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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Best Tips When Traveling With Young Children

Bella Breakdown I’m not sure which part about traveling with a baby I dread the most. Is it the part where I have to deal with a child who may or may not end up screaming, whilst in a flying tube for hours? Or is it the part where I have to give apologetic glances to the other passengers? Passengers whose own glances are either that of annoyance or pity. Hmmm.. what to decide? It sort of all sounds miserable. Stop the dreading though, parents! There are ways to stave off the impending misery that is traveling with a...

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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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