How To Make Time For Self-Care

Bella Breakdown When you are a parent of little ones, it is very hard to take some time to do something nice or relaxing for yourself. Let’s get serious – it’s hard to even use the bathroom alone. However, small things can make you feel SO much better when you are in the trenches of parenthood. The following list of ideas will help you to feel a little bit like yourself for a little while. Foot Massage. While getting an actual massage is wonderful, we all know that doing so is both time consuming and expensive. Recently, there have...

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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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Great Ways to Get Kids Reading, No Books Involved

Tips & Tricks for Dealing with Reluctant Readers While many children love to read, there are plenty of other kids who either dislike it or absolutely hate it. This makes it really tricky for parents who know that their kids are required to read for a certain amount of time each night as part of their homework.  Reading is an important part of life, beginning in school and extending all the way into the business and working world.  If your child is a reluctant reader, the best way to encourage them to at least start to like it is...

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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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Find Out How Thomas & Friends Are Setting Friendships In Motion!

Friends Forever Even before your kids start to crawl they are learning behaviors. They are watching your every move checking out what’s right and wrong. They are also learning how to interact with others! When they begin to crawl, walk, and talk they begin to experience how to communicate with others and how to play well with others. Think about when you were in preschool. You had so many firsts that you were just discovering! You met new friends all the time, you learned how to interact, how to share, you learned about kindness, and also how to express...

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