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Why I started my blog?

Iva 's Not-So-Secret Diary

Long before I started my blog, I enjoyed reading other people’s blogs about things they did that day, or whatever was on their mind. And that got me thinking. I should start my blog too. I figured out my life is as exciting as theirs, so why not blog about it.

So on the first of January, as my New Year resolution, I started my blog. It took me quite some time to find inspiration, but when I did, I found out that blogging is so much fun. I love sharing about my day to day life as much as I love reading about other people’s lives.

Starting a blog was simple, what came after that was hard, there were the days I wanted to quit, I couldn’t find the motivation to get started, but once I did, I remembered how much I love it, and that love is what’s…

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homeschooling&интерпункција; motherhood

Homeschooling- Scissor Practice

Hello, my darlings. Today I wanted to talk to you about why you should let your preschooler use scissors. I know it is a scary thing to let your kid use scissors. They can use scissors to cut hair, clothes, them selfs, their siblings, and pretty much anything they can find. But that is why… Прочитајте више Homeschooling- Scissor Practice

Meal ideas

Cook With Me- Peas And Nacho Shells

Delicious Peas and taco shells Hello, my darlings. Today, I wanted to share with you probably the easiest, and most delicious peas and nacho shells recipe. It is so simple, your kids can even help you prepare it. And you can use tortilla chips instead of nacho shells, and it will still be extra delicious.… Прочитајте више Cook With Me- Peas And Nacho Shells

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Hilarious Parenting Quotes That will Confirm That You Are Not Crazy, You Are Just A Mom

Hello, my darlings. Today I wanted to brighten up your day a little bit and make you laugh. And we could all use a bit of humor in our life. And what better way to brighten your day, than with a hilarious parenting quotes. I know it made my day and made me realize that… Прочитајте више Hilarious Parenting Quotes That will Confirm That You Are Not Crazy, You Are Just A Mom

homeschooling&интерпункција; motherhood

Getting Ready For A New School Year

Hello, my darlings. It's that time of the year again. I actually love when end of August comes, and we start buying all the fun and colorful notebooks, new crayons, and so much lovely and colorful school supplies. You can say that I enjoy it more than my kids. I can't help it, whenever I… Прочитајте више Getting Ready For A New School Year

Meal ideas

Cook with me- Delicious Peas and Meatball Recipe

Hello, my darlings. Today, I wanted to share with you delicious and simple peas and meatball recipe. This recipe is so versatile. You can serve it with the pasta, or mash potatoes, or you can serve it with the tortilla. Whatever you decide, it will be so delicious, and kids will love it. If you… Прочитајте више Cook with me- Delicious Peas and Meatball Recipe

Chit chat&интерпункција; Некатегоризовано&интерпункција; motherhood

Dealing with negative and rude people

Hello, my darlings. Today I wanted to talk to you about dealing with negative and rude people. People that give us their opinion, even when we didn't ask them. But somehow they feel obligated to tell us their opinion. I can still remember when my son was little and my husband relative came to visit.… Прочитајте више Dealing with negative and rude people

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Age-appropriate chores for kids

Iva 's Not-So-Secret Diary

Recently I started to think about age-appropriate jobs for kids and how it would make my life so much easier. To be honest, I was so used to do everything my self that I didn’t even think about assigning some jobs to my kids. It doesn’t mean that I never asked them to do something, I did, and they tried so hard to ignore me, or they would wine so much that in the end, I would do it my self, and it would make me angry. So I decided to look online, and I found a list of age-appropriate jobs that I would love to share with you. And hopefully, it will help us make our life a bit easier.

For kids ages 2-3:

-put toys away

-put away books

-put away dirty laundry in the hamper

-put trash in the garbage

-grab diapers and wipes

-wipe up spills

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Meal ideas

Cook with me- making a simple and delicious polenta

Hello, my darlings. Let's just start by saying, my family loves polenta. I mean, we really, really love polenta. We can eat it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, that how much we love it. And it is so easy to make. When cooking polenta, the usual ratio is 1 part polenta to 4 parts water.… Прочитајте више Cook with me- making a simple and delicious polenta

travel

10 Tips for travelling with kids

Iva 's Not-So-Secret Diary

Traveling with kids can sometimes be overwhelming. These are some tips and tricks you can do to make packing and traveling little easyer.

1.Don’t overpack

When we travel with kids, we always think that we need to bring lots of things with us. But we don’t. It’s easier to plan in advance, and just plan their outfits that they are gonna wear and stick to that plan.

2.Let kids bring their toys

Just let them choose their favourite things that will keep them company. That way they have something to play with during the trip. But keep in minde to limite the number of toys they bring with them. You don’t won’t to carry to much things with you.

