My name is Veronika and I'd love to welcome you all here at
If you got to this website, I suppose that you probably feel like a burnt out mom, or a bit useless mom. Or both :-D! Or maybe you just want to have a break and have a little laugh with me, so that you are not the only one feeling like the greatest
under the sun in your new "profession" of
"HOW GREAT IT IS TO BE A MOM!".
Because lots of times it isn't! Many times, instead of the greatest mother you find a super tired, greasy, completely worn out blank face staring at you in the mirror. True story!
I have never been good at long introductions and I do not want to bore you to death (you have cartoons for that already ;-). SO here is who I am in bullet points:
I come from Banska Bystrica, a small town in Slovakia and after 12 years of studies, traveling, enjoying my life, discovering the world, volunteering, falling in love, un-falling in love,... I have found myself back at the doorstep of my mom's and dad's, back home.
Within those 12 years, I have managed to get married twice (luckily, to the same British man), give birth to 2 children and change 4 jobs
I was born in 1987, so today I am 31 but mentally, I think I must be about 80 now :D
I spent my last 5 years living in the United Arab Emirates (sometimes also) in 50 degrees heats, in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, which felt "lovely"
How I became a "mAmateur"
With all honesty, the kids they just somehow happened to us. Alright, ... you know what I mean. Back then, with my boyfriend Steve we had no plans whatsoever to start a family. What we did plan though was lots of traveling, party every
other Friday, and oh... a big career! This is a very crucial and key point to understand why I call myself a mAmateur. I was so far from even thinking of becoming a mom that when it happened, I felt like the biggest amateur there ever was. In motherhood. When we saw that gigantic eye poking PLUS on the pregnancy test, I think we stopped breathing for about 5 minutes. This is how we happened to have our firstborn, son Michael. And in a very similar way, we got to welcome the second gigantic plus on the test, which later on became our daughter Evelyn. I'm not gonna lie to you, it was a face slap of such strength that it took me a decent couple of months, if not years to accept that we are parents now.
It is all better now, although I still feel like the biggest amateur in the entire universe sometimes. I'm sorry, mAmateur ;).