A native of Holland, Martine has over 12 years of experience in traditional and alternative health care, with five years teaching baby and child massage. She currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two daughters, where she runs her company My Mini Massage.
“The parent-child relationship is a child’s first experience with relationships. It affects their self-confidence and self-esteem forever and creates the foundation for their future relationships with friends and partners.” Martine derives much joy from watching the parent-child interactions in her baby and child massage classes. “When a parent and child interact through eye contact, loving voice and touch, the closeness in that moment is indescribable — it expresses more love and joy then a thousand I-love-you’s.”
Her book ‘Mommy, Draw Stars on My Tummy’ (0-6y) combines nurturing touch, storytelling and beautiful illustrations in a way that allows parents and children to slow down, focus on each other and enjoy a deeply personal relationship with love and laughter.
Win it! : For this Mega Xmas & New Year Giveaway, a copy of the “Mummy Draw Stars on my Tummy” book will be given away to THREE lucky reader and all you have to do is :
- One mandatory entry- visit the http://mommydrawstarsonmytummy.com website and tell us one fact about Martine.
- Three additional entries– grab our Mega Giveaway badge from our sidebar. Please leave your blog url to qualify.
- Three additional entries – Tweet this giveaway (please leave your twitter id)
Giveaway is open to ALL shipping address and closes on 5th December 2009. The winner will be picked using Random.org. We will not be emailing winners, so please make sure you subscribe to our feed or check back here for the winner announcement post.
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