Smurfs: The Lost Village – A Movie The Whole Family Can Enjoy!

Bella Breakdown As spring time rolls around we are always looking for something fun to do with the kids. The weather is great to be outside, but we also like to keep a list of things to do on a rainy day and going to see a movie is always at the top of our list, expecially when we found out ‘Smurfs: The Lost Village’ is coming out! The Smurfs are not only a fan favorite for the kids, but for the adults in our house as well. So get ready because just when you thought you knew the...

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Romantic DIY Mini Dates

Bella Breakdown Before we had children, my husband and I used to have weekly date nights. However, once we had kids, we were so tired and money became a priority to go toward “kid stuff” (and did I mention that we were so tired), that those times became few and far between. However, since our three kids are a little older and everyone sleeps through the night, we are always trying to find ways to get out and do something together without too much effort and without breaking the bank. Finding a reliable sitter is the first thing you...

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Put Your Best Face Forward – Products to Help Maximize Your Beauty Routine

A Mom’s Guide to Better Beauty! As you all know, once you have children, the time you have to work on your beauty routine is drastically reduced.  Therefore, it is so important that we find a few products that work really well!  The following are a few of my go-to items you can use to help keep a fresh face in a short amount of time.   Sunscreen Whether you use a daily sunscreen or a lotion that contains SPF, this is one of the best ways to prevent your skin from aging. Now that the weather will be...

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The 17 Best Companies for Maternity and Paternity Leave

Bella Breakdown The United States is one of only two countries out of 185 in the world that don’t require paid maternity leave for new moms. In honor of International Women’s Day, here’s a look at some companies in America that are leading by example with unusually robust paid leave policies. In the US, new parents can take 12 weeks of leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act. But it’s unpaid, and more than 40% of employees don’t qualify. Out of the 185 countries in the world with available info, the US is one of two without guaranteed...

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The Colors And Textures Of Morocco

The world we live in is such a beautiful place, and it has so much to offer. Life can get pretty busy and if you don’t take the time to look at your surroundings and realize just how wonderful it is it can pass you by! Traveling is something that is so important to me because not only do you get to see cool places, but it’s a learning experience you can’t read out of a textbook. It’s something that you have to go out and experience for yourself. It’s really fascinating to see how other people around the...

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Travel Obsessed: The Great Escape

Sometimes it’s hard to escape reality, expecially when you have a family that needs your constant attention. It can be hard to get away and to get your mind out of your daily routine, but it’s so important to get out and travel and discover what the world has to offer. Think about it, if you never leave your state it’s like you never left your bedroom your whole life. Life is full of exciting adventure and trust me, I know how hard it is when you have a busy schedule, but sometimes you just have to break away....

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