Stories about Moms
Emma, Greta, Leonardo, Luigi. There are so many names for children and indecision is the name of the game as we look for the right name. Our mind begins to fill with memories, names, suggestions and people who we would like our little one to take after and who we would like to remember by using their name. How do you choose the perfect name for your baby?
Pregnancy for a woman is a magical experience: her body merges with that of the baby and in her womb she feels the growth of a new life day by day. The organism works in unison, coordinating every part of the body to make the mother's womb a welcoming place for the new baby to grow. Each change is fully experienced and you just can't help feeling impatient as you wait to find out about the next change, waiting to finally be able to hold your baby in your arms.
Being a mother is one of the greatest joys life has to offer. It is one of those moments that changes a person's future prospects by adding a little piece to their family. The overall view changes and you begin to feel a love so strong that it often overrides your love for yourself. Mothers sometimes forget their own needs and focus on those of their children.
When a mother meets her child's gaze for the first time there is an immediate and inexplicable complicity. That same bond that previously existed inside the womb, transforms and evolves after the birth, making both of them feel in the right place at the right time. The child feels safe and secure in its mother's arms, but when this contact fails, its certainties collapse.
We’re getting closer to that time of the year where everything takes on a halo of magic and for the little ones the keyword is presents. There is the first letter where they meticulously list the presents that they would like to receive and then it’s just a matter of waiting for Christmas Day, when they can unwrap the longed-for toy car and the doll that you saw together at the supermarket. It is a very important moment for your children and your families to build some unforgettable memories, and parents play a very important role.
Dealing with emotions is difficult at any age and if this is true for adults, it is not surprising that it is even more so for children. One of the first emotions that children experience is jealousy. When playing at home with their siblings or at the park with their friends for the first time, it is always a rather challenging for children to share their toys, leading to arguments, tears and tantrums that makes things difficult for their mothers. What should you do in these cases?
In recent months the lives parents have changed radically and a magic word has come into our daily lives: smart-working. The line of time and space that divided work from family life has thinned out to the point that our homes are now the place where we answer e-mails or call the boss while coping with quarrels between siblings or tantrums. So how do we juggle it all without forgetting anything or getting into difficulty? These five steps will make a big difference to your day!
Are you an expectant mum and wish to give family and friends advice about gifts for you and the baby on the way? Or did you want to give a little gift to a friend who is about to become a mum but don't really know where to start? This is where we come in, to give you some handy advice!
Dear Parents, are your kids disappointed you can’t go to the park because it’s cold or raining? Don't panic, there are plenty of ways to nip boredom in the bud even indoors! If you are short on ideas, here are some things to do when your kids say "I'm Bored": all you need to do is look around your home at the materials you already have, then add a little imagination.
Halloween is the scariest day of the year, but sweets and fun costumes have managed to warm the heart of adults and children. But be careful, for the little ones from 2 to 5 years old this night could even become too terrifying: so, here are a few ideas to have a fun evening without any tears.
The time has come, the moment that many mothers dread. After months of happiness, new feelings and emotions spent with your new baby, you’re back to reality, back to the office – a change which can affect some more, and some less.
Are you planning a holiday at the beach with your little ones? Besides relax and fun, remember that beaches are very crowded places and it is easy for small children to become disorientated and get lost. So, what can you do to make sure this doesn’t happen?
Summer means swimming and diving! A magical, super-fun time for kids of all ages. But if your child is afraid of water he will miss out on the fun of swimming in the sea or pool. How can you teach your child to enjoy swimming? The most important thing is to start early!
Dancing is such fun, and even more fun when your dance partner is your baby! If you love dancing and are resigned to the fact that you are going to have to give it up because you have a new baby, you obviously haven’t heard about Sling Dance!
This is the time of the year for weddings and there is nothing worse for us parents (or the bride and groom) to have kids crying and throwing tantrums on such a special day!
Mothers and Fathers listen up! How many times have you said to your child “Don't cry!”?! At least a million times!
Would you ever have thought that something so direct and simple, would actually be pointless or even the wrong thing to say in your child’s most emotionally unstable moments?
Let us tell you why.
When I grow up I want to be like Mom or Dad: how many times have we heard our children say that? Children, as we know, tend to imitate everything adults do, starting from their parents.
Tantrums, tears, bowls thrown on the floor and baby food on their clothes, high-chair, as well as on the ceiling. Dear parents, you’ve already understood today’s topic, right? And so, welcome to the magical period of weaning, when not even the most entertaining games are able to stop the tantrums of children who refuse to eat.
Generation z or digital natives, whatever you want to call them, they’re all the same: super-technological, tablet or smartphone or even a computer always in hand. So what do we do to get our children out of this screen prison?
How many gifts are there under the Christmas tree? Or how to stop your kids from getting too many gifts
A whole year spent teaching children that they cannot have all the toys they want and then Christmas comes along and ruins everything!
I am sure that this is something that goes through a parent’s mind at least once! At Christmas if you have young children it’s so hard to limit the number of presents under the Christmas tree.
The alarm goes off and you’re late before you even start.
Mornings for parents with small kids are almost always a nightmare, and we almost always find ourselves racing against the clock.
What is better? Quantity or quality? Or rather, what is the best way to spend time with your children?
