A Hot Latte and a Good Read Makes My Morning Better! #LatteLove

After being laid off in June, I have had to find a new morning routine.  Before the job loss, mornings were very hectic as I rushed to get the kids ready for school, lunches made and school bags packed all while doing my own hair and makeup.  There was little time for breakfast let alone doing some light reading.  Now that I am home, I am loving the morning time in my home.  After getting the kids to school, I have a little “me” time before starting on the day’s activities.  My new routine?  A morning latte and my favorite blogs.

Thanks to my grandmother, I learned the joys of a hot tea with lots of milk at a very early age.  Since then, I have to have my hot tea in the morning and recently business partner and good friend, Cecelia, introduced me to the hot chai latte.  Heaven!  Do you make lattes in the morning?  If you prefer coffee over tea, here are some simple instructions to make the perfect morning latte:

  • Heat 1 cup milk in a saucepan over medium-low heat, whisking quickly with a wire whisk to create foam.
  • Brew your strong coffee (you’ll need about 1/2 cup).
  • Pour the heated milk into a tall mug, holding back the foam with a spoon.
  • Add strong brewed coffee and spoon a thin layer of foamed milk over beverage.
  • Consider adding spices like cinnamon or nutmeg.  You can also buy your favorite syrups for a coffee shop-worthy flavor boost.  Check out other latte recipes at The Breakfast Project!
  • Enjoy!

After making my morning latte, I settle down with my laptop and check out the new content on my favorite blogs.  I love to start my morning off with a laugh, so I always head to The Bloggess first.  If you have not read her blog (or her best selling book), what is wrong with you?!?  Go now.

The first blog I started reading when I entered this whole world of social media was Christine’s From Dates to Diapers.  As a Mom of 7…yes I said SEVEN kids…Christine shares how she does it all it an amusing and educational way.  Next, I head to Tip Junkie for well, tips.  Laurie posts creative decorating tutorial, delicious recipes and home organizational ideas.  I had the opportunity to meet Laurie and she is just a sweet as she seems online!

So that’s my morning routine!  How do you start off your mornings?  Want to join me for a latte?  Enter below to win a great #LatteLove prize pack including a free milk coupon and latte love mug!
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This post is the opinion of the Experimental Mommy and is part of a campaign via The Motherhood.  All opinions remain 100% mine.


  1. Jessie C. says:

    I like green tea latte

  2. Shannon Baas says:

    I like mocha,.

  3. Vanilla Chai Latte followed by Pumpkin Spice latte OH YUM!

  4. my favorite is vanilla breve’s (with half & half instead of milk) but i typically get non fat vanilla latte

  5. EMMA L HORTON says:


  6. I like a tall lowfat Vanilla latte

  7. Penny Snyder says:
  8. vanilla latte

  9. I like mocha

  10. Christine says:

    vanilla latte

  11. Caramel

  12. Karen Medlin says:

    Vanilla for me.. love hopping over to Tip Junkie also, she has so many amazing ideas

  13. My favorite Latte is not a traditional latte- you use chai instead of coffee as your base then add a shot of espresso and a pump of coconut syrup before adding your milk.

  14. I love Vanilla Lattes!

  15. Marcia Goss says:

    I like a Caramel Latte.

  16. Cody Anderson says:

    Hazelnut Creme Caramel Latte

  17. lynn brannen says:

    lowfat vanilla is my favorite latte

  18. Kyl Neusch says:

    mocha latte

  19. Casey Everidge says:


  20. Kathy Artis says:

    Mocha & vanilla


  21. Allison Downes says:

    I like Mocha with Caramel on top

    Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!

  22. Katharine Davis says:

    Vanilla Latte

  23. Mary Calabrese says:

    Mocha latte.

  24. S. Whittle says:

    Lowfat Latte

  25. Stephanie Larison says:

    I love my vanilla latte’s!

  26. White chocolate peppermint lattes are my favorite 🙂

  27. Pumpkin Spice in the winter – vanilla the rest of the year.

  28. Linda Lansford says:

    I like vanilla

  29. Lorena Keech says:

    I sound like a copy cat, but it is vanilla

  30. I like an Iced sugar free vanilla latte

  31. mocha mmm

  32. Caramel lattes

  33. Toffee Nut latte

  34. Hollie Jahnke says:


  35. Kristy Thiel says:

    I love caramel lattes!

  36. Diane Baum says:

    I love mocha lattes

  37. Mocha

  38. dani marie says:

    hazelnut latte for sure.

  39. Amanda K. says:

    Caramel, definitely.

  40. Karen Gonyea says:

    Anything with Caramel is for me 🙂

  41. susan marcy says:


  42. Mine is vanilla

  43. Debra Hall says:

    vanilla for me

  44. Nicole D. says:

    Pumpkin spice latte!

  45. Vanilla and Caramel

  46. susan varney says:

    no other for me but vanilla latte i’ve always loved the smell and taste of vanilla

  47. I like vanilla latte

  48. The caramel

  49. Caramel for me.

  50. I like vanilla

  51. I like Mocha latte.

  52. Sarah Harding says:

    I love mocha lattes

  53. I love French Vanilla Lattes!

  54. A Vanilla is my favorite.

  55. Vanilla Latte . . . yum!


  56. pumpkin latte


  58. Russell Moore says:

    caramel mocha

  59. joseph gersch jr says:


  60. kathy pease says:

    my hubby has been buying me pumpkin spice lattes at a cumberland farms gas station and they are deeeeeeeeeeeeeelicious 🙂

  61. French Vanilla!

  62. Pauline M says:

    Definately vanilla!

  63. Susan Smith says:

    French Vanilla

  64. Vanilla

  65. Vanilla latte

  66. Leslie L. Stanziani says:


  67. Marie Oetzel says:

    French Vanilla will a sprinkle of Cinnamon on top.

  68. Chrissy Nestor says:


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  69. amy deeter says:

    mocha lattes

  70. Robert Pyszk says:

    Pumpkin Spiced Lattee from Starbucks!

  71. mary gardner says:

    caramel or mocha latte

    jagar0047 at yahoo dot com

  72. Brad Merrell says:


  73. caramel

  74. Jennifer Peaslee says:

    I love mocha!

  75. susan smoaks says:

    i love a caramel latte!

  76. vikki Billings says:

    Mocha Latte

  77. Virginia Rowell says:

    French Vanilla is my favorite!

  78. caramel mocha

  79. Vanilla 🙂

  80. Hazelnut! Yum!

  81. Laurie Emerson says:

    I love Mocha!
    lauraemerson17 at yahoo dot com

  82. pumpkin spice latte

  83. Debbie Ritenour says:

    Mocha or french Vanillia!

  84. Love me a french vanilla latte, never made one at home though. Can’t wait to try this! Thanks for sharing

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