The Right Clothes May Be The Key To Gym Success

Bella Breakdown Having trouble feeling motivated to hit the gym? New research of 2,000 gym-goers conducted by Barbell showed that nearly 9 out of 10 people agree that simply putting on their gym clothes helps them feel motivated to actually go to the gym. 85% reported that having cool looking gym clothes gave them more confidence in the gym. 33% of survey respondents said just talking to others about going to the gym helped them hold themselves to it later. Over half of American gym–goers believe that listening to music during your workout is vital. The top three things...

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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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Meatless Meal Options That Kids Will Love!

Bella Breakdown Each night I try and figure out what to make for dinner. Having to feed my 3 kids plus my husband and I is something I have to think about in advance if I am going to put something healthy on the table. I really love cooking (most of the time) and it is important to me to feed my family nutritious and delicious food. While we are not vegetarians, it is always a goal of mine to make at least one meal of the week a meatless one. Nachos: You can find healthier whole grain tortilla chips...

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Best Places To Vacation With Kids

Bella Breakdown While it certainly doesn’t feel like it now in some parts of the country, summer is right around the corner. While the days might still be cold and dreary, searching for places to travel this summer might be just the pick me up you need when you are looking out the window. Planning a vacation with kids takes some thought because you want it to be relaxing and enjoyable for everyone. Therefore, finding a great kid – friendly place that also offers the perks of having all of the amenities adults want is definitely a priority when you...

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