Fighting The February Boredom Doldrums: Ideas For How To Keep Kids Occupied During Colder Months

Bella Breakdown When the weather is cold and the days are short, being cooped up indoors can become somewhat of a tedious situation for our little ones. Let’s be real – it’s not easy for us either. It is during this time that parents end up hearing “I’m bored!” continuously from kids. It might be tempting to give in to allowing your kids extra time watching television, or playing on tablets and phones. However, rather than allowing your kids to zone out in a mindless way, try getting creative instead. Kids need to be active. Their little bodies need the...

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Great Meal Options For Kids During Colder Weather

Bella Breakdown With the winter weather comes a desire for warm and hearty meals. The following are a few recipes that will please everyone, especially your kids. It will make parents happy because they are healthy recipes that will keep you feeling full and satisfied. Cheese Fondue Don’t be intimidated by making fondue. It is actually really easy to make! Also, you can make it healthy by choosing healthy selections to dip into the melted cheese. If you have a pot and some forks, then you can make fondue. I use fontina and gruyere cheeses because those are both...

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Tips For Caring For Tiny Teeth

Bella Breakdown We celebrate their coming in and we celebrate their falling out. Your child’s baby teeth are cute and precious. While they are temporary, it is still important to take good care of them. Actually, it is important to start caring for their pearly whites before they even come in.  Brushing and Flossing: When your baby is small, it is important to wipe their gums with a soft clean washcloth or an infant gum massager (a little tool you pop onto your finger to rub your baby’s gums). Once your little one’s first tooth emerges, use an infant...

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5 Family Traditions You Can Try From Around The World

Bella Breakdown One of the most enjoyable things to have within a family is a tradition that strengthens bonds and creates unity. In this day and age, with technology and smart phones, it seems harder and harder to keep kids’ attention long enough to create worthwhile family time. These traditions from all around the world are great ideas to implement within your family, whether you’re a parent, a sibling, a child; you can use one or all of these with the ones you love. Not only will these traditions strengthen the ties within your family, but also with the...

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4 Things I Wish I Knew When I Was a Parenting Newbie

Bella Breakdown I love giving advice, as long as it is something I am somewhat knowledgeable about. One of the reasons I love giving advice on parenting is because I have 3 kids and I figured SO many things out through trial and error (lots and lots of errors). Therefore, I certainly can’t claim to know it all (not even close), but if I can save a parent even a little bit of frustration, especially a brand new parent, that makes it worthwhile! 1. The importance of sleep. When I had my first child, I thought that the later...

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