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Motherhood blog by Marissa Anastasi

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Parenting stories from Marissa Anastasi: You can do the same thing as before you had kids, you just have to do the same things differently. What is your secret super power as a Mother? Aside from breastfeeding (which I think is definitely a super power), just being ME seems to be all my kids need/want and it makes me feel like a superhero. Honest communication. I tell my sons when I’ve made a mistake or “bad choice” e.g. when I get cross. I also tell them when I’m proud of something they have done. Plus, I communicate with my husband on how things are going, and when I’m struggling.

Do Less. “Most mamas in today’s culture think they are supposed to be busy doing so much for their children… What babies need more than anything is a present and self-aware mama who is gentle with herself and grounded,” says Dr. Colleen Crowley, a mother, child psychologist, and co-founder of Brushies. “This grounded presence is what helps wire a baby’s brain for the rest of their life,” she adds. What babies need more than anything is a present and self-aware mama who is gentle with herself and grounded. Sometimes It Really Is Just a Phase. “This is for real, so say it to yourself over and over and over. They won’t go to college with a soother. They will stop waking up three times a night. They will eat with a fork. So take it for what it is and don’t try and rush your littles ones through and age or stage; you’ll look back and wish you hadn’t,” Jen Kelly and Becca Perren, mothers and founders of Pehr advise.

Talk to them as if they are intelligent individuals. Talk to your children as if they are intelligent individuals. Don’t talk down to them. Ask their opinion on things. “Should we take Fido on our vacation with us or do you think he would be happier staying with grandma?” Make major purchases such as cars, homes and major appliances family decisions instead of just adult decisions. Encourage your children to offer input regarding family situations and ASK their opinion. When they give it to you, even if it sounds juvenile to you, don’t discount it, seriously consider it, ask questions and find the value in it. It is their opinion and input, there is always value in it. Discover extra details on Parenting advices.

Connection in my parenting journey, and especially in my relationship, because we have someone that we made together that we both love so much. The connection with this little person who shows up every day with their heart on their sleeve is the most profound love. Having a whole new perspective on life. The little things don’t seem to matter so much any more. I am responsible for another human being and that is more important than any issues at work or car troubles.

Hey, my name is Marissa and I’m a mummy to 4. I’m 34 years old and live in the sunny Mediterranean island, Cyprus. Larnaca to be precise!. You can read more about me and a brief description of my journey so far on my introduction blog. 2020 is when I officially started blogging. I remember up until I met my husband at 16, I always used to write a daily diary of my day, my feelings and just whatever came to mind. Starting to write again is nice but at the same time, a little out my comfort zone knowing that people might read it! Since moving to Cyprus, I have pushed myself and have been given the confidence by my family into things I have never tried before but always wanted to do. Thanks for joining me on my journey and I hope you enjoy the blogs. Discover a few extra details on marissaanastasi.com.

What can you see in Lima

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Why visit Lima?: San Francisco church and its monastery are most famous for their catacombs containing the bones of about 10,000 people interred here when this was Lima’s first cemetery. Below the church is a maze of narrow hallways, each lined on both sides with bones. In one area, a large round hole is filled with bones and skulls arranged in a geometrical pattern, like a piece of art. If Mass is in progress upstairs, the sound reverberates eerily through the catacombs. Visiting these is not for those who are claustrophobic, as ceilings are low and doorways between chambers are even lower, requiring people to duck when entering. But the catacombs are at the end of a tour of the church, so you can skip them. There is much more to see here. The library, on the upper level, has thousands of antique books, and the monastery has an impressive collection of religious art. It is best known for a mural of the Last Supper showing the apostles dining on guinea pig, with a devil standing next to Judas. The San Francisco church and monastery were consecrated in 1673 and it is one of the city’s best preserved colonial churches, having withstood the earthquakes of 1687 and 1746, although it did suffer extensive damage in a quake in 1970.

One of the best left-hand point breaks in the world is only a short ride away, in Chorrillos. If the swell is right, you’ll score some epic surf. The Miraflores boardwalk runs parallel to the Pacific Ocean, providing you with miles of stunning views. Rent a bike from one of the many rental companies and enjoy a bike ride up and down the coast. Swim with sea lion pups just a short boat ride away from Lima. You can take a boat to Palomino Island and enjoy the abundant marine life there. Barranco is filled with colonial mansions that have been turned into boutique bars. Head to Ayahuasca, drink one of their craft cocktails, and explore their many hidden rooms.

