Summertime Sickness

Bella Breakdown As we make our way to the end of the summer months, we can’t help but savor our last few days of hot weather and weekend parties that go late into the night. You still might be participating in barbecues every weekend, and who could blame you? Barbecues have some of the best food! Summer, especially this particularly hot one, can be a breeding ground for foodborne illnesses. There are a number of foods you might be preparing for your summer meal that should be prepped with a lot of caution. 1. Poultry It’s super important that...

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Protect Your Skin This Summer

Bella Breakdown Since I was a young child, all I’ve ever wanted was an all over summer tan. Instead, my typically pasty self would burn like a boiling lobster, and then freckle. I was convinced that anytime I did get tan, it was because all of my freckles were connecting. I was completely irresponsible in the sun. I thought it was okay to let myself burn to the point of peeling, simply so I could obtain a fleeting tan. Now just a few years later, I find myself worried about new moles. I even notice wrinkles starting to form...

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The Waiting Game: Ways to Use Your Time While Waiting in School Pickup Lines

What to do While You’re Waiting! If you are like me, you have to drop off and pick your kids up every day for school. I can’t imagine how many hours I sit in car line waiting for my kids to be dismissed from school.  The time spent is completely worth it because I relish that special time I get to be with my kids chatting about their day. However, I have learned quickly that I need to make my time sitting and waiting productive. Here are some ways you can do the same! Organizing Whether it be going...

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Little Things That Mean a Lot to Kids

Mini Moment That Let Children Know That You Care Let’s face it- when we are in the midst of our crazy busy lives, we sometimes forget how sensitive our kids are. It is so easy to get caught up in all that we need to get done- chores, work, school, and the million other things that we, as parents, deal with on a daily basis. I often find myself forgetting to just pause and acknowledge each of my kids and to really get a sense of what is going on in their darling minds. Let go of some of...

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