3.Snacks , snacks, snacks…

Do we really need to explain this. I mean they ask for food as soon as they get in the car/plane. So bring lots of snacks.

4.Travel…

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homeschooling

Playing and learning with memory cards

Hello, my darlings. Last year I bought memory cards from Ikea. And it was the money well spent. I knew that my son would love playing with them, but what I didn't know is that he would love it so much. There are so many benefits of playing with memory cards. Playing memory games can improve other… Прочитајте више Playing and learning with memory cards

Make up and Beauty

Coffee and makeup- My favorite makeup quotes

Hello, my darlings. Today I wanted to share with you my favorite makeup and beauty quotes. I didn't feel like writing any tips and tricks, I only wanted to share with some of the quotes I will probably frame in my little office corner at some point. I hope you like it. Sending you lots… Прочитајте више Coffee and makeup- My favorite makeup quotes

Meal ideas

Cook with me- Veggie couscous and chicken drumstick

Hello, my darlings. Today, I want to share with you a simple and delicious recipe for veggie couscous and drumsticks. I love couscous, and especially when you add fresh veggies in it. And I can't get enough of it. And because my son wasn't crazy about couscous, I had to make drumsticks. Of course, he… Прочитајте више Cook with me- Veggie couscous and chicken drumstick

Make up and Beauty

DIY coffee scrub recipes

Hello, my darlings. I already shared with you the benefits of homemade coffee scrub, and now, as a promise, I will share with you the recipes for a homemade coffee scrub. Coffee scrub with olive oil and sea salt. You will need about 1/2 of a cup of ground coffee, one tbsp of olive oil,… Прочитајте више DIY coffee scrub recipes

homeschooling

Montessori puzzle for learning letters

It's official in about one month my youngest, my baby, my sweet little boy will start preschool. And I still can't believe that this is happening. He will no longer be a baby. He will be in first grade next September. And recently, I found a fun way for him to learn his letters. We… Прочитајте више Montessori puzzle for learning letters

Make up and Beauty

The benefits of using a homemade coffee scrub

Hello, my darlings. Today instead of coffee and makeup, we are going to focus only on coffee. I wanted to share with you the benefits of using homemade coffee scrub, and why I love it so much. First of all, lets just this by saying that I love my coffee, and I am not ashamed… Прочитајте више The benefits of using a homemade coffee scrub

Chit chat

Mom talk – why do moms love to change their hair drastically?

Ever since I become a mom, I started changing my hair so often. And it got me to wonder, why is that before I become a mom I never change my hair so drastically. But now, I change it so often that is becoming ridiculous. And then I realized, that every time that I feel… Прочитајте више Mom talk – why do moms love to change their hair drastically?

Make up and Beauty

Coffee and makeup- 15 makeup myths you have to stop believing

Hello, my darlings. Today I wanted to talk to you about makeup myths we used to believe are true and tell you why they are just a myth, and you shouldn't trust everything you hear. Without further ado, let's get right into it. Myth No.1- Cosmetic doesn't expire.  Every cosmetics product has an expiration date.… Прочитајте више Coffee and makeup- 15 makeup myths you have to stop believing

Meal ideas

Cook with me- quick and easy veggie tortilla and sweet potatoes

Hello, my darlings. Today I wanted to share with you a quick and easy lunch idea. And this is also a healthy lunch that you can make under 30 minutes. Hello, my darlings. Today I wanted to share with you a quick and easy lunch idea. And this is also a healthy lunch that you… Прочитајте више Cook with me- quick and easy veggie tortilla and sweet potatoes

Make up and Beauty

Coffee and makeup- makeup tips and tricks every girl should know

Hello, my darlings. Today I want to share with you makeup tips and tricks that will help you do your makeup like professional. Whether you’re wondering how to nail the perfect cat-eye or make your lipstick stay on longer, you’ll find the best advice right here. So, no matter if you’re a beginner or somewhat… Прочитајте више Coffee and makeup- makeup tips and tricks every girl should know

motherhood

Letter to my daughter

To my baby girl, my firstborn, my first love. There is so much I want to tell you my darling. You were my firstborn, my first true love at first sight. You were the one that made me a mom. And for that I thank you. From the first day, I saw you, you took… Прочитајте више Letter to my daughter

Chit chat

Nothing will ever be the same again.

