Olga Mecking is a writer living in the Netherlands. When not writing or thinking about writing, she can be found reading, drinking tea, and reading some more. Her blog, The European Mama, is all about travel, parenting, living abroad and food. Follow Olga on Facebook and Twitter.    

Olga Mecking's Articles

I Don't Like Being Naked — Don't Judge Me

All that to say, I’ve seen my share of naked bodies. I am glad that there are spaces where people can feel comfortable disrobing, and when we pass through such a beach, I find it normal. I simply... Read...
Olga Mecking    |   06.20.17 12am   |   SHARE
With some of the most lax cannabis laws in the world, teens in the Netherlands are not that excited about weed.

How A Lax Approach To Drugs Makes Dutch Teens Happier

Let me start with a confession: I am terrified of teenagers. I’m particularly petrified of having some of my own. At four, six, and seven, my kids are a few years away from adolescence, but I can’t... Read...
Olga Mecking    |   04.17.17 12am   |   SHARE
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It's OK To Be "Just OK" With Your Body

I have dyspraxia, which means that I’m terribly clumsy. Where other people fetch a glass without even paying the action any notice, I have to think consciously about stretching my arm; about... Read...
Olga Mecking    |   01.20.17 12am   |   SHARE