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#1 of 32 Old 11-08-2005, 05:28 AM - Thread Starter
 
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I've been signed up for a while and perusing but have yet to introduce myself...
I'm Mary, an over-40 mom, musician and Alexander Technique trainee and I've followed my family's origins back to the homeland but still like a taste of the US in the form of Mothering.
I have a lovely man and a beautiful 11-month-old girl, Alina, that (help!) I keep falling deeper and deeper in love with.
We had a great home birth experience and there's a chapter of La Leche League in my town. Best of all, a little group of us moms spilled off from post-partum support at the hospital (where I went to meet people) and we've been having weekly pot luck lunches since last April. Now first b-day parties are starting so I welcome : any "no-junk" first b-day suggestions...
So life is good in spite of the fog (yes, there's fog in Italy) - and it's better knowing all you moms are out there.
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Hello and welcome!

My husband's brother lives in Italy with his Italian wife. They are expecting their first baby.

I LOVE Italy.
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Welcome! I dream of going to Italy some day to see where my family came from. As for party ideas are you planning on snacks or a meal? If you do snacks, how about cheese & crackers, veggies & dip? If you plan a meal a big pot of yummy soup is easy healthy & inexpensive. Check out the nutrition & good eating thread there is a favorite soup thread going, & lots of recipes!
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w e l c o m e !

and the love will continue to deepen...it's amazing!

In love with Dh since 1998. We created Ds (7.1.03), Dd (10.16.06) and Dd (3.16.09).
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Benvenuto a generare COM del puntino, terra dei mamas meravigliosi.
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Hi mama Glad to meet you.
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Bienvenuta!

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First I want to say WELCOME! Next I would like to say how much I would like to visit Italy before I die. You are lucky. You sound like a very nice person and I like the views that you have. :

Rhonda DW to Mike and DM to DD Jaci 18 and DS Tyler 15- also GM to Zander 6 mo
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Ciao!

I love Italy. I spent a year there (in Sardegna, specifically) doing my dissertation research. Before that, I had visited twice and been an AFS exchange student to Cagliari during high school....

It's been 11 years now, since I've been there. I can't wait to go back someday!

Welcome - these boards are alot of fun!
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Thanks for the warm welcome(s) and suggestions for b-day. I'm just learning the ropes - or threads - here at MDC but I like the company already!
To the Michigan member - I'm an ex-Michigander myself so I'm sure you'll make it over here some time.

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Welcome! I know the fog in Italy well. I'm Lee, a 40-something Reiki Master, and I live in southern CA. Enjoy preparing for Alina's first birthday (you can see I have a daughter named Alena. ) I've also been interested in Alexander technique training!
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Lee - I like all the parallels except for the fog! You send some Reiki my way and I'll direct Alexander yours ... enjoy

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Benvenuta!

I'm Italian (from Milan)...and I actually miss the fog from my hometown...sigh..

Ilaria mamma to Owen, Caroline & Patrick .... loving life as expats in Asia intactlact.gifnovaxnocirc.gifuc.jpgnamaste.gif
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Carissima!
Milan is just a stone's throw from here. No offense where the fog is concerned. We're soaking it up for you - it does has its charms. How often do you make it back here?

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Can someone tell me how to get rid of the woohoo icon by my user name? -- not that I'm not excited about life but I like those hills and valleys.
I'm new to all this.
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Welcome
We're glad you're here. It doesn't matter if you are in Italy or US because we all speak the language of parenting and that so much equals love.

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I go back once or twice a year.

Ilaria mamma to Owen, Caroline & Patrick .... loving life as expats in Asia intactlact.gifnovaxnocirc.gifuc.jpgnamaste.gif
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I lived in Italy (near Brescia ... not too far from Milan) for three years! It is my true home. I miss it so much!!!! Even paying my electric bill at the post office.

Hope you find another home here at MDC!
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brescia's close-by. would you believe they've introduced the one-line system at the post office here? no more elbowing your way through (although some die-hards still do it)
there's more talk about italy in this thread than in the italy thread. hmmm.
thanks to you and mammabear for the warm welcome. i like it here already!

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Hi there! My father is from Italy. He came here when he was 18. He is from Roccia Pia, which is Abruzzi region <sp>. Glad to see you stop on by!
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Oh, Italy. How neat! Welcome to MDC!
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