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|A Fearless Step Four|
Kathy L., BellaOnline's 12 Step Recovery Editor
Step Four moves us into action. We finally begin to discover who we are and the many "whys" of our behavior. This is one of the few steps that is really all about YOU!
|Positive Adoption Language|
Deanna Kahler, BellaOnline's Adoption Editor
Do you use language that is positive and respectful when talking about adoption? Some people without even realizing it may use terms that can be considered hurtful or offensive. Here's a look at a few common adoption language faux pas - and some more respectful alternatives.
|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
Scripture memorization has numerous benefits but has been difficult. Only recently have I taken the time to conquer the discipline. I'll share a few tips that have helped.
|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.
|TN Genealogical Society's Bookstore Website|
Tina Sansone, BellaOnline's Genealogy Editor
The Tennessee Genealogical Society has announced their new Bookstore website. They have a wonderful collection of books featuring Tennessee research as well as areas outside of Tennessee. Come learn more!
|Heavenly Parenting On Earth|
Jamie Rose, BellaOnline's LDS Families Editor
All of life is a learning experience. One of the lessons I've learned since becoming a mother is a pleasant surprise--that as much as I love my children, Heavenly Father loves them (and me) even more!
|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
|Needing a Break|
Lisa Polovin Pinkus, BellaOnline's Moms Editor
What can a mom do when she desperately needs a break?
|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.
|Becoming a Single Parnet|
Cynthia Parker, BellaOnline's Single Parents Editor
Regardless of how you come to be a single parent, it is important to know how to take care of yourself. You are not the sole responsible party for yourself and your children. Caring for yourself must be one of your top priorities.
|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?
|A Childhood with Down Syndrome|
Pamela Wilson, BellaOnline's Children with Special Needs Editor
Babies with Down syndrome who grow up with friends with similar interests or geography often have more in common with their family and mainstream peers than they do with other chromosomally enhanced children and teens.
|Staying Safe in Online Relationships |
Dominique Jordan, BellaOnline's Teen Editor
Dating can be complicated. It's even more complicated when you throw a computer into the mix. Here are some things to think about in an online relationship.
|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.
|Stop Being Dumped On At Work |
Vannie Ryanes, BellaOnline's Work & Family Editor
Do you feel like you are being dumped on at work? If your answer is yes, it may be time to stop knowing all of the answers.
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
BellaOnline´s Adoption Editor, Deanna Kahler, wrote a heartfelt memoir about her journey to parenthood -- from her devastating miscarriages to the eventual adoption of her daughter. In "From Pain to Parenthood," she not only shares her personal story, but also provides many tips & resources for others facing similar situations.
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.