Hi, my name is Monica and I am a mom of two beautiful daughters. You will see that one of my daughters is blond and one is brunette 🙂 Well, that’s because I didn’t carry our first child, Daniela, my wife did! I gave birth to Michaela, our second one.
I live in New Zealand but I am originally from Italy, so my kids are being raised bilingual. Both Italian and English are spoken at home and conversations often end up being a big mix of both languages, not always making a lot of sense!
I love our family madness and turning our house upside down when playing with the kids. However, my happy place is being outside with my daughters in the fresh air: at the park on the swing or riding the bikes, kicking a ball, or jumping on the trampoline. My favorite days are at the beach and playing in the sand on a hot sunny day!
I am now on maternity leave before I go back to work as a BIM lead (don’t ask me what that means, please!) for an architectural company. Having now gone through the experience of being pregnant and giving birth, as well as being at home full time with my two daughters, has really inspired me to share my story and my learnings.
Being a parent is not easy. Life gets turned upside down with the arrival of a new baby. And even though it’s the greatest joy of our life, it comes with so many new challenges. We often feel like we are the only one going through a difficult time when, in reality, so many other moms feel the same way.
Finding comfort in knowing you are not alone has always helped me. So, I’d like to pay it forward and share my experiences as a parent and what I have learnt along the way. You will go with me through the journey of pregnancy, childbirth and raising our precious little babies. I will share ups and downs, tips I wish I had known along the way, and suggestions on how to survive motherhood when you are not “out of the woods” yet!