English teacher in Prato NEEDED

Hi mums, I'm trying to help a local school in Prato find an English teacher. I've put the word out on English teaching sites, but if any of you know someone looking for work, it these are the details: Opportunity: A wonderful English school in the centro storico of Prato (20 mins by train from … Continue reading English teacher in Prato NEEDED

Portale Giovani Firenze

I wanted to remind everyone about this site. It is a Firenze Comune portal site for teens and college students 15 and up.  They have topics of interest, events, and so much more.  Check it out. http://portalegiovani.comune.fi.it/  (site is in Italian, but a great way to get your teen to interact in the community)

What to do with your children’s drawings

Children love to draw; there is no doubt about that. The amount of drawings can become overwhelming. Possibly the outside of your refrigerator is filled, possibly even your walls. Your children love all their drawings. So what to do? I am going to post some possible solutions for you......

A Group of House Plants Hard at Work

Houseplants can clean your air, eliminating chemicals, mould and bacteria; they produce oxygen and moisture. One example is succulent houseplants. Those types are great at providing oxygen at night so are good for bedrooms.

Free violin lessons for kids in Florence

Free Violin lessons for kids (elementary school age) at the Nidiaci garden in Oltrarno (via d'Ardiglione 30) will be starting this Thursday at 6 p.m. The teacher is Mariana Pinto, whose extensive curriculum you can read here (in Italian) http://www.nidiaci.com/2016/04/03/mariana-rodrigues-pinto-la-nostra-maestra-di-violino/ The course is entirely free of charge, but for insurance purposes, an accompanying adult must … Continue reading Free violin lessons for kids in Florence

What’s in a Name

Well everything! Especially if you are planning to get married and move to Italy.  Even more so, if you want to take your husband's name and then get Italian Citizenship.  In Italy, it is the legal practice to keep your maiden name when you get married. You will have the hardest of times if you … Continue reading What’s in a Name

We Would Like to Read Your Expat Story

To the many Expat Moms that follow our Website/blog; As some of you may know in the past, we have interviewed many moms about their experience as expats. Together with journalist Ela Vasilescu we would like to continue this project. Living an expat life, being pregnant and giving birth are unique experiences we could all … Continue reading We Would Like to Read Your Expat Story

Asking for donations for Earthquake disaster in Cental Italy

It is devastating what has happened in Lazio, Marche, and Umbria area of Italy.  A 6.0 quake that has destroyed many homes and killed many people.  My heart and tears go out to the many people over there. Here are some pictures of before and after to some areas where the quake hit. Click the … Continue reading Asking for donations for Earthquake disaster in Cental Italy