Many of Lima’s once-grand colonial mansions have fallen into a sad state of disrepair. Others, however, have been lovingly preserved, complete with the furnishings and personal effects of their original owners. Most are open to the public by appointment only or through tour agencies, but history buffs (and interior designers) will find the extra pre-planning worthwhile. Those not to miss include Casa di Aliaga, a block north of the Plaza de Armas, which was the former residence of Jeronimo de Aliaga, one of Pizarro’s conquistadors and now the oldest house in the Americas. One block northwest lies Casa de Oquendo, a 19th-century mansion complete with watchtower, while just south of the plaza, you’ll find Palacio Torre Tagle, an 18th-century mansion with finely carved wooden balconies that’s now home to the Peruvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Chifa Brasil – Corner of Brasil and Junin. Chifa is chifa is chifa, but this place became one of our favorites, particularly for the zesty-sweet Chicken Limon Kai, the frozen beers, and the great prices. They’ve also got a couple big TVs that they’re happy to turn to whatever game you’re itching to watch. Lorenzo – Corner of Sucre and Salaverry. They have both a set menu and a la carte items, and though their set menu is a few soles more than most it’s incredibly delicious and filling. These guys also provide some of the best table service in all of Peru (which was a rare treat to find). Explore extra pictures of this incredible ocean view penthouse on @AmazingPeruPenthouse on Facebook. Need a place to stay in Lima, Peru? Discover more info at Magdalena del Mar penthouse to rent.

Safely hidden in a side street is Casa Aliaga, one of the lesser-known attractions in Lima. As old as Lima itself, the house stands on land given in 1535 to Jeronimo de Aliaga, one of Pizarro’s followers, and which has been occupied by 18 generations of his descendants. Casa Aliaga may not look like much from the outside, but the interiors are lovely, with vintage furnishings and tile work. Jeronimo’s descendants currently live in a modern extension, while much of the original main house is on display.

German PADI diving school in Hurghada

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First we will talk about best diving places in the world, benefits of diving in Hurghada and finishing with the introduction of Tauchkurs Hurghada , a diving school that is suited for everyone but especially the german speaking guests.

Hawaii: Ready to say aloha to a friendly turtle? Want to see a manta ray ballet? Ever heard a humpback whale song? In Hawai’i, you can experience all this and more. The Hawaiian Islands are the most geographically isolated group of islands on the planet, and some of the planet’s most rare and wonderful creatures are waiting to meet you there.

Thailand offers a number of awesome dive sites: Phuket, Ko Tao, Similan Islands, and the Surin Islands to name a few. While you can pretty much go diving anywhere here and still have a blast, the best diving is found near Ko Tao and up near the Similans. Moreover, Ko Tao is a cheap place to learn to scuba dive if you’re a newbie. There’s a plethora of dive shops on the island for both beginners and experts, so you’ll definitely be able to find a company that suits your needs!

Why Hurghada? The Red Sea is also a prime wreck diving destination, with a bevy of world-famous wrecks including several from the Second World War. Undoubtedly, the most iconic of these is the wreck of the S.S. Thistlegorm, a merchant vessel drafted for military use in 1940. In October 1941 she was attacked by German bombers whilst carrying supplies to North Africa. Today, she lies at 100 feet/30 meters, her split hull revealing wartime treasures including motorbikes, weapons and armored cars. Read additional details at www.tauchkurshurghada.com.

For our german visitors:

Tauchkurs Hurghada (SSI) (Scuba Schools International) bezeichnet sich selbst als die zweitgrößte Tauchorganisation nach PADI. Sie wurde von leidenschaftlichen Tauchern 1970 gegründet, um jeden in den Genuss des Tauchens bringen zu können. Mittlerweile gibt es SSI Tauchcentren in über 110 Ländern auf der Erde. Seit 2014 gehört sie zum Sportartikelkonzern HEAD, zu dem auch der Tauchausrüster Mares gehört. Sehen zusatzlich info Tauchkurs Hurghada.

