Enjoying some relaxing alone time is hard as a mom, but it is even harder as a pregnant mom! When you get a few minutes alone to unwind you have to take full advantage of that time. My new favorite thing to do is make a fancy "mocktail" and sit on our balcony (when it isn't 500% humidity) and just listen to my plants grow. Ocean Spray® makes a fantastic line of mocktails that I love to spruce up with fresh fruit and sip in silence and let stress fade away!
Something about sitting outside with a mixed fruit drink in the summer makes me so happy! Made with real fruit juice and only 90 calories, these mocktails are this pregnant momma's dream drink. My favorite at the moment is the Ocean Spray® Cranberry Sangria, and I add fresh cranberries, sliced peaches, ice and an orange wedge.
The best thing about this treat is that WHEN I am interrupted by the two year old, he can have a sip of mommy's drink (which is the stressful part about drinking coffee!) because it is non alcoholic and has no artificial colors of flavorings. While we were at the beach last week, I brought 3 different mocktail flavors and sipped them on the balcony in the afternoon while everyone hung out on the beach. It was the most relaxing vacation I have ever had. It reminded me of the few weeks before my first son was due - just sitting with a growing baby in my stomach, and relaxing as I felt him move and grow.
If you are a momma, pregnant of not, don't forget to carve out some alone time to rest and recharge. And while you are at it, a Cranberry Peach Bellini Mocktail won't hurt either!
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