Mother's column – a chic hairstyle for moms
Her name is Melissa, and she has a head full of silver-grey coloured curls with pink highlights. She asks me how I want my hair to be done. "I want to donate it", I say, "but I still want to be able to wear my hair in a ponytail after cutting." There is no specification for when hair is classified as long, but a tail is a bare minimum for me.
Mother's column – Running around in a castle
One of the girls with whom I once lived together as a student, has become a mother. Planning a maternity visit does take some effort, as she now lives on the Dutch island of Texel, where you can only go by taking a ferry. That will make a nice day trip with the kids during the holidays.
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.