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|What Am I Missing?|
Kathy L., BellaOnline's 12 Step Recovery Editor
It took us so long to get into recovery that the early days of sobriety might seem too good to be true. When life becomes "normal" it might be something unfamiliar to us. We might question our recovery and ask, "what am I missing?"
|What Is a Mother?|
Deanna Kahler, BellaOnline's Adoption Editor
Moms come in many forms, but sometimes their role in a child's life goes unrecognized or unnoticed. Join us as we take a look at motherhood and the common thread all moms share.
|Safety Plan & Escaping Domestic Violence|
Erika Lyn Smith, BellaOnline's Child Abuse Editor
If you are in a domestic violence relationship creating a safety plan will help you escape when the time is right for you to leave. Planning ahead will help make the escape run smoother. Learn how to plan your escape.
|A Foundation in Her Honor|
Christine Phillips, BellaOnline's Child Loss Editor
It’s a strange feeling, that of knowing you must physically do something so that you won’t perish in your sadness and yet so emotionally unmotivated you could just sit and do nothing forever.
Lynne Chapman, BellaOnline's Christian Living Editor
We don't have to live very long to learn that life includes disappointment and that victory seems to be living life with as little disappointment as possible.
|Four Easy Diet Changes for Kids|
Nicki Heskin, BellaOnline's Early Childhood Editor
Many parents want to improve their children’s diets, but don’t know where to begin. Here are four easy changes you can make today that can start kids down a path towards better nutrition.
|The Lost Pensions Review|
Tina Sansone, BellaOnline's Genealogy Editor
The "Lost" Pensions is a wonderful resource written by Craig R. Scott, CG. There are over 16,000 names! Come learn more about this great genealogical and historical resource.
|Mother's Day Articles|
Jamie Rose, BellaOnline's LDS Families Editor
A collection of articles honoring mothers, discussing the journey and experiences of women and celebrating the joyful parts of parenthood! Articles addressing infertility, Mother Eve and the role of women in the world, The Church and our homes are included, along with tributes to MOMS everywhere!
|The Loss of Loved Ones|
Kathie LoMonaco, BellaOnline's Midlife Editor
Losing loved ones, bittersweet memories; enduring friendship, coming to terms with deep loss; trying to cope
|Making Gel Candles|
Debora Dyess, BellaOnline's Senior Living Editor
Gel candles are a wonderful craft to make for your home, to give as gifts or to market. They are popular, relatively easy and inexpensive to get started. Discover how to begin a new hobby or business, and find resources to help you learn more!
|OCD in Children and Teens|
Nina Guilbeau, BellaOnline's Siblings Editor
The symptoms of OCD in children and teens are often overlooked and misdiagnosed. Early detection by parents can help kids cope with the disorder and get the treatment they need.
|Outdoor Summer Games & Treats|
Cynthia Parker, BellaOnline's Single Parents Editor
Having plenty of ideas on hand for fun summer-time activities for children is always a good idea. Outdoor activities allow children to release energy, experience nature, and enjoy the joys of summer.
|What the Common Core Standards Mean |
Laura Delgado, Ph.D., BellaOnline's Sons Editor
The term Common Core Standards is all over the news and, most likely, your child's school. What are these standards? What do they mean for your son and his education?
|Medication for Behavioral Issues - Down Syndrome|
Pamela Wilson, BellaOnline's Children with Special Needs Editor
Parents have learned to be very cautious in considering medication even when a child or teen with Down syndrome has escalating behavioral challenges, because there is a greater likelihood that changes in behavior are due to medical reasons, abuse or neglect; and to avoid medication for compliance.
|Comparing Your Twins|
Julixa Newman, BellaOnline's Twins Editor
It happens to all of us. We see that one child has hit a milestone and wonder how long until the other reaches it.
|It's Not Always Be About Perfection|
Vannie Ryanes, BellaOnline's Work & Family Editor
Is the pursuit of perfection a bad thing? I think not. You don't have to be perfect, but, you should always do the best that you can and be the best you can be, whatever your age or your stage in life.
E D I T O R R E C O M M E N D E D |
The Eye of Adoption
Jody Cantrell Dyer´s down-to-earth, honest account of her experiences with infertility and the adoption process will have you laughing and crying. Perfect for anyone interested in learning more about adoption!
From Pain to Parenthood
From BellaOnline Editor Deanna Kahler: I´ve learned a lot during my journey to become a mom, but what I learned most is that I can help others by sharing my experiences. In my award-winning book, I not only share my personal struggles, but also offer many tips and resources for those facing similar circumstances. Follow my heartfelt journey. You too can overcome adversity and achieve your dreams!
But the Greatest of These Is Love
This book is a beautiful journey of faith, love and international adoption from Russia. Debbie Barrow Michael not only discusses her adoption story, but also the mysterious ways God works in our lives.