Unser Team der Tauchschule Tauchen Hurghada lädt euch ein die atemberaubende Unterwasserwelt des Roten Meeres zu entdecken. Unsere Deutsche Tauchschule steht für erstklassige Erlebnisse und sicheres Tauchen. Wählt euch den für euch passenden Tauchkurs bei Tauchen Hurghada aus und lasst euch von der Magie des Roten Meeres verzaubern. Informiert euch gleich bei Tauchen Hurghada was eure ausgesuchten Kurse beinhalten und zögert nicht euch ein unvergessliches Erlebnis mit uns zu buchen.

Adventure travel in San Blas, day tours and spring 2020 offers

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Adventure travel in San Blas, sailing and packages for December, 2019! San Blas adventure travel destinations are a trendy thing to do right now. If you’re doing a budget stay on an island, you need to take your own water. They recommend one gallon per person per day. You can buy water on some islands but it’s $5 for a small bottle and they do run out. Best to bring your own. You can also bring snacks because it’s an all-inclusive situation here and seafood and rice isn’t always that filling. We took granola bars and other filling snacks. Other than food, here are some things that you’ll want to bring to San Blas in your day-pack, keep in mind you’ll basically live in your swimsuit.

Your San Blas adventure starts early in the morning. A friendly driver will meet you at your Panama City lodging between 5:15am and 5:45am and safely transport you and up to five other guests to the Port of Carti. Relax and start enjoying during the 2.5-3 hour journey through the spectacular jungle highlands. Oftentimes we encounter wildlife, such as monkeys and sloths on the road and will gladly stop the car to give you opportunities to admire these beautiful animals and to take photos. Our drivers will also stop at a grocery store in case you want to purchase any items, such as snacks, water or fruit. When arriving at the port your “lancha” boat and San Blas trip tour guide will be waiting for you, ready to commence the San Blas tour. The 30-minute boat ride to the first island may be a little bumpy and, depending on ocean conditions, there may be some ocean spray. All of our boats have ample space and feature sun protection that will make this journey more comfortable.

The Kuna people are the indigenous tribe that inhabit some of the islands. We had the chance to be able to stay on one of their islands for 2 out of the three nights we were there. On the second night we had the chance to play football with the kids and hang out at the local bar in the evening. They’re very welcoming people, and it was definitely a great experience to see the way that the Kuna people live. Discover extra details at https://www.taotravel365.com/san-blas-day-tour.

But are these islands actually worth going to in the first place? Well, picture this: the place you’ll stay on will genuinely look like a Robinson Crusoe hideaway. The sand will be white and fine, the sea will be bathwater warm, coconut palms will provide welcome shade, the snorkelling will be excellent, and there probably won’t be more than fifteen of you there. The Kuna will feed you and take you to other islands, but otherwise they will just let you be. It is, genuinely, a little piece of paradise.

Few locations include The Amador Causeway connects the three islands by the entrance to the Panama Canal to the mainland. From the causeway, there is a terrific view of Panama City, and the Bridge of the Americas. Many Panamanians like to spend their weekends jogging, riding a bicycle or rollerblading down the causeway, or having a meal or drinks in one of the many restaurants and bars on the islands.

In this place the first Spanish settlement in the area was built in the early seventeenth century and was also where San Blas was founded. On the San Basilio Hill the most important Colonial Ruins on the Pacific Coast are found. The old fort of San Blas also known as La Contaduria (now semi-restored) and the Church of Our Lady of the Rosary «La Marinera» dating from 1769, where you can find the famous bronze bells immortalized by Henry W. Longfellow in his posthumous poem «The Bells of San Blas.» These Colonial ruins are not restored but well worth visiting… The church is beautiful and gives us a clear idea of the Spanish community that settled in San Blas in those days.

Bocas del Toro is Panama’s main beach destination on the Caribbean. This collection of low-lying tropical islands, not far from the border with Costa Rica, is known for its outstanding soft-sand beaches lapped by crystal-clear, azure-colored waters. The atmosphere here is beyond relaxed, with many young travelers coming to the area and, in some cases, staying for months or years. Things to do in Bocas del Toro include surfing, swimming, diving, or just lazing on the beach. Activities are generally cheap. Although you can find luxury resorts with infinity pools, this is a budget-friendly destination, frequented by mainly singles or couples. The main town, also called Bocas del Toro or simply Bocas Town, is located on Isla Colon. The town itself is not known for beaches, but you can find lovely stretches of sand on other parts of the island or by taking a boat to nearby islands. Some of the most popular are Bluff Beach, Starfish Beach, and Red Frog Beach. Read extra info at www.taotravel365.com.

