finland · health · life · marriage

What saved my marriage: towards a more equal shared life

Let's get real, here: how many of you regularly fight with their partner about house chores or children's care? After our first child was born, my husband and I struggled to find a balance. He threw himself body and soul into parenting, but didn't replicate the same enthusiasm for house chores, which grew exponentially with… Continue reading What saved my marriage: towards a more equal shared life

adoption · child development · health · life · mindfulness · parenting

Connection lost. Trying to reconnect.

I bet you've wondered if the blog (or I) have died, haven't you? Both are alive and kicking, simply holidays got in the way. This year my vacation meant limited internet access and little alone time. I have started the following post while away, but did not find any time to complete it. But now… Continue reading Connection lost. Trying to reconnect.

adoption · life · mindfulness · parenting · self-care

Thoughts on unconditional parental love, compassion, and acceptance

There is a common idea that becoming a parent automatically provides you with the ability to unconditionally love another human being. My personal experience and the world as I grew to see it collide with it. I believe we human beings are programmed to need love, yet quite suck at loving people how they deserve… Continue reading Thoughts on unconditional parental love, compassion, and acceptance

favorites · health · mindfulness · parenting · self-care

June’s favorites: mindfulness, acceptance & lifestyle

I have found some great resources this month and I am over-the-moon excited to share them with y'all. June has been intense for me. At my workplace many international colleagues travelled here to Finland and I drowned in trainings, meetings, and afterwork appointments for a week. It was nice to meet some colleagues I hardly… Continue reading June’s favorites: mindfulness, acceptance & lifestyle

child development · health · parenting

How to Teach Your Child to Nurture Social Skills | guest post by Isabel William

Social skills are an essential teaching we can give to our children. Blogger Isabel William takes over and shares her tips to foster an healthy social attitude in our kids, yet respecting their inclinations. *** There are many types of intelligence – contrary to popular belief, being smart doesn’t just mean being good at math.… Continue reading How to Teach Your Child to Nurture Social Skills | guest post by Isabel William

events · finland · health · life · reviews

Hooray for my Minimarathon champion!

Last weekend we participated to a fantastic event for families in Helsinki: the Minimarathon. If this is the first time you hear about it, you can hop back to this post or visit the event's official website. We were blessed by an early summer day and enjoyed sunshine all day long. Even though it was… Continue reading Hooray for my Minimarathon champion!

food · health · life · reviews · self-care

I have tried a 7 day cleansing diet: here’s what happened

A couple of weeks ago I was click-bouncing and I found this page, suggesting a 7 day cleansing diet. Rules are simple: no gluten | no diary products | no sugar | no coffee | unlimited veggies&fruit | measured and light protein foods In addition, one should drink plenty of water. I tried the diet… Continue reading I have tried a 7 day cleansing diet: here’s what happened

favorites · health · life · self-care

Mindful swimming: how I got there

I have written recently about me tagging 2018 as the year of self-care. One of the positive habits I want to adopt is enjoyable physical activity. Few weeks ago, I started swimming at the local pool. The idea of going to a swimming hall made me nervous. I normally feel goofy and not in shape.… Continue reading Mindful swimming: how I got there

health · reviews · self-care

My 8 self-care secrets – learning to be kind to myself

I am very cautious in setting my yearly goals, I have always been. I like to set targets I know I can achieve. For such reason, I don't recall ever making resolutions about losing weight. I knew they were not realistic for me. I generally don't care about beauty, weight, or my physical shape, so… Continue reading My 8 self-care secrets – learning to be kind to myself

adoption · health · life · parenting · self-care

I do not want to live in fantasy motherland

E and I were driving back home the other day, when I had a moment of self-realisation. In the past years, in the last especially, I have been working hard on defining the mother I am and how it relates to the mother I want to be and to the mother I would like to… Continue reading I do not want to live in fantasy motherland