts.
Why is story reading so important for children?
Today, it is the UN's Literacy Day. Most of the dedicated days pass unnoticed by me. But since I see myself as an ambassador of story reading to kids, it is my honour to cherish this day.