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Tag Archive: Real Mom Talk

Real Mom Talk: Sending My Daughter to Preschool
August 31, 2015 7:28 pm | by

Last week, I sent my oldest daughter to preschool. This was the first time I’ve ever turned her over to a “stranger.” I’ve been a stay-at-home mom for most of her life and before that, I was lucky enough to work somewhere that I could take her with me. Other than staying with grandparents or aunts and uncles, she’s always been under my care. Naturally, I was nervous, but she was super excited!   Here we are, a little over a week into this whole school thing and it’s going pretty great. My daughter attends school for 2.5 hours and has

 
Real Mom Talk: Baby Sprinkle Gifts
August 25, 2015 6:07 pm | by

Finding a thoughtful gift for a baby shower is hard. But finding a thoughtful gift for a parent who has seemingly everything is even harder. If you’re going to baby shower or sprinkle, here’s our roundup of the most fun, creative, practical gifts that every mom loves! Hospital Bag.  Fill a cute bag with chocolatey snacks, hair ties, Sudoku/games, PJ pants, classical music, water bottles, magazines and anything else she could want or need pre or post-delivery. My girlfriend made me a bag like this for my fourth child. I used everything in the bag during my long labor and post-hospital

 
Real Mom Talk: The New Mom’s (TMI) Guide to Pregnancy
August 17, 2015 8:29 pm | by

Oh, how amazing it is to bring life into this world! Mothers should be worshiped and revered for the ultra-feminine and powerful babes that we are. After all, we are the reason humanity has continued to exist! What a blessing to be part of such a beautiful and mysterious gift. For you lovely ladies who are holding a positive pregnancy test for the first time, here’s some information that perhaps no veteran mommy has shared with you — because if you knew these things beforehand, you might never partake in the divine gift of childbearing. Consider yourself warned, because it’s

 
Real Mom Talk: Tips for Moving with Kids
August 11, 2015 8:51 pm | by

 year my husband and I went through a huge undertaking in our marriage: we moved! It was a long-anticipated and exciting time. But it was not without challenges! With 3 kids, our jobs, and an underwater mortgage, at times it felt insurmountable. We were living in our starter home: a tiny, 75-year-old bungalow about 5 minutes from where I grew up. We brought our first baby home, then the recession hit, which meant a loss of equity and lots of sweat and tears! A couple years later we brought home our second baby and started experiencing true growing pains that come

 
Real Mom Talk: How We Will Introduce Baby #3
July 27, 2015 7:28 pm | by

It’s been over three years since there has been a new baby in the house. In a little over three months, baby #3 will born! I would be lying if I didn’t say that I’m nervous to bring a tiny human into our home again. We’ll be starting all over — breastfeeding, cloth diapers, baby wearing. Literally everything. But the thing I’m actually most worried about is how the girls will take to this new family member. Aubrey was only 18 months old when her sister arrived, so it didn’t really change anything. We weren’t into a groove or anything yet for her life

 
Real Mom Talk: New Mom vs. Seasoned Mom
July 13, 2015 8:36 pm | by

During our twins eighth birthday celebration, we found all of their newborn pictures in old albums. We looked through each album, wondering where the last 8 years went. Seriously! It brought back all these memories of what I thought being a parent would be and all these ideas of what I could do. I realized I was a different parent 8 years ago with my first and here are just a few reasons that helped me come to this conclusion. Timid delivery: When my twins were born, I was almost afraid of upsetting the doctors and nurses. I didn’t assert my

 
Real Mom Talk: Summer Popsicles
July 6, 2015 7:22 pm | by

Chill out this summer with a fun, frozen treat! Popsicles are a warm-weather favorite for grown ups and little ones alike, and we’ve got a yummy recipe for Coconut Chia Peach Pops to try! Ingredients  Serving: Makes 4-6 popsicles depending on popsicle mold size 1/2c. Coconut Water 3 organic peaches (chopped w/ skins, seeds removed) 1Tbs. Chia Seeds 1Tbs. Organic Honey (give or take) 1c. Organic Coconut Milk 1. Blend chopped peaches and coconut water in a blender or food processor until nicely blended.  2. Pour the blended peaches and coconut water into popsicle molds about 1/2 of the way (leaving room for

 
Real Mom Talk: Summer Staples
June 30, 2015 7:59 pm | by

With summer in full swing, many of us are gearing up for those fun summer vacations and weekend trips with the family. Here are a few of our favorite summer staples that you can take anywhere! All of these products are super handy to pack along and will make your trip extra easy!  1. Haba Backpack – Sand toys are a must for any beach vacation — or really any vacation as a matter of fact. These are even great to take along on trips to the park! 2. Lunchskins Reusable Sandwich Bags – We love these so much that

 
Real Mom Talk: Having a Child in Glasses
June 16, 2015 7:33 pm | by

Earlier this year we found out that our little guy, who was just a little over the age of 2, would need glasses. It came as quite a shock to us. One evening, like any other ordinary evening, I was giving Asher a bath a noticed a slight eye turn with his left eye, almost like it was crossing, when he would focus on his bath toys. I thought maybe it was just me so I asked my husband for his opinion and he immediately noticed the same thing. As the evening went on I still continued to notice the

 
Real Mom Talk: Summer Activities for the Family
June 8, 2015 9:03 pm | by

Finding summer activities for kids who range in age can be challenging.  Older kids get bored.. the younger guys can’t sit still, so what’s a good middle ground? For the last few summers, I’ve watched seven (yes, seven) kids, ranging in ages 1-13. From this experience, I’ve found it IS possible to have a good summer that’s packed with engaging, budget-friendly activities for everyone. Hike/Walk/Ride: Everyone, not matter the age, enjoys spending time outdoors and getting a good dose of fresh air. Head to the park or bike trail and let the older kids bring their scooter if there’s a path. Bring a box to collect leaves