Hello, this is Paola, a mother of two living in the capital area of Finland. I am a full-time professional with a tech job I like, and an enthusiastic geeky mom. Our clan includes my husband and me, our daughter R. (b. 2013) and our son E. (b. 2015, joined us through international adoption in 2017).

Our family is a hot mess of cultures, a blend of Italian, Finnish, and Indian. I like to write about adoption, multicultural families, bilingualism, and much more of the parenting world – find me here at

We live in the beautiful natural wonder that is Finland, the forest starting just outside our doorstep.