Avocado and Raspberry Smoothie “Yummy Mommy”



  1. Put banana into the freezer in plastic bag until it is frozen.
  2. It is advised to soak the dates for at least 30 minutes before blending, though this step is optional.
  3. Take out the banana from a freezer, and blend all products (soy milk, berries, dates, maca root, avocado) in the blender until it reaches a creamy, smooth texture.


The 5 Handbag Trends That’ll Be Everywhere in 2017

Think back to late 2013: It was a time when off-the-shoulder everything was still just a glimmer in our collective eye and Mansur Gavriel bucket bags ruled the scene. They weren’t yet ubiquitous, but everyone wanted one—and over the next 12 months, almost any brand that was worth its salt came out with a similar drawstring style.

These days, there isn’t a singular It Bag—Instead, in-demand silhouettes have taken its place, and we couldn’t be happier: The lack of a single must-have accessory—which is usually north of four figures—means anyone can get in on the top trends no matter your budget.

In fact, there are a few handbag trends that bloggers, influencers, and editors alike will keep coming back to this year. And sure, we’d never suggest you should buy something just because a bunch of bloggers wear them, but there’s a reason these handbag silhouettes are all over the place: they’re chic AF. Ahead, see the top five handbag trends for 2017, plus shop each one —no matter your budget.


America’s Richest Self-Made Women

Marian Ilitch

$5.1 B

Diane Hendricks

$5.1 B

Judy Love

$2.9 B

Tom and Judy Love opened their first gas station in Watonga, Oklahoma, in 1964 using a $5,000 gift from her parents.

Oprah Winfrey

$3.1 B

Doris Fisher

$2.7 B

Doris Fisher founded Gap in San Francisco with her late husband Don in 1969 after Don couldn’t find jeans that fit.







Understanding Colic: Treatment

Colic should go away by the time your baby is 4 months old. Until then, try these tips. They may give both of you some relief.

Feeding Tips

Is it the breastmilk or formula? Some parents worry that what they feed their baby or what they eat if they are breastfeeding can upset him. Generally it’s not a cause of colic, but it can cause irritation. If you think it might be the cause of your baby’s crying, talk to his pediatrician.

Help him swallow less air. Try a special bottle designed to reduce gas or a nipple with a smaller hole. Sit him up while he eats so he swallows less air. Remember to burp him during and after feedings.

Soothe Your Baby With Sound and Motion

Walk or rock. Motion helps calm babies. Walk around with your baby in a baby carrier (the kind you wear over your chest). The combined warmth and rhythm may lull her to sleep.

Hold and rock him or put him in a swing or stroller. The gentle movement may stop his tears.

If all else fails, secure him in his car seat and go for a ride. Just make sure you’re not so tired it’s unsafe to drive.

Use sound to calm your baby.

Many babies respond well to the gentle hum of a machine, such as a:

You could also try classical music or a “heartbeat soundtrack” next to the crib.

Calm Your Baby’s Senses

Bright lights and sounds can overwhelm a colicky baby. Your baby may calm down if you:

What About Other Colic Remedies?

You may have heard that some home remedies can relieve colic. Most aren’t proven and they could hurt your baby. Always talk with your child’s pediatrician before trying something new. These are things you may have heard about.

Take a Break

Colic isn’t just hard on your baby. It can wear you out, too. When the pressure of trying to calm your crying baby gets to be too much, leave him with a sitter, family member, or trusted friend and get out of the house.

Even if you just go for a walk or grab lunch, take a break to relieve some stress. When no one is around to help, it’s OK to leave your baby in the crib or playpen and go into another room briefly until you regroup.

No matter how frustrated you get, never hit or shake your baby. If you ever feel like you might hurt him, call your doctor right away and ask for help.

Also call your doctor if your baby:


The Best Looks From New York Fashion Week Spring 2018

As the Spring 2018 collections unfold in New York, check back as we spotlight the best runway looks from the standout collection from the season.

Soup with Turkey meat balls “Perfect Storm”



  1. To make the meat balls, place in a bowl ground meat, shredded fennel, garlic, ketchup, spices and mix well.
  2. Make small round balls.
  3. Bring the chicken stock to boil. Cook the meat balls for about 15 min on medium heat.
  4. Add barley and stir for about 5 minutes. Before serving add spinach and parsley.

Autumn Tips to Help Keep Your  Kids Safe and Healthy

Kids are going back to school, the weather is getting  cooler, and the leaves are beginning to change  color.

Autumn is on its way! Greet the fall with  ways to help keep you and your family safe and  healthy.

Be active.