As we try to embrace our new normal, it got me thinking about the future where this pandemic will be just a distant memory. The time where everything will be back to normal. But I know, deep in my heart, that nothing will ever be the same again. This pandemic has impacted everyone on a… Прочитајте више Nothing will ever be the same again.

motherhood

Slow down and breath

We all live our lives in a fast lane. Everything is fast, everyone is busy. We want everything and we want it now. Why cook when you order fast food. We are all consumed in fast fashion, fast wifi, fast everything. And we somehow forgot along the way to slow down, breath, and enjoy the… Прочитајте више Slow down and breath

Make up and Beauty

Coffee and makeup- choosing the right foundation

Hello, my darlings. Today I want to talk to you about how to choose the right foundation for your skin tone. And the first thing you need to know is your skin type. And there are four skin types: dry skin, oily skin, normal skin, and combination skin. Oily skin- If you have oily skin,… Прочитајте више Coffee and makeup- choosing the right foundation

motherhood

To all new moms

Dear mama, it's ok if…You adore your new bundle of joy, but you feel lonely at the same time.You let your baby cry for a few minutes so you can shower.Your house is a mess because you need to eat, sleep or breastfeed instead of clean.Your body needs time to heal.You "aren't in the mood"… Прочитајте више To all new moms

Make up and Beauty

Coffee and makeup- how to choose right shade of blush for you skin tone

Hello, my darlings. Today I wanted to talk to you about how to choose the right shade of blush for your skin tone. Most people overlook the difference that the right shade of blush can make. If you choose the right blush that will compliment your skin tone, your skin will have a beautiful and… Прочитајте више Coffee and makeup- how to choose right shade of blush for you skin tone

motherhood

Mom talk-Dealing with a sibling rivalry

When you have one child, you are a parent, but when you have two or more, you become a referee. It is a well-known fact.I always knew I wanted to have more than one child. At one point, I wanted five children. I know I am laughing too. When I imagen having two or more… Прочитајте више Mom talk-Dealing with a sibling rivalry

Make up and Beauty

Coffee and makeup- contouring 101

Hello, my darlings. Today I wanted to talk to you about my favorite thing, couturung. Ever since Kim K. showed us how she does her makeup and makes her face so symmetrical and beautiful, everyone has fallen in love with contouring. I have to admit if I do my makeup, even if it is a… Прочитајте више Coffee and makeup- contouring 101

motherhood&интерпункција; motivation

2020 So far…

This has been a crazy year, to say the least, and it's only July. We've all been through so much already, from wildfires, black lives matter movements, protests in Amerca, global pandemic, protest in my country that is still going strong, police brutality... This is definitely a year that so many things will change, I… Прочитајте више 2020 So far…

Make up and Beauty

Coffee and makeup

Helelo, my darlings. Today I will not share with you my makeup look of the day. Today I wanted to share with you Instagram makeup looks that inspire me every day. These ladies have the most amazing makeup looks I have ever seen, I they are talented beyond words. First, of the ladies, I admire… Прочитајте више Coffee and makeup

motherhood

Summer break during COVID19

Hello, my darlings. This pandemic really messed up most of our summer plans. We planned to go to Greece this year, but COVID19 happens, and it changed everything. But, I am not going to complain. We are healthy, kids are happy, and as long as we have each other, we don't need anything else. So… Прочитајте више Summer break during COVID19

Make up and Beauty

Coffee and makeup. What I use to edit my YouTube videos

Hello, my darlings. Today I wanted to share with you what program I use to edit and upload my YouTube videos. I have to admit, I am a beginner when it comes to editing videos. So I needed to find some program or application that I can easily use, and it's not too complicated. So… Прочитајте више Coffee and makeup. What I use to edit my YouTube videos

motherhood

How to maintain a strong marriage after having kids

When my husband and I got married almost nine years ago and decided to start a family, we never realized how much work will take to maintain our marriage. We were young and naive, and we thought that everything would be rainbows and unicorns, boy how wrong we were. But now, after almost nine years… Прочитајте више How to maintain a strong marriage after having kids

Make up and Beauty

Coffee and makeup-get ready with me

Hello, my darlings. It's been a hot minute since I posted my coffee and makeup post. J took a few days to unwind and relax a bit. And I also hit a writer's block, so it needed to step back and find a new inspiration. And now I hear, and I beck stronger than ever… Прочитајте више Coffee and makeup-get ready with me

Mom fashion

My favorite summer dresses

Ah, summer, you are finally here. It stops raining, and I can wear my favorite summer dresses. I love wearing long and flowy dresses, they are easy to wear and to style, and they don't stick to my skin when it gets too hot outside. And in my country, it can get so hot, the… Прочитајте више My favorite summer dresses

Make up and Beauty

Coffee and makeup- venturing into cosplay?

Hello, my darlings. Today I wanted to talk about cosplay. I' be been fascinated with cosplay for a while now. And I find it very fascinating. The makeup, and the costume, and the nine yards they go to recreate the character. And that got me wondering, could I maybe, possibly do it? I already have… Прочитајте више Coffee and makeup- venturing into cosplay?

motherhood

Dear time, please slow down.