Top travel locations to visit in South Korea

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You must see Korea at least once, i believe i got your attention already! First let’s start looking at some amazing South Korea attractions and a few of words about the korean massage, something that any traveler to Korea should not miss!

Like the Yosemite of Korea, this majestic natural wonderland (Korea’s first national park) has mountains, lakes, waterfalls, streams, and miles of hiking trails that allow you to explore them. The park is known for its natural diversity, as it has over 1,500 different animal species and over 1,000 different kinds of plants. There are also two Buddhist temples inside the park, one known as the “Temple of a Hundred Pools” due to all the ponds around it fed by mountain streams. When you get tired of walking, there’s a cable car that will take you up Seoraksan Mountain for some incredible views of the mountains and valleys. It takes about four hours by bus or three hours by car to reach the park from Seoul.

The beautiful, rolling green hills of Boseong Tea Fields are the only fields of their kind open in Korea, and are just begging for a photo. There are many walking trails and viewing points where you can take in the beauty of the verdant gardens and watch the skilled workers selecting the best tea leaves. Tea is an integral part of Korean culture and you can experience a traditional Korean tea ceremony while you are here. It is a great way to dive into learning about Korean culture and get a chance to sample some fresh tea too. Before you leave, don’t forget to check out the beautiful bamboo forest on the outskirts of the fields.

The eponymous Banyan Tree Hotel & Spa is perfect for the stressed out and the weary. Enjoy the fresh facials, relaxing massages and fabulous packages on offer, as well as a great range of body scrubs and rain showers. All treatments include a foot soak and 30 minutes of calm time. For hotel guests and members, the Banyan Tree sauna (separate from the spa) is arguably the best in Seoul and should not be missed. Find extra details on https://msgkor.com/.

Enter one of the most luxurious and high-end spas in South Korea where you will experience a pampering treatment like no other! Let your skin be treated by the medicinal herb products from premium cosmetic brands like OHUI, Whoo and SU:M. Whoo Spa is also a favourite spot amongst Korean celebrities and visitors from around the world namely for its stellar reputation, quality products and proven results. Whichever package you opt for, the expert hands of the professional beauty therapists will definitely have you feeling like a celebrity as well.

For our korean readers:

Coco Lounge의 내실 상점으로 들어가면 주인의 두 개가 인사를드립니다. 귀여움 과부하 외에도이 여성스러운 원 스톱 풀 서비스 네일 및 마사지 팔러는 속눈썹 연장 및 태닝을 제공합니다. 이 곳은 일부 마니 스와 좋은 마사지를 위해 함께 모일 수있는 훌륭한 장소를 찾고있는 사람들에게 완벽한 휴식 공간입니다. 옆집에서 라떼를 주문하고 스파 페디큐어 또는 젤 매니큐어로 반동하십시오. 최고의 새로운 디자인과 최신 유행의 색상이 보장됩니다.

지친 일상에 나만의 힐링 마사지! 생활에 활력을 불어 넣어줄 전국의 마사지 업소들과 제휴하여 더욱 저렴하고 편리하게 이용 하실 수 있습니다. 위치 기반을 통해 가까운 업소를 찾아 드리고 회원들간의 솔직한 리뷰를 통해 간접 체험해 볼 수 있습니다. 회사는 지속적으로 많은 업체들과 함께 건강한 마사지 문화가 정착되기 위해 역할 수행을 최고의 목표로 운영할 것이며, 앞으로도 업체와 기업간의 발전이 회사의 가치창출이라는 명제하에 더욱 신뢰성 있는 정보로 마사지 문화를 선도하는 기업이 될 수 있도록 노력하겠습니다. 감사합니다. 이 웹 사이트에 대한 자세한 내용을 읽으십시오마사지.

명동에있는이 모곡 탕은 간단하고 똑 바른 점으로 따뜻하고 치유되는 물에 몸을 담그는 데 적합합니다. 신사 분들에게는 불행하게도,이 명동 여자 목욕탕은 숙녀분만을위한 것입니다! 종종 더 많은 시설이있는 찜질방과 달리 모곡 탕은 일반적으로 더 응축 된 목욕탕입니다. 따뜻한 인삼과 사이프러스 욕조에 몸을 담그고 사우나에서 찜질하여 모공을 통해 독소를 제거하십시오. 다음으로, 전신 스크럽으로 피부를 각질 제거하고 오이 또는 해초로 만든 페이셜 팩으로 진정 오일 마사지로 근육의 매듭을 풀어줍니다. 마지막으로, 두피를 스파 린스 및 컨디셔닝 트리트먼트로 치료하십시오.

