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« Reply #180 on: October 27, 2017, 03:52:45 PM »

So if Alex had meant it as encouragement for women to choose whatever is right for them and for their family, great. But I didn't read it that way. I think it was a jab at being a divorced woman whose children have a second home base, and as such the "grass" mother could be accused of "having nothing efficient and productive to do".
 

I agree that it's more about Alex brushing the cobwebs of herself and her years of doing very little by suggesting she's been very, very busy mothering. She probably has been but not more busy than most other mothers, I'd think. But I think it's about her views of herself more that on mother's in general. As I said: we don't really have stay at home mothers in Denmark so I could easily see her ego be a little frail in that regard.
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« Reply #181 on: October 27, 2017, 07:28:36 PM »

This and the mothers who write of their facebook profile (in the section of occupation) "full-time mommy". Like what? A working mother isn't a full-time mother? Is she a mother only the hours she is at home with her children? Why fathers don't put "full-time father" in their profiles? Unfortunately this is a very usual phenomenon in greek society/greek profiles on facebook. I don't know about other countries.

In many countries being a stay at home mother is a possibility - in some it's not really - so it kind of makes sense to have it as part of your online profile, if it's something that means a lot to you and how you see yourself IMO. In Denmark you can't really be a stay at home mother so it's not something you see here, but I can certainly understand why a woman, who for some reason is a stay at home mother would want to emphasise that it's as good as a full time job Smiley
It's very usual here too, mothers quitting their jobs to stay at home. In Greece, many people still think that a woman should stay at home and raise her children and there's no reason or need for her to have a job and money on her own. Unfortunately, we're 50 years back in some matters.
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« Reply #182 on: October 27, 2017, 08:04:11 PM »

This and the mothers who write of their facebook profile (in the section of occupation) "full-time mommy". Like what? A working mother isn't a full-time mother? Is she a mother only the hours she is at home with her children? Why fathers don't put "full-time father" in their profiles? Unfortunately this is a very usual phenomenon in greek society/greek profiles on facebook. I don't know about other countries.

In many countries being a stay at home mother is a possibility - in some it's not really - so it kind of makes sense to have it as part of your online profile, if it's something that means a lot to you and how you see yourself IMO. In Denmark you can't really be a stay at home mother so it's not something you see here, but I can certainly understand why a woman, who for some reason is a stay at home mother would want to emphasise that it's as good as a full time job Smiley

I am a stay at home mother myself (in the US). I realize this is OT, but why is it not really possible to do that in Denmark? Is it a cost of living issue?
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« Reply #183 on: October 27, 2017, 08:13:06 PM »

I was kind of wondering the same thing. Most of my peers went to college and then worked a few years until kids. They stayed home if they could afford it. Also, childcare is so expensive sometimes it's cheaper to stay home.
I worked always because my mom didn't so she watched my kids, plus I'd kill myself if I sat around the house all day.
So is childcare cheaper in Denmark?
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« Reply #184 on: October 27, 2017, 08:16:28 PM »

This and the mothers who write of their facebook profile (in the section of occupation) "full-time mommy". Like what? A working mother isn't a full-time mother? Is she a mother only the hours she is at home with her children? Why fathers don't put "full-time father" in their profiles? Unfortunately this is a very usual phenomenon in greek society/greek profiles on facebook. I don't know about other countries.

In many countries being a stay at home mother is a possibility - in some it's not really - so it kind of makes sense to have it as part of your online profile, if it's something that means a lot to you and how you see yourself IMO. In Denmark you can't really be a stay at home mother so it's not something you see here, but I can certainly understand why a woman, who for some reason is a stay at home mother would want to emphasise that it's as good as a full time job Smiley

I am a stay at home mother myself (in the US). I realize this is OT, but why is it not really possible to do that in Denmark? Is it a cost of living issue?

