Mothers, Children, And Working Out

Bella Breakdown As a mom, I feel as though I’m under constant pressure to workout and achieve some sort of insane, post-baby body. The idea of which, is totally crazy. The truth of the matter is, despite the fact I got back to my pre-baby weight, my body is completely different! I have muscles in places I didn’t have muscles, and I have fat and excess skin in places I didn’t before. I had to get past this idea of achieving a certain body type. Because honestly, that should never be the goal. It sets you up for failure....

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Exceptional Middle Children

Bella Breakdown Calling all middle children! We’re going extinct! Which might be a good thing, because we’re finally getting attention for once. As middle children we get a bad rap for desperately seeking attention. It’s not our faults our parents don’t love us enough. Only kidding! Sort of. Middle children have been thought to be the peace makers, family diplomats, and overall better friends out of our siblings. We’ve pretty much been forced to share everything we have at a young age. We also have been expected to always know better, what with having an older sibling to follow,...

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Songs To Comfort Your Child When They’re Upset

Bella Breakdown We all get a little grumpy from time to time. But kids take grumpy to a whole other level, and sometimes, it seems like the world is ending over the smallest things. There are plenty of things you can try to help soothe your upset or angry child. One of those tactics is calming or relaxing music. Here are five of the best songs to play for your little one when they have their next ‘world is ending’ outburst: 1.Little Lap Dog, Lullaby by Laura Veirs 2.Yellow, Coldplay cover by Renee & Jeremy 3.Little Bird Little Bird,...

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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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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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