When we talk about time, above all the time spent with our children, there never seems to be enough. The most frequent questions parents ask themselves are, in fact, these: do we spend enough time with our children? Is it better to have quantity or quality?
Dear Mums, one of the things that happen when you become a Mum is that you suddenly find yourself surrounded by experts?!
Your mother, friends, work colleagues, and even the shop assistant of your favourite store, all seem to known exactly how you should be educating and bringing up YOUR children.
Let’s all admit it without feeling guilty: summer when you have a child doesn’t feel like freedom and relaxation anymore. Nurseries and summer camps close down, and we find ourselves having to cope with work (and the heat!), chores (and the heat!) and our kids (and the heat!) for almost two months, without having a moment to ourselves to relax.
Dear parents, the time has come to talk about a topic that is dear to us all: going on holidays with small kids.
Summer is here at last and people are getting ready to go on holiday to many different locations, but the family holiday favourite is still the seaside. Going to the seaside with small kids can be more stressful than fun.
Who has not heard their kids say at least once “Mommy, I’m not eating this, I don’t like it!” We don’t think there’s a parent in the world who hasn’t worried about a toddler who refuses to eat or even taste food.
Sometimes getting your kids to eat is a battle of wills: they wiggle, kick, throw the cutlery on the floor and spit food. Most of the time, it’s just your child throwing a tantrum about food he doesn’t want to eat or even taste for lots of different reasons.
“What a mess!” If that is what you say every time you walk into your kid’s bedroom, then carry on reading!
Don’t worry, it’s not just you. Every day parents brave the challenge (more or less without fussing) of toys scattered all over the carpet, crumpled clothes thrown here and there, pacifiers hidden under the bed and building blocks waiting for them to step on (barefoot!).
Dear parents, let's admit it. From the day your child was born, even the simplest things seem impossible. Take for example going out to a restaurant for lunch or dinner: if you have young children, it can be a harrowing experience.
I'm Marta, mother of sweet three-year old Claudia.
For the first time this year I took her to a a fancy-dress party and I really must tell you what happened!
My name is Rossella and I want to tell what happened a couple of days ago while I was at a mountain resort with my little Andrea.
My lively playful little son has just turned 2, and he is always on the go! This winter we took him on a mountain holiday for the first time and right away he wanted to learn how to ski. But what I want to tell you is not about his sports skills, but about what happened on New Year’s Eve.
My name is Roberta, mother of Giulio, a sweet little boy who is almost one.
Giulio has always a very sociable happy little boy, with friends and relatives alike Whenever I took him out for a walk in his stroller and we met friends, he always smiled and seemed to be relax and happy. Some time ago however, I notice a change in him.
I am Anna, mother of Margherita, a very lively little girl who is almost 3. I am writing to tell about the bad dreams my daughter had several times this summer.
I'm the mother of Luca, a very lively mischievous 2 year old.
Like most children of his age, now that it’s summer Luca loves to run and play, and never stops a moment.
My name is Franca, mother of Paolo. I am writing to you to tell you about an unpleasant, but amusing, escapade that Paolo got into a couple of weeks ago.
My name is Roberta and I'm writing to tell you about something that happened while I was at the beach with my little son Alberto, who is just two years old.
Last weekend, taking advantage of the fact that it was a beautiful day and my husband was not working, we decided to take a quick run to the sea with Alberto for a breath of fresh air.
I am Claudia, the mother of two beautiful girls: Sara, aged 7 and Eleonora, who is almost 3.
I am writing to tell you about an embarrassing but funny thing that happened to me last week at my older daughter's first dance recital.
I have so many points on by library Fidelity Card that I won't have to pay for anything for the next two years! Now that I was going to be a Mom, for the first time in my life I wanted to know everything there was to know about being the best Mom in the world for my first child: there would be no surprise for me, I would have all the answers, because I had asked all the questions!
I have a 2-year old daughter called Amanda who has a sunny playful nature but who also knows exactly what she wants.
My name is Angela and I would like to tell you about what happened to me at the supermarket with my daughter Carlotta who is two and a half years old.
I am Deborah, mother of Alessio who will soon be 3.
Last weekend was a beautiful and sunny so we decided to go out on a family picnic. Alessio was delighted at the idea of picnicking on a colourful blanket at the park in the middle of a beautiful green lawn. He was so excited and eager to leave that he was up at seven, shouting for Mommy and Daddy to wake up in his sweet little voice.
my name is Valentina and I am the Mom of two 3-year old twin boys.
It wasn't easy for me to learn to play with them, since I was forced to change my point of view, from a feminine to a masculine one in order to understand how to satisfy their tastes: the good news is that children, if they are taught to do so, develop a strong sense of justice and aspire to be good guys fighting the bad guys.
As we all know children are always ready to say the most inappropriate things: they see the world spontaneously and innocently and therefore say exactly what they think.
This means that sometimes they say the most inappropriate things that mortify us, because not everyone understands that they are simply children, and that knowing what you can say and what you shouldn't say is a skill that you learn growing up.
My name is Barbara, mother of five-year old Diletta. My daughter has a strong temperament and is very sure of herself, but sometimes she gets a little too big for her boots and thinks she can do things she is not ready for.