Hi! My name is Sanna, and I am one of the new Baby Be Good-bloggers. I thought it would be nice to tell you a little bit about my life and myself before starting with the blogging for real.
First, what I think is the most important thing about me now, is that I am a mom. My son, Benjamin, was born on 17 December 2009 – to be true to his roots, he came to the world on the first snowy day in The Hague ;). As you might have guessed from the previous remark, I am originally from Finland. However, I have been living in the Netherlands since 2003, and am quite happily settled in here. I did my bachelor’s at The Hague University of Applied Sciences in 2008, and I am currently busy with my MSc in Public Administration at Leiden University.
When I am not too busy with my studies, I volunteer at Baby Be Good. This is because ever since becoming a mom, I have become increasingly interested in all things baby and child-related, and I wanted to do something concrete to combine this interest with my prior interests of environmental and health-related issues. Now the women of Baby Be Good have asked me to start a blog, and I am thrilled to be doing this for them! My aim is to write about issues that are important and relevant to me. I will be writing about Finland, but will mostly focus on my experiences as a mother in the Netherlands.
I hope you will enjoy reading my blog. Please feel free to leave comments and suggestions; I will try to respond to them as much as I can!
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