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

Babies raised in bilingual homes learn new words differently | ScienceBlog.com

Infants who are raised in bilingual homes learned two similar-sounding words in a laboratory task at a later age than babies who are raised in homes where only one language is spoken. This difference, which is thought to be advantageous for bilingual infants, appears to be due to the fact that bilingual babies need to … Continue reading Babies raised in bilingual homes learn new words differently | ScienceBlog.com

Park Pettini, Our Local Streets and Mayor Renzi

The park that we so love and have used many times for our outdoor events has been being slowly brought down to it's bare minimum.  As you can see here by these past posts: Raccolta firme per l’Area Pettini Burresi Mamme per Firenze Our very own Events Administrator, Jill Romanelli has been trying hard to … Continue reading Park Pettini, Our Local Streets and Mayor Renzi

Kids – National Wildlife Federation

National Wildlife Federation publishes magazines for children. Ranger Rick, Ranger Rick Jr, and Animal Baby Explorers.  These are the magazines I get my children and I have gotten them since they were babies.  It helps them practice their English and the subscription fee goes to the environment.  I love it and they do as well.  … Continue reading Kids – National Wildlife Federation

All I can say is I love it!

Natural Italy Tours presents Mamma's cooking, a show that teaches you the simple facts of basic Italian cooking. Mamma's cooking is a family oriented show and hopes to share new recipes that will be enjoyed by the entire family. Make sure to check out our site and blog at http://www.naturalitaly.it for tours and useful information … Continue reading All I can say is I love it!

Your 2-year-old timeline: Playing for keeps | BabyCenter

Your 2-year-old now (from Baby Center my favorite place for finding developmental everythings for your child website) Your child is more in control of her movements. Now she can play with small objects easily and stack (not just knock over) towers of blocks. She can also concentrate for slightly longer periods of time, as much … Continue reading Your 2-year-old timeline: Playing for keeps | BabyCenter

Photography Tips for You and Your Family – Part 2

Hello again. I'm Simone Ballerini a professional photographer based in Florence. You can find my work at www.simoneballerini.com I specialize in maternity, family and kids photography and this is part two of the shooting we discussed last week. Done with the outdoor session we decided to move indoors for the last quiet portraits of the couple and … Continue reading Photography Tips for You and Your Family – Part 2

Parental ethnotheories and how parents in America differ from parents everywhere else.

No Big Deal, but This Researcher’s Theory Explains Everything About How Americans Parent By Nicholas DayNew parenthood is a desperate search for certainty: When you start knowing nothing, you are desperate to know something. And when you finally figure that something out—how to get this creature to eat or sleep—that becomes the answer. Any parent … Continue reading Parental ethnotheories and how parents in America differ from parents everywhere else.

I was jumped / mugged and robbed earlier today

Purse Theives

I was jumped / mugged and robbed earlier today (in broad daylight while walking with my 4 year old). Anyhow, wasn't able to beat the assailant with my umbrella and the iron man mask, hard enough (and believe me, I tried) so he got away my purse with EVERYTHING in it. And for all to … Continue reading I was jumped / mugged and robbed earlier today