Italy-born Francesca Roma arrived in Australia in 2015 after spending ten years in London, where she met her Australian husband.
“We had our first child in London, the second was born in Italy. We were happy in Europe, but my husband wanted to be closer to his family, so we decided to embark on this new family journey.
“I am happy here, my girls have an excellent quality of life, there is a lot of space and time to enjoy our family life fully,” she says from her home in Surrey Hills, in Melbourne’s inner north.
After the family moved to Australia, Ms Roma’s mother Laura Baldoin would pack her bags and travel halfway across the globe to be with her granddaughters, Sofia and Beatrice.
Their favourite activity – reading Italian books so the kids would not lose their language.
“It was a good balance because she could continue living