The Busy Mom’s Guide to Potty Training

Potty Training Made (Somewhat) Easy! Did you know that you can pay someone to potty train your child? Yes, you read correctly – for a large fee, (some people even charge up to $1000), someone will come to your house and teach your child how to pee and poop in the potty. Toilet training is something of a rite of passage for our toddlers, and common sense tells you that they will figure it out eventually. However, it is a topic that is very stressful to many busy parents. So, if you are one of those people who are...

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Our Best Party Cleanup Tips

Bella Breakdown The holidays are the time for lots of houseguests, parties, and dinners – and sometimes, your home can suffer. Instead of dreading the post – party cleanup, we’d like to recommend some easy along the way tips that’ll make entertaining a breeze. Before the party, stop stains before they happen by covering chairs with washable, bleachable slipcovers. Post-Party Cleanup Hacks #1 – Set up the bar outside to avoid those dreaded red wine on white carpet stains. #2 – Double bag your trash cans so there’s always a bag in case one rips. #3 – Start with...

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4 Things I Wish I Knew When I Was a Parenting Newbie

I have friends who have newborns and I love going to their houses and holding their babies. This is because I am so glad to be at a stage of life where I have learned a lot from my life experiences as a mom. After having 3 kids, each 2 years apart, I would love to pass on some of the things I wish I had known when I was a brand new mom. Accept Help As a new mom, I wanted to do everything myself. Looking back I wish I had asked for help more. I was so...

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Kids Giving Back: Random Acts of Kindness

RAKs That Teach the Importance of Grateful Living During this time of year, there is a strong focus on what we want, especially for our kids. With making a special list for what they want from Santa or for Hanukkah, in addition to all of the commercials on TV and the extra material things displayed at all of the stores, it is easy to get caught up in the commercially of it all. However, it is also a great time of year to remember to do for and to give to others. The season is for giving, not just...

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A Mom’s Guide to Making it Through the Holidays with Your Sanity (What’s Left of it, Anyway)

Beating the Stress of the HoliDAZE! This time of year is busy, busy, busy. Between the shopping, entertaining, traveling and other events happening this month, you might be left feeling more frazzled than festive. If you are feeling overwhelmed by the hectic schedule of the season, and the feeling of being pulled in too many directions, here are a few things you can do to preserve your sanity. 4 Tips for Surviving the Holiday Season Say NO You don’t have to go to every party you are invited to or event that is happening. Pick the few things that...

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The Perfect Gift Can Make You Believe in Holiday Magic

Bella Breakdown Remember when you were a kid and your heart was set on that one particular gift? Whether it was a pair of skates or a Red Ryder BB Gun...

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