Adoption baby blues: it’s a thing

I struggle to write this post, as it feels so terribly personal and we are just getting out of the woods. However, other people's stories helped me a great deal in the past months and I feel I can give back with my experience. If I can help one adoptive parent with these negative feelings,… Continue reading Adoption baby blues: it’s a thing

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5 Finnish parent hacks every parent should know

I became a mother in 2013, here in Finland. I cannot think of a better place where to grow my family, the services are simply amazing. Apart from enjoying those, I learned a lot of parenting hacks which are only typical of Nordic families, and I want to spread the word on these great tricks. All… Continue reading 5 Finnish parent hacks every parent should know

August favorites: support for adoptive parents, pics of animals & more

Just like that, August is over and fall has started. How could time go so fast? I am exhausted after all the things we did this summer, but I am happy we created so many family memories. I know favorites are one of the most appreciated posts by my regular readers, so I will wait… Continue reading August favorites: support for adoptive parents, pics of animals & more

Hidden vegetables recipes for your picky eater

After getting kid number two, I understood one thing: I have to pick my battles. When E. joined us, he would refuse almost any fruit or vegetable. I was fighting to teach him more important things and I couldn't battle on food as well. Beside that, it was a war I could not win against… Continue reading Hidden vegetables recipes for your picky eater

International adoption in Finland, how does it work?

Congratulations, you decided to become an adoptive parent! Be ready to get buried into tons of information, paperwork, and bureaucracy. It's part of the game and it will be worth it, I promise. I am writing this post in the hope of helping you - especially if you are not a Finnish-speaker - to start… Continue reading International adoption in Finland, how does it work?

Crafts for toddlers (and their untalented mothers)

I may have many qualities, but being good with my hands is not one of them. The little I learned, I did for my kids, as how to repair toys or clothes, or how to do small crafts with them. Pinterest is always a great source of ideas and Flying Tiger the best supplier of… Continue reading Crafts for toddlers (and their untalented mothers)