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How to Insert and Remove a Menstrual Cup {Video+Giveaway}

Warning: This post will use the words “vagina” “insert” and “blood.”  This post and video will not contain graphic images or real live footage of either insertion or removal, rather, it will simulate these actions using a champagne glass.   By far, the questions I receive most about menstrual cups relate in some way to […]

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Menstrual Cups: What Every Woman Should Know

 After publishing my post about how much I loved my Diva Cup I was surprised how many of you wanted more information about menstrual cups.  At the time I wasn’t prepared to answer many of the questions because I had so recently started using one myself.  Since then I have tried a few more brands […]

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There Will Be Blood. Alt title- The Most TMI Post Ever About The Diva Cup

As if the title isn’t foreboding enough here is the skinny: this post is all about my new best friend- The Diva Cup.  The Diva Cup is a tiny magical silicone cup that you insert into your womanly cavity during your magical monthly visit that catches your nutrient rich menses.  See?  TMI.  What I really […]

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Leslies Boutique Mama Cloth Review and Giveaway {3/23}

I have had many, many inquiries from readers about Mama Cloth.  In case you haven’t heard of Mama Cloth it is the fabric version of disposable feminine pads.  Many moms find that after they start cloth diapering they question their own disposable products, including those used during their monthly cycles.  As with disposable diapers tampons […]

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Bad Marketing- The Lorax and Disposable Diapers- Really?!

Really? You are printing disposable diapers with images from the new movie The Lorax, based on the book of the same name by Dr. Seuss, to market it? Really?! The Lorax by Dr. Seuss is by far my favorite of any Suess book because it gives us a cautionary tale about using the Earth’s limited […]

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Waiting to See Red

This post about about menstruation.  You have been warned. I haven’t had a period in almost 100 weeks.  That is about 24 months or 2 years.  Everett is 14 months old and I was pregnant for 41.5 weeks.  Before that I had 2 cycles and went 1 year and 5 days without a period while […]

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Making Baby Food. Apricots and Blueberries.

I went to the Farmer’s Market a few days ago and picked up some yummy produce to make Fletcher some more baby food in my Beaba Babycook. This session involved making apricots and blueberries.  Both of these had to be thickened with rice cereal.  There is a step by step of the apricots.  I boiled […]

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Is there an Environmentally Friendly Form of Birth Control?

Well, is there?  Now that I am not pregnant, and hoping to stay that way, my thoughts have turned to what long term form of birth control I will use until the times comes for number two.  Even thought I am still nursing, I wouldn’t call that birth control.  Plenty of women still get pregnant […]

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Eating Habits- A Time To Change

One of the reasons I am so motivated to make my own baby food is that I am hoping it will change my wicked ways.   I love Fast Food.  I love Soul Food.  I love just about any food.  And that is my problem.  I give no thought to what is in the food. […]

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Paying full price? HAH!  Here is how to get it for less.

Paying full price? HAH! Here is how to get it for less.

I believe myself to be a thrifty shopper. I know how to find deals, use coupons, find free shipping, etc. Since I have spent years honing my skills I thought I would post a few tips I use. I am posting them in the order I go when trying to find a specific item. 1. […]

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Bummis Duo-Brite, Little Tunas, Opulent Monsters