The new 2016 Family Calendar by Vitadimamma!

Hi!!!!

This is little gift from me to you with my best wishes for a new year full of love and happiness.

Now, let me introduce

2016 Printable Family CalendarThe New 2016 Printable Family Calendar by Vita di Mamma

Last year’s 2015 version had been helping lots of families (including mine!) in scheduling and organising daily, weekly and monthly events and appointments of each family member. And that’s because every one has its own space.

  • For a 3 members family:

2016 Printable Family Calendar

  • For a 4 members family:

2016 Printable Family Calendar

  • For a 5 members family:

2016 Printable Family Calendar

Then, you can decide to print it out in any format you want: A4 works best for limited space, A3 is suitable for a wider paper version or for larger families as mine. And from this year, as Cristiana kindly suggested, you can even choose to print every month in two A4 sheets.

2016 Printable Family Calendar

Just insert your email address in the box to have it delivered directly in your inbox.

Hope this little gift will help you and your family to live a fantastic 2016!

2015 Free Printable Family Calendar by Vita Di Mamma is here!

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Hi everyone! Christmas is coming and 2015 is just around the corner! What a better way for me to enjoy the festive season than giving all my friend readers a special gift?

Vita di Mamma 2015 Printable Family Calendar !

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You can download it for free just subscribing to Vita di Mamma’ s Newsletter,  writing your e-mail address in the form above at the right corner of the page.

This calendar is a life saver for our family! It really doesn’t matter how many apps and softwares we have purchased, downloaded, installed, shared…the old and steady paper calendar seems utterly irreplaceable! And this particular one, even more! Why? Because it has been projected with families in mind, so every member has its own column to fill, month by month, 365 days a year!

You can easily choose from 3 DIFFERENT VERSIONS

  • For a 3 members family:

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Or maybe you can just download the 3 calendars altogether as a Christmas present for your friends!

A simple, free, last minute gift, absolutely suitable for every family!

HOW TO GET IT?

Never been so easy: just subscribe to the newsletter filling the form above at the right corner of the page with your email address.   And, as an added bonus, from now, on you are sure to never miss a post! I absolutely care for your privacy and it is my duty to never share your email address with any other else.

If you are a subscriber yet, don’t worry, instructions to download all the 3 calendars would be automatically delivered to your inbox.

HOW TO PRINT IT OUT?

Choice is really yours. You can print the calendar out as an A3 format (the bigger version we currently are using) or in a A4 format, the smaller version. Both versions provide you have enough space to be filled by every family member.

I highly recommend to check if the “Shrink to fit page” option is flagged, so you are sure the calendar fills the entire page.

HOW TO HANG IT?

We have just opted for the simplest option: I have punched a hole in the middle of the higher center of the page and hang it in the living room… at children eyes level, of course! ;-)

We have also tied a pen at a cord to the hanger, so everyone can easily write on the pages with no fuzz. But options are countless and the sky is the limit: you can choose to bind it, staple it, secure it with paper pins… again, choice is really yours!

And it would be so great if you would like to share your customized version of the calendar on Vita di Mamma’ s Facebook page!

I hope this calendar might be useful and appreciated to your family! I wish all moms, dads and children who follow Vita di Mamma a very best for the New Year is coming!

I am so happy to spend next year with such a great companion!

If you have doubts, questions to ask or just for chatting, you can email me at info@vitadimamma.it

You can follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram, as well! So much fun is happening there!

Santa-is-coming-to-town MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR, EVERYONE!

 

Digitizing memories

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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, the power and capacity of our young artists iconography of the house, which accoglievamo initially enraptured expression and cries of wonder, with the passage of time, he left as the place to smiles and happy faces always a bit ‘more concerned that the time already pregustavano little sublime in which, those wonderful jobs, those fun and colorful amplification of the self-changing of our children would have to enter force pushes accortacciamenti and lightning raids and decided, in our, by now, too small, closet hobby.

Oh yes, because now, of space, there no more and despite our good intentions, piles of paper stacked on the desk stand designed , waiting to be looked at with due attention and then being placed in some ring binders, now overflowing, I am sorry admit it, of perhaps too many wonderful works of art of our children.

How to happen to many parents, find extreme discomfort to part with these memories , particular expressions and shiny testimonies of the different stages of their childhood, of specific moments in their lives of children, but also that of us parents.

Yes, because many of those drawings, they helped us on many occasions, to feel more united and grow together as a family for a long time in fact, during the years of the pre-school, the designs of our children have played a role in so to speak, letters, or have allowed us as parents, to read those iconographic traits, as if they were real letters, through which our children are talking and communicating with us in a very effective . Through this interview is not written, but in fact, designed, we knew a lot about the state of their souls, their hardships, their questions. And not only that. Their designs in fact, there have only shown what was and made their world, but just as often , had the task of mostarci what was not there, that was missing and that he needed to find his way out and come forward.

Therefore, addressing the fateful moment when, inevitably, we must also deal with the need to make a selection, it is not for me thing.
But not for this, I do ‘pervinta. Like everywhere else, the important thing is clear ideas and start with small steps.

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Reflecting a little on the issue, in fact, I realized that I had about being too emotionally confused , which led me to keep everything, in the name of an idea of ​​the past but a bit ‘too theoretical and, certainly, a bit ‘too superficial.

consciously move the focus from the negative feeling, totally understandable, detachment from the past to the positive instead of the opening confident towards the future , has allowed me to actually keep only one who has a real value, not only as an element of the past, which concerns the childhood of our children, but also as an element that can tell us a lot about our present again as a family.

Use these parameters we are using, to take care of the most important memories and to ensure that they, and only they, have to actually be preserved with due care and attention.

1. Collect the drawings into a single point in the home. Ok, it is not elegant, but as the Americans say, an elephant is eaten one bite at a time. And if you do not know how big this elephant, will be completely diffcile understand how many bites you should eat it! We chose a corner of a room near a window. The battery makes us feel, but the fact that it is quite visible to our eyes all day, makes us always remember that this is a task to take care of as soon as there is occasion.

2. From that pile of papers, we started, in small bites, in fact, to make a selection , eliminating designs that can actually be trashed, which are not you have particular memory or that there seem to be more sighnificativi.

3. After this (lunga!) phase, begin to divide drawings by author and then by period precise (some had previously affixed to the date) or orientation (year or season). This task, which seems hard to say, it is really easy, if we have done a good job in preserving only the designs that we have memory!

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4. With the group selected sheets in hand, we can proceed to aupicabilmente digital scanning of them. We intend to devote a specific folder on your hard drive and make a backup copy of DVD or dedicated keys, dividing into sub-folders by period and author.
Convert to digital works will allow us to have many designs on hand and you can even work on it, presenting perhaps in a digital editing to be reviewed on-screen, as in a virtual art gallery.

5. And the originals? Depending on the number of scans, we will decide whether to proceed or save them all to a further selection of originals (50 to child?), Giving them new life (in a binder with a clear file divided by year and author), or choose to frame them rolling in their room.

6. Advantage for the future : certainly hope that this method will help us to better evaluate and weigh the designs of recent production, keeping only the works that respond to the ideas expressed above, making a selection at the moment and putting only those to be retained, author, year, before scanning them.

And you? What methods used to preserve (and not be constrained by) the family memories

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