Michael Jackson full cover : albums, life and kids

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Michael Jackson full guide : songs, life and kids: Imagine being Teddy Riley in 1991. You’ve gone from humble origins in Harlem to inventing New Jack Swing; you’ve produced multiple hits for your own band Guy, Bobby Brown, and Keith Sweat (“I Want Her”). Then late one night, you get a phone call from Michael Jackson telling you that he needs you to produce his new album—in effect making you the new Quincy Jones. All before your 24th birthday. Before Riley headed west, Jackson had labored on* Dangerous* for over a year to varying degrees of success. Something always seemed off. Bad might have been the last album before hip-hop became the de facto soundtrack of urban culture. 1988 changed everything. Public Enemy, Rakim, and Big Daddy Kane left the competition sounding effete and timid. Gang wars and the crack epidemic continued to inflame inner cities. Songs like “Smooth Criminal” seemed obsolete.

For the most part, the collaborations actually hurt the songs. No, “Monster” isn’t the next “Thriller”, as 50 Cent claimed it to be, but it’s a decent song. Jackson sounds awkwardly retro, the beat shuffles ‘n’ sweeps, and it feels right…until you’re thrown next to 50’s uninspired rap that sounds more fitting for a summer blockbuster theme. The same goes for the highly irritating and incredibly repetitive “Hold My Hand”, where Akon belts out the same thing again and again in an equally monotonous pitch. For a lead single, it’s tepid and incredibly campy. Then there’s “(I Can’t Make It) Another Day”, featuring guitar wizard Lenny Kravitz, who churns out a chalky riff that tires 45 seconds into the song. Jackson himself sounds angry, forceful, and dominating, but altogether it doesn’t beg for a re-listen. That’s sort of a must when it comes to his music.

Thriller (1982): Let’s ignore the fact that Thriller is the best-selling album IN THE HISTORY OF THE PLANET or that its album cover is one of the most recognized in music history. Thriller earns its place atop this list because in just nine tracks, it rewrote all the rules. The title track is almost a clichéd Halloween song in 2018, but in its heyday the 14-minute video broke barriers for artists of color. “Billie Jean” was so popular that it forced MTV to not only pay more attention to black artists, but also caused it to shift its programming focus to pop and R&B records. Every single track is instantly recognizable to even novice music fans and the album was so good that it became MJ’s curse – he was never able to top it, so all subsequent releases were slighted by fans and critics. Thriller opened doors for musicians of color, put music videos on the map and made Michael Jackson the greatest performer of all time. Yes, it’s MJ’s best album. Maybe the best album ever.

Michael Jackson family: Mocienne Petit Jackson’s (Michael Jackson’s daughter) books are now available in chinese! For our chinese visitors:

这是莫塞妮·佩蒂·杰克逊(Mocienne Petit Jackson)的三部曲自传中的第一部,主角是莫塞妮(Mocienne)。這本書提到从她六岁到九岁的奇妙冒险经历。她和她的父亲迈克杰克逊一起住在加利福尼亚。因为他爸爸经常不在家,所以她总是和保姆在一起。然而,保姆不断来来去去;莫塞妮(Mocienne)也经常生病,她的父亲做出了一项重要的决定,并将她带到海地去和阿姨住在一起,他想让她成为家庭一员。

随着时间的推移,她意识到她的父亲不像其他父亲一样,并且他不是他所声称的是一个警察。当他不忙于演出时,他经常会在海地探望她。她在海地的生活并不像她预期的那样,一个正常的家庭生活。她接触到了一些非常善良的人,但也接触过其他不那么友善的人。她经历了许多不是这个年龄的孩子,应该经历的事情。这本小说是透过一个幼小又脆弱的小女孩的眼睛,来描述她当时的感受,让我们重温了她的经历。她搬到太子港后,生活发生了巨大变化。不久之后,变成了一场噩梦。迈克尔·杰克逊(Michael Jackson)书.