Mothers, Children, And Working Out

Bella Breakdown As a mom, I feel as though I’m under constant pressure to workout and achieve some sort of insane, post-baby body. The idea of which, is totally crazy. The truth of the matter is, despite the fact I got back to my pre-baby weight, my body is completely different! I have muscles in places I didn’t have muscles, and I have fat and excess skin in places I didn’t before. I had to get past this idea of achieving a certain body type. Because honestly, that should never be the goal. It sets you up for failure....

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Food That Will Bug You

v Bella Breakdown Luckily for me, I’ve never necessarily been a picky eater. I’ve always been okay with different flavors, vegetables, an occasional odd meat. Never have I been so picky, that my diet had to resort to eating bugs. For one young woman in Philadelphia, bugs seemed to be the only thing she enjoyed eating. That’s right, I said it. Bugs. 24 year old, Joy Nemerson began getting creative with her meals because she was suffering from food intolerance. Joy started to implement food into her diet. She advocates for the fact that these creepy crawlies contain just...

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Things In Your Bathroom You Need to Throw Out

Bella Breakdown Much like the items in your refrigerator, the items you keep in your bathroom also have expiration dates. We don’t think about replacing toiletries and makeup as often as we should, and we could be putting ourselves in harm’s way for bacteria. I cringe thinking about certain makeup products I’ve had for longer than I would like to admit. Here are some products you have in your bathroom that you should put an expiration date on. 1. Your Toothbrush Replace your toothbrush every three months. 2. Your Hairbrush Replace your hairbrush every year. 3. Loofah Replace your...

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Protect Your Skin This Summer

Bella Breakdown Since I was a young child, all I’ve ever wanted was an all over summer tan. Instead, my typically pasty self would burn like a boiling lobster, and then freckle. I was convinced that anytime I did get tan, it was because all of my freckles were connecting. I was completely irresponsible in the sun. I thought it was okay to let myself burn to the point of peeling, simply so I could obtain a fleeting tan. Now just a few years later, I find myself worried about new moles. I even notice wrinkles starting to form...

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Baby Talkin’

Bella Breakdown Baby talk is not so cheap! You might have heard that participating in baby talk is not great for your child’s cognitive development. Well, throw that little factoid out the window. Baby talk is actually really great for children’s development. Studies have shown that using shortened words, or nicknames for everyday objects along with a long vowel sound, have actually helped children create a better overall understanding of language development. There is also something soothing to children when you coo to them, and speak to them in a loving, higher toned manner. Also, at the most basic...

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