Learn how to indulge your inner child with a no-bake, layered dessert that will wow the entire family


Discover the Neapolitan island that was the setting for famous films, including Elizabeth Taylor’s “Cleopatra” and Matt Damon’s “Talented Mr. Ripley”


U.S. President Joe Biden announced that fully vaccinated Americans can take off their masks even when they are indoors with others, but this mamma is not giving up the mask just yet. Find out why.


As the weather warms up, discover the Garden State’s remarkable natural beauty

These little guys greet visitors to Bergen County Zoo located at Van Saun County Park in northern New Jersey. Photo by Francesca Di Meglio
These little guys greet visitors to Bergen County Zoo located at Van Saun County Park in northern New Jersey. Photo by Francesca Di Meglio
These guys greet visitors to Bergen County Zoo at Van Saun County Park in northern New Jersey. Photo by Francesca Di Meglio


Find out why the U.S. State Department added Italy to the “do no travel” advisory list and what it means for your family vacation.


On Earth Day, I reflect on how my family’s roots in Ischia, Italy raises my awareness of the environment and encourages a greener lifestyle.



Pastiera is the traditional Neapolitan Easter dessert and dates back centuries. Photo by Francesca Di Meglio
Pastiera is the traditional Neapolitan Easter dessert and dates back centuries. Photo by Francesca Di Meglio

Spitting into Plants


Find out how this Italian Mamma grapples with the guilt that comes with having a baby boy who rejects her food

My baby is a little man with big strength. Photo by Francesca Di Meglio
My baby is a little man with big strength. Photo by Francesca Di Meglio


A plate of lasagne is the ideal treat for Carnevale, which is Italian for Mardi Gras. Photo by Francesca Di Meglio
A plate of lasagne is the ideal treat for Carnevale, which is Italian for Mardi Gras. Photo by Francesca Di Meglio

Francesca Di Meglio

Francesca Di Meglio is a veteran reporter who has worked for Bloomberg Businessweek and Ladies’ Home Journal. Visit francescaandantonio.com for her blog.

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