Brexit News! Why should I learn a language - Post Brexit?

Brexit News! Why should I learn a language - Post Brexit?

Brexit News! Why should I learn a language - Post Brexit?

With the parliamentary vote on Theresa May’s Brexit Deal meant to be taking place TODAY. Then chaos has taken over once again and it’s now delayed! I thought this would be a good time to reassess this question!

Why should I learn a language post Brexit? This was a very popular article last time it was published so I thought I would share again today and see how we feel about it now, almost a year later!

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The Future Plans You Can Put In Place Today

The Future Plans You Can Put In Place Today

The Future Plans You Can Put In Place Today

Who knows what the future holds? There’s no way we can tell what is in-store for us in our lives, no matter how much we may want to know. As a result, there’s no way to know exactly what we need to be prepared for in our lives. That’s why it pays to try to be prepared for every possible eventuality. Hopefully, we then aren’t too thrown off by any emergencies or unexpected situations, and we are able to respond in a very healthy and proactive way.

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Why the beautiful Cutty Sark is the perfect play Time for your Toddler

Why the beautiful Cutty Sark is the perfect play Time for your Toddler

Why the beautiful Cutty Sark is the perfect play Time for your Toddler

Last week we were invited to the stunning Cutty Sark Ship in Greewich.

We’ve been many times with our 6 year old Son. It’s truly one of the best attractions in London.

However last week we went to try and new activity for the little ones. Toddler Time!

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9 Christmas Gifts for Pre-School Girls

9 Christmas Gifts for Pre-School Girls

9 Christmas Gifts for Pre-School Girls

As a mamma of a little girl I have to really resist the swathes of pink and dolls every time I visit a toy shop.

I’m not against her playing with ‘Girls toys’ but sometimes the pink aisle is very overwhelming!

Luckily my daughter wants to be a fire woman and her favourite colour is blue so I think she knows her own mind anyway!

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7 Christmas Presents for Primary School Boys

7 Christmas Presents for Primary School Boys

7 Christmas Presents for Primary School Boys

Buying for children is always a balance between what they want; usually something noisy and plastic! What their friends are allowed, Xboxes, and the gifts you would like to give them!

Then throw in the over generous, well meaning relatives and no wonder we all get stressed about this time of year!

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WIN! 4 Personalised T-Shirts from Mammaprada SHOP!

WIN! 4 Personalised T-Shirts from Mammaprada SHOP!

Personalised T-Shirts for all the family

Here at Mammaprada we’ve recently launched our own SHOP!

Filled with T-Shirts for men women and children, we looked long and hard for super soft tees in gorgeous colours, printed in the UK and with quick shipping times!

Although we’ve created Italian slogans for many of our designs everything is customisable.

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Italian Christmas gifts for Food lovers!

Italian Christmas gifts for Food lovers!

Italian Christmas gifts for Food lovers!

Buying for a ‘Foodie’ is pure joy this time of year!

Although it comes with the added issue that you might be tempted to eat your gifts before Christmas Day arrives!

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Italian Christmas gifts for the Woman who loves a surprise!

Italian Christmas gifts for the Woman who loves a surprise!

Italian Christmas gifts for the Woman who loves a surprise!

I know I am one of those women who loves a great surprise gift at Christmas. Something unusual, well made, an item you are desperate to wear or use!

I also know I don’t like to leave the purchaser so completely to their own devices that the gift is, well disappointing! So this probably makes me and other women like me a bit of a disaster to buy for!

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7 Italian inspired Christmas gifts for Men

7 Italian inspired Christmas gifts for Men

7 Italian inspired Christmas gifts for Men

I have a Husband who is a bit of a scrooge! He’s not THAT into Christmas although he enjoys the eating part!

He comes from a family not big on gifts, and Italians I find are much less commercial than the UK when it comes to this celebration.

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World Diabetes Day 2018 - One year after diagnosis

World Diabetes Day 2018 - One year after diagnosis

World Diabetes Day 2018 - One year after diagnosis

As most of you will know in September 2017 our then 2 year old daughter was taken ill and diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes.

I don’t really write about her condition as it wasn’t why I started Mammaprada and it’s still very raw. However given the significance of today and maybe in the hopes of raising awareness of Diabetes and especially about Type 1. I thought I’d share how we are getting on.

