Tag Archives: Italian life

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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Finding parking in this city can often be quite a task, the narrow streets are usually jam packed with cars parked bumper to bumper. (and sometimes they are parked on your bumper) I’m with my daughter and we are going … Continue reading

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Dear Marco Bianchi, thank you for your presentation I’m sure it would have been very informative

..if only you had a bit more time with us. Like say a month or two.. Today I attended a presentation at my daughter’s school given by Marco Bianchi – researcher, scientist, writer, speaker, volunteer, and television star of the … Continue reading

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Camera happy and ready to go, thank you S man.

I was so caught up in that whole moving business I completely forgot to tell you that I got a new camera! ‘So what.’ you may be thinking.  Which is what I would totally be thinking if it was me … Continue reading

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What it’s like to move from one house to another in Italy. Part 1. The day before.

Finally, the day I have been waiting for this whole past year has finally arrived. Tomorrow we will start to move. I say start to move because the entire process will take 3 days. No, I have not decided to … Continue reading

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The Winnie the Pooh house and holiday stress

Apparently my kids have totally not understood the Santa Claus thing because if they did they would know that they have totally blown any chance of getting any sort of present this year. (Although maybe this threat doesn’t work because … Continue reading

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Extreme makeovers: why we need them.

One of the characteristic’s that Italians love most about the Americans is how open minded we are. Our straight forwardness, our sincerity, our transparence. I am not shy so being like this comes natural to me. I have nothing to … Continue reading

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A Christmas cocktail instead of Thanksgiving

So the bad thing is, I forgot Thanksgiving Day. I know that sounds strange, but I live in Italy so that sort of thing can happen. No gigantic billboards with a Butterball turkey in these parts if you know what … Continue reading

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Extreme makeover: a post about what I can post

When I first thought about writing this blog the first person I spoke to was my husband. I was curious to hear his thoughts and ideas. In fact, he was REALLY enthusiastic about it, he knows I enjoy writing and … Continue reading

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This is me.

This is me. My name is Grace. I’m American. I live in Northern Italy with my 2 kids and my Italian husband. How I got here : After I graduated from high school I did what every 18-year-old American does, … Continue reading

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