Fighting The February Boredom Doldrums: Ideas For How To Keep Kids Occupied During Colder Months

Bella Breakdown When the weather is cold and the days are short, being cooped up indoors can become somewhat of a tedious situation for our little ones. Let’s be real – it’s not easy for us either. It is during this time that parents end up hearing “I’m bored!” continuously from kids. It might be tempting to give in to allowing your kids extra time watching television, or playing on tablets and phones. However, rather than allowing your kids to zone out in a mindless way, try getting creative instead. Kids need to be active. Their little bodies need the...

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5 Family Traditions You Can Try From Around The World

Bella Breakdown One of the most enjoyable things to have within a family is a tradition that strengthens bonds and creates unity. In this day and age, with technology and smart phones, it seems harder and harder to keep kids’ attention long enough to create worthwhile family time. These traditions from all around the world are great ideas to implement within your family, whether you’re a parent, a sibling, a child; you can use one or all of these with the ones you love. Not only will these traditions strengthen the ties within your family, but also with the...

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Lessons Learned From Parenthood

Bella Breakdown Being a parent is full of trials and tribulations. These are some truths that you learn. 1. Get a dog. They are basically a vacuum cleaner for all the kids’ messes. 2. Max out your DVR on cartoons. You never know when your child will decide on a new favorite. 3. Carry an extra change of clothes in the diaper bag. Emergencies happen regularly with kids. 4. Take off your child’s fuzzy socks before changing diapers. You don’t want those cute socks to become a poopy mess. 5. Your kids will rule the house. You will end...

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Pregnancy Brain Is A Real Thing…Here’s What It Means

Bella Breakdown Calling all ladies who have experienced a little, well, forgetfulness during pregnancy…you are not alone, and whatever slipped your mind is part of a much bigger thing. The verdict is out, and it’s now scientifically proven that pregnancy brain is a real thing. Deacon University in Australia conducted a study published in the Medical Journal of Australia to find out just how many women experience this phenomenon dubbed, “Momnesia.” The poll was conducted with 1000 women, and the results concluded that 4 in 5 experience pregnancy brain. So what exactly does this entail? Pregnancy brain comes in...

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Bye, Bye, Baby: The Ins & Outs of Separation Anxiety

Bella Breakdown The crying, screaming, tears and wailing – these are the sounds many of us are familiar with when we need to leave our children home with a caregiver, at daycare or school. Around 8 months, children learn that they can exert their influence over their parents with these dramatic outbursts. Separation anxiety can occur at any time, any age and sometimes without warning. However, just because these outbursts are difficult for us as parents, it doesn’t mean that we can drop everything we need to get done and stay home.  Remember that the crying usually stops within...

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