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Tag Archive: Real Mom Talk

Why we use Amber Teething Necklaces
October 1, 2013 3:51 am | by

My husband and I have put baltic amber necklaces on both our children from the age of around 4 months to almost 2 years old. I wanted to share why we use amber teething necklaces. You might have seen adorable babies, toddlers, around 4 months to almost 2 years old, and even adults sporting these darkly beaded necklaces. The beads are made of baltic amber, which is not actually a gemstone, but a resin.  When this resin is warmed by the skin of the wearer, it releases a tiny amount of healing oil that is said to have analgesic properties. In

Real Mom Talk: Baby Food Made Easy
August 6, 2013 9:20 am | by

In recent years there has been an explosion of cookbooks, small appliances, and other niche products on the market specifically designed to help you create delicious and nutritious homemade baby food.  And while these gadgets are incredibly useful and convenient, it is not necessary to invest in a bunch of expensive equipment in order to serve your baby fresh, healthy, great-tasting first foods.  You can get started by using items that you probably already have in your kitchen. Why did I choose to make homemade baby food?  Simply put, I thought it would be a great way to provide a

Real Mom Talk: Swimming with Cloth Diapers
July 30, 2013 11:12 am | by

If you’re anything like us, you might live near the pool, splash park, or sprinklers! As a cloth diapering mama, the thought of having to switch to disposables just for swim diapers grated against my conscience. But never fear, you don’t have to change your reusable diapering habits just because the weather is warm and you want your baby to stay cool in the pool! Here are my two favorite ways to cloth diaper for swimming season.  Cloth swim diapers. The Imse Vimse brand cloth swim diaper is not only reliable, but also comes with the option of buying a

Real Mom Talk: Celebrate Summer
July 9, 2013 9:03 am | by

Summer: the word evokes memories of long hot days filled with sprinklers, bike rides, day camp, and ice cream cones. And although the season may be reduced to mere nostalgia for us grown-ups, that doesn’t mean it has to lose its magic for the kiddos! Beat boredom with some of the activities below, before the lazy days of summer pass by! Take advantage of what your community has to offer. Many smaller municipalities offer summer concerts, movies in the park, kid’s fishing derbies, and other family-friendly events for the community. Check your town’s website or newspaper for a calendar of

Real Mom Talk: A Guide to Babyshower Gifts
July 2, 2013 11:36 am | by

Hooray! Someone you know is having a baby. It’s an exciting time and you get to go celebrate with them. But, wait – what should you bring as a gift? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Here’s the strategy to choose the perfect gift, no matter your budget. Step one: Check out the registry. Most moms-to-be register for everything under the sun. (You can even register at Cotton Babies!) Look early and see if there is something on the list that you loved/your baby loved/someone you know loved. If so, that’s a perfect place to start because you know it’s

Real Mom Talk: Delivering at a Birth Center
June 4, 2013 9:01 am | by

Hi! I’m Jenny, and I had two natural births at the same birth center — in two years. I get a lot of questions about my experience at a birth center, so I thought I’d write down a few thoughts for any of you moms out there who might be considering a birth center for your next baby’s birth! The room in the birth center where both my babies were born What is a birth center? First of all, a birth center is not a hospital, although many birth centers in urban areas are located right next to a hospital