On cultural differences & Parenting – Guest Post By Kalanit Ben-Ari, Ph.D.

It is difficult to categorise an accurate profile for those who choose a partner from a foreign culture. Yet, they are usually people who are not very connected to their own culture or who give it less importance. They could be seen as more exploratory or romantic people who see differences in culture as an adventure that make the experience more interesting and exciting. Many of them are rebels, who consciously or not, marry in protest or to distance themselves from their own culture, values, or family - or those who grew up in an international environment and it is natural for them to choose someone from another culture.

Me & Mine Project {January 18}

January has been really tiring. We've been so busy and there has been so much going on I feel like we haven't had much proper family time.  We've spent a lot of time at home but similarly it feels like we've spent a lot of time running around to work, school, after-school activities, parties and more. I can't wait for the weather to be better so that we can go to the park and I won't want to leave after about twenty minutes because I'm freezing and I can't feel my feet or nose anymore!

Eating for Health as a Family – Guest Post by Tamar N Henry

Ten years ago my first son was born, and immediately I fell in love with wanting to do everything I could to nurture and raise him well. Jul developed normally in so many ways and for the most part he was a happy little guy, but Jul was also suffering. He was unusually and frequently sick, he already had many negative reactions to breast milk and then foods, he was itchy and sensitive, the list goes on. At the time the doctors were stumped as to what was causing Jul to be so poorly and over time it only became worse.

The Siblings Project {January 18}

I'm not a fan of January, it's cold, dark, grey and always feels like the longest month of the year.  The last four weeks have had a big contrast. We've had two weeks of Christmas school holidays, which involved a lot of relaxing and a bit of work and then the other two weeks have been the end of term and then the start of the new term, so all routine and busy rushing around.  We can't wait for Spring to arrive. 

Urbino – My Favourite Italian City {Dolce Vita Bloggers}

I wrote a little bit in my first #dolcevitabloggers post about my time doing Erasmus in Urbino.  I travelled to quite a few places in Italy during the five months that I spent there but I would still say now that it remains my favourite city.  I just loved the cobbled streets, the architecture and the amazing surrounding scenery of the Marche hills.