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.Read More
How to Embrace the Art of New Languages and Diverse Cultures
In your household you always welcome the idea of new languages and diverse cultures, but how can you make the most of your passions? For you it is so important that your children are brought up in a world that is bursting with vibrancy and wide beliefs.Read More
Top 3 ways to secure your child's future
Are you worried about your child’s future? This is perfectly normal considering the the uncertainty regarding Brexit and other factors. However, this should not stop you from making future plans, and if anything thinking ahead is probably the best thing you can do in this financial climate.Read More
Are you a mamma or do you have a mama who always plays down the importance of Mother’s Day or Mothering Sunday as we call it in the UK?
A mama who tells everyone not to worry and it’s just a ‘hallmark’ day but actually would just love breakfast in bed and some flowers?Read More
How to add value to your home, whether you want to love it or leave it!
Creating a home just how you like it takes time. It can be a daunting process! There’s so much advice out there and because we all move more regularly than previous generations we never know if we are investing in a change for us or a change for its saleability.
Our home was a mix of very bright decor and bodged repairs when we bought it. What we’ve learnt in the last few years of updating it is that there are 5 main things that make a difference whether you’re planning to stay or sell.Read More
How to bring more natural light into your home
Do you wish you could bring more natural light in to your home?
Our ground floor is quite dark so I’m always conscious of this. We’ve combated the issue in several ways and they make such an impact.Read More
Three ways to revamp your garden for Spring
At the moment I am looking at a very miserable, brown Winter garden. Nothing is growing and I can’t imagine how it could be transformed!
However I do this every year and it always amazes me how such little touches can create magic even in my small London garden.
These are the things I’m going to get on with in the next month and I advise you to start here!Read More
Found the perfect home, what now?
Moving house is definitely one of the most stressful things you can do in your life. It is thought to be one of the toughest after divorce or loss!
Living in London with renting, buying, changes in family size, we have unfortunately moved a lot of times. Maybe 6 now in 10 years! Each time we move I remember a part of the process that I never want to do by myself again.
Thankfully there are various ways you can make your life easier and these are my top tips for an easier transition.Read More
How to go from London lawyer to Italian cashmere luxury label?
If you follow Mammaprada on Instagram you’ll know I’m a huge fan of the beautiful Italian cashmere scarves of Lois Avery. I’ve met some of the most inspiring people in the last 3 years that I’ve been using Instagram and one of them is the lovely Jennie, Founder of Lois Avery.
She has the most dreamy, Italian feed, plenty of travel inspiration, shots of her super soft scarves and she shares her very personal journey of creating this amazing brand around her 3 children.Read More
Why Bormio is one of the greatest Italian Ski Resorts
I wrote about why we love Bormio a year ago now and nothing has changed. We will be off there again in February to take both our children, one who can now ski. Partly from learning in Bormio and partly in the UK at the Snow Centre in Hemel Hempstead.
My youngest is too little being only 3, although the Swiss start at 2 years old! However a good ski instructor friend of ours told us the perfect age is 4 years old.Read More
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!Read More
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.Read More
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!Read More
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!Read More
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!Read More
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.
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!Read More
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!Read More
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.Read More