Mindy Kaling Gets Real And Gives Some Motherly Advice

Bella Breakdown Mindy Kaling is such a relatable person, both on TV and off. Her fans praise her for breaking down stereotypes in gender, race, body type and more, and now that Kaling is a mother, she’s sharing a little bit of her down-to-earth advice with her fellow mamas. The 38-year-old gave birth to her daughter, Katherine, in December 2017, and recently has been sharing some of her favorite mother-daughter activities, including reading. “Every day I try to read my daughter Katherine three to five books, and what’s great are board books, because three to five books of regular...

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Mom And Dad, Best Roommates Ever?

Bella Breakdown After I graduated high school, I lived on my own and paid my own rent for five years. To me, I felt like there was no way I would ever move back with my parents. That was until I found myself 22, recently single, and 8 months pregnant. I was basically Khloe Kardashian without the net worth. I felt embarrassed to be back in my hometown, in the same room I spent my childhood in. But, I’m definitely not the only one in this group of millennials whose parents, at some point in their adult lives, have...

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We See You, New Dad

Bella Breakdown New moms definitely get a lot of attention, as they should. Hello, they just grew and birthed an entire human being, and they feed them. From their own bodies! However, let us not forget that with every new mom, there’s a new dad waiting in the wings for when they can finally be of use. The new dad, especially the new modern dad, knows that he is equally as much of a parent as the mother of his child is. Dads know that they have a very large role to play in this child’s life. It’s a...

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Call Your Mother

Bella Breakdown Your mom has likely been the core of your world or the bane of your existence at one point or another while growing up. It’s not an uncommon thing to have a complicated dynamic with your mom, especially if you’re playing the role of daughter. Let’s face it sons, you just don’t clash as much with mom as we do. The 2017 film, “Lady Bird” might have hit the nail on the head of this arduous relationship, depicting the struggles between a strong willed mom and her equally willed daughter. Speaking as both a daughter and a...

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How Mom Can Make Summer With The Kids Fun

Bella Breakdown Summer is a great time to spend quality one on one time with your kids. Here are some great ideas to keep them occupied and making the most of your time with them. Encourage learning. This will ensure they don’t go back to school with “brain-drain” at the end of the summer. Create a reading log and incorporate small but fun prizes or make a certain time of the day “reading” time. It is a great time for them to learn, and for you to relax and take a break. Make special things for each day of...

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