Olga Mecking
Writer, Journalist, Translator, The Netherlands

Olga Mecking is a writer, journalist, and translator. She lives in the Netherlands with her husband and three children. She covers parenting, women’s issues, food, travel, and the enviornment. She is the author and published of several books, including her translation of her grandfather’s Holocaust memoir, “Once Chance in a Thousand.”

Written by Olga Mecking

Children at the Appleby Horse Fair in Cumbria, England, in 1972. Photo by Bruce Dale/National Geographic/Getty

Family life
Against ‘natural’ parenting

We’re opportunistic, inventive and flexible animals, and there is no ‘natural’ or ‘right’ way to bring up our children

Olga Mecking