The other day, I was shopping for school books for my daughter, and for a moment, I froze. How can it be that she is a third grade already? It feels like only yesterday she was born, and I blinked, and she is eight and a half. And then, I remembered that my son is… Прочитајте више Dear time, please slow down.

Meal ideas

Cook with me- making delicious chicken wings

Hello, my darlings. Today I wanted to share with you recipe for my juicy and delicious chicken wings. This recipe is so simple that your kids can help you with cooking.For spices, I used salt, white pepper, powdered garlic, olive oil, and ground red paprika. Then you rub all the spices into the chicken wings,… Прочитајте више Cook with me- making delicious chicken wings

Make up and Beauty

Coffee and makeup- get ready with me

Hello, my darlings. It is time for coffee and makeup again. Today I had a bit of trouble with my camera, it felt during filming, but I didn't cut that part out because it happens sometimes.Today I wanted to do a sparling look, so I mixed sparkling light blue and purple. I love how light… Прочитајте више Coffee and makeup- get ready with me

Make up and Beauty

Coffee and makeup-Get ready with me

Hello, my darlings. It is time for coffee and makeup again. Today I wanted to a ping makeup look, but instead, I ended up playing with green and yellow shadows. I always get inspired to use crazy colors whenever I watch Bailey Sarian and her videos. You have to check her out. I am obsessed… Прочитајте више Coffee and makeup-Get ready with me

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Oh summer, I love you so

Oh summer. I love you so Just a few more days until summer officially begins, and I am seriously looking forward to wearing more summer dresses and enjoying ice coffee by the lake. There is so much I love about the summer, and there are a few things I don't like about summer. For example,… Прочитајте више Oh summer, I love you so

Meal ideas

Cook with me- making delicious homemade soup

Hello, my darlings. Today, I wanted to share with you a simple and easy soup recipe. My kids love to eat soups, especially when I make it with noodles, and vegetables, and meat. And I love making this soup, especially when I have no ideas what else to make for lunch. Ingredients for this soup… Прочитајте више Cook with me- making delicious homemade soup

Make up and Beauty

Get ready with me- playing with pink and purple colors.

Hello, my darlings. It's time for coffee and makeup. Today I wan wanted to do a pink look, but somehow I|ended up with pink and purple. Well, it happens sometimes. I think I got a bit carried away with colors. But I will do a pin look on Tuesday. And maybe a rainbow-inspired look on… Прочитајте више Get ready with me- playing with pink and purple colors.

Make up and Beauty

Coffee and makeup- Get ready with me

Hello, my darlings. It's time for another episode of coffee and makeup. I am having fun filming these makeup tutorials for you. Today I did a simple makeup look with bold red lips. I hope you like it. If you have any suggestions for my next makeup look, please tell me in the comments below.… Прочитајте више Coffee and makeup- Get ready with me

home decor

My new home office- blogging corner

Hello, my darlings. I am so excited today because, finally, I have my little home office. Last week I found online a perfect office desk, and I order it, but it took like a week for them o deliver it. So, finally, it was delivered yesterday. I was so happy when we assembled it and… Прочитајте више My new home office- blogging corner

Make up and Beauty

Coffe and makeup- get ready with me.

Hello, my darlings. It's time for coffee and makeup. I wanted to upload earlier, but I got a new camera, and I am struggling with finding an online video editor that doesn't cost like 100 dollars. And it took me all day, so finally, I filmed a new video on my phone and edited it… Прочитајте више Coffe and makeup- get ready with me.

Meal ideas

Making a healthy and yummy juice with my son

Hello, my darlings. Today I wanted to share with you my son's favorite home-made juice. We try not to buy so many sugary drinks. And we prefer to make our juice. Lately, my son has been helping me in the kitchen. He loves helping me prepare food, and chop the vegetables, and fruits, and it's… Прочитајте више Making a healthy and yummy juice with my son

motherhood

Why is spending alone time with your husband important for your marriage

Hello, my darlings. Today, I wanted to share with you why I think that spending alone time with your partner is crucial for your marriage. We all know that spending quality time with your kids is crucial, but what about your partner? I believe that spending alone time with your spouse is also important. Not… Прочитајте више Why is spending alone time with your husband important for your marriage

DIY

DIY makeup brush holders

Hello, my darlings. Today, instead of my usual makeup routine, I wanted to share with you our recent DIY project. And I can't do makeup today, I have a problem with my beck, it really hurts when I move. So no makeup today, but I will make it up to you on Saturday. I wanted… Прочитајте више DIY makeup brush holders