Welcome to Go Wander, Bee Happy! I’m glad you’re here. First an introduction.
Let me step back a little. My name is Diana and I am a life-long immigrant and an expat mombie. I am a Belorussian-Jewish-Israeli-Canadian resident of California. If that sounds like a mouthful that’s because it is. I moved to Silicon Valley in California with my husband and first child, Lulu, in the summer of 2015 from Toronto, Canada. A place that I have called my home for almost 20 years. My family immigrated to Canada from Israel where we lived for 7 years, in a beach town called Hadera. I have very fond memories of growing up in Israel and still have a lot of extended family there. We immigrated to Israel from Minsk, Belarus. I have very few memories of Belarus itself. Moving around and living in so many places has definitely shaped who I am today.
Fast forward to now. Becoming a new mom is a huge adjustment. Moving to a new place as a parent is (obviously) very different than moving as a child. We made the move to California because my husband got a dream job opportunity he could not pass up. I gave up my IT job to become a (sometimes reluctant) stay at home mom – at least for the time being. We welcomed another baby, Booboo, into our lives and now I am the proud mama of two little girls. One of whom is already a dual citizen herself. Our family has experienced a lot of important and huge life events in the past few years which resulted in a lot of excitement but also some identity crises. Still, I’m very proud of us and how we have all handled these scary changes.
So who am I? I am a Canadian expat living in the USA. I am a lover of tea AND coffee. I love red wine AND beer. I love my family and my friends. I love travelling, board games, taking photos of my littles and doing arts and crafts with them. I love food, ethnic and diverse, classic and fusion, food trucks and fancy shmancy restaurants. I do NOT like housework. You are unlikely to find housework tips or hacks here on my blog.
Now I want to share a little bit of my life with the world. This is the story of multiple-immigrations. The story of motherhood. The story of a journey from working-mom to domestic-management-engineer(TM). This is my story.