I decided to start a blog 9 months after our boys were born. My main motivation was/is that during my pregnancy I came across various not very positive attitudes towards parenthood. I am learning it by doing - how to be a working mother and be available in both roles. I must admit that without support of my better half this would not have been possible. I am sharing various issues on my blog, mostly how I am dealing with my family and work life, and with issues related to bringing-up children in Belgium.
Besides being a wife and working mom I love to write and make youtube videos in my spare time. I am also going to school for a Bachelor’s Degree in Multimedia Communications. It is a lot to juggle, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.
I can be contacted by email at: JanaeWrites@hotmail.com
Hello, I'm Carrie. Like many of you, I moved to Brussels for work but stayed for love. In 2009 I came to Brussels on a three year assignment with my job as a tax accountant. A few months later, I met my husband and instantly fell in love.
When we decided to start a family in 2013, we also decided I should change careers. This was the perfect time for me to pursue my passion for teaching yoga. Since then I have specialised in working with prenatal and postnatal women. Especially through private sessions. This has been the perfect career to combine with raising son, who is now 2 years-old.
Growing up I always wanted to be a writer, so I am starting to blog.
You can contact me at: email@example.com
I became a lobbyist, married a Briton, had a baby, we bought a house and worked on until one day I got fed up with the stress, traffic jams, impossible work missions (in my mind at least) and little time for my family. To my great surprise I resigned and became a housewife.
After a few years at home (and one more child), I have got used to the household chores, but my great passion is writing. I have written columns, articles and blogs for many years in various media and I am dreaming of writing a book one day.
Hello my name is Zeynep. I'm originally from Bursa, Turkey. I have a degree in journalism and in EU integration. I love to write small stories. I am a mother of two; a boy and a girl. I have been living "au pays plat" for almost 10 years. After the arrival of our children, we decided to settle down in Brussels; mostly because raising kids in multicultural, multilingual is great! And this favourite song of my son well describes our adopted home, Brussels."le monde appelle
dans le port de bxl
il y des marins en marcel
il y a des tziganes sans roulotte
entre espoir et crainte ils flottent
de orkesten met bretellen
van alle stijlen een cocktail
la societe au pluriel"
By Jaune Toujours, Belgian music group
I hope you will enjoy reading our stories.
You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Geraldine McKenna works as a translator for the European Commission and has been living in Brussels for 15 years. She is Irish and has one son, Ewan.
Contact Geraldine at email@example.com.
With some free time on my hands, I've decided to do a little blogging (which I've been meaning to do for ages!) and write a little for BCT's magazine Small Talk. Parenthood is new to me. Brussels is new to me. I hope to share some of my experiences and also learn from you.