Tips For Dealing With In-Laws

A big part of getting married is that you are now a part of a whole other family. Congratulations, you now have in-laws. Sometimes it is a gamble as far as how your significant other’s family is going to be. They could be extremely nice and welcoming, or they could be absolute nightmares. Or, they could be anything in between. However they are, you’re kind of stuck with them as long as you want to remain with your partner. So, what is the best way to deal with in-laws that will impress your partner, and keep you sane? 1....

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Learning To Be A Better Parent

Bella Breakdown As a parent, you can’t help but question if you are doing things right to raise your child. We also can’t help but compare ourselves to other parents, in addition to comparing our kids to other kids. What is the old saying? Comparison is the thief of joy. It’s true, too. There are a few things that we can do with our kids that will not only help us feel like better parents, but will wholly benefit our children as well. 1. Self-Reflection By being aware of our own thoughts and actions, we allow ourselves to reflect...

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We See You, New Dad

Bella Breakdown New moms definitely get a lot of attention, as they should. Hello, they just grew and birthed an entire human being, and they feed them. From their own bodies! However, let us not forget that with every new mom, there’s a new dad waiting in the wings for when they can finally be of use. The new dad, especially the new modern dad, knows that he is equally as much of a parent as the mother of his child is. Dads know that they have a very large role to play in this child’s life. It’s a...

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Babies And Budgets

Bella Breakdown There are so many overwhelming factors when it comes to planning to have a baby. There’s the planning, the decorating, the actual birth, safety factors, and of course at the root of it all, money. No one is under the impression that raising a child is cheap. Because it sure as heck isn’t. Despite how expensive having a baby is, there are a lot of ways to be crafty and save money while you also attempt to raise a happy, healthy baby. 1. Opt for household products You don’t have to buy every baby product there is....

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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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We ‘Whaley’ Love Grandma

Bella Breakdown Grandma, she’s the best. She makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside… let’s face it, usually with food. She’s also simply just the cutest. Grandma’s are your biggest fan, and your greatest advocate when your parents are being unfair. So many people hold their grandmothers near and dear to their hearts. Grandparents are not only helpful to their grandchildren, they are helpful to their own children. They often majorly participate in helping their sons and daughters rear their children. Surprisingly enough, so do Orca whales. Orcas are a matriarchal society, which means these female whales run...

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