Women who inspire us; Ida Polnaija-Kakisina

A morning with Ida Polnaija and her twins. We spoke with Ida about motherhood, her Moluccan heritage and what inspires her the most.

Who is Ida Polnaija-Kakisina?

Can you tell us something about your background?

' I get inspired on the street, observing real people who do not know someone is watching them '
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Where do you find your inspiration? 

'My husband and I made the choice for our kids to enter this world as an act of love for each other, that alone makes them worth everything'

What do you like most about your job?

Is there something you would still like to learn?

'My kids make me smile and cry over the most stupid little things'

What was your life like before becoming a mother? 

What do you enjoy most about motherhood?

And what is the most annoying part?

How do you keep balance between being a mother, and just being you?


How would you describe your style and did it change much over the years?

What’s the best advice anyone ever gave you? 

What would you like to teach your kids? 

Where did you meet your husband? 

Who of you is the more strict in parenting?  

When are you most proud of him?

Do you have any advice for newborn mothers? 

Have you always dreamed of having a family of your own? 

If you could wake up anywhere in the world, where would it be? 

What’s your morning routine? 

Is your home as colorful as you the way you dress? 

Name your three worst habits

Favourite song all times? 

Anything else you like to share with us?