Going To Restaurants With The Kids

Bella Breakdown So you have found yourself being the parents of one, maybe two, even three children. Does this mean that you have to hole up in your house making Mac & Cheese every night? Or, are you entitled to a night out at a restaurant without the judgment of your fellow patrons? Of course you’re entitled! But, we understand your hesitation. Kids, especially small children, are definitely prone to public, restaurant meltdowns. This of course warrants the mean stares from other diners, and not so genuine sympathy from your server. So, how can you prep your kids and...

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How You Can Help A Crying Kid

You might feel as though your child is crying for no reason. Especially if the tears have been brought upon by something completely irrational, like you gave them a spoon instead of a fork. We might not understand the causation of our children’s tears, but there are ways that we can help them to create emotional understanding when they’re crying. First, it’s important to be totally calm when you approach your crying child. You’ll be no good if you’re upset or agitated as well. Second, don’t tell your child to ‘stop crying’. You’re making it seem as though their...

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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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Comfy Comfort Food

Bella Breakdown People tend to have an odd relationship with food. Food can be one of the closest friends we have; we sometimes find ourselves confiding in it. We can also have a really poor relationship with food, rationing ourselves and hating what it may or may not do to our bodies. It’s an odd world we live in, but most people would agree that they all have that one special food or meal that makes them feel safe and happy. Comfort foods are one of the best kinds of foods around. That’s because everyone has a different version...

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Phones Don’t Make For Great Parents

Bella Breakdown I think of the days when my mom or dad would take my brothers and I out to dinner. Other than the occasional book brought to the table, we were pretty much always engaged with one another. I guess we were lucky to have never been sitting down, having a meal together during the age of the smartphone. Now, when I’m out with my own child I can’t help but notice all of the other parents nose deep in their phones, not interacting with their child. Now, I’m not saint, I too have been guilty of the...

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