I believe in the power of community. Come and join us in one of our Facebook groups. Or see whether there is a service provider who can help and support you listed below. I only provide a connection to people I know, have worked with and trust.
Dr. Nina Bogerd is a passionate expat doula and childbirth educator, she is a HypnoBirthing The Mongan Method practitioner and owner of Birth Your Way. Nina focuses on providing professional, knowledgeable and dedicated support to expat families residing in The Netherlands. With her deep understanding of the needs that expecting expat families have, Nina supports them on their unique birthing journey in the Dutch healthcare system while respecting the cultural background. Nina stands for empowerment and creation of magical memories when expat families are birthing far away from home. Nina is an outdoor enthusiast and philanthropist, supporting expecting refugee families. BirthYourWay.nl
Meet Laura: I hand-craft keepsakes from client’s emotionally valuable clothing in my Blue Sky Bubble atelier in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. I was using a sewing machine by the age of four. My grandfather was a professional tailor and his workshop was my playground. In my twenties I found myself helping fashion designers & fashion academy students in Antwerp. Prototypes, collections, productions… people said I had golden hands and asked for my help. In recent years, upcycling came along as the answer to my effort to consume less and be more creative. And that’s when Blue Sky Bubble atelier was born. I am fascinated by fabrics, patterns & memories, inspired by nature & art, driven by creativity. BlueSkyBubble.nl
Ute Limacher-Riebold PhD is a multilingual Family Language Consultant and
Intercultural Communication Trainer at Ute’s International Lounge. As a linguist and
life long international, she offers tailored advice and practical solutions in her
trainings for parents who raise their children with multiple languages and cultures.
She helps multilingual families find the most suitable strategies and resources to
maintain their home languages and cultures, whilst learning others. She is fluent in
German, Italian, French, English, Dutch and Swiss German. UtesInternationalLounge.com
I’m Rebecca Green. I’ve worked as a multilingual speech-language therapist and in bilingual education for a total of fifteen years! I started Bilinguable after years working as a speech therapist and seeing the challenges many families faced in raising their children to be bilingual. After a lot of research and speaking with literally hundreds of multilingual families, I’ve created materials for families to help them in raising their little ones to be bilingual. I help families to uncover their own plan for their bilingual family, extinguish myths around bilingualism, and offer language building strategies for parents to use at home. My goal is to take parents from feeling uncertain to confident when it comes to raising bilingual littles. Bilinguable.com
Leyla is a fulltime mum of three children and a preconception, pregnancy and parenting enthusiast. Having taken the long road to fertility and experienced four very different pregnancies with one sadly ending in a late miscarriage, Leyla left her full-time job as a lawyer and made it her life mission (for over a decade now) to provide support and guidance to new and expecting mums to empower them on their unique pregnancy and parenting journey. Leyla owns the global pregnancy and parenting magazine, Motherhood Diaries, which offers a bank of factual and opinionated articles ranging from preconception to parenting to help support parents and parents-to-be to make better-informed choices as to the care and journey they wish to take in their fertility, pregnancy and parenting journey – because the more knowledgeable you are, the more power you hold! MotherhoodDiaries.com
Do you need a great video editor? Luke Davies helped get me set up here at the Baby Sign Language Course. Connect with him via his company FilmprovMedia.com