Expat Mom Birth Stories: Elsa Rich

Elsa Rich, a French expatriate, married her American husband 9 years ago. When she was pregnant with her third child, she thought all would go easy like with her first two children. That could not be any further from the truth.

Working Moms Stories: Danielle Jennings

As an expat mom, Danielle felt it was hard to make friends with other moms. Being a working mom, made interacting with other parents difficult. The only other moms she knew were work colleagues. Now, as a self-employed mom, she feels she has to juggle even more than before.

Please Help Support the FMs4Ms Network

I feel this Network is an asset for the many moms and their families moving here to live in Firenze and the surrounding areas. Which is why I am asking for your help to keep all this alive. A small donation could go a long way.

From Vancouver, Canada to Florence, Italy

Gina Mazza currently lives in Florence with her beautiful 7 month old daughter and her husband Alessio. Originally from Vancouver, Canada, Gina wanted to share with us the story of her coming here and how she overcame some of the cultural differences she encountered when settling in. Read more her story......From Vancouver, Canada to Florence, Italy By Ela Vasilescu – Writer/Journalist

Florence, Love, Joy, and Pain

By Ela Vasilescu - Writer/Journalist A.B. is a twenty two years old mom currently living in Prato with her one year old daughter. She is originally from Russia, of Irish heritage on her father side. A.B. wanted to share her story, where she talks about why she chose this city as her home, how she fell … Continue reading Florence, Love, Joy, and Pain

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

Ask Dr. Paolo is back

You may have noticed a few blog post and workshops about Dr. Paolo Molino a psychotherapist.  Dr. Paolo Molino has been helping the Expat community for years. He is a psychotherapist of Gestalt psychology. He is also a family man with his wife and two children. He expertise covers many areas such as: Affection disorders … Continue reading Ask Dr. Paolo is back