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The Reading Challenge 2018, part III

We are avid users of library services. We visit the local library weekly, have materials delivered (for free!), enjoy the children-friendly events. I’ve taken a habit of loaning dvds for our movie nights and we regularly borrow boardgames as well. So when I heard about the Little Helmet Reading Challenge, I thought, this is definitely for… Continue reading The Reading Challenge 2018, part III

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April’s favorites: empowering kids & time to relax

This month is also coming to an end. We have come back from a work&leisure trip to Italy, celebrated Easter with our families, and I have been having a crazy phase at work. A long awaited spring has started here in Finland and we are ready to get the most from the good weather as… Continue reading April’s favorites: empowering kids & time to relax

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The Reading Challenge 2018 continues…

We are avid users of library services. We visit the local library weekly, have materials delivered (for free!), enjoy the children-friendly events. I’ve taken a habit of loaning dvds for our movie nights and we regularly borrow boardgames as well. So when I heard about the Little Helmet Reading Challenge, I thought, this is definitely for… Continue reading The Reading Challenge 2018 continues…

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Challenge accepted, HelMet!

We are avid users of library services. We visit the local library weekly, have materials delivered (for free!), enjoy the children-friendly events. I've taken a habit of loaning dvds for our movie nights and we regularly borrow boardgames as well. So when I heard about the Little Helmet Reading Challenge, I thought, this is definitely… Continue reading Challenge accepted, HelMet!

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The best Christmas gift, a personalised book by Wonderbly

When R was smaller, her grandparents bought her a special gift. We heard of Wonderbly's personalised books from other parents and we thought hey, what a cool idea. When we received it home, little did we know that it would become an all time favourite pick at reading time. There's something I love of Wonderbly… Continue reading The best Christmas gift, a personalised book by Wonderbly

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The role of books in our multicultural family, my appearance at The Segilola Salami Show

It's funny for once to be on the other side of an interview. Well, I should say a friendly and lovely chat, as this is what I truly had with Segilola Salami few days ago. Segilola is a parenting blogger, a children books' author, and a podcast host. Her show gives stage to several voices,… Continue reading The role of books in our multicultural family, my appearance at The Segilola Salami Show

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My 10 best children books about feelings

Reading has a very important role in our family dynamics. I want to cultivate my kids' love for books and I feel that starts from me and my commitment to read to them. There's quite a feeling in taking your time to browse through a book and in today's hectic world, that's something to pass… Continue reading My 10 best children books about feelings

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Book review of “Be bilingual”

As an expat family, we have to tackle the issue of bilingualism with our kids. The family language is Italian, while the community language is Finnish. Our daughter R. is now four and a half, and speaks both languages at the same level. Our son E. - adopted from India six months ago and two… Continue reading Book review of “Be bilingual”

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August favorites: support for adoptive parents, pics of animals & more

Just like that, August is over and fall has started. How could time go so fast? I am exhausted after all the things we did this summer, but I am happy we created so many family memories. I know favorites are one of the most appreciated posts by my regular readers, so I will wait… Continue reading August favorites: support for adoptive parents, pics of animals & more