Yes. You’d need one hefty income for a family to live comfortably and it’s also not possible to get any kind of public income unless you’re available and willing to work so you would be stuck with one income (this would also have an impact on pension savings as they’re organised through your income). Since we have no tradition for it, the whole system is minded for everyone working. This also means all children, more or less, go to both daycare and especially kindergarten so children not in kindergarten would probably have problems getting play dates and the support/proper preparation for school as it’s all organised through kindergartens.
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« Reply #185 on: October 27, 2017, 08:23:14 PM »

I was kind of wondering the same thing. Most of my peers went to college and then worked a few years until kids. They stayed home if they could afford it. Also, childcare is so expensive sometimes it's cheaper to stay home.
I worked always because my mom didn't so she watched my kids, plus I'd kill myself if I sat around the house all day.
So is childcare cheaper in Denmark?

I believe it is. You can also get a lower price depending on your income.

Roughly speaking it’s mostly women from non-Danish backgrounds that stay at home, sometimes claiming it’s against their culture and/or religion to work. It’s a cause for social problems because their husbands rarely work in a higher paying job, then they will apply for welfare and won’t get it or will get it but in a lower rate and thus these families end up rather poor. In a society minded on everyone working signaling you won’t doesn’t work well either.
Lots of women work part time though, I guess it’s our version of staying at home.
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« Reply #186 on: October 31, 2017, 07:03:35 PM »

Alexandra has recently co-authored a book published by Stanford University Press:





The Sincerity Edge: How Ethical Leaders Build Dynamic Businesses

Recognizing their role as "corporate citizens," companies are seeking guidance on how to be true to their missions, principled in practice, and well regarded for their contributions to society. As this book reveals, the key lies in sincerity―the sum of values like authenticity, integrity, and trust.

About the Authors
Alexandra Christina, Countess of Frederiksborg is a board member of Ferring Pharmaceuticals International in Switzerland and Patron of Danish Parkinson Disease Association and the Danish Association of the Blind.

Timothy L. Fort is the Everleigh Chair in Business Ethics at the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University.

http://www.sup.org/books/title/?id=26476

You can see inside the book here:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/...ing=UTF8&qid=&sr=
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« Reply #187 on: November 30, 2017, 09:11:13 PM »

November 30
Countess Alexandra buys Elkjær's house




The former football player has sold his Nordsjælland to the Countess who missed a green environment. This summer, former football player Preben Elkjær put his house in Charlottenlund in North Zealand for sale for 9.95 million kroner.

And now the house has been sold to a very special buyer - the Countess Alexandra. The villa is located on Vilvordevej, and the 53-year-old Countess takes over 215 square meters from January 15th.

She tells the newspaper that her apartment in Copenhagen has always been a temporary solution and that she has missed out to nature and green areas:

- "It is of course also the advantage of the house that it is close to the boys' father", she says.

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« Reply #188 on: December 01, 2017, 12:33:40 AM »

Alexandra may have bought it, but who paid for it ?
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« Reply #189 on: December 01, 2017, 01:59:54 AM »

Alexandra may have bought it, but who paid for it ?

Did she get any money from Martin the Sleazebag in her divorce? 
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« Reply #190 on: December 01, 2017, 12:14:46 PM »

Alexandra may have bought it, but who paid for it ?

No doubt she did herself.

It’s a choice to see her money as not being hers because they’re taxpayer funded but that’s how it is with the entire RF so there’s no need to single Alexandra out IMO.
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« Reply #191 on: December 01, 2017, 06:45:50 PM »

That would be 1,3 million Euros, right? It is a tough prize for a house but then I think it depends where it is. She has downsized and 240qm is generous but not ridiculous or outstanding spacious for a person with her former rank. So I guess it is okay.
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« Reply #192 on: December 02, 2017, 04:12:10 AM »

Did she sell the vacation home in Turkey?
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« Reply #193 on: December 02, 2017, 06:22:45 PM »


she inteded to, but we never saw news that a sale took place.
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« Reply #194 on: December 06, 2017, 12:20:09 AM »

get a job, Alex, ffs.
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