Mother's column – Does the love for animals also apply to insects?
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 – Clapping my hands against the fruit fly
Once, a spider in my house wove its web in our fruit bowl, between a banana with brown spots, a wrinkled peach and an old bunch of grapes. Smart, because I am sure it is easier to catch flies there than on the spot between two walls and a ceiling.
Mother's column – battling mosquitos with a tent
The weather forecast predicts tropical temperatures, so I go to the local store to buy a fan. They are well prepared for the heat. A few years ago, fans were all sold out during a heat wave, but now they have stocked them in time. I can even choose between several different models.