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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Re-Vamp Mother’s Day This Year

    Belle Breakdown Looking to make this Mother’s Day unforgettable for you and your favorite lady? Here’s some ideas and promotional codes for great gifts. Baskin-Robbins is appealing to two things all moms love, wine and ice cream pairings. They pair ice cream to denote distinct flavors of wine including, pinot grigio with vanilla and pinot noir with world-class chocolate ice cream. Baskin-Robbins does not serve the wine but provide the pairing ice creams. A trip to the zoo is also a fun way to celebrate with most zoos offering discounts for Mother’s Day. This is also a...

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Make Mom Feel Like A Queen With These Gift Ideas

Bella Breakdown Time is ticking! Have you gotten your Mother’s Day gift for mom yet? If not, rest assured because here are five ideas spanning across all budgets and we won’t be mad if you steal them. 1. A stay at a bed and breakfast. B&Bs are becoming increasingly popular and serve as a great little getaway. One option is the Blair House Inn Bed and Breakfast in Whimberly, Texas. 2. A themed basket. Pick a theme or a color and go to town. Choose lemonade and get her a new pitcher, serving glasses, yellow napkins and a box...

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5 Real Workout Tips for Exhausted New Moms

(This post is sponsored. However, as always, the opinions are all my own) (Realistic) Fitness Tips for the Newly Minted Mama As the mother of a 10-month-old and an 8-year-old, I know a thing or two about being an exhausted new mom. I’ve always envied those mothers who stroll out of the hospital looking perfectly toned, well rested, bright eyed and impeccably dressed and then remain that way through the newborn phase of infancy. Suffice it to say, I’m not that kind of mom. I’m more of the if-I-manage-to-get-on-eyeliner-I-call-it-a-successful-day kind of mother, and I have a similar approach to...

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Kid Decompression: How to Help Children Relax

Ways to Help Your Child Decompress & Get Rid of Stress Just as we all experience stress in our adult lives, kids feel those pressures, too. Their days are filled with school, sports, activities and homework. They have to navigate the intricate dance of making and keeping friends, how to get along with their teachers, and to do their best in both their studies, as well as their other activities. So, kids need an outlet to decompress and relax, just like we do. How can we help our kids learn how to take some time to unwind from the...

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