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Tag Archive: Real Mom Talk

Real Mom Talk: A Day in the Life of a Working Mom
April 29, 2014 8:26 am | by

THIS SUMS IT ALL UP. In many ways a “day in the life of a working mom” is always changing, never the same.  Throw a longer-than-usual work meeting, rush hour traffic, or a teething baby into the mix and it can change the course of the entire day, which can then impact everything else around you.  But one thing never changes, and that is the nonstop pace of holding down a career and a household.  Here is a sampling of a day in my life as a working mom of 3 kids: 5:00am: Alarm goes off (and by alarm I

Real Mom Talk: The WRONG Way to Cloth Diaper
April 22, 2014 6:16 pm | by

EDITOR’S NOTE: This post is completely satirical. It is our attempt to make you smile 🙂 The wrong way to cloth diaper…from the experts When my husband and I started cloth diapering we felt like everyone was the expert except for us.  All of my friends used “lingo” we had never heard of.  We didn’t know all the different types of diapers or even what we needed to buy to properly cloth diaper- what the heck was a wet bag or a diaper sprayer?  Things we learned along the way… If you buy diapers that you have to stuff, never

Real Mom Talk: Even MORE Benefits of Cloth Diapers
April 22, 2014 5:53 pm | by

There are a lot of benefits of cloth diapering– economical, environmental, and reports of earlier potty training or less diaper rash. What initially drew my family to cloth diapering was cost. My husband and I had been married a little less than two years, we were young, we didn’t have a ton of money, but we knew that I wanted to stay home with our baby if we could make it work. So when I was pregnant (as soon as I stopped puking eight times a day) I started researching ways to save money. Cloth diapers immediately came up. I

Real Mom Talk: Cloth Diaper Musts
April 20, 2014 3:04 pm | by

When I started cloth diapering I wasn’t very educated on everything that I would need or the things that would make cloth diapering a little easier to do. I basically started out with diapers, inserts, and a detergent a friend recommended that I buy. Since then I’ve invested in a few cloth diapering accessories that I love and are super handy to have on hand. Here are a few of my favorites! You can find most of these at!  Diaper Sprayer: A diaper sprayer is a must when it comes to using cloth. It is easy to use and

Real Mom Talk: Benefits of Cloth Diapers
April 19, 2014 10:07 am | by

Some benefits of cloth diapering are obvious while others really aren’t. In the spirit of Real Diaper Week, let’s talk about them! Saving Money. This one is pretty obvious, especially if you have used disposables in the past. Let’s say you buy 2 boxes of name brand disposables once a month. For 2 ½ years, you would spend $2,100 on diapers alone. Want to add in the cost of wipes? You’re now looking at $3,000. This total also includes only one child!! By purchasing cloth diapers and wipes, you can save over $2,000 and use them for multiple children. How

Real Mom Talk: Springtime Activites
April 1, 2014 7:27 pm | by

Hopefully it’s starting to warm up a little bit wherever you are! Spring is finally here in most parts of the U.S. and winter is sticking around a little longer in others. I’m sure everyone is looking forward to the beautiful weather to get outside and have some fun! Here are a few fun ideas for spring: Visit a local park. You can have a lot of fun at the park around the corner! My husband and I each have a bike with baby seats on the back so we enjoy going on the bike trails with our kids. If

Real Mom Talk: Must Have Products
March 25, 2014 6:03 pm | by

It’s hard to narrow down essentials for brand-new babies. Everyone is going to have some things that they see and go, “What?! You’re crazy, you don’t need that.” And other things on the list will have moms nodding their head in agreement. So let’s preface my list of new-baby essentials with the note that your-mileage-may-vary, but these were all “can’t live without” items. Diapers Duh. Some people like to stick with only one diaper style. But if you can, I liked to have a variety of diapering options. I always had Chinese prefolds handy, a few different covers (the Flip

Real Mom Tak: Why I Switched to Cloth?
March 18, 2014 6:29 pm | by

  I am a mother to two daughters. Baby A is 3 years old and she was diapered in disposables from day one until she was fully potty trained. Baby B is now 21 months old. She was diapered with disposables until she was 14 months old and since then has been cloth diapered exclusively. When some parents switch to cloth, the switch is because they need a way to save money. For others, they learn about the chemicals inside of disposable diapers and for some, it’s an environmental thing. Whenever I think about our switch to cloth diapers, it’s

Real Mom Talk: A Day in the Life of a SAHM
March 10, 2014 7:58 pm | by

What’s a day like for a stay-at-home mom? Well, it varies for everyone. I happen to have four kids, we homeschool, and I do some freelance work. So for me, a typical day goes a little something like this: 6:30- The first of my four kids will wake up. It’s always a different boy that wakes up first, but someone is always up at this time. Whichever boy wakes up first immediately wakes up all of his brothers. We have a STRICT you-must-stay-in-your-bed-until-7:30 rule. So, obviously, no one stays in their bed until 7:30am. (my husband is in the Army

Real Mom Talk: Breaking Habits
March 4, 2014 1:34 pm | by

I’ve been pretty fortunate when it comes to habits with my sixteen month old. He’s never shown much interest in a pacifier, graduated from a bottle to a sippy cup like a champ, and has never slept with a stuffed animal or security blanket… With that being said, the hardest habit we have had to break with Asher, would be getting him to sleep in his own bed…  Asher slept in a co sleeper in our room until he was about 8 months old. I postponed transitioning him to his crib because my husband, who is in the military, was