Back to School- How to Be Ready and Organized

How to Become a “Back-to-School” Master Mom As the summer has been winding down, some of our kids have already gone back to school (yikes!) and others still have a few weeks left. Regardless of when your kids go back to school, there is a lot to get done, and the time always seems to sneak up on us before we know it. I absolutely love summer and having my kids home, so getting back into a routine is difficult for me, as I tend to be in denial a bit. So, how can we help give our kids...

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Last Minute Summer Travelers: Check Out these Awesome Places!

Views: Bella Breakdown Alright Bella’s school is right around the corner and as much as we don’t want to admit it summer is beginning to come to a close in the next month or so…well, for those of you who have kids anyway! With that being said, some of you may have put off your summer travel until the very last minute, but that’s okay because we have some great places for you to check out! Thinking of doing a big travel trip? If you are then you might want to check out a few places that you may...

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“I’m Bored!” How to Help Your Child Stay Entertained

5 Tips for Beating Boredom In our children’s overscheduled, maxed-out world, they are so used to always having something planned for them most of the time. So, when it comes time for them to just play by themselves, they sometimes don’t know how to figure it out. Learning how to play alone is beneficial for children. It forces them to use their imagination and to learn how to figure things out by themselves a little bit. Having constant interaction with adults is not always the best for our kids when it comes to teaching them self-sufficiency. What are some...

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Travel Tips & Tricks: Here’s What You Need To Know Before Booking Your Trip!

Bella Breakdown Summer is here and that means most of us will be out and about and traveling often. And as much as we all like to travel we know it can get pricy quick especially with airline and hotel price are on the rise. The good news is we have a bunch of insider tricks to help you save on your next stay. Bundle & Save Big We all know that hotel rates fluctuate and when sales do occur they aren’t always advertised openly. One clever way hotels keep their rates disguised is by bundling rooms with airfares...

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Win The Bedtime Battle With These Clever Tips & Tricks

Bedtime Battle We have all been there- whining, moaning, acting out, and hyper behavior. Dealing with an overtired, cranky kid is a nightmare. Even the best behaved child turns into a melt-down-waiting-to-happen when she is sleep deprived. So, how can we create a tantrum-free way to get our kids to bed on time each night? Create a routine. Kids crave stability and routines, so doing this will make them know what to expect each evening. Things like taking a bath, getting jammies on, brushing teeth, reading stories, and a last trip to the potty all send a signal to...

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