Well, what do you want to know?
Are you interested in me as a person, in what education I have had, in my function in society, or do you want to know more about what really matters?
I'm a mom of 6 children.
4 of them have to deal with autism disorder.
- the oldest: asperger syndrome and ADD
- son 2: PDD-NOS
- son 3: ADHD and dyslexia
- son 4: classical autism
I also have two girls, twins. One of the has to deal with dyslexia too.
I'm a psychologist and writer. (I don't like to boast about my abilities, and I'm not a proud person, so I'll leave it to that.)
English is my second language, so I guess reading my texts might create a strange feeling at times.
But maybe that's just my way of writing.
I like to be as concrete as possible.
Ofcourse I know people who want to impress with their intelligence often write terribly long analysis in wooly sentences, using lots of generalisations and understatements.
If needed I can produce texts like those too.
But I've choosen to be as straightforward as possible.
I want that all people can understand what's written without too much effort to concentrate.
My blog is a mix of everything.
Ofcourse about my experiences with my family.
There's so much happening each day, so many things to fight for.
But I also write about politics, health, lifestyle... you name it (or ask it) and I'll write about it.
I love memes. They're just fun, but at times they make me think about certain subjects.
Music is very important in my life.
I sing (since I was 4) and I play all sorts of musical instruments (flutes, whistles, the violin, guitar, some african instruments, and bagpipes.)
I've been a balletdancer a main part of my life, I've been a balletteacher and a choreographer.
One way or another I was always able to combine my studies with my dancing.
I can't think of a more perfect balance.
One of my main dreams in life is travelling.
Now the children are growing older I hope I can realise some of my travelling dreams.
Right now we're too much struggling for money.
I've started sponsored blogging to be able to do something for myself at times.
It's interesting to write about all sorts of products and services, especially if it means that a few dollars are waiting afterwards.
I'm living in The Netherlands, a country in Europe.
It's a country that triggers a lot of phantastic stories by some people.
Especially stories that are based on phantasy.
It's interesting how many people (including Dr. Phil...) have an opinion about my country and the inhabitants without ever been there (longer than a 2 day Amsterdam trip), and without ever having engaged in a discussion which lasted for hours.
Our discussions are the way we think: fast, loud, enthousiastic, impulsive, straightforward, but also respectful for the opinions of others.
Some people think we're having a huge fight, but all we do is challenge each other to express our thoughts, feelings and opinions.
Blogging is to me a way to vent, to update my friends (abroad) about what's going on in our lives, to think aloud, and to enjoy the time I'm watching the children or waiting for them to come home.
I'm always willing to answer questions about me and my country.
So when this introduction isn't enough, just let me know.