visiting the parmigiano-reggiano cheese factory in parma, italy!

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something that we did years ago when eleanor was 1 and samson was only 5 months, was visit a parmigiano-reggiano factory in parma, italy together. it’s something we talk about frequently ever since as well, since our 3 older kids request parmigiano-reggiano cheese with all their pastas, and something we have stocked in our fridge even if we’re running low on everything else....

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the torrechiara castle in parma, italy!

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during our time in florence, we rented a car and did a little 36-hour trip up to parma to check out how they make parmigiano-reggiano cheese (insane! can’t wait to share) as well as the castle in torrechiara. both of these mini adventures were major hits with our children (and us!) and a big highlight of our time in italy. ...

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making pasta in florence, italy!

we have been in florence the last few days as we’ve continued our adventure in italy. i have been to florence only one other time, but it is perhaps my favorite city in italy and it’s been such a treat to get to be back here with my family. yesterday, our family took a little pasta making class at a small restaurant in the city and we had so much fun!...

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roma, italia!

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hello from rome! i’m in a hotel room right now and should totally be sleeping because my babies are (I WILL REGRET THIS IN A FEW HOURS), but i also allowed myself to drink bunch of cokes today (did you know i gave up soda on january 1st?! i don’t think i blogged about it so maybe not....

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be my valentine! (even for a minute, or two?!)

a few months shy of our 12th wedding anniversary (plus 5 sweet kids later that sometimes make that number feel 70 years longer), i’ve come to learn the best way to celebrate Valentine’s Day (and any special occasion, really), isn’t with a fancy dinner or box of chocolates or tickets to a beautiful show (although those things are certainly nice and wonderful, too!...

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