Hi, I’m Kay! Thanks for stopping by!
I’m a Canadian mom who worked in public relations and translation in Tokyo for seven years before moving to Osaka in late 2021 and becoming a freelancer. (For an explanation on why I’m not changing my blog’s title despite now living in Osaka, check out this post!)
In November 2018, my husband and I were overjoyed to find out that we were expecting our first child, who was born in July 2019. However, being pregnant in a foreign country came with many questions and concerns, so I decided to start this blog to share my journey as a mother-to-be, a new mom, and now the mother of a toddler in Japan.
There are many resources on pregnancy, childbirth, and child-rearing in general, and although these stages in life are universal, there are a lot of differences in terms of how different countries approach them. There is some information available in English on having and raising a child in Japan; however, it’s relatively scant, which is why I want to share my experiences, as well as that of other foreign parents, and provide as many resources as possible so that future parents in Japan aren’t on Google 24/7 or asking numerous questions in Japanese on Twitter (like I was).
As I also have a MA in Psychology, I hope to use this platform to share my knowledge about cultural differences in development as well as pregnancy and child-rearing.
If you’re a parent or a parent-to-be and have any questions or need some support, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
Please also note that none of my posts are sponsored as I want to provide my honest, bias-free opinion and reviews on products related to pregnancy and child-rearing in Japan and places that I visit with my family.