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Listen to the author of the Potty Training in One Day book. Tricia and Nancy are heading into the potty training stages with their daughters and after prolonged experiences with their sons, they are both looking for a better way. Narmin Parpia explains what a mom needs to do to decide if she is ready for this very structured approach to potty training. Listen and Learn!
The Guru of how to feed your children, Ellyn Satter discusses how to help your child learn to eat healthy and how to keep from starting bad habits that could lead to eating disorders or obesity. Ellyn’s approach flies in the face of what most moms think they should do so listen and see what Ellyn has to say. You will be surprised and it may change the way you do things–it did for us! Then, Janell talks about how to teach your kids about money. An interesting discussion that will be enlightening. You could win a Piggy Platter. We also have a coupon for our listeners for a free Platter Pix with your purchase of a Piggy Platter. Add your choice of Platter Pix as well and the price is deducted from your order. The coupon is FR33PIX.
Do you ever feel like having babies ate your brain cells? Well you might be surprised at the reality! You might be right. We will talk about it and discuss what you can do to stop suffering from Momnesia. Also, we have Kathy Peel, author of Desperate Households on to discuss how to keep our household balanced. Kathy Peel is called “America’s Family Manager” by journalists and millions of women. The author of 19 books which have sold over 2 million copies, she has appeared extensively on television and radio and in video productions. Kathy has appeared on Oprah, Today Show, Good Morning America, The Early Show, CNN, and everywhere else! And we have More giveaways for the Month of Moms and we will be giving something away to save your beautiful hands! Listen to find out about this great product and learn how to WIN it! You could win a Piggy Platter. We also have a coupon for our listeners for a free Platter Pix with your purchase of a Piggy Platter. Add your choice of Platter Pix as well and the price is deducted from your order. The coupon is FR33PIX.
We talk to Katie Van Dyke, author of Stop Struggling, Start Parenting, about how the little things add up to great Mothering. Then, Tricia shares ideas with us about how to Save the Memories we are making with our children. Also, Nancy LOVES the Piggy Platter and has used it in her house for the past 3 years. It not only works as a place mat that catches everything–it also serves as a great learning station where kids can draw, learn letters and practice writing. Nancy’s son uses his every day and Nancy credits the Piggy Platter with the ease at which Alex learned to write his letters and spell (in 1st Grade). Besides all that, it keeps the frustration down when the occasional spills occur because the Platter contains the mess so that it doesn’t roll down on to the floor.
Our mothers are the ones who rocked us, raised us, taught us right from wrong, and helped us launch into our own odyssey as moms. So isn’t it fitting that we spend the week before Mother’s Day talking to our own moms and giving them credit where credit is due (for the good and the bad). We talk to our moms and find out where our strengths and fears come from and we discuss what our moms wish that we did as mothers (yes, it could get dicey, but that is part of the fun). When you meet our moms, you will quickly understand why we are the way we are (if it wasn’t clear bef0re). So join us for an hour of mother-daughter conversation! And remember to send in your “You Know You are a Mom If” statements to win the Circle of Sentiments Necklace. Check out this totally cute YouTube video created by a friend of ours. He shot kids in our neighborhood for a commercial and this is the long version. It makes you feel good to be a mom! Happy Mother’s Day! Pictures: Nancy with her Mom Karen (top), Shelly with her Mom Gail (next)
We talk with nationally-acclaimed author and OBGYN, Dr. Christiane Northrup about the connection between mothers and daughters. Learn how your mother’s health affects you and how long your baby’s cells stay in your body. There are so many important connections to be discussed. Plus we have more things to give away and tons of fun chatting about being a mom. Join us for the fun! And remember to send in your “You Know You are a Mom If” statements to win the Circle of Sentiments Necklace.
We spend the most amazing hour talking with Claire Lerner, the Director of Parent Education for Zero to Three.org. Zero to Three is a national nonprofit multidisciplinary organization that supports the healthy development and well-being of infants, toddlers and their families. Claire is also an adviser for Sesame Street. Claire is amazing at answering questions and giving great advice that helps everyone! (Picture: Nancy, Claire, Tricia, Shelly)
We talk to Laura Lawrence about how to break cleaning down into manageable pieces, the shoes we love and have tested, and signing with our kids–how are things going. Here is the promised video of Anna walking with the Squeaker Sneakers. I lost her original one (the first day she wore them) by doing the typical accidental recording over. She is still a bit unstable in this video, but you can see how she walks and squeaks. My husband and I LOVE hearing the squeak. It is really cute and comforting to know where she is now that she is mobile. We call it our homing device.
