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Adoption Conversations – episode 7. Jesse, adoptive parenting by chance

Adoption Conversations is back, after an unexpected break. Due to personal circumstances, I have to give up my regular schedule, but I intend to continue the podcast and hear more voices talking about adoption. Here for the first time I host the testimony of a father: Jesse, living in Finland like myself. Jesse's story is… Continue reading Adoption Conversations – episode 7. Jesse, adoptive parenting by chance

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Adoption Conversations – episode 6. My interview to Bridget, birth mother in reunion

Welcome to the latest episode of Adoption Conversations. This week's episode is longer than usual, yet I'm sure you will not regret it. I met Bridget on social media, where she is active and passionate for promoting adoptees' rights in United States. Bridget gave birth to her first daughter about forty years ago and she… Continue reading Adoption Conversations – episode 6. My interview to Bridget, birth mother in reunion

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Adoption Conversations – episode 5. Adoptee and podcast host Haley Radke

The podcast is taking better and better shape, and I am humbled by the response I've got from the online community. Especially, I'm impressed and moved that many people -strangers, actually - are embracing the idea and are willing to share their most private stories with me and with my audience. I, for sure, am… Continue reading Adoption Conversations – episode 5. Adoptee and podcast host Haley Radke

blog series · Growing up in a multicultural family · interviews · multicultural families · multilingualism

Growing up in a multicultural family. Multiculturalism as a child and as a mother: Katerina’s experience

Since when I became a mother, I’ve kept wondering how will our multicultural family influence our children’s cultural identity. Adopting our son from India has added a new layer to this. How will R and E culturally define themselves as adults? What actions can I take as a parent to help them navigate through their identity building… Continue reading Growing up in a multicultural family. Multiculturalism as a child and as a mother: Katerina’s experience

interviews · parenting

Stressed parent? You need a FamilyBoost

My blog leads me to talk to the most interesting people in my community. This was the case when I interviewed Heidi Livingston, co-founder of FamilyBoost. FamilyBoost is a Finnish company that aims to deliver the latest knowledge in child development to parents in an open and accessible way. Heidi and her business partner Julia… Continue reading Stressed parent? You need a FamilyBoost

books · interviews · podcast

The role of books in our multicultural family, my appearance at The Segilola Salami Show

It's funny for once to be on the other side of an interview. Well, I should say a friendly and lovely chat, as this is what I truly had with Segilola Salami few days ago. Segilola is a parenting blogger, a children books' author, and a podcast host. Her show gives stage to several voices,… Continue reading The role of books in our multicultural family, my appearance at The Segilola Salami Show

health · interviews · parenting

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

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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