8 Insights into British and Italian Style

8 Insights into British and Italian Style

8 Insights into British and Italian Style

As London and Milan Fashion Weeks are around the corner. I thought it would be interesting to look at the key differences in Italian and British style. The fashion houses themselves have a style set by whomever is the current designer but what are the real indicators of style that the average man/woman follows? 

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Why You Need to Take Your Children to the Nutmeg State

Why You Need to Take Your Children to the Nutmeg State

Why You Need to Take Your Children to the Nutmeg State

When it comes to travelling with kids, you have to take so many more factors into account. You need to keep their minds occupied at all times, immersing them in fun experiences from dawn till dusk. You also have to be a lot more prepared, packing carefully, choosing where to stay with comfort and ease at the forefront of your mind, and ensuring that you take plenty of supplies out with you on each day out. So when planning your next trip, why not consider Connecticut, the Nutmeg State? It’s home to a brilliant experience for both you and your little ones! Here’s everything you need to know about vacationing there.

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What I Love About You! To Mammaprada readers!

What I Love About You! To Mammaprada readers!

What I love about you! Yes My Lovely Audience! 

So as it’s Valentine’s week and a year since I started Mammaprada I thought I would do a little tribute to all of you! Yes you, my lovely followers! Because Mammaprada is really all about you.

The last year has been a bit of a year of discovery. It’s taken me a while to work it out (And it’s still a work in progress!). At the beginning I fell into Instagram because my little Sister told me it was “Cool to share pictures”. I really thought no one used it and I barely used my personal Facebook!

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Sometimes, Baby Just Has To Cry

Sometimes, Baby Just Has To Cry

Sometimes, Baby Just Has To Cry

Babies are a conundrum. I’m just going to open with that, because if you’re searching at 3am for the cure for a baby who just won’t stop crying, that’s the first thing that you need to know. Babies are not easy to figure out, despite all the years of amazing parenting that you did before you even had a baby. You’d assume that babies were simple creatures: feed, burp, sleep, repeat. Chuck in a few clean diapers and a warm blanket, and you’ve got a contented baby, right? Unfortunately, there is so much more to having a baby than just keeping them fed and warm. While those are the very basics, babies are complex. There are very few absolutes when it comes to babies, but there’s one thing that every baby all over the world has in common. All babies cry.

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New Mom: The First Months Are Always The Hardest

New Mom: The First Months Are Always The Hardest

New Mom: The First Months Are Always The Hardest

The anticipation when you know the baby is coming sets your anxiety and excitement levels soaring. You’ve dreamt of this day and waited so long to see your child face to face for the first time. When he or she arrives, you’re consumed with emotion and sometimes even confusion. The latter is going to be elevated even more once you get the all clear to take your newborn baby home. New mothers are right in being somewhat anxious; after all a delicate new life is in their arms.

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Bilingual Children - Week #6

Bilingual Children - Week #6

Our Bilingual Week

Welcome to week Six of Bilingual Children! Sadly this is the last week in our Series of speaking mums raising bilingual children! I hope you've enjoyed reading it as much as we have enjoyed sharing with you. 

This week we're looking at the reasons why it's important to us that our children are learning our languages and how to not give up in those difficult times. 

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5 Cities to Visit if You Want to Expand the Horizons of Your Children

5 Cities to Visit if You Want to Expand the Horizons of Your Children

5 Cities to Visit if You Want to Expand the Horizons of Your Children

Travel can be a truly fantastic thing for young children who are still learning about the world. You should definitely look to take them on trips to cities around the globe if you want to expand their horizons and allow them to see how life is in other parts of the world. There are some cities that are better than others for culture and interesting sights. Here are the 5 cities that are must see places for you and your children.

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5 Steps to Cool Kids Bedrooms

5 Steps to Cool Kids Bedrooms

5 Steps to Cool Kids Bedrooms

We've recently redecorated our Son's bedroom. We last did this when he was a baby! At the time we used jungle wall murals but now he's nearly 6 years old it's time for a change.

We thought we would update his room to reflect the little man he's becoming. I wanted to get his input as to what he would like to see in his room but also choose things that can be adapted easily should he change his mind or outgrow any colours or theme quicker than expected. 

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Versatile Blogger Award

Versatile Blogger Award

Versatile Blogger Award

I've had a lovely surprise this week as two lovely bloggers Paola of The Elephant Mum and Martina of Empty Nest Mummy have nominated me for the Versatile Blogger Award!

