Tips For Dealing With In-Laws

A big part of getting married is that you are now a part of a whole other family. Congratulations, you now have in-laws. Sometimes it is a gamble as far as how your significant other’s family is going to be. They could be extremely nice and welcoming, or they could be absolute nightmares. Or, they could be anything in between. However they are, you’re kind of stuck with them as long as you want to remain with your partner. So, what is the best way to deal with in-laws that will impress your partner, and keep you sane? 1....

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Why Are Autism Diagnoses On the Rise?

Bella Breakdown With more knowledge than ever before on mental health and disease prevention, it appears that autism diagnoses are now more common. The CDC (Centers for Disease Control) recently reported that the reported rates of autism are rising. The CDC has now released what they believe to be the answer to this question, though it is not entirely certain. The number of eight-year-olds across the country, in diverse communities, who could have been diagnosed with autism in 2014 was around 1 in 59. That yields around about a .2% increase since the last estimate. But, the CDC says...

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Relationship Modeling 101: Why Your Relationship Is a Role Model For Your Kids

Bella Breakdown In any relationship article, video or book that you read, the expert will explain that your marriage is the foundation of your family. Of course your children are also an important part of your family unit, but without a strong base, the rest can’t be stable. Our relationship with our spouse is typically the one that is the most frequent model for our children. With the divorce rate being so high, it is even more important that we demonstrate what it means to have a strong, healthy bonded relationship with our spouse or partner. While I knew this...

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Taming The Madness Of Your Minis: How To Raise Good Listeners

Bella Breakdown Do you feel like you repeat yourself hundreds of times each day? Do you find yourself ready to tear your hair out because each day you say the same thing (“Please put your jammies in the laundry basket.”), only to have to repeat it again and again and again each day? Me, too! I had been feeling especially frustrated by my 3 kids not listening. Part of being a parent is teaching the skill of listening, but I didn’t seem to be doing a very good job. That’s when I decided to do a bit of research...

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Breastfeeding Tips From New App “The Breastfeeding Friend”

Bella Breakdown Almost three-quarters of women start breastfeeding when their child is born; however by 6-8 weeks, this drops to just 44%. This makes breastfeeding rates in England among the lowest in the world. A new survey of 1,000 mothers of young children commissioned by Public Health England revealed that in hindsight, mothers wished they had been better prepared for breastfeeding. Before the birth of their first child, mums’ biggest priorities were buying baby equipment (66%), preparing for labour (49%) and buying baby clothes (40%). However, post birth, nearly a quarter (24%) wished they had read about and were...

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