Gina Alvarez

Lives with Stefan (husband of 16 years), Zoel (11) and Leeloo (7).

Location: Casalecchio di Reno, a town in the Province of Bologna, Emilia Romagna, in Northern Italy.

Population: 35,258

Profession: Co-Founder/Producer of The Apartment Creative Agency/Landlord

Is: Mom, Wife, Member of Large Cuban Family, Traveler, Writer, Doodler, Closeted Crafter, Linguaphile, History/Culture/News-Buff, 20-Year-Veteran of NYC.

Christine Simek

Lives with Ray (husband of 2 years), Noah (11) and Luca (a 1 year old Catahoula Bulldog).

Location: Cold Spring, NY, a village in the Hudson River Valley, 50 miles north of New York City.

Population: 2,013

Profession: Has worked as a kindergarten teacher, newspaper reporter, yoga teacher, bartender and innkeeper.

Is: Mother, Poetry Lover, Worrier, Feminist, Over-Analyzer, Homebody, Writer, Procrastinator, Sometimes-Insomniac, Bibliophile.