On wanting to be thinner

October 12, 2011 in Latest, Life


Irina reflects on health, body image and watching her daughter become a young woman.

Temporary Tattoo – What Not To Do

September 15, 2011 in Latest, Life


It might look like a bit of harmless fun, but a temporary tattoo can lead to permanent scarring. Irina explains.

Mummy, I Want a Microscope!

January 7, 2011 in Latest, Life


Who’d have thought that my 12-year-old would ever ask for such a thing as a microscope? But the reason is simple: a classmate (a girl from a very rich family) [...]

Mum, I Want a Website

November 27, 2010 in Latest, Life, School


As kids grow, their requests to us change. “Mum, I want a doll”, “Mum, I want a bike” and then, all of sudden, it becomes “Mum, I want a website”. [...]

Janna, an Introduction, Part II – Fewer Words, More Pics

October 16, 2010 in Latest, Life


After all, a picture speaks a thousand words.

Janna: Introduction

October 13, 2010 in Life


She was born 12 years ago on a chilly and dark night, premature and suffering from hypoxia due to partial placenta detachment. It was 3.15 am, 28 September, and soon [...]