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9 Best Practices For Cleaning Laminate Flooring

9 Best Practices For Cleaning Laminate Flooring

9 Best Practices For Cleaning Laminate Flooring

Italian style at home

Italians love their wooden and tiled floors. They can’t understand the desire to fill your home with carpets! Luckily in the UK solid wood and laminate flooring is a growing trend. It gives your home a simpler, more modern feel. However if you want to keep this type of floor clean you need a few tips.

The part of the house that gets the most wear and tear is your flooring. Spills, mud, footprints and pet accidents are all arch enemies of your flooring. How to clean the floor to make it look as good as new? Let’s read what the experts have to say about it.

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Strong, Bright and Pink! How loving yourself can be so simple

Strong, Bright and Pink! How loving yourself can be so simple

Strong, bright and Pink! How loving yourself can be so simple

I remember growing up some well meaning relatives telling me that the only important thing in life was your health. Obviously I nodded and promptly ignored this! It’s something you just can’t comprehend when you’re young.

Now having just turned 40! Being a mother and having one child with a long term illness it has become glaringly obvious that this is something we all take for granted.

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So you think you know who you are? Love your true DNA story

 So you think you know who you are? Love your true DNA story

I’m sure many of you will feel you know exactly where your family origins lie. Maybe you’re aware of many interlocking layers of language, culture and nationality. Maybe you are convinced that you are 100% British/French/Chinese.

I love hearing stories passed down through families where one Grandma, like my own was convinced that there is a Spanish connection and no one. Not even her own Brother agrees! I always wonder how much of this is true?

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Beautiful handmade Halloween costumes for sweet little ghosts

Beautiful handmade Halloween costumes for sweet little ghosts

Beautiful handmade halloween costumes for sweet little ghosts

If you're looking for a safe, quality Halloween costumes this year, something made well, you can trust. Very soft and carefully crafted look no further!

Crafty Pear a beautiful children's handmade clothing company use quality fabrics, in amazing prints which can be worn again and again. They are made from cotton with sewn applique designs. If you can't find what you're looking for, tell them and they will make something for you!

You also have the satisfaction that you are supporting a small business created by two mums, working around their children. 

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The Reasons A Luxury Watch Needs To Be Your Next Big Fashion Spend

The Reasons A Luxury Watch Needs To Be Your Next Big Fashion Spend

The Reasons A Luxury Watch Needs To Be Your Next Big Fashion Spend

Your smart watch might be useful and fun, like the way it tracks your steps so you know how much exercise you are getting. And how it alerts you with incoming mail, so you’ll never miss your boss again.

But, what about lifestyle, luxury & joy?

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Achieve An Italian Styling With These 5 Beautiful Venetian Blinds

Achieve An Italian Styling With These 5 Beautiful Venetian Blinds

Achieve An Italian Styling With These 5 Beautiful Venetian Blinds

With the italians being well known for their wonderfully stylish interiors. The way that they accomplish this is by using soft furnishings and window dressings, with colours and styles that help to match their homes interior styling. Back in the 18th century Venetian traders discovered window blinds which were constructed using a number of horizontal slats which had the ability to be adjusted. Allowing or blocking out the light entering a room. They brought them back to Paris and Venice.

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7 of the greatest time saving Italian gadgets for your kitchen

7 of the greatest time saving Italian gadgets for your kitchen

7 of the greatest time saving Italian gadgets for your kitchen

As you can imagine the kitchen is quite important in our house! It’s not always easy without a nonna to recreate all those freshly cooked pasta dishes and homemade gnocchi.

We definitely don’t have time for this amount of preparation! I’ve been searching for a while now for gadgets that give us the essence of being back in Italy without quite so much effort!

I recently stumbled upon LionsHome, a site which helps you find the most beautiful furnishings and accessories for living spaces. They offer inspiration on homes, gardens, DIY and have gathered together a myriad of practical products to discover.

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5 Ingredients for a 'Dolce Vita' (#Dolcevitabloggers)

5 Ingredients for a 'Dolce Vita' (#Dolcevitabloggers)

5 Ingredients for a 'Dolce Vita' (#Dolcevitabloggers)

This month our #Dolcevitablogger topic is to describe our 'Dolce vita'. What does it mean for each of us?

While the famous film, Federico Fellini's 'La Dolce Vita' shows us a frivolous, carefree life with a dark undercurrent. My version of 'a sweet life' is something much simpler and more transparent. 

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