We had the good fortune of connecting with Paulina Maciuszek-Zajda and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Paulina, as a parent, what have you done for you children that you feel has had the most significant impact?
The time we have together.
We get to know the world together.
This time given to children is priceless.
Time to be together.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
before I became a mother, I was an athlete at the Olympic level. Sports taught me many things.

He also taught me to do everything 100%.

When I became a mother, I wanted to give my children the maximum.

I wanted to spend time with them but also show them how beautiful it is.

I wanted to show that the world does not end at the border between villages, cities, countries, or even continents …

I accompany children in everyday matters.

I try to do all the housework with the kids.

We clean, cook, shop, but also go for walks in the mountains and learn while doing it.

Sometimes we visit the world without leaving home.

Sometimes we travel for real.

It’s all fun, and the knowledge stays.

I really like these field lessons. Mathematics, history, biology or geography don’t have to be boring! They can delight.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I would take him to the forest or to the mountains for a walk or skiing. I would take the food in my backpack.

Of course, I would have a coffee maker in my backpack to make delicious coffee!
We have good restaurants, but I prefer to eat in places where there is no restaurant yet.

My friends know me.

They would expect it.

I would also take him to my greenhouse.

Yes. I have my greenhouse!

My husband built a greenhouse for me.

It’s our second home.

Together with the children, we plant fruit and vegetables there, from grain to harvest. These are great lessons for them.

Vegetables grown with children taste special!

My friends know about it.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My husband. He provides us with the conditions for me to fulfill myself as a mother.

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