Mia Mattsson Mercer

Children and Animal Warrior

Time to Finish Up


It is truly time to finish up the manuscripts that are laying waiting.

The time is here. I am so excited to finishing up the fourth one.

Cannot wait to share my stories together with you!

This spring and summer am I going to Sweden. South Sweden is on the target!

That’s Amore!

Busy Cleaning Weekend


Our two big cages with two different Rat Families were being cleaned.

It’s a big job and my daughter were playing with the rats while me, her mom, were doing the dirty job.

They are hilarious these rats. Climbing like skilled mountain climbers.

All five are adopted!

Cleaning for Bob and Cass


We rescued two amazing Bearded Dragons. American family returning back home after some years here in Europe.

They came to our home, AWL Sanctuary.

When cleaning their home they are using me as their climbing tree!

That’s Amore!

Welcome Hope to our Sanctuary


I found her in the mouth of a dog. Actually the dog was great spitting the bird out when I shouted. The dog walked away, and I picked up a wounded Hope. That’s what my daughter named her. Hope….we have hope that the bird will be fine.

I brought her into our Sanctuary– it starting to get crowded.

She stopped bleeding but her wing and one foot is not healed. My daughter feeds her live worms and today I found out that she slept under Olivia’s blanket (together)

That’s Amore!

We got a New Client


In my home it’s me who brings home wounded or/and homeless animals. Not my children!

Not that they wouldn’t do it, there is no chance I find them first.

However, I am very proud over my children (12 and 10 y) they have become wonderful animal friends. Carrying and showing empathy to both humans and animals.

We welcome Hope into our Animal Sanctuary! We hope you will heal and feel comfortable here!

That’s Amore!

We are with Rats–Again


This is their amazing home that came with them. We are honoured that the family trusts us to take care of them. Butter, Pringle and Samantha Welcome to your new home.

We already love you, and hope you will feel at home right away.

The middle picture; is a dumbo rat.

First and third pictures are; attic rats.

They are amazing sweet and such a cuddle bugs. I never in my whole life thought I would be so in love with rats.

That’s Amore!

Max Started School


What a big day! Max went back to school and this time American Elementary School.

He started out in Italian Kindergarten, then German Kindergarten and Pree School. He loved his friends and his teacher.

Then he stared German first class together with second class. Now everything went down hill. Several mean children started to hit Max, bully and put garlic sausage all over his back pack.

Spitting and chasing. Red bruises after being hit several times. I tried to talk to the teacher, but it was to no help. Principal was never there.

And how easy was it to bring forward my concern in a language I didn’t speak! Other side, maybe that was a blessing since I think I would have said many things I would have regretted.

Several different opinions but mostly, “hit back!” Or “spit back” how if none of them were in my way of thinking.

Well the teacher did not support and even she started to be unfair. Max had a hard time writing and reading German. She took his paper and made it into a paper all and threw it away with angry words! Max cried!

The class laughed.

That day did Max stop reading. He started to hit his head with his fist crying saying, “I am stupid!”

I pulled him out of school! Homeschooling was on my Agenda!

The reaction was mixed from silent to “I could never do that, I love my free time!”

“You will isolate him! Children need friends and socialization!”

It was a frustrating time between having a son that didn’t want to live anymore to many people saying I did wrong!

We homeschooled for 1 1/2 and it has been fun and tough catching up with English and 1-2 class. His confidence was the hardest! His wounded young heart! But we did it!!

I am going to write on my link about homeschooling as I promised quiet some time ago. I have met wonderful co op moms and teachers (and I became one myself)

It was worth “my” time!

Max started American 3 grade and the teachers, children are amazing.

The school has as a goal to have zero tolerance for bullying, talking back, talking down to yourself. Amazing projects and subjects. He got German and Spanish classes on His schedule.

Max, mostly I am proud over YOU!

I love you!