How ResQ Club is giving us back our family quality time

Our life is constantly on the run. We're full-time working parents, juggling three cultures in our family. We could probably write a full handbook of parent hacks, but today I want to share one of our favourite with you all. ResQ Club is an app which allows you to buy unsold meals from local restaurants… Continue reading How ResQ Club is giving us back our family quality time

How does it feel to be the parent of a preterm baby

"When you are the parent of a preterm baby you don't live day by day. You live hour by hour". I am speechless while Michela Mian tells me about her experience as mother of two preterm babies, now aged 4 and 7. Beside her personal experience, Michela is acting as president of the volunteer organisation CucciolO,… Continue reading How does it feel to be the parent of a preterm baby

Influenza vaccine for your child: yes or no?

Vaccines. One of the hottest topics among parents of my generation. After doing our research, my husband and I decided to have our kids vaccinated according to the national health recommendations. However, we still cannot fully wrap our heads around the influenza vaccine. The vaccine is not included in the recommendation list, but it's strongly… Continue reading Influenza vaccine for your child: yes or no?

Building bridges between cultures: a positive story

Today I want to tell you about a positive story I really care to share. As parents in multicultural families, we sort of expect that our children will be marked as "different", teased, and possibly bullied. Personally, I dread that moment, but I find it likely to come. I've been talking to Anna, an Italian… Continue reading Building bridges between cultures: a positive story

Digital detox for parents

Digital parenting is a new trending niche in the parents’ world. The key question is how to allow our children to take advantage of the power of technology without being victims of it? For years there has been extensive talk of limiting the screen time, but that doesn’t cover even half of the issue nowadays. It’s about exposure to contents, media, how to safely navigate the immensity of the internet, and how kids’ focus and learning abilities are affected by new devices.

Make the most of the time with your children

I am full-time working mother of two toddlers, aged four and two. My husband, now temporarily at home in paternity leave, also works full-time. As ambitious professionals, family may not be our everything, but it's definitely at the top of the list. In the latest years as a parent, I came to one important realisation: time is the only currency children understand.

Adoption in Finland: our story, chapter III

[this is the third part of our adoption story. Find part 1 here and  part 2 here.] The wait to get our home-study approved seemed endless. After few weeks, we got a request of additional information and we grew even more impatient. Christmas 2015 came and went without us hearing any news. Then, right after the… Continue reading Adoption in Finland: our story, chapter III