About me

Hi I’m Alexis

Hello, my name is Alexis Tsourounakis; among many things, I am a second-time mom to my daughter named Kirra and a baby boy named Xander. I am currently on maternity leave from my day job as an unregistered architect. Before babies, I spent nearly four years on a team designing maximum security prisons and an additional two working on schools and fire stations. Then I had my daughter, took one year off work, and returned only to be transferred to the interior design team before being ultimately made redundant. In less than three months, I found a new job at a firm on the industrial team during the 2020 pandemic, hiding my child and wedding ring. It wasn’t long after I became pregnant again with my son. Oops. I waited as long as possible before telling them, only to be transferred yet again, to the residential team.

Now, I wipe poop three to four times a day, get less than 6 hours of sleep, and two glasses of wine knock me out like a Xanax.

Architecture school was hard. Becoming a mother was harder. Working for MEN is impossible. I started this blog after Kirra was born when I was lonely and missed using my intellectual brain. Now, after two kids, I barely have time to remember my past self let alone type up a blog post on food, travel, and DIY costumes. But the truth is, I am torn wholly between working full time again in architecture or making a career change. Although architecture is a field I deeply love, I sacrifice family time with long hours and zero flexibility. Maybe it was the year 2020; perhaps it was being locked down in Australia that cut off seeing my family for nearly three years. Whichever reason it is, here I am reflecting on the messy truth of motherhood again, Again.

get to know me
FAVORITE PLACE TO VISIT

Cascais, Portugal

favorite tv show to binge

Gilmore Girls & Veronica Mars

MY birth chart

♈︎ Aries

SECRET TALENT

I played piano for ten years!

I’D SPEND my whole paycheck on

Travel and gym clothes

COFFEE order

Long Black, triple shot

MY HAPPY PLACE

The Shore house

MOUNTAINS OR BEACH?

Beach but I would definitely do both!

favorite hobby

The gym. I’ve been lifting since I was 13!

CURRENTLY READING

Working Hard, Hardly Working

Where you can find me!