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Tag Archive: Real Mom Talk

Real Mom Talk: Valentine’s Day Pregnancy Announcements
February 12, 2015 8:22 pm | by

Ahhh. Love is in the air. And it’s been a cold winter in some parts of the U.S., so let’s turn up the heat! You probably get the idea, but if not, I’m talking about BABIES, which research shows more are conceived during the beginning of the year 😉 Are you expecting a new bundle of joy? I was looking on Pinterest and found these ADORABLE ways to announce a new baby around Valentine’s Day! Here are a few ways you can announce a pregnancy around Valentine’s Day! <3 Some of the announcements I’ve seen are really adorable! I almost wish

Real Mom Talk: Perceptions of Being a Mom Vs. Reality
February 4, 2015 7:18 pm | by

Everyone has an idea of what the perfect mom is. She is beautiful and kind, never ever yells or gets angry, and provides every meal without processed sugar or flour.Her house has no dust bunnies and she definitely doesn’t wear sweatpants to the library. She is always providing educational opportunities for learning and growing. We all see her on social media. We strive to be perfect like her when in reality, it really isn’t reality. It is a perception of what is real and it is (very) unobtainable. With the flood of information that is so readily available at our fingertips, we also bear the

Real Mom Talk: Dealing With Stress
January 13, 2015 8:49 pm | by

Stress can be such a bother when you are a busy parent. Not only does it affect you as an individual, but it can have a role on your family as well. Stress can be caused by many different things and can cause a lot of trouble. Knowing how to properly deal with stress can make your life so much easier and peaceful. Here are a few things I do to deal with stress on a regular basis.  Don’t sweat the small stuff. My house being untidy stresses me out. A few months ago, I realized how much it was

Real Mom Talk: Family New Year’s Resolutions
January 7, 2015 7:36 pm | by

Now that it’s a New Year, I’ve decided to focus more on what I can do for my family instead of what I can just do for myself. I’m not one to usually make New Year’s Resolutions because I always feel like I can and always work to improve, but I felt like I could use the new year as motivation and I’ve decided to focus on my family new year’s resolutions. This year, I’m going to improve our family life. Changing things for the whole family can be difficult if it’s too drastic or something they’re not on board with.

Real Mom Talk: Christmas Gifts for Mom
December 8, 2014 8:36 pm | by

What do moms really want for Christmas? To sleep in and go to the bathroom without toddlers banging on the door. But since that isn’t in the cards for the next few years, here is a list of practical Christmas gifts that any mom will love: Reusable water bottle or coffee mug. These are cute, convenient and a great way to stay hydrated. Lifefactory makes durable glass water bottles that are a healthy alternative to plastic. Wallet or billfold. Petunia Pickle Bottom carries adorable and affordable wallets to match any bag. Hat, scarf or mittens. Every woman loves (and needs) stylish

Real Mom Talk: Quick Holiday Recipes for the Family
December 7, 2014 3:53 pm | by

With all the hustle and bustle during the holidays, who has time to slave in the kitchen, crafting the perfect dish? In my family, quick and easy recipes are our go-to, and one of our favorites is cranberry jello! It’s an old family recipe that I learned to make when I was a little girl and now I bring it to all our holiday get togethers! Here’s what you need: The larger box of Strawberry Jello Can of crushed pineapple Can of Ocean Spray Whole Berry Cranberry Sauce At least 16oz Frozen Strawberries Crushed Pecans or Walnuts optional Directions: 1) Take 2

Real Mom Talk: Treating Colds Naturally
November 6, 2014 7:38 pm | by

Since my family began using cloth diapers, we’ve ventured into other products that will help us live a more natural lifestyle. When cold and flu season hit, we try to be proactive and prevent nasty germs from getting us sick, but I also make sure we’re ready when it finally makes the house come crashing down. For prevention, my husband and I amp up our Vitamin C intake. Mainly, it’s just me because he forgets. I also make the kids some Elderberry syrup and I want to try making Elderberry gummies. I take a spoonful every now and then, but

Real Mom Talk: Transitioning from Cloth Diapers to Potty Training
October 21, 2014 7:15 pm | by

As a parent, you’ll go through many phases with your child. It can be monsters in the closet, sleeping troubles, and issues with hitting. But what you don’t realize is that diapering is just a phase as well. Sure, it’ll be a phase that lasts up to three years, but a phase nonetheless. Transitioning from a cloth diaper addict to a potty training mom can be difficult. I’ll admit…. Bai is potty trained during the day and only wears diapers at bedtime. And I bought the new Bumgenius print- Martin. She may only wear it once or twice but the

Real Mom Talk: Halloween Costumes, DIY-Style!
October 13, 2014 7:02 pm | by

The spooky season is upon us! And one way to make Halloween extra fun is to create costumes with your kids! I’ve made most of my kids’ costumes over the past 6 years. One thing that has kept the tradition going is that my kids have so much fun with it. They love coming up with their own ideas for costumes. We also try to stay away from the scary stuff, which leaves a lot of room for creativity and their own personal interests. My oldest son has been a scarecrow, a cowboy, the Alphabet Tree from Chicka-Chicka-Boom-Boom, the letter

Real Mom Talk: Meeting Parents
October 8, 2014 7:26 pm | by

Being a parent is a peculiar mix of never being alone, yet frequently being lonely. While it’s incredibly rewarding to raise children, it’s also isolating and, let’s face it, a little boring at times. I love Play-Doh as much as anybody else, but there comes a point (usually 45-60 minutes in) where I want to have an adult conversation.   Enter other parents. They can relate to you, hold your kid while you pee, not care when your toddler throws a tantrum, and offer some much-needed social interaction. But how do you meet other parents? Where do you start? Well, it’s