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This blog is about the children, and me. Why? Because together we are a cheerful bunch, encountering all kinds of adventures, trying to show a shelter can be a happy place, a loving and happy home. More Info

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A Home Instead of an Orphanage

A Home Instead of an Orphanage

Who knows better?

January 19, 2017 by Mama Ingrid

A while ago two of our kids were sick with diarrhea, and vomiting. Our youngest children, aged 3 and 4 years old. One look on Google teaches us that young… Read more…


October 2, 2016 by Mama Ingrid

I have a new hobby, and that is cooking! Next to the living room in our orphanage is a big kitchen where the staff cooks delicious meals for the kids… Read more…

Categories: children, Food


July 6, 2016 by Mama Ingrid

I had it twice myself! The first time was the worst, because my feet, legs and hands were all red, and swollen. I felt so weak, and at some point… Read more…

The Children’s Show and Graduation!

June 21, 2016 by Mama Ingrid

  Every year in June, the preschool our children go to, organizes a fantastic Children’s– and Graduation show. In May the kids begin to learn their dances, usually two per… Read more…

Grabbing Hands

May 19, 2016 by Mama Ingrid

  Momm, Martin took my puzzle away! Momm, Harry took my car, and put it in his locker. This is what I hear daily, it seems to be inherent to… Read more…

A dental check, and a haircut for eight!

April 1, 2016 by Mama Ingrid

  For a few days now, Roby our five year old, is asking me when we are going to the salon for a haircut. A week ago I went with… Read more…

Where to begin?

February 16, 2016 by Mama Ingrid

Where to begin? Do you recognize it? You know you have to do something important, but you just can not put your mind to it. Endless excuses only not to… Read more…

December in hindsight!

January 1, 2016 by Mama Ingrid

  Already January, and as usual I am getting a bit melancholic. I feel I want to hold on to the year 2015. Not ready to move forth. What about… Read more…


December 17, 2015 by Mama Ingrid

     Okay now let me think, on the 5th we have Sinterklaas coming, so I have to get a bag ready filled with presents. Before his visit though, I… Read more…

Two – in – one!

November 27, 2015 by Mama Ingrid

I still remember the time when Toni and I just met. We were in love, and we knew we wanted to stay together. My sky was bright blue, I was… Read more…