Learning To Be A Better Parent

Bella Breakdown As a parent, you can’t help but question if you are doing things right to raise your child. We also can’t help but compare ourselves to other parents, in addition to comparing our kids to other kids. What is the old saying? Comparison is the thief of joy. It’s true, too. There are a few things that we can do with our kids that will not only help us feel like better parents, but will wholly benefit our children as well. 1. Self-Reflection By being aware of our own thoughts and actions, we allow ourselves to reflect...

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Breaking Caffeine Addiction

Bella Breakdown I will admit it. I am one of those terrible people that truly lives by the expression, “please don’t talk to me until I’ve had my coffee”. I might have up to 3 cups a day, 4 if my child was up in the middle of the night. If I’m not drinking coffee, I’m drinking caffeinated diet sodas, or green teas as well. I would be lying if I said, I didn’t feel the effects of a highly caffeinated daily diet. If I haven’t had coffee by a certain time, I suffer from a splitting headache. I...

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All You Need To Know About Wine

Bella Breakdown We have all met those people who go out to dinner and order a glass of wine. They spin it, sniff it, take the world’s tiniest sip and then try to tell you about all of the obscure tastes and aromas they’re experiencing. I’m sorry, but 99% of those tastes and aromas are probably made up. And frankly, it seems sacrilegious to just spit it back out again. If I got wine tasting, please believe I’m leaving with a belly full of wine. So, for the most basic of wine drinkers, what are the most important things...

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Getting Hunger Under Control

Bella Breakdown The hardest part of getting fit, or trying to lose weight is maintaining a reasonable, healthy diet. A lot of people tend to be stress eaters, or mindless eaters. This usually makes taking the weight off a lot more difficult. There are a number of factors going on in your life that could be causing uncontrollable hunger. There are a few tips and lifestyle changes to make, to help get eating under control. 1. Sleep You have to get enough sleep. The more tired you are, the more cravings seem to creep up on you. Especially for...

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Ditch the Bed Head

Bella Breakdown Have you gone to sleep with a silky mane of perfect hair, and woken up to find it looks as though it’s been a temporary home for a family of squirrels? Yeah, that’s pretty much me every time I wake up. Now, I’m not sure about you, but my hair tangles extremely easily. So, where I was able to run my hands through it the night before, in the morning I’m brushing out tangles that make my eyes water. There are a few ways, however, that help to preserve your hair overnight, so you can at least...

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