Category Archives: Parenting

Have it your way..

Today is the 1st of May, otherwise known as Labour Day. The kids are off from school, S-man from work. We get to sleep in and relax, I need it. I am eating a bagel when S-man wakes up and … Continue reading

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Dear Giovanni Allevi,

Dear Giovanni Allevi, I just wanted to thank you for the incredible concert you performed last night at the Arcimboldi here in Milan. You see, it was a very special event for us as my 7-year-old daughter is one of … Continue reading

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Paas and Easter, back to our roots.

Our special guest has brought a bag full of goodies for the kids all the way from America. One of the most important being cheddar cheese goldfish crackers. Grandma tells the kids that these were my favorite and I swear … Continue reading

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Our special visitor from America

At 6.30am my alarm goes off. Only a few minutes earlier than it usually does. I get up, make my coffee (which is really espresso in what Italians call a mocha maker) and turn on the Ipad to read the … Continue reading

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My Italian child.

I have 2 kids, ages 4 and 6. My daughter who is the 6-year-old has been to America more times than most of the adults I know. She has been to New York, Colorado, Oregon, and down the entire coast … Continue reading

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The Joy of Christmas

Having Christmas on the 21st turned out not so bad after all, it just meant a bit more organization than usual and well – running also helped. As in, really running. As in me running down the street where I … Continue reading

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The heart breaking news from Connecticut

This morning I woke up to this… and it’s funny how a little bit of snow can make everything look so beautiful, so perfect.. even in a world where 20 young lives have been taken by an evil so dark. … Continue reading

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Brutto, bruttissimo..our new swim class.

Recently, I enrolled my son in an afternoon swim class which is not only closer to my house, but happens to costs less than half the price of where I used to take him. The day of our swim trial, … Continue reading

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The Christmas market in Monte Carlo, where the ferris wheel gives a new meaning to adventure.

Three day weekend thanks to the Sant’Ambrogio holiday means only one possible thing: time to escape the big city. I pack up my kids, their cousin and my sister-in-law in my Volvo, leaving behind the one person most dear to … Continue reading

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Weekends in Milan

Weekends in Milan are about as much fun as having sand in your underpants. We have just spent the last 2 weekends in Milan and I can assure you for someone who lives in this city it’s 2 weekends too … Continue reading

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