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Trisha Thomas has been living and working in Italy for twenty years, but more than that, she has raised her entire family in Italy.
This means that she’s had a unique experience of growing up in America and raising Italian children, which has been a wonder and a challenge according to her.
Listen in to hear all about her adventures with being a mamma and how she’s navigated the cultural landscape.
— What it means to be an Italian super mamma
— Why formal vs informal language has given her so much trouble (and what she does about it)
— Which two questions you need to learn in Italian when striking up small talk with Italians
— How she got to Italy in the first place
— How she felt when she first arrived in Italy since she didn’t know the history, culture or the language
— The differences in parenting styles between her Italian husband and her American beliefs
— Which methods she found did not work with learning Italian (you’ll love the one about grammar)
— How she learned the Roman accent…on accident
— What it’s like to work with Italians on a daily basis (especially as the only American in the office)
My favorite articles from Mozzarella Mamma
— Managgia! – Damn
— Ingarbugliato – Tangled in
Get to know Trisha
— Facebook: Mozzarella Mamma
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