Baby Bellies on Bikes: Gender Reveal and Gender Neutral Parenting in the Netherlands!

In Part III of our Baby Bellies on Bikes series, Dutch mom, Kari van der Heide reveals the sex of her baby and argues for why gender neutral parenting, the current popular trend in The Netherlands, while relevant, may not be right for her family where kids will be growing up with two moms and diverse skills sets.

Baby Bellies on Bikes: I’m Missing the Caribbean

Kari is a 30-year-old mama, who grew up in the Caribbean, but now lives in the Netherlands with her wife and daughter. In an exclusive series with theParentVoice, Kari chronicles her experiences and journey of parenting between cultures. This is Part II of the Baby Bellies on Bikes Series.

Baby Bellies on Bikes: I’m Pregnant in the Netherlands

In our first series on Pregnancy and Motherhood, we present Dutch mom, Kari van der Heidi, who shares her journey exclusively with the readers of theParentVoice, Magazine. Get to know Kari and her family as they prepare to welcome Baby # 2. 

An Islandgirl Raising Kids in Dutchieland

I hope my experience of growing up somewhere else, having to start a new life in Dutchieland and being gay will turn her into a teenager and grownup with an open mind. Read more about how an Island girl raising her daughter in the Netherlands reflects on her experiences contrasted with those of her daughter’s.

4 Reasons you should NOT drop your Home (Minority) Language

It is early evening. My phone rings. A good friend calls for a chat. She has just come back from her pediatrician’s office after a routine visit. He advised her to use a little more English in their daily life at home. She kindly nodded while he was talking, unsure what to say. She feels…

Why is it different for the boys?

I’m pretty sure every powerful man in showbiz, politics or sports that has ever done anything shady in his sexual life is waiting, with his balls in a twist, for his turn.

Mixed Ethnicity Baby Resemblance

Special to theParentVoice, this month contributing illustrator, Laetitia Busseuil presents just your everyday conversation around a baby’s multi/mixed-ethnic looks. Enjoy!  If you want to connect with our readers using your drawings, illustrations, photographs, or other creative works, send us an email to theteam@ theparentvoice.com //pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

8 Things You Should Not Say to Adoptive Families

Don’t get me wrong, we don’t mind talking about our family. We love that, actually. But people ask really personal questions that wouldn’t otherwise be asked. Here are 8 things you should never say to adoptive families.