Nap Well And Feel Rested

Bella Breakdown I am proud to say that while I studied abroad in Spain, I became a professional napper. Every single day I would come home for lunch and eat with my host family, and then proceed to conk out for 20-30 minutes. I learned how to nap and do it well, and now I have come back to tell you the way of the siesta. Napping is best in the early to mid-afternoon, after a good lunch. Having some food in your belly can increase those tryptophan levels and make you feel sleepy and cozy. Before you go...

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Do You Have A Food Phobia?

Bella Breakdown As a child you might have absolutely hated certain foods. No kid loves the flavor of broccoli or lima beans. But we might have gotten out of eating them if we truly had a food phobia. That’s right, there are certain phobias that are triggered by things related to food. 1. Deipnophobia This is the fear of dining out, or having dinner conversations with people. Those who suffer from this fear usually like dining alone and in silence. 2. Oenophobia This is the phobia of having to choose a wine for a gathering. It’s similar to individuals...

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Kid’s Gear – Bento Box Lunches: Holy Grail or Overhyped?

The 411 on Kid’s Bento Box Lunches If you are like many parents, you have probably sent one too many peanut butter and jelly sandwiches to school. I can certainly attest to having gotten stuck in a rut of making the same two or three choices day after day, week after week. Rather than a “typical” sack lunch- sandwich, fruit, etc, I decided to take a look at other options, such as Bento boxes. Bento boxes are basically a container with sections so you can separate the foods. Bento boxes look so good in all of the food blog and...

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Real Moms, Real Solutions: How Do I Spice Up My Child’s Lunch Box?

Add Excitement to the Lunchtime Routine! If you’re anything like me, you are dreading the mundane lunch making process once school begins. You have also probably gotten the complaints from your kids of “Please no more peanut butter and jelly sandwiches!”  The good news is, there are lots of ways to change up your mundane lunch menu. The first thing to do is to choose the time that is least hectic for you to make the lunches. I am a night owl, so I prefer to do this after I’ve put the kids to bed. If you’re a perky...

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