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Stories about Moms

SOS morning routine: how to get out of the house on time in the mornings when you have small kids.

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?

What’s the right way to make children understand that they’ve done something wrong?

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.

Letting your kids go on holiday with their grandparents! To do or not to do?!

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.

Going to the seaside with your kids: is it a holiday or simply stressful?

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.

“Mommy, I don’t like this” Tips for parents of fussy eaters.

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.

Don’t open that room! Keeping your kid’s bedroom tidy.

“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!).

SOS restaurant: is it really impossible to out for a meal with a young child?

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.

Mothers VS Morning Tantrums

Dear Mums and Dads,

Do you still remember those wonderful mornings when the only sound to wake you up was the alarm clock? And all you had to decide was whether you could lie in bed for another 5 minutes before starting your workday? Now the two of you are no longer alone, and every morning you have to deal with a problem takes a whole lot of courage to face in the mornings.

Claudia and her first Carnival party as a ... superhero!

Dear Falcotto,

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!

"Fireworks are scary Mom!"

Dear Falcotto,

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.

Giulio and his fear…of strangers!

Dear Falcotto,

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.

Margherita and her bad dreams

Dear Falcotto,

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.

Luca talks in his sleep!

Dear Falcotto,

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.

When Paolo went missing at the campsite

Dear Falcotto,

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.

“Mom, I’m scared of the sea!”

Dear Falcotto,

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.

Eleonora stampedes ... the stage!

Dear Falcotto,

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.

The Giovanna's story

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!

Throwing a tantrum when dressing for a Ceremony, “Mummy, I don't like it!!”

Dear Falcotto,

I have a 2-year old daughter called Amanda who has a sunny playful nature but who also knows exactly what she wants.

Looking bad at the supermarket

Dear Falcotto,

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.

A Picnic with Luccy the Lizard

Dear Falcotto,

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.

A day at the fire station

Dear Falcotto,

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.

"Mommy, why doesn't that lady have any teeth?"

Dear Falcotto,

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.

Dear Falcotto...Diletta's mom

Dear Falcotto,

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.