Great Ways to Get Kids Reading, No Books Involved

Tips & Tricks for Dealing with Reluctant Readers While many children love to read, there are plenty of other kids who either dislike it or absolutely hate it. This makes it really tricky for parents who know that their kids are required to read for a certain amount of time each night as part of their homework.  Reading is an important part of life, beginning in school and extending all the way into the business and working world.  If your child is a reluctant reader, the best way to encourage them to at least start to like it is...

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These Tampon Companies Are Merging Feminism with Feminine Care

Bella Breakdown Feminism in the tampon aisle isn’t limited to the sport-specific variety, nor is it embodied by a woman clad in white who dances on the beach, accompanied by a script telling you to enjoy your flow. L. When you buy a box of these organic cotton tampons, the company will donate a box to a female entrepreneur in a developing country. Monthly Gift Totes, sweatshirts and makeup bags appropriately tagged with “feminist AF” across the front. Cora Besides giving pads to girls in India, Cora also hires the women there to create the products. It empowers them...

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5 Things No One Tells You About the Toddler Years

Bella Breakdown From potty training mishaps to accidental spills, here are five things no one tells you about the toddler years. 1 They have the energy of a human can of Redbull. The energy of a toddler can make marathon runners look like wimps! 2 Potty training is really about training your expectations. You have to know which battles to pick and learn how to be flexible. 3 Everything is a death trap. Toddlers can make a dangerous situation out of the most benign circumstances. 4 You are fluent in the language of just one person: your toddler. While...

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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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A Group of Experts Will Gather to Discuss Hyperemesis Gravidarum, Here’s What You Need to Know!

Hyperemesis Gravidarum Research is Gaining Traction in the Medical Community Many women experience “morning sickness” in pregnancy. It’s not very nice but it’s a regular part of pregnancy and is usually a distant memory by the second trimester. But what if morning sickness was so severe you couldn’t move without puking, you couldn’t eat or drink without vomiting it back up and it didn’t stop at 12 weeks but went on for months and months? Then you wouldn’t have morning sickness… you would have hyperemesis gravidarum (HG for short). HG is a serious and dangerous condition that a handful...

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Affordable R&R: Relaxing Staycation Ideas That Won’t Break the Bank

Budget-Friendly Summer Staycation Inspiration There are many reasons we choose not to go on vacations. Of course, we enjoy the relaxation and pampering. However, the financial stress, the thought of traveling with children, and the hassle of traveling in general are often deterrents for people. However, there are many ways that are more affordable and have fewer hassles that allow you to still have a great time! Visit friends or family. Taking out the cost of a hotel, as well as some meals is a huge money saver.  If your relatives have kids the same age as your own,...

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