Adoption in Finland: our story, chapter III

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 holidays, we received the letter in the mail: we had been approved! While waiting, we had… Continue reading Adoption in Finland: our story, chapter III

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When exclusive breastfeeding doesn’t work

Breastfeeding can be stressful, draining, time-consuming, nevertheless it's proved as beneficial for mother and baby. Great for skin-to-skin contact and developing the relationship with your baby; essential for your child to build a functioning immune system; good to protect the baby from allergies, sicknesses, and help her development. The theory sounds great, practice is much… Continue reading When exclusive breastfeeding doesn’t work

All public spaces should celebrate parents

I opened one of the main Italian newspapers homepage the other day to find this article, celebrating Italian major Chiara Appendino for setting up some open spaces in public offices for parents to change or feed their children. The move comes from a woman major - of course - and I applaude it with all… Continue reading All public spaces should celebrate parents

How it feels to go back to work after my parental leave

Last Monday I went back to working full-time after seven months of parental leave. When R. was born, I stayed at home for about ten months, and it took a long time for me to get back on track after I returned to my job. At the time I was an academic researcher writing my… Continue reading How it feels to go back to work after my parental leave