Monday, July 22, 2019

3 Tips to Ease the Transition to Being a Stay at Home Mom

Whether you have always dreamt about being a stay at home mom or you are making the transition unexpectedly, one thing is certain this is one of the toughest, most fulfilling (and most underpaid) jobs out there. There are no sick days or personal days, and the hours are insane. And yet, you have the opportunity to spend uninterrupted quality time with your kids, teaching them and shaping them, watching them learn new things and conquer milestones.

Friday, July 12, 2019

5 Accounts that Will Help Your Children Succeed

In our digital age, kids can't be kept back from the internet. Instead, parents are responsible for keeping their kids safe online and for instilling good practices they can take with them into adulthood. Technology and tools available today are enabling parents to instill moral values and financial values into their children early on, striking a balance between children's freedom and parental supervision. Here are five accounts you should set up to help your kids succeed:

Sunday, June 23, 2019

The Vegan Cheese Shoppe Macadamia Nut "Brie" and Vegan Grazing Board

This week we got to try the decadent and delicious Macadamia Nut "Brie" from The Vegan Cheese Shoppe, a beautiful 6 ingredient cheese made from fresh macadamia nuts in Hawaii. The founder, Erin Olivari, who like myself, as a pre-vegan, hade been a big fan of a fancy cheese. She set out to create a worthy vegan version. Her handcrafted plant based cheese can now be shipped directly to your door! We decided to make a big, fun, yummy, vegan cheese and grazing board with this amazing cheese.

Vegan Soy Wrapped Sushi with Kimchi

I've always been a fan of vegan sushi but my husband and one of my kids do not like seaweed or nori or anything "fishy" at all. I've been wanting to try soy wraps for sushi for some time and this week seemed like a good time to test them out with a sampling of the new Kimchi from Nasoya we received.  The sushi came out really delicious with these fun little colorful wraps we found, some fresh avocado, some roasted garden fresh zucchini and farm fresh carrots. We put the four different varieties of Nasoya Kimchi on the side for a spicy touch of flavor alongside our wraps.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

5 Tips for Traveling With Family

Traveling with family can be incredibly fun, particularly if you’ve amassed your extended family to come and join you. However, bringing the little ones along with you can also be stressful as well as enjoyable, as you’ll need to ensure they have all the right documentation and a suitcase that covers a full day out and about. If you’re looking to plan a holiday with your family, but are worried about where to begin, here are a few tips.

Friday, June 14, 2019

Vegan and Natural Remedies for Morning Sickness

I had a mostly vegan pregnancy for my second baby but I wish I had gone vegan long before because I had morning sickness for both of my pregnancies and scientists have found that a vegan diet makes a person less likely to experience morning sickness. 

Approximately 2 out of 3 pregnant women experience morning sickness some experience severe symptoms of hyperemesis gravidarum. 

Here is a vegan list of natural remedies for morning sickness and general pregnancy nausea, as well as natural nausea remedies I've gathered from doctors, professionals, research studies, friends, and other moms. There is everything from raw whole foods to CBD oil for pregnancy nausea on this list.

*Important Disclaimer* - I am not a doctor or health professional...

Check with your doctor before taking any over-the-counter medications or supplements during pregnancy.  You should always speak to your doctor about it first but for those that would like a full list of vegan, natural, and herbal remedies, I've compiled many of them below:

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Los Angeles Vegan Guide - BONUS Thrift Stores and Activism

This is from STUFF I EAT which is located in Inglewood not far from LAX. It is in the BONUS section at the bottom.

As a quick little Vegan Girls Trip right before New Years Eve, my friend and I took off on an L.A. day trip hitting four of the most talked about vegan and all vegan eateries and updating our wardrobe at the thrift stores! We wanted to try some of the BEST vegan food in L.A. and we only had one full day to do it.

As a former and always in my heart, Angelino, I used to drive all over the city for work it was great to see tour some of my favorite neighborhoods and I made it easy for anyone to do with a day trip itinerary and vegan restaurant reviews.

Friday, May 3, 2019

Tofu Chocolate Pudding Recipe and Free e-book for Kids

Thank you House Foods for sponsoring this post.

You might know her as Bernadette from the Big Bang Theory but this time, Celebrity Melissa Rauch has teamed up with House Foods on a FREE children's e-book called The Tales of Tofu with several kid-friendly tofu recipes to promote a healthy lifestyle and the importance of family mealtime. We tried out the Tofu Chocolate Pudding recipe topped with peanut butter, fresh organic berries, chopped dark chocolate pieces, and sprinkles which made a tasty and protein-packed treat!

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Tofu Spinach Scramble Breakfast Sandwich - Mother's Day Breakfast in Bed Vegan and Gluten-Free Recipe

This post was sponsored by Little Northern Bakehouse.

This week my husband took his famous Tofu Scramble to the next level with spinach and onion and the gluten-free goodness of Little Northern Bakehouse bread, a crispy baked hashbrown patty, and a melted slice of vegan cheese.  If the kiddos and hubby are taking requests for Mother's Day, check out this  breakfast-in-bed option that is just the right amount of comfort food and health food combining the savory and the umami and made with plenty of love!

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