I’ve decided to add English!

I’ve decided to add English!

This is a really strange thing to do! On this website, I have been blogging since 2014. Four years later, I am writing my first English article. I feel there is need to spread my words and they shouldn’t be bounded by languages. Therefore, I decided to write in English too!

Of course, my main focus will remain Dutch. From time to time, I will also write in English. On social media, I will only write in Dutch and English on my Instagram posts. On my Facebook page, I will write in Dutch.
That is actually a lot of mentioning of two languages, right?
Writing in English isn’t something I’ve never done before. I write on regular basis in English for my company website and (let’s not forget), The Ministry of Poetic Affairs.
Why in English? I have been writing for four years on this website and never considered the possibility to write in another language. This seemed strange since the name of the website is De Goede Huisvader. Well, that is just a Dutch name. Dutch names are used all over the world. There are some examples of Dutch names of American cities. Also in other parts of the world people in cities or areas that have Dutch names. Why? Because we Dutchies been to places. And now, this Dutchman will spread the words about equality and changing role patterns using his writing name De Goede Huisvader.
I think there is a need to share my thoughts as a full-time father. I am the one who stays at home and takes care of the children. My significant other, My Scientist works full time. Why shouldn’t she? Just because she is a woman, she needs to take care of the children? What about her chances? What about her possibilities? Who am I to “hold her down?”
No, my life isn’t that interesting as you can read in my bio. My life differs from that of other fathers. That is the message that I want to bring forward. That is something I believe in and I want to show to the rest of the world.
If you are interested in setting up an interview about my life as a full-time father, do contact me for more information.
Yes, I am a full-time father, but I am also a photographer and writer. I plan my work around my children. They come first! Thanks to My Scientist, this is all possible.

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