“We are a pyjama-loving family"
Mum-of-three Madelon (42) considers freelancing an important factor in making ends meet while she juggles both children and her photography career in beautiful Haarlem, Holland.
Madelon's 3 children, Sylvester (10), Oscar (3) & Reva (7)
Madelon with her 2 youngest
What is the most challenging part of being a mother of 3?
Time. Time for all of them together, time with them separately, time with my husband, time for myself.
What do you love the most about being a family of 5?
The chaos and the liveliness!
Fun and games
What have you learned from becoming a mother?
That it’s not all about me.
How is your work/life balance?
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.
What is a daily struggle when it comes to motherhood?
What was most difficult: going from one baby to two, or from two to three?
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 see.
Madelon & her youngest
Do you prefer lots of appointments and tight schedules in your family or just hanging around in pyjamas at home?
We are a pyjama-loving family ;)
Madelon lives in Haarlem, the Netherlands, with her family of five.
How do you feel about all the children's things lying around the house? Do you, for example, tidy up every night?
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.
What is your favourite Nofred product and why?
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!
How are the mornings at your house: calm or crazy?
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...
Reva 7 years old
Psst... More Q&A's with cool mums is only a click away...