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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10 Celebrity Splits That Shocked Us In 2016

Bella Breakdown Take a look back at some of the biggest celebrity splits of 2016, from Brad Pitt and Angelina to Lady Gaga and Taylor Kinney to Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris. #1 Lady Gaga and Taylor Kinney split after five years together. We are hoping they work it out! #2 Demi Lovato and Wilmer Valderrama split after six years together. Sadly, we didn’t see this one coming at all. #3 Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris split after a year and a half together. Clearly, she’s moved on, right? #4 Johnny Depp and Amber Heard split after one year...

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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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4 Ways to Make A Long Distance Relationship Work

Bella Breakdown Long distance relationships can be rough. Whether you met online but live states apart or if you are in a long-term relationship pursuing careers in different parts of the globe, with the current trends in technology there’s only going to be more of them. We know it’s hard, so here’s 4 ways to make your long distance love life last. Tech talk: technology is your bestfriend when you’re physically apart from your partner. Don’t just use text and email either, enable video on your phone and computer so you can see each other, have a virtual dinner...

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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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Couples Ages 13 to 90 Talk About Why They Fight

Bella Breakdown It’s no surprise that couples argue, but just how often is too often, and where is the line drawn between healthy and unhealthy? Let’s peek into the lives of couples and the ways they bicker in hopes of figuring out the best way to resolve our differences. Couples talk about the reason they fight, the dumbest fight they have ever had, what the definition of a fight is, how often couples argue, and whether fighting is healthy for a relationship. Other questions the couples answer are what pushes their partner’s buttons, what the most creative way of...

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