Weekly links + fun things around the web, curated by Beth Ricci

Hello Friday (Vol. 4)

Weekly links and chatter

breastfeeding essentials

My Top Ten Breastfeeding Essentials

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe via Email or.RSS feed. Thanks for visiting! I became a mother at 3:35pm on a warm September afternoon in 2008. Minutes later I nursed him for the first time, and that was the beginning. It was a sacred beginning of an intimate relationship which simply does… 

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dessert dates

Super Simple Stuffed Dessert Dates

These stuffed medjool dates are one of my go-to desserts. When I went gluten-free and dairy-free back in 2006 due to health issues (read my story), I knew I had to think of some quick and easy options that would satisfy my sweet tooth at any time. Stuffed dates are the perfect, speedy, no-bake, one-bite treats! So when I don’t… 

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Too Good to be True? An Honest Review of Norwex Cleaning Supplies

I have spent at least eleventy billion hours cleaning my house thus far. Okay, that’s a total lie. If that were true it would be a heck of a lot more sparkling clean around here. Half that number, then half it again, then – oh never mind. Let’s just say that while I love a clean… 

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save on groceries

3 Strategies That I’m Using to Save on Groceries This Month

I am no stranger to a tight budget. In fact, you might even say that we are reluctant BFF’s. And you know what? For some reason, it’s always the grocery budget that gives me the most grief. For me (and most of you reading this blog), it’s not just about filling your cart for insanely… 

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How to Keep Your Home Clean (even with kids around!) Part 2

Read Part 1 here! Get the kids to help Growing up I had a friend who wasn’t allowed to play on the weekends until she finished all her chores. I thought this was cruel and unusual punishment at the time but now it makes sense: by expecting our kids to help keep the house clean, we… 

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How to keep your home clean 1

How to Keep Your Home Clean (even with kids around!) Part 1

Growing up my mom had a framed print that said, ‘Please excuse the mess – we live here’. She was raising three kids so plenty of living and mess making happened in her home. Almost all of us, especially those of us with young children, struggle to keep our home clean. It takes time, effort and energy and… 

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Sea Sponge Tampons: Natural & Effective Menstrual Care

Heads up, friends. This post is for the ladies. (Are there actual dudes that read my blog? Hmm. This I do not know. If there are – consider this your warning. Because I have discovered sea sponge tampons and they are changing my life like an electrifying tent-revival preacher. Lord’a’mercy and YES & AMEN. Before… 

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Apple Walnut Kale Salad

Apple Walnut Kale Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette

This salad is one of those dishes that quickly gets added to your regular meal rotation because it’s fast, the ingredients are almost always on hand, and it just tastes so dang delicious. And, unless you’ve been hiding under a rock in the last five years you know that kale is currently en vogue as… 

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