Romantic DIY Mini Dates

Bella Breakdown Before we had children, my husband and I used to have weekly date nights. However, once we had kids, we were so tired and money became a priority to go toward “kid stuff” (and did I mention that we were so tired), that those times became few and far between. However, since our three kids are a little older and everyone sleeps through the night, we are always trying to find ways to get out and do something together without too much effort and without breaking the bank. Finding a reliable sitter is the first thing you...

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Affordable R&R: Relaxing Staycation Ideas That Won’t Break the Bank

Budget-Friendly Summer Staycation Inspiration There are many reasons we choose not to go on vacations. Of course, we enjoy the relaxation and pampering. However, the financial stress, the thought of traveling with children, and the hassle of traveling in general are often deterrents for people. However, there are many ways that are more affordable and have fewer hassles that allow you to still have a great time! Visit friends or family. Taking out the cost of a hotel, as well as some meals is a huge money saver.  If your relatives have kids the same age as your own,...

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Calling All “Cat Ladies”: How Well Do You Know Your Cat?

Bella Breakdown How well do you know your cat? Probably not as well as you could. University of Bristol Anthrozoology Institute’s John Bradshaw joins Lunch Break with Tanya Rivero and explains the evolution of our feline friends and how to get to know them better. Believe it or not about 37% of American households have cats and we all know about cats and the internet. There are about 2 million cat videos on YouTube and have been collectively viewed 25 billion times according to a marketing site and yet cats still are known to be mysterious! Why is that...

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4 Ways to Make A Long Distance Relationship Work

Bella Breakdown Long distance relationships can be rough. Whether you met online but live states apart or if you are in a long-term relationship pursuing careers in different parts of the globe, with the current trends in technology there’s only going to be more of them. We know it’s hard, so here’s 4 ways to make your long distance love life last. Tech talk: technology is your bestfriend when you’re physically apart from your partner. Don’t just use text and email either, enable video on your phone and computer so you can see each other, have a virtual dinner...

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Engagement Rings & Wedding Dresses From the Last 100 Years

Bella Breakdown Looking for wedding inspiration? Take a look back at some of the most popular bridal looks of the past 100 years—and the gorgeous rings that went with them! A Brief History of Engagement Rings Dating back to the early 1900s engagement rings, in the form of a simple gold bands, have been given to betrothed brides-to-be as a symbol of their beloved’s affections. Typically worn on the left hand because the left ring finger is said to have the “vein of love” running through it, however others believe it’s because the left hand is closer to the...

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