These Women Want You to Know That Having a C-Section Doesn’t Mean You Failed at Giving Birth

Bella Breakdown Trust us, there’s no “right” way to give birth. Many women who give birth via C-section feel that they have failed in some way because they did not have the full experience of giving birth. Many words that women use to describe their feelings post C-section are ashamed, let down and disappointed. Some people feel there are bragging rights for describing how many hours you’re in labor, how many hours you pushed for and how it all happened. However, there are no prizes for being a superwoman in the delivery room. All that matters is that you...

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5 Things All Moms Need to Hear

Sometimes Moms Need to Hear the Love Being a mother is the most wonderful job on earth. It is often also a thankless one. There is rarely someone standing by to tell you how wonderful you are and what an amazing job you are doing.  While the rewards are priceless, being in the “trenches” of motherhood is the majority of what we, as mothers experience on a day-to-day basis.  Cleaning up spills, wiping boogie noses, and being there for everyone is not just a weekly, or even monthly duty for most mothers.  It is a daily one.  When the drudgery...

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Put Your Best Face Forward – Products to Help Maximize Your Beauty Routine

A Mom’s Guide to Better Beauty! As you all know, once you have children, the time you have to work on your beauty routine is drastically reduced.  Therefore, it is so important that we find a few products that work really well!  The following are a few of my go-to items you can use to help keep a fresh face in a short amount of time.   Sunscreen Whether you use a daily sunscreen or a lotion that contains SPF, this is one of the best ways to prevent your skin from aging. Now that the weather will be...

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Finding the Balance Between “Helicopter Mom” and “Free Range Parenting”

Bella Breakdown We have all seen the parents who hover around their children, doing everything for them and jumping in before their child even gets to try something on his own. I even used to have a student whose mom would come to school and organize her daughter’s messy desk once a week before I politely asked her to stop. I reminded her that she would never learn how to do it by herself otherwise. On the other end of the spectrum are the parents who are more “free range”, allowing children to be unsupervised and unmonitored, often left...

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Teaching Young Girls to Demand Equality

An Important Lesson in Raising Equality Driven Young Women I have a vivid memory of being in an elementary class one day. My teacher had a request over the PA system to send a student down to the main office to pick up a box. Well, any excuse to get out of the classroom and do something different was something any of us kids would want. So, all of our ears perked up. However, my teacher was not always fair. She asked any STRONG BOYS to raise their hand and volunteer if they wanted to go to the office...

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