Mini Maker Faire: Saturday 29 July

Mini Maker Faire: Saturday 29 July

Are you free on Saturday 29 July? Wondering what to do with the children the first week of the summer holidays? 

Head over to the Mini Makers Faire! The list of activities for little ones is so diverse, they will experiment with things they rarely get their little hands on! Do you have a mini maker, inventor, creative in the house? Find out more here...

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Language learning for children with One Third Stories!

Language learning for children with One Third Stories!

One Third Stories is a wonderful bilingual book company started by Alex Somervell and Jonny Pryn. I haven't come across anything quite like these beautiful books before so I wanted to learn more. How can these resources benefit our children and help them with language learning?

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One Third Stories: GIVEAWAY! (Closed)

One Third Stories: GIVEAWAY! (Closed)

Children start to learn languages at school in the UK age 7 years old. This is a bit of a revolution as until 2015 the starting age was 11. 

We all pick up languages easier the earlier we start, (The best time is ages 0-5!) After that it becomes more effort but it's still absolutely possible to master it. 

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I'More Kids: Building self-esteem in our children

I'More Kids: Building self-esteem in our children

I recently met Somayeh and Krystle of I'More Kids at a brilliant @LuckyThingsBlog Meetup! These events are fantastic for bringing together women with incredible projects and these ladies are no different. 

If you've yet to discover I'More Kids they are a children's lifestyle brand that uses positive words and affirmations to uplift and encourage our little ones. 

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Premature babies & trusting your instinct!

Premature babies & trusting your instinct!

So my gorgeous boy is about to turn five. Part of me is devastated because he's just a baby still in so many ways. I know technically he's a boy now and there's no escaping it but I still see the premature baby in him and his vulnerability. I'm sure many mammas will understand this feeling. 

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My mother gift: Marcella Campana

My mother gift: Marcella Campana

If you grew up in the U.K. in the 80's you probably remember a campaign 'You never forget a good teacher'. This week on Mammaprada we have a wonderful article by Marcella Campana. Italian tennis coach, sports journalist, friend of tennis sporting heroes (think Seles, Navratilova, Comaneci) and generally a fabulous example of women following their passions and doing extraordinary things.

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Meet Mamazou: Parenting with a difference!

Meet Mamazou: Parenting with a difference!

Mamazou parenting site is offering something different and at the heart of it is Founder, Jenny and her daughter H, who was the inspiration for this project.

We caught up with Jenny to find out how she fits it all in and what Mamazou can offer us all as we navigate this parenting jungle!

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What to Consider as you Raise Bilingual Children

What to Consider as you Raise Bilingual Children

This topic is the foundation of what Mammaprada is all about. We don't profess to be experts, we are simply parents hoping to pass on the best of our dual heritage to our children and to give them, in our eyes the benefit of two languages from birth.

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Planning a Family-Friendly Staycation in Kent

Planning a Family-Friendly Staycation in Kent

Last summer the Prada clan decided flights and hauling car seats and extra luggage around to get somewhere further afield was more than we could bear. So bang on trend we booked a staycation.

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Mammaprada facts

Mammaprada facts

I thought it might be helpful to know a bit more about me. Who am I outside of being a Mamma?

I think we all know that feeling of wondering, what did I like before? Who was I? Can I even remember the things I loved, was passionate about? How did I like to spend my time?

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