I used to drink this cocktail every day! For years when I looked at or thought about my children’s future, who they would become, how they would behave, and who would they have as friends, I would have this horrible feeling in the pit of my stomach. My thoughts would run crazy with “I hope…

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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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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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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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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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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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Are you giving your kids an allowance? If yes, when did you start? How much are you giving them? When do you give it to them? What do they have to pay for with that allowance money and what do you still pay for? For several years I kept asking these questions to my friends…

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Today I want to talk about Love Languages and how knowing your love language and those of your friends and family can: Improve all your relationships increase and strengthen the bond you have with your partner and children decrease misunderstandings and arguments increase harmony in your family save you time and increase your well-being and…

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“Look at my Mini-Me! She is just like me!” How often have you heard someone say that about their child? Maybe you have also said it yourself? “He is exactly like me”, we proudly say. You know what? I think that is wishful thinking of our love-filled, ego-driven mind. We all want our children to…

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Today my daughter surprised me and came over with this bouquet of beautiful flowers. When you invest over 20 years nurturing, protecting, educating and loving your special little humans you never know how they will turn out. My deepest dreams and hopes for the type of person she would become have been far surpassed. She…

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