She wanted to explore the world and travel, giving her now 10-year-old daughter opportunities she could cherish. Being a translator and a single mom has given her the bases to pursue this dream of travel. At times, it can be tough being a single mom in a new country, but she takes this with determination and passion. She continues to show her daughter that you can accomplish anything if you put your mind to it. Dominique’s story is an inspiration to many single moms out there who are trying to live their dream of building a life in Italy.
I have decided to try to make it. I make my own sourdough starter, so this should not be hard. Right? It is not hard at all just follow the recipe below. Soon you too will have Sour Cream to use in your favorite recipes.
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
Announcing Special Event: November 4, 8:00 p.m. - Candlelight Procession Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Florence Flood! This historic candlelight procession on Friday, November 4 will commemorate the Mud Angels - the young volunteers, many of whom were Americans - who flocked to Florence to help save the city's precious artworks in the wake … Continue reading Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Florence Flood
This weekend do not forget to change your clocks so you can get that extra hour of sleep.
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
This is not what you want to have happen, especially one day before going on vacation. You are all packed and ready to leave the next morning. You got up out of bed, hit your chin and wham, you knocked your front tooth in half. Of course this was a tooth that you already cracked … Continue reading OMG I cracked a tooth a day before vacation
So why is it that the Obstetrician doctors here have big issues with weight gain during pregnancy for expat moms? I am not talking weight gain above the standards of other countries. Here you can find an example of what doctors follow in the US for standards of weight gain during pregnancy. click here In … Continue reading Obstetrician Doctors Here and Weight Gain
Written by Sarah McLean (January 2016) It’s that time of year again, and as a mother with one child in elementary school, one about to enter elementary school, and a younger child, I have had several people ask me for advice as to where to send their children to elementary school. I am by no … Continue reading Picking an elementary school in and around Florence
Why is orthodontics important? Without treatment, orthodontic problem may lead to tooth decay, gum disease, bone destruction and trouble with chewing and digestion. A “bad bite” can be a factor in tooth loss and chipped teeth. Orthodontics can have psychological benefits too – boosting a person’s self-image as the teeth, jaws and lips become properly … Continue reading Straight Facts About Braces
The Right Time For An Orthodontic Check-Up: No Later Than Age 7 Even though most people think of pre-teens and teens when they speak about orthodontics, there are good reasons your child should get an orthodontic evaluation much sooner. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends an orthodontic check-up no later than age 7. Why Your … Continue reading The Right Time For An Orthodontic Check-Up