Thank you so much for the nomination. It means so much coming from two such fantastic  ladies who I read regularly and who are quite different and have their own unique style.  

Please go and check them out, they both write about really important but often unusual topics. Some humorous, some educational. I find them both really refreshing reads! 

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Finding Fort Lauderdale

Finding Fort Lauderdale

Finding Fort Lauderdale

Florida is one of those bucket list places that many have plans to reach, and not just for the Disneyworld feature in Orlando. While Disneyworld is a nice touch for the state, there is so much more to Florida than the home of the original Mickey Mouse. Fort Lauderdale is a place renowned for its many beautiful beaches, events and areas steeped in history.

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Valentine’s Day Ready: From Head to Toe - Guest Post by Brigitte Evans

Valentine’s Day Ready: From Head to Toe - Guest Post by Brigitte Evans

Valentine’s Day Ready: From Head to Toe

The most romantic holiday is right around the bend, darlings! Are you eager to spend some quality time with your partner and enjoy a date night? We know you want to look alluring and make the whole evening special, but how do you make sure you’re the most gorgeous and seductive lady around? Well, all it takes is some clever preparation and style, and we’ve got a few tips that will really help you shine and stun your dearest.

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Bilingual Children - Week #5

Bilingual Children - Week #5

Our Bilingual Week

Welcome to week FIVE of Bilingual Children! Last week I spoke with lots of mums raising bilingual children and asked them to share their challenges. They were very kind enough to be honest about the hurdles that they face and this week I’ve asked them to tell me about the different approaches that they use. 

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Dream Travel Destinations: San Diego, California

Dream Travel Destinations: San Diego, California

Dream Travel Destinations: San Diego, California

We have two milestone events in the Prada household this year, one big birthday and one big wedding anniversary! With that in mind we would really like to go away somewhere special and not the usual package holiday! 

I've always wanted to go to California, so I've been dreaming of where we can go and what balance we can strike with the adults having a memorable trip but also keeping the little ones occupied. I've been checking out San Diego vacation homes, where the best beaches are, wine tasting at the vineyards! And obviously a few child-friendly places. 

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#DolceVitaBloggers Linkup - #3 February 2018 - A Love Letter to Italy

#DolceVitaBloggers Linkup - #3 February 2018 - A Love Letter to Italy

February: A Love Letter to Italy

As February is the month of love and Saint Valentine, we thought what better than to write a love letter to our beloved Italia!

What do you love about Italy? What's your relationship with the country? Does it make you fall head over heels one minute and frustrate you the next? Tell us how you feel? As always feel free to interpret this theme as you wish... 

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Bilingual Children - Week #4

Bilingual Children - Week #4

Our Bilingual Week

Welcome to Week Four of Bilingual Children! I've been really busy last month collecting feedback from other Bilingual Mums. So throughout February I will be sharing all of their challenges, different approaches and reasons for helping their children learn a second or multiple languages.

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5 Simple Tips for Child Car Seat Safety

5 Simple Tips for Child Car Seat Safety

Car Seat Safety for Babies & Toddlers

We all like to think that we are doing everything possible to protect our children. Unfortunately we can't be there all the time and for every eventuality but car travel and Car Seat Safety is something we can get right if we have a few extra precautions in place.

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Italian Summer Events - Turin Epicurean Capital

Italian Summer Events - Turin Epicurean Capital

What is Turin Epicurean Capital?

Turin Epicurean Capital is a 3 day event in Turin, Italy. The year 2018 marks the 5th edition of the festival and it will take place from 20-22nd June. I organize the event to help promote Turin and shed some light on our beautiful royal city that is still pretty much under the radar despite most famous Italian brands and products being born right here.

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Mothers come in many forms - Guest Post by Ebony Drummond

Mothers come in many forms - Guest Post by Ebony Drummond

Mothers come in many forms - Guest Post by Ebony Drummond

Today we have a touching post from Ebony of The Role Model Diaries. Ebony writes about the wonderful friendship she has with her partner's daughter and how she sees herself as less of a Step Mum but really a Role Model. It's very clear though that Ebony has a very strong and admirable mothering instinct! Have a read of this endearing story of two best friends...

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Bilingual Children - Week #3

Bilingual Children - Week #3

Bilingual Children - Week #3

I recently asked other mums who are raising Bilingual Children if they could share their experiences, good and bad. I asked for tips and most importantly challenges, as we all know there are many!

Firstly I was amazed and delighted at how many of you came forward. However I also noticed that as usual us mums do worry if we are doing things the correct way or should have done approached this type of learning differently. 

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