Nov 292012
 
The true story of Christmas

I will never cease to be amazed by the ability of the Bible to speak to, in millions of different levels, in hundreds of different languages and being able to answer the same questions that men have been asking themselves from the dawn of time. Over the years, our children have had access to some [... Continue reading ...]

 Posted by on 29 November 2012
Nov 272012
 
DIY Advent Calendar

Nothing makes more Christmas season than the Advent calendar! And there’s no real and true Advent calendar if there isn’t an everyday surprise and a chocolate gift! Actually, we have never been so much interested in the ready-made ones, we highly prefer the DIY ones. That’s why, since my children were just babies, we made [... Continue reading ...]

 Posted by on 27 November 2012
Nov 262012
 
Practicing gratitude

As every year, on the fourth Thursday of November, in a huge part of Western culture, and mostly in the United States of America, people celebrated Thanksgiving. Although I don’t belong to the American culture, so different from mine, I have been feeling very close to that ceremony and to the profound meaning it has [... Continue reading ...]

 Posted by on 26 November 2012
Nov 122012
 
Digitizing memories

Since the school years of childhood, but perhaps to think of it, even while those of the nest, our house was invaded daily by a huge amount of paper , under different forms of touching, vibrant, beautiful and eclectic art forms of expression. The initial joy and the miraculous feeling of being able to touch, [... Continue reading ...]

 Posted by on 12 November 2012
Nov 062012
 
Less meat...at our table!

For a certain period of time, I have been vegetarian. The reasons why I have been, continue to be the same ones why, after some time, I came back to be omnivorous : the respect of the species killed and the uniqueness of their life, the care of my personal and my loved ones’ health [... Continue reading ...]

 Posted by on 6 November 2012
Oct 292012
 
Cloth diapers: our first eight months

It’s been a while I plan to update the progress here on our experience with cloth diapers. In fact 8 months now abundant that we use them. Our experience is overwhelmingly positive. We do not feel the slightest lack of disposable, though, I must admit, I continue to still be a little surprised. I am [... Continue reading ...]

 Posted by on 29 October 2012
Sep 102012
 
Homemade hazelnut chocolate cream

Everybody likes chocolate cream….and my children do as well. For a long time, one of my most challenging cooking struggles has been feeding them mindfully and thoughtfully without making them feel the “About a boy” syndrome (do you remember that the mother “healthy” homemade bread was thrown in the park lake by her child and [... Continue reading ...]

 Posted by on 10 September 2012
Sep 032012
 
Horizons

As someone rightly pointed out, September is the true New Year . Moment in which, even more than earlier this year, we focus on the good intentions of new projects on different attitudes. September for us in the family, is particularly rich in changes : a son who will make the jump to the elementary [... Continue reading ...]

 Posted by on 3 September 2012
Aug 292012
 
Baby led weaning... without fear!

Some time ago, during the monthly visit from our small, historic, pediatrician, I brought the book dr. Lucio Piermarini , just arrived. I read just a few pages, and also on the basis of other information and suggestions found in network , I immediately felt a certain harmony with the approach of the Umbrian pediatrician, [... Continue reading ...]

Aug 192012
 
Departures and returns

We now come to the end of our holiday in Austria. Like last year, we did not want to leave these wonderful places. But, even more than last year, this was a wonderful holiday full of friends, new acquaintances, adventures, nature, civilization respectful, fun, good food, friendliness, insights and new horizons to explore. Let’s go [... Continue reading ...]