As the weather cools, resist the urge to hibernate!  Make fall yard work fun. Have kids come up with  different ways to pick up leaves or pine cones (i.e.  squatting, bending, leaning, stretching, or balancing  on one foot). Provide kids with rakes and other  tools that are kid­sized for comfort and safety. For indoor fun, play board games and computer games that encourage physical activity. Have a song­anddance talent show. Draw, color and explore with  health in mind. Remember that children and  adolescents should be active for at least one hour a  day, and adults should be active for at least 2½ hours a week. Don’t forget to apply sunscreen and  insect repellent to protect you and your family from  the sun, mosquitoes, and ticks.

Be prepared for school.

Safety should be on every student’s back to school  list. Whether it is by car, bus, bike, or foot, the  minute a child leaves their home, safety becomes a  concern. Go over your child’s transportation plan  and discuss things your child can do to stay safe on  the way to and from school. Also, make sure your child’s school has updated and accurate contact  information for you and others in case of an  emergency.

Stay healthy.

The single best way to protect against the flu is to  get vaccinated each year. October through  December is the best time to get vaccinated. Free or low­cost vaccinations may be available through  your doctor, nurse, job, health department, clinic,  grocery store, or nursing home. Practice good  health habits. Wash your hands often with soap and water. Alcohol­based cleaners are also effective. Stay home if you get sick.

Be prepared for cold weather.

Exposure to cold temperatures, whether indoors or outdoors, can cause serious or life­threatening  health problems. Infants and the elderly are  particularly at risk, but anyone can be affected.  Know how to prevent cold weather­related health  problems and what to do if a cold­weather health  emergency arises. Remember that using space heaters and fireplaces can increase the risk of household fires and carbon monoxide poisoning. Also, take time out to test and replace batteries in  you smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Have a safe and healthy Halloween. For many families, Halloween is a fun time to dress up in costumes, go trick­or­treating, and eat yummy  treats. Halloween can also be an opportunity to  provide nutritious snacks, get physical activity, and  focus on safety. Make sure kids stay safe by  wearing well­fitting masks, costumes, and shoes to  avoid blocked vision, trips, and falls. Trick­ortreaters should carry a flashlight to help them see and help others see them. Adults should examine  all treats for choking hazards and tampering before  children eat them.


Sweet Mango Pudding “Bliss”




  1. Mix citrus juices in a small saucepan.
  2. Sprinkle gelatine over the juice, and stir over low heat until gelatine dissolves.
  3. Let mixture stand until cool but not set.
  4. Combine mango, sour cream, milk, sugar, brandy and rum in a blender, and process until smooth.
  5. Mix gelatine and blend well.
  6. Pour into custard cups and chill until pudding is firm; usually takes about 5 hours.

Gluten. Myths & Facts.

Recently I had an interesting conversation with the editor of one online publication about gluten. It was clear from the beginning that the editor had her own agenda on the topic, she was keen to show that the gluten-free diet is just a new trend. Over the past few months I have studied the question of gluten quite thoroughly, since a close person was diagnosed with “intolerance” to this component and a strict gluten-free diet was recommended.

The literal translation of the Latin name gluten is “glue”. Gluten is a complex protein, its main function is to collect or glue together other proteins in one group. You can find gluten in many grains, for example, in wheat, oats, barley. Therefore, bread, cookies, pasta that are made from wheat or rye contain gluten. Hidden gluten, for example, as wheat starch, is used for the production of yoghurts, mayonnaise, ketchup, sausages. Gluten-free meal plan is recommended as a medical and therapeutic diet, and not the program to loose weight. People who are diagnosed with gluten intolerance or gluten allergy can experience symptoms such as irritation of the intestines, weakened immunity, allergies, intoxication. Elimination of gluten helps to fix the digestive system and get rid of unpleasant symptoms. If you suffer from bloating, nausea, vomiting, its best to get tested for celiac disease (this disease is also called gluten enteropathy – a multifactorial disease, a digestive disorder). People with celiac disease must be gluten-free to prevent symptoms and disease-related complications.

There is also another side of the coin. Many grains contain many health benefits and nutrients such as fiber, iron, zinc, folate, niacin, thiamine, riboflavin, calcium, vitamin B12 and phosphorus. Without gluten, the body may not get enough vital vitamins, so healthy people should consume gluten foods in moderation (but not in processed form, like fast food). Hence, I do not believe there is a benefit to eating gluten-free if you don’t have a gluten intolerance. So, is gluten harmful to humans? Apparently, the answer is in the middle. You can harm your own body by consuming too many unhealthy, fatty, sugary products and they don’t have to even contain gluten. Each body has its own “limit”, and if you exceed in abusing it with processed foods, the metabolism will start to fail. And it could lead to dangerous diseases.

To maintain a healthy mind, in a healthy body, the food should be simple, fresh and nutritious. If you have to excluse gluten, replace wheat and rye with quinoa or corn cakes. If you don’t have gluten intolerance, enjoy pasta or fresh bread once in a while. I still believe in my food model 80% X 20%. If you eat healthy 80% of the time, you can treat yourself  with something tasty the rest of 20%.  Be healthy! Be happy.