This is my space to write freely, share my opinions, advice to myself and others (I mostly won’t take the advice I give), maybe make some mistakes, basically to vent and brag about my amazing, frustrating, crazy, and completely average life as a romantic, anxiety-filled, expat, woman, wife and mommy.

It’s a work in progress, but hey, so am I!

Latest from the Blog

What was in my hospital bag!?

I had read so many lists before going into the hospital and asked everyone what was helpful for them. After all of my research, and personal experience, this is what worked for me. Two bags, organized as best as possible. One bag was for mommy and one for baby. Baby’s stuff was in the diaper…

The Simple Baby/Mommy Item List

From my personal experience: these were the most useful items that I had, or had to purchase in a hurry, right from the get go! For Mommy: haaka – I had the first generation and actually ended up buying a second oneMandela Breast Pump – I just had the one side and used the haaka…

One Year of the Z Family

January 2020: We’re Married/Honeymoonin’February: One year since we got engaged, Brittni turns 30, early maternity leave, COVID is found in Italy.March: aaaaand lockdown begins.April: Easter was celebrated, just the two of us with belly painting. Lockdown continues.May: Babymoon to Greece gets canceled. Boo. Probably sent out thank you cards around this time. Started on the…