About Me and About this Blog

About me

Underwater Greetings!
I've written and re-written this, it is very difficult for me to describe myself... I'm in my mid thirties, I've got two kids, a three year-old boy and a one year-old girl. I'm an ex Health Spa manager, ex translator turned stay at home mom. I'm half Italian, half Brazilian and I grew up in Texas. I moved to Italy in my early twenties and fell in love, started a family, moved from a big city that I loved to a tiny rural town that I'm finally learning to appreciate, had two beautiful children and recently survived the hardest year of my life. My baby girl was born at the end of November 2009, and right before Christmas my husband was diagnosed with Leukemia. This was obviously a major shock to the whole family, it has taught us a lot, it has brought us closer together, and it led me to this blog. So there you go! We're still not out of it, but I'm an optimist, so everything is going to turn out alright.

That's it for now, but I'm still working on this page, so bear with me, I'll get it right sooner or later!

About this blog

I often wonder what the point of this blog is. I have yet to find a satisfactory answer… I guess it’s a little bit therapy, a little bit fun. It gives me a creative outlet and it makes me think about what’s going on in my life, keeps me in the moment, which is something I tend to overlook in the frenzy of daily life. I’ll be writing from the heart, about possibly interesting and occasionally not so interesting things (seriously, whose life is consistently interesting all the time??), with a sense of humor, I hope. My intent is to make you laugh, and hopefully to occasionally write something that resonates in your heart too. So, maybe we’ll become friends, for now, welcome to my life!

Also, I love comments to my posts, but if you feel like you want to share something more private or long, email me: moomser@gmail.com

Why Moomser Food
I’m not a food professional, I’ve never worked in the food service industry in any capacity, I was never so much as a waitress in a restaurant. So I have no qualifications to write about food. But since I have to cook every day, I figured I might as well make it fun and not tedious, right?
What you’ll find here are easy recipes, home cooking that anyone can do (really, anyone), with clear, easy to follow directions – and if that’s not the case, please let me know! Hopefully, you’ll be able to turn to this blog when you really don’t know what to cook for dinner and you need a little inspiration. Any suggestions are welcome (I enjoy constructive criticism!). So come over and visit every once in a while, tell me if you like  the sound of a recipe and please let me know if you’ve tried one, if you liked it and what changes you made, maybe we can inspire each other!
Oh, and since I have a baby and a toddler I’ll label the recipes that are appropriate for those age groups and if there are any changes that you can make before feeding them to your kiddos. (Although, you’ll find more baby stuff on Moomser Baby.)

For your convenience, you can easily find all the posts that pertain to food, recipes and restaurant reviews if you click on the moomser food link. It’s no longer a separate site, I’ve gathered everything here, but I realize not everyone is interested in the drivel of my everyday life, so if food is your interest that’s where you go!

Why Moomser Baby
Click on Moomser Baby if you’re interested mainly in the posts pertaining to parenting, babies, toddlers and general advice and not all the other random stuff that comes out of my keyboard.
I’m not an expert, I have no qualifications to talk about babies and children, I’m just a Mom, and all I’ll be talking about here is what I did, my experiences, my choices and what worked for me, also occasionally what my friends did. The views I express here are in no way judgments on what you decide to do with your kids, parenting is hard enough without having to worry about what other people think of what you’re doing! Also, if you want to share your experiences you can do so in the comments, or if you have a lot to say you can email me: moomser@gmail.com and if it’s pertinent to my blog I’ll publish it as a guest post or use your email as inspiration for a post, with your permission, of course.
Being a mother is hard, we have tough choices to make, and oftentimes even the apparently easy choices are actually very difficult, so I hope we can help each other out, I hope you find comfort in what I write because we’re all in the same boat, we all want our children to be happy and healthy and loved, we are all on the same side.

And I hope I can make you laugh sometimes, because at 5 am when you’ve been awake for three days with a sick kiddo, a little laughter goes a long way!


  1. wow! that is very cool that we are so close by! was your italian side from cuneo? i hope to follow your blog posts more closely and hope to run into you one day!

  2. I wanted to peek in and learn a bit more about you, after I read your post today about your husband's cancer and lungs. My husband and I just found out last week that he has prostrate cancer. We are going tomorrow for a consult and surgery scheduled for 12/19. We are praying we got to it early enough and it is contained. He is keeping it quiet, only our girls and pastor know right now. This is hard for me, because the way I 'heal' is to talk about things...keeping things like this to myself is VERY hard.

    I am planning to follow your blog as soon as I post this.

    I would love for you to stop by and visti me at my blog sometime!

  3. About me must be the toughest thing to write on a blog. But I really enjoy reading them and this is a lovely way to get to know you better.