8 of the Cheapest Places to Live Around the World

Bella Breakdown You could probably quit your job and get by on savings. Tired of ridiculous rent and pricey restaurants? Consider moving to some of the most affordable places around the globe. #1 In Barcelona, Spain you need a total monthly budget of $1,600. #2 In Kota Kinabalu Malaysian Borneo a total monthly budget of $850 is needed. #3 In Santa Familia, Belize you only need $1,200 to get by. #4 In Granada, Nicaragua, your total monthly budget of $1,125 is sufficient. #5 In Las Terrenas Dominican Republic a total monthly budget of $1,250 is enough. #6 In Poblado,...

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How to Discipline Without Raising the Decibel Level

Effective Alternatives to Yelling at Our Kids I was chatting with another mom at school pick-up recently, and she was telling me a story about how her daughter was screaming so loudly that she was worried about what the neighbors would think. I was secretly relieved to hear this because it made the sometimes overwhelming noise in my house seem normal, too. Some days the decibel level reaches such an alarming high that I feel the need to keep up and start yelling, too just to be heard. This is very frustrating to me because, as a teacher, I...

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Summer Water Precaution- How to Keep Your Kids Safe

Aqua Safety 101 Some of the most fun summer activities occur in water. They allow us to stay cool, be outdoors, and have a blast. However, one of the things all parents need to be aware of is the potential for a child to drown. Even though this is a difficult and scary topic, being educated about water safety is key to making your summer a great one. According to the CDC, children up to the age of 4 are most susceptible to drowning. They tell us that most child drownings occur in residential pools. However, this does not...

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How to Make No-Bake Peach Pie

Bella Breakdown Enjoy dessert and avoid the heat with this No-Bake Peach Pie. Soft and juicy peaches sit atop fluffy pie filling for a sweet summery recipe. Recipe Ingredients 3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs (about 5 cookie sheets) 1/4 teaspoon salt, divided 1 tablespoon unsalted butter 3 1/2 ounces white chocolate, finely chopped Cooking spray 5 ounces 1/3-less-fat cream cheese, softened 1/3 cup powdered sugar 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 cups frozen fat-free whipped topping, thawed 2 tablespoons seedless peach spread 1 tablespoon peach schnapps 1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice 3 medium peeled peaches, pitted and cut into 1/2-inch...

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Breakfast on the Go: Morning Smoothie

A Delicious Breakfast Smoothie Recipe for All the Breakfast Haters Out There I don’t know about you but breakfast is not my favorite meal of the day. If you offer me a big plate of pasta bolognese for dinner or a delicious chopped salad for lunch, I’m all in. For whatever reason, breakfast is not my thing. Between the rush of getting kids out the door and the fact that I just don’t feel that hungry in the morning, I needed to get creative with finding something both nutritious and filling to eat for breakfast on the go. I...

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