“Do’s” And “Dont’s” Of Workplace Dating

Bella Breakdown Every year, we spend over 1600 hours in the office at work. We spend more time with coworkers than with family and friends. But relationships in the office are complicated (no, not The Office TV show, although we would all love a Jim and Pam happy ending.) So here are some of the “do’s” and “dont’s” of dating in the workplace. Do keep an eye out on how coworkers handle themselves under pressure in the office. This will allow you to get to know someone on an intimate level, as work causes a lot of stress in...

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How One Movie Can Strengthen The Relationship With Your Family

Bella Breakdown Not everyone would take family advice from a movie, but when a title is 99% certified fresh on RottenTomatoes, the lessons might be worth listening to. I went into Lady Bird with no idea what the film’s actual plot was, and I exited speechless, contemplating if I should call my mother right then and there just to say “I love you.” Saoirse Ronan stars as the self-proclaimed and titular Lady Bird, a name the character has given herself as she endures the rebellious phase all teenagers proclaim in high school. Her mother, Marion is a nurse. Her...

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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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Real Moms, Real Solutions: How Do Parents Deal With Back to School Blues?

What To Do When You’re Bummed About Back to School! Whether you’re a domestic goddess (aka stay-at-home mom) like me, or a full-time working parent, your kids going back to school can be a lonely time. Your child moving on to the next grade symbolizes a milestone in her life. Each school year, I come to the realization that my babies are growing up and it is a bittersweet feeling for me. I am proud that they are growing and developing but a little sad as well. After having done this a few times, I try to mentally prepare...

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