I’m Iva Bezinović-Haydon and this is my blog.


I’m a writer, a former language teacher and a translator, a mother of three and a wife of one, struggling to find time and energy for various creative projects, which sometimes get published. 😉 If you speak Croatian, find me here: on Facebook.

My interests include, but are not limited to, travelling, watching trashy TV, telling myself I’ll start doing sports, dreaming of sleeping, hiding from my kids.


I decided to start this blog when I got scared that I was annoying my Facebook friends with a constant stream of posts about my children (who are the best and the cleverest and the funniest and the cutest kids EVER). Not surprisingly, though, starting a blog didn’t stop me from posting on Facebook. I just post everything TWICE now. I also wanted to write down everything we do because time flies and kids grow and change and my memory is awful and I like writing. So my blog is a bunch of random thoughts and events written down to be remembered correctly. Or the way I want to remember them, at least.


When I was a kid, I decided that you’re officially an adult once you start to like eating zucchini. It made sense: No kids like zucchini vs. all adults like zucchini. I like zucchini now, so clearly I’m an adult, and I chose a grown-up and a mature name for my blog to celebrate that fact.

(I didn’t know this would happen, but 30 years after I came up with my “Zucchini theory” which without fail determines who’s an adult and who’s not yet there, my kids messed it up slightly. They like zucchini and they’re clearly not adults! Even though sometimes I do feel like they have very old and wise souls. But they quickly reassure me by pushing a piece of pretzel up their nose.)