Hello and a warm welcome to my blog!
If you’re wondering who’s the person behind the posts, you’ve come to the right place.
My name is Ilze and I come from the small and green country of Latvia by the Baltic Sea. My path of education brought me to Northern Germany where I met my husband and decided to stick around a for a while longer.
This blog was originally created to share our honeymoon adventures in Malaysia and Singapore. I revived it a year later out of two reasons: a strong wish to procrastinate from writing my PhD dissertation and, more importantly, because I was pregnant. I believed that the blog would be a wonderful way of documenting our journey into parenthood.
Our little Birdy was born in March 2014, and was followed by her brother Bamm-Bamm in May 2016. Thanks to them the main topic of this blog has turned towards multilingual and multicultural parenting. And what a mix it is! The little ones already have two citizenships – German and Latvian – and are growing up tri-lingually: I speak Latvian, my husband speaks German, and we use English when speaking to one another. The mix is even more diverse culturally: I’m Latvian while my husband’s mom is German and dad is Malaysian Chinese.
Stay tuned if you want to know how we manage this crazy mix from one day to another!