We See You, New Dad

Bella Breakdown New moms definitely get a lot of attention, as they should. Hello, they just grew and birthed an entire human being, and they feed them. From their own bodies! However, let us not forget that with every new mom, there’s a new dad waiting in the wings for when they can finally be of use. The new dad, especially the new modern dad, knows that he is equally as much of a parent as the mother of his child is. Dads know that they have a very large role to play in this child’s life. It’s a...

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Babies And Budgets

Bella Breakdown There are so many overwhelming factors when it comes to planning to have a baby. There’s the planning, the decorating, the actual birth, safety factors, and of course at the root of it all, money. No one is under the impression that raising a child is cheap. Because it sure as heck isn’t. Despite how expensive having a baby is, there are a lot of ways to be crafty and save money while you also attempt to raise a happy, healthy baby. 1. Opt for household products You don’t have to buy every baby product there is....

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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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We ‘Whaley’ Love Grandma

Bella Breakdown Grandma, she’s the best. She makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside… let’s face it, usually with food. She’s also simply just the cutest. Grandma’s are your biggest fan, and your greatest advocate when your parents are being unfair. So many people hold their grandmothers near and dear to their hearts. Grandparents are not only helpful to their grandchildren, they are helpful to their own children. They often majorly participate in helping their sons and daughters rear their children. Surprisingly enough, so do Orca whales. Orcas are a matriarchal society, which means these female whales run...

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Why Millennial Moms Are More At Risk For Depression

Bella Breakdown A concerning study has determined that Millennial Moms are far more depressed than the generations of mothers before them. This has to do with a number of reasons. 1. Millennials Are More Aware Millennials are a generation that does not shy away from mental health issues. Young women have been warned in far greater detail, that suffering from postpartum depression is something to look out for. Postpartum depression is often discussed preemptively, and women can devise a plan to look out for symptoms and deal with it accordingly. 2. We’re More Empowered Because Millennials tend to be...

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