Sunday, January 23, 2011

Sunday Surf: Food, Activism & Money

I've spent the weekend holding and nursing a sickly baby. I learned from some Natural Parents Network chatter on Facebook (I'm loving all the question sharing and responses!) that a good way to break a fever is to strip the child down and hold them skin-to-skin. Sasha's fever was 100.5° Friday night. At some point (that night or in the morning, I don't recall - it is all a blur) I went for it and it totally broke her fever. I agree that the fever has a job to do, but I managed to break 2 more fevers this way this weekend! On the the links:

  • Food
    • Dietz & Watson'sI discovered through Wordless Wednesday hopping that 99.5% of Dietz & Watson’s meats, cheeses & condiments are Gluten Free! I thought some of you might be interested. If you click on the picture (at right), you can go to their site. You can actually browse their products by viewing Healthier Lifestyle, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Lower Sodium, and Soy Free. Looks like a good company! I'm not sure I've seen their products locally before, I'll have to be on the lookout for them.
    • Global TableMy mom also sent me a link to Global Table Adventure blog. This woman is making 195 meals from 195 different countries in 195 weeks! She shares the meals with her family (and their reviews of them). It is a great educational blog!
  • Activism
    • Red Pump ProjectRaising awareness about impact of HIV/AIDS on women and girls, the Red Pump Project looks like a new and fun approach. I don't own any red pumps... I'm not even sure I own ANY pumps any more. However, if you do or want to participate, check out the site. Awareness is always in style!™
    • Conserving Now OfferConserving is giving away Free! Static cling for your car window to remind you to take your reusable bags into the store with you! They also remind other people to do the same. I think it is a great idea. I have bags and often forget to take them into the store with me. I hate having to go back out to the car for them, especially if I have Sasha and the weather is bad. Ugh.
  • Money
    • money mistakes5 Most Common Money Mistakes; Here's how you can stop throwing dough down the drain. I think that is pretty self explanatory and I doubt anything in this article will be real mind-blowing for any of you, but if you're really trying to improve your financial health, you might find this article helpful.
    • Mint.comI found this last one on another blog. brings all your financial accounts together online, automatically categorizes your transactions, lets you set budgets & helps you achieve your savings goals. Okay, I stole that tidbit directly from the site. You get the idea, though, and I have a sickly nursing toddler in my lap that can hardly breathe. :-( I hear great things about tying all of your accounts together with Mint for easy review. It could really help you determine down which drain your money is disappearing. Oh yeah, and its Free!

By the way, the images for each link came from the pages themselves. I used the images to link to Facebook pages, where available. I hope you found something useful or at least interesting here. Thanks for dropping by! Please leave a comment to let me know which link sparked your interest!
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