Our last #DolceVitaBloggers Linkup!

Our last #DolceVitaBloggers Linkup!

Welcome to our last #Dolcevitabloggers linkup! We’ve been hosting our dear linky for over 2 years now however it is now time to draw it to a close.

We’ve loved reading all of your posts and will still use the #dolcevitabloggers hashtag for any social media posts. However, we won’t be offering a way to link up blogs and vlogs anymore.

We hope you’ve enjoyed sharing your work over the last two years, we’ve learnt so much from you all in this time and built a lovely community of friends which was more than we could ever have wished for.

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Why a Tuscan Villa Holiday is the Perfect Family break

Why a Tuscan Villa Holiday is the Perfect Family break

Having just returned from a wonderful Tuscan Press Trip with a group of female writers you may think I would be booking my next grownup getaway!

We were lucky enough to be guests of luxury villa company Bookings For You in the small village of Monte San Savino. We stayed at their property Villa La Tornaie and were hosted by the welcoming Mansalto Vineyard group.

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5 Reasons To Hire Help When It Comes To Moving House

5 Reasons To Hire Help When It Comes To Moving House

Moving house can be incredibly overwhelming and stressful, especially if you try to do it alone. Although it can be expensive to hire help and assistance, sometimes it’s the best route to take. Whether you’re struggling when it comes to time or you don’t think you’ll be able to lift the heavy items, you may be surprised how much difference they can make.

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Extending Learning Outside of the Classroom

Extending Learning Outside of the Classroom

Schools teach kids so much from reading and writing to mathematics, science, religion and much more. But for them to learn all of the skills they need to become functioning and well-rounded adults, education shouldn’t stop in the classroom. There’s plenty we can do as parents to keep them learning, here are some examples.

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Beds For Kids: Best Boy And Girl Choices

Beds For Kids: Best Boy And Girl Choices

Once your child moves into their own room, one of the big decisions is choosing a bed! After all, you need to make sure the bed you choose is exciting and appeals to them, otherwise, you will have a child in your bed every evening!

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Staying In Touch With Overseas Friends and Family

Staying In Touch With Overseas Friends and Family

It’s a big old world, sure, but it’s also getting smaller with each passing year. Indeed, more young people than ever before are living in countries other than the one where they grew up. While this is a good thing, and exciting for the people who get to experience a different culture, it’s not all positive. There are downsides. For example, it puts a big gap between loved ones. Whereas people used to live close to their family for their entire lives (usually in the same house), now they’re in different countries!

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The Big Events That'll Make Memories On Holiday

The Big Events That'll Make Memories On Holiday

A family friendly holiday can be hard to come up with, especially if your kids are quite young and have a lot of needs to deal with. However, it’s a lot easier than it’s made out to be, and we’re going to prove that to you right now! After all, you should plan to make memories, and as kids, the memories we make help to form the adults we become, so here are some healthy and happy activities that’ll leave a big impact.

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Pests You Might Find on Your Summer Road Trip and How to Prevent Them

Pests You Might Find on Your Summer Road Trip and How to Prevent Them

When you're at home, it's pretty easy to know when pests are invading your home. Taking care of them while you’re home can be as simple as calling in a reliable pest control services such as moxieservices.com

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WIN! A Fantastic Selection of Delicious Pasta for Autumn!

WIN! A Fantastic Selection of Delicious Pasta for Autumn!

WIN my Favourite Pasta varieties this September!

As a half a Italian family and huge lovers of Pasta. This Autumn I thought I would gift my wonderful readers a selection of some of my favourite Pasta shapes!

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Homeownership: When Hiring a Contractor Is Necessary

Homeownership: When Hiring a Contractor Is Necessary

Homeownership: When Hiring a Contractor Is Necessary

There are many odd jobs around the home that the average homeowner can do on their own. However, when a repair or addition requires a skill achieved through experience, it's best to hire a contractor or licensed professional

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Help your child learn phonics more easily and make it fun [ad]

Help your child learn phonics more easily and make it fun [ad]

As a parent I know there is nothing we all want more than to support our child to reach the best of their potential.

Sometimes this is a challenge and having been through the first few years of school with mine, I definitely feel the difference in how I was taught and the pain of bridging that gap so I am helping my child in the manner they are taught now.

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Bad Habits to Fix Before Having Children

Bad Habits to Fix Before Having Children

Becoming a parent is a very exciting time in a person's life. We all enter the world of parenting blissfully unaware, unrealistically optimistic, and wanting the best for our children.

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Is the English language infiltrating every day Italian?

Is the English language infiltrating every day Italian?

Last week I had a chat with my Italian Father-in-law about something that really distresses him. The use of English within Italian every-day life. The instances of this are growing and creating upset among older generations but also amongst those who wish to preserve the Italian language as it is.

This is something that’s easy to miss when you are English yourself. However the moment Nonno (Grandpa/dad) mentions it I realise that I don’t notice how much English is blaring out of the TV next to us as we speak!

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Cucina Tipica; an Inspiring Italian Expat Adventure with Andrew Cotto

Cucina Tipica; an Inspiring Italian Expat Adventure with Andrew Cotto

This week on Mammaprada I’m delighted to welcome award-winning author Andrew Cotto. Andrew has written three novels and is a regular contributor to The New York Times.

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What is 'Fetal Fraction' and What Does it Mean for Your Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing Results?

What is 'Fetal Fraction' and What Does it Mean for Your Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing Results?

Non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) is a screening test used to detect the risk that a fetus will be born with certain genetic conditions. It can be performed as early as 10 weeks in pregnancy and only requires a blood sample from the mother. NIPT analyzes small pieces of DNA, called cell-free DNA (cfDNA), found in the mother’s bloodstream.

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How to find meaningful gifts this Fathers Day

How to find meaningful gifts this Fathers Day

Father’s Day is almost upon us! Sunday 16th June for those of you who aren’t great at remembering these special occasions!

It’s always tough finding presents for dads. They often end up with something dull like another pair of socks and can feel a little forgotten! Or they tell you they don’t want anything but you would really like to show how much you appreciate them.

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