Coming Back To Blogging


It has been quite a while since I have written a blog post. I've been absent from this space for about a year and a half so as clunky and awkward as I feel typing this, I'm also feeling the familiarity of this space that I opened up close to six years ago. It feels fitting to make my (triumphant???) return to blogging on a Thursday.
(Hashtag Throwback Thursday!)

The last time I wrote a post on here was just before I weaned my son, who is now 3 years old. Right after that I got pregnant with my daughter, who is now nearing her first birthday. You can catch up on all of that over on YouTube on my lifestyle and parenting channel.

I don't want to get too nostalgic here in this blog post so let me just say thanks for coming back if you are an oldie but goodie reader of alicemanfrida.com and WELCOME to the new readers! I hope you enjoy the content I have planned and that we are able to have frequent visits here in this little corner of the internet. <3

A lined notebook on a white table with a hand writing Coming Back To Blogging with a pen next to a cup of coffee and an orange candle and a crystal on a white square tray.


My bigger goal is to revamp and rebrand this blog. That means that behind the scenes I am working on adjusting the visual feel, the structure of the content and ultimately, the platform that the blog is housed on. These are changes that I have been brainstorming for a while and am now ready to start working on. However, instead of waiting for everything to be perfect before hitting publish on any new posts I thought I'd jump back in to the main point of blogging now.

What's the main point of blogging? Uh, blogging! I've been creating online content since 2014 and the last year and a half that this blog has been sleeping has been no different. Microblogging captions on Instagram and producing YouTube videos is creative and rewarding but they aren't the same as the long-form writing that goes into a blog post. I've always been a writer, since childhood, and recently I have been missing it. I've been busy with babies but with my little one about to enter her second year of life and my toddler being enrolled in full-time preschool, this feels like the perfect time to come back to blogging.

What Do You Want To Read About?

If I was only writing for myself I'd be keeping a journal stuffed under my bed. But I am writing for two purposes: One, for myself and my personal love of being creative in this way and two, I am also writing for you. I want to know what you want to read about! In general you can expect the topics here to continue to fit in with the rest of the digital content I put out under the name Alice Manfrida. I create content for other parents and adults who hope or plan to become parents in the near future. I talk about my personal experiences as well as my varied interests. The variety is why I classify what I do as general lifestyle with some parenting inspiration mixed in. I have a lot of interests and just cannot narrow my digital niche down any further so let me know what interests you and I will keep those topics in mind. 

Once again thank you for being patient, for reading and supporting my creative pursuits. I appreciate the friendships I've found with all of you and I'm excited to continue to build this community!

:) Alice


Weekly Grocery Haul & Meal Plan

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Hi everyone! Last night's dinner was pork stir fry. The pork came out of the freezer, andwe had rice, onions and garlic already, but the rest of the veggies were from our giant grocery shop that we did over the weekend. We also had to buy some stir fry sauce. Stir fry is one of those things that is so yummy and relatively easy to make but when we have it with rice it is just not something we can get ourselves to do during the week. We usually make it with rice noodles because they cook much faster than actual rice does. But it was Sunday and we had the time. 
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This morning I put up a Grocery Haul & Meal Plan video over on my YouTube channel. I talked about our meal plan for dinners for the week and some of the changes from the grocery list that we made while we were in the store shopping. Definitely check it out if you like seeing what other people buy. :)