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“WE ARE A PYJAMA-LOVING FAMILY”

“WE ARE A PYJAMA-LOVING FAMILY”

 Q&A WITH MADELON VERDOORN
 
Mum-of-three Madelon considers freelancing an important factor in making ends meet while she juggles both children and her photography career in beautiful Haarlem, Holland.
Madelon with her two youngest children.
 
WHO Madelon Verdoorn, 42, photographer, @madebylon
CHILDREN Sylvester, 10 years old; Reva, 7; Oscar, 3
HOME Haarlem, the Netherlands
 
Q What is the most challenging part of being a mother of three children?
A Time. Time for all of them together, time with them separately, time with my husband, time for myself. 
 
Q What do you love the most about being a family of five? 
A The chaos and the liveliness! 
Reva, 7 years, on Mouse Chair Junior in Grey
Q What have you learned from becoming a mother? 
A That it’s not all about me.
 
Q How is your work/life balance?
A As a freelance photographer, I can plan my own hours. So I can’t complain. And although it’s getting busier with amazing assignments, I’m still mostly a stay-at-home mum.
Sylvester, 10 years, and Reva, 7 years.
 
Q What is a daily struggle when it comes to motherhood? 
A Patience.
 
Q What was most difficult: going from one baby to two, or from two to three?
A Becoming a mother for the first time was life-changing and took the most adjusting. After that, it got busier but wasn’t difficult, per se.
Madelon lives in Haarlem, the Netherlands, with her family of five.
 
Q Do you prefer lots of appointments and tight scheduling in your family, or just hanging around in pyjamas at home?
A We are a pyjama-loving family ;)
 
Q How do you feel about the children's things lying around the house? Do you, for example, tidy up every night?
A I do clean out the living room at the end of the day, when they are all in bed. I just really love peace and quiet during the evening.
Reva, 7 years.
 
Q What is your favourite Nofred product and why?
A I love the Mouse chair in all sizes. It’s useful, it’s comfortable, and it looks great in our interior as well. Pretty perfect, if you ask me!
 
Q How are the mornings at your house: calm or crazy?
A We are slow starters, but we have our little routine that works. But if something is going differently, it can still get crazy at times...
 
 
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