Healthy pregnancy smoothie recipes

Check out Healthy pregnancy smoothies and juices by Brie Brie Blooms at Foodie.com It's true, my instagram feed is filled with more sweets than healthy snacks lately. At almost eight months pregnant I am still not that excited by food...unless it's chocolate or something super sugary. I've done my best to make healthier choices and avoid the sugary snacks and in doing that have turned to fruit and smoothies because I just can't seem to beat this pregnancy sweet tooth. I created a Read More... {Read More...}

Non Alcoholic Holiday Drinks

Check out Non Alcoholic Holiday Drinks by Brie Brie Blooms at Foodie.com Whether you're throwing a party, hosting a few friends, or having a fun family night a good recipe collection of non alcoholic holiday drinks is essential. I'll be trying some new recipes this year for family game nights and probably be enjoying a few more while I'm in my home office during the day. Being pregnant this season certainly has its perks and festive yummy drinks are a new indulgence for Read More... {Read More...}

Quick breakfast options and an easy guide to early morning fun with kids

Everyone in our home is usually awake early but my daughter likes to take her time getting ready and is easily agitated when I try to rush her. During the middle of summer in Arizona, it's nearly impossible to do anything outdoors during the day. My daughter loves visiting the Phoenix zoo but does not necessarily like being rushed in the morning to get there. Early activities require planning and my easy guide to early morning fun with kids makes it simple as parents. Breakfast is an essential Read More... {Read More...}

VitaFrute Cocktails drink recipe: Light Watermelon Lemonade

Disclosure: I received complimentary products and compensation in exchange for this post. All opinions are my own. The following content is for readers 21 years of age and older. It's hot outside and I'm ready to host a Girls Night In with my some of my favorite friends. The thought of wine just isn't appealing because of the summer heat but are my friends going to appreciate a cocktail packed with sugar and calories? Probably not. This summer my Girls Night In will feature VitaFrute Read More... {Read More...}

Tropical Refresher, begin your day with the benefits of almond milk

We easily could go through several gallons of dairy milk a day in our house. My daughter loves milk and happily drinks it with each snack and meal. We are very fortunate to not have any dairy allergies causing us to avoid milk but drinking too much gives my daughter a tummy ache and she is consuming unnecessary calories and fat. With out forcing her to completely reduce her milk consumption, I made an easy switch to alternating her favorite drink with Silk Almondmilk. She is happy with Read More... {Read More...}

Celebrate Mother’s Day with Oprah Chai Tea

I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Starbucks. I received a promotional item and a gift card to facilitate my review.  Around the world steeping tea is a time to stop and reflect each day. I'm always running from one place to the next and rarely set aside intentional time to slow down. Receiving a tea infuser cup with a can of loose leaf tea gave me the perfect reason to sit down and remember my favorite moments while Read More... {Read More...}

Rasberry Creamsicle Refresher non alcoholic drink recipe

Being a working mom, I never slow down. I teach in my classroom from the morning until early afternoon. Then I run errands and manage my household until early evening when my daughter goes to bed. Then I'm in my home office working until late into the evening and then back up early while everyone else is sleeping to get some work done while my house is quiet. Managing my schedule is challenging but I hold it all together with the help of my schedule and time management prints. Having such a busy Read More... {Read More...}

Mama’s Fairy Godmother, a magical cocktail recipe

Last year attending the Social Fabric Conference, SoFabCon, was an incredible experience. Being part of such an amazing community full of business minded talented bloggers has helped me learn and grow professionally. I've befriended mentors and became a mentor myself through the Social Fabric online community. I never imagined myself where I am today after getting laid off during maternity leave five years ago. I know my past experiences led me to where I am and I couldn't be more Read More... {Read More...}

Chocolate Chai Tea Latte with Almond Milk

Last year I made a huge effort to stop drinking multiple cups of coffee full of sugary creamers. Earlier in the year I started paying attention to my calorie consumption and realized all those cups of coffee full of creamer were adding over 500 calories a day. Yikes. It was hard but, other than a rare treat, I completely stopped drinking coffee. In less than two months I lost almost 20 pounds. My normal diet is pretty healthy and I didn't realize that one indulgence was adding so many Read More... {Read More...}

Enjoy Chocolate and Wine together with ChocolatRouge

 The following content is for readers 21 years of age and older. December is a busy month with my daughter's birthday and Christmas. Between party planning, decorating, shopping, wrapping, work, and errands, I need to indulge in a few sweet treats. My perfect evening in the middle of all the holiday excitement would be relaxing on the couch with my husband watching a few favorite holiday movies. Of course this perfect night would also include wine and a giant bowl of chocolate. Sounds like Read More... {Read More...}