How Full Is Your Cup?

This Is What Happened When My Cup Was Bone Dry: As parents we take care of so many others, including, children, spouse, parents, co-workers, friends, etc. But who is missing from this long list?  OURSELVES! For years I felt depleted. I gave and gave until I had no more to give. And then I gave…

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Stay Sane While Staying Home!

After Weeks of Closed Schools and Home Confinement … How We are Keeping Our Family Sane and Happy: Hi, I am Sittah from “LiLoLa – Live Love Laugh” and I live in Italy! Yes, not the best place to live in at this moment in time. Since the Coronavirus has started spreading in Italy we…

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How is confinement going for you?

Some of you might have just started it and you might still be full of anxiety and worry about what will happen. Or maybe you are excited about the new opportunities of spending time with family and completing some home projects. Some of you, like us, have already been home schooling and working from home…

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Family Fort Night

We are at the end of yet another week of being quarantined and it is time to celebrate this unprecedented time. We know it is tough keeping the kids entertained while staying indoors and away from friends, so we came up with a great idea and one that will help them deal with the isolation.…

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How Do We Cope With Change?

How do you cope with Change? And how do your children feel about change?  Is Change Scary or Exciting? A book I read, called “Who Moved My Cheese?” by Dr. Spencer Johnson (available at Amazon here), completely changed my attitude and my viewpoint on the subject. The book tells the story of 4 creatures, 2…

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Are You Worried Your Money Won’t Stretch Far Enough Anymore?

Many of us are in this situation now. We have either had a pay cut or we suddenly don’t have any pay at all. Hopefully this is only temporarily but we don’t know how long this “temporarily” will last. That insecurity can be very scary and worrying! So, we have spent some time thinking about…

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Do You Have a Financial Safety Net?

I was talking to a friend the other day and she said that everyone should have an emergency fund that would cover their family’s expenses for 6 to 12 months! I don’t know about you but when she said that I was speechless! What was she talking about? I had never ever in my life…

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Is Guilt Part Of Your Daily Life?

Do you feel guilty for not being able to provide your children with the same lifestyle/things/as their friends? Same brand name clothes, same expensive vacations, an abundance of activities, allowance, etc.? We constantly compare and want to give our kids the same things their friends have and if we can’t afford it, we feel guilty.…

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Who Else Dreads Going Clothes Shopping With Their Kids?

Do You know this scenario: You are standing in the middle of a clothes store, trying to find new outfits for your kids and everything you like (or like the price of) is being rejected with a look of disgust by your pre-teens? Your kids only look towards the store with the expensive designer clothes…

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