New Year, New You: How To Do The Ab-Strengthening Reverse Plank

Bella Breakdown Try this well-rounded move that targets ALL the right places. It targets your back, shoulders, triceps, core, and quads. Begin by sitting on the ground with your palms beneath your shoulders and your legs out straight. Squeeze your butt and thighs and push your tummy and booty up toward the ceiling. Keep your hips still- don’t sag them and be sure to breathe!...

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How to be Prepared for EVERYTHING on Day Trips: Essential Supplies

Prep Like a Pro for Day Trips with Kids As a mom, you need to be prepared for everything. Whether you are going out for an hour, or the entire day, we parents know that it is essential to have enough supplies to make it through. Firstly, you need the basics. Those usually include snacks, diapers, wipes, toys for the car, and any kind of extra clothing you need for your destination. However, it is also important to pack for unexpected situations. With a little preparation, you can be ready for any circumstance. Snacks are an essential thing to...

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Stealthy Healthy Desserts

Just Because It’s Dessert Doesn’t Mean it Has to Be Unhealthy! Dessert- who doesn’t love it? The more sugary, creamy and decadent the better. However, as much as we all scream for ice cream, there are several unfortunate downfalls to imbibing in sugary and high-fat treats. My whole life, I never had to worry about what I ate. I had a high metabolism and always was able to maintain my weight, even when I treated myself to yummy things. However, after having my 3rd child, something crazy happened- I couldn’t do this anymore without suffering the consequences of my...

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Ashley Graham’s 5 Favorite Bodyweight Exercises

Bella Breakdown Ashley Graham demonstrates her top 5 bodyweight exercises including squats, lunges, and planks. #1 Squats: Keep the weight on your heels as you bring your booty down in the bottom of your squat. Do five reps. #2 Backward Lunge: With your hips Square, press through your friend he’ll to return to start. Do you five reps. #3 Curtsy Lunge: Make sure your front knee is tracking over your front ankle. Do five reps. #4 Triceps Dip: Keep your hands pointed toward heels and elbows tracking backward through movement. Do five reps. #5 Plank: Look at a spot...

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Fighting the Fog of “Mom Brain”

Clearing the Clutter in the Mind of a Mom Mommy is going crazy!  If I had a nickel for every time I said that I could pay someone to keep me organized!  Like most moms, we all have so many balls in the air that we are trying to juggle and are terrified that one will drop.  The reality is that once you have a baby, everything changes. Have you ever misplaced something only to find it is right in your hand, waited for something to cook, only you haven’t turned on the burner, searched for your sunglasses that...

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How to Beat the Winter Blues

Natural Ways To Perk Up When Winter Has Got You Down Although the year is almost over, the long cold weeks of winter still lie ahead of us. As tedium can sometimes set in, and when it is too cold and dark to go outside, what are some ways we can find some stimulation? Here are some great ways to beat those winter blues! Get Moving! Find a class at the gym, a friend who is willing to brave the cold and take a walk with you (high school and college tracks are often lit at night), or try...

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