We talk with Heather of Mom4Life about Potty Training and Bathing Products created by moms to make time in the bathroom better. We talk with Lisa Druxman, founder of Stroller Strides and author of Lean Mommy about how to get back to the Exercise Routine. And Shelly shares some very enlightened birthing information that is from all the way back in the 1950′s! You will be amazed! We also introduce our You Know You are a Mom If Contest. Enter to win a custom made necklace from Circle of Sentiments! Listen to us on Babies and Moms Radio or in iTunes! Products for The Potty and Bath from Mom4Life.com The Potty Bench: The Potty Bench is a training potty featuring two enclosed side storage spaces for organizing potty training supplies, and a pull-out drawer for easy sanitary clean-up. Simply close the lid to use as a large, sturdy stool that supports up to 300 lbs. The sleek, modern design includes a built-in toilet paper holder and a removable soft deflector shield. Retail price: $44.99 The Potty Hammock: Provides a clean, safe, portable , consistent way to potty train your child. The Potty Hammock is extremely portable and compact. It folds into a 4″ x 4″ x 1″ flexible pocket-sized carrying case for easy transport. The carrying case easily fits into a purse or pocket. This makes it easy to use both at home or on the go! Retail price: $19.95 The Potty Watch: Half the Battle of Toilet Training is to remind the child when it’s time to go potty. The Potty Watch by Potty Time takes care of that job for you. It’s easy for parents and fun for kids. The Potty Watch helps children remember to try to go potty by playing music and lighting up at 30, 60, or 90 minute intervals, as set by their parent. Children just starting their potty training will usually start at 30 minute intervals, and increase as they get better at knowing when they need to go. Retail price: $9.99 PottieStickers: Here is a creative toilet-training system that offers portability, structure and success. It provides day-to-day consistency throughout the toilet training process. Parents and child caregivers now have a portable positive alternative to toilet-training their children. The PottieStickers toilet training system uses colorful pressure sensitive labels/stickers that your child places onto a fold-out scene creating a picture. Your child is rewarded 1 sticker for sitting on the potty, 2 stickers for peeing and 3 stickers for pooping. The PottieStickers “No Wrong Way Toddler Designs” allows your child to place the stickers in any direction and always be correct. There are a variety of sticker sets to choose from and each set comes with 3 designs per package. They are available both with or without a “Toilet train your child in 7 days” CD. Retail price: $9.99-$12.99 The Flo: Combining multiple functions into a single device, Flo provides a simple solution to several bath time challenges. This unique product diverts the flow of water, creating a gentle waterfall, while providing a protective faucet cover to help guard against injury. Flo also functions as a bubble bath dispenser. Retail price: $15.99 The Kangaroo Bath Towel: It’s a pouch for your little one. It keeps you dry while bathing the kids. It’s for you, but really it’s all about them. Lift them out of the tub and put them into the Kangaroo and keep them warm and cozy with the softest towel around. It comes equipped with a hoodie to make sure every inch of them stays warm. As your baby gets older, our Kangaroo towel gets longer. It comes in two adjustable lengths so no need to go out and buy a larger towel. Retail price: $48.00 Bath Towel by Yikes Twins: Say goodbye to bath time troubles!! Your little ones will beg you to bathe just so they can get out and wear these fun and imaginative hooded towels. These towels are not mass produced. Every towel is designed and handmade in studio by owner Wendy Carter. The[...]
We discuss dental issues during pregnancy with Dr. Kerry Maguire of Tom’s of Maine. Then Claire Lerner, director of Zero to Three, discusses challenging children. Tricia shares tips for keeping memorabilia from your child’s life. And finally, we announce the winners of the PTPA Media Awards . Join us!
We discuss the Mommy Wars and whether stay-at-home moms or working moms are the best moms. Dr. Byran Korth will discuss the fact behind the debate. We’ll also discuss our Babies and Moms Community Powered by MothersClick.
We discuss how to play a birthday party for your child, how to choose guardians and the most important documents you need, and fire safety–the products that REALLY help. Thanks To Tracy Gallager for her great tips on throwing a 3-year old birthday party. Check out her new show on the FINE LIVING NETWORK COOL KIDS’ PARTIES. On March 22, the episode features Teacher Appreciation Party. Alexis Martin Neeley, America’s Personal Family Lawyer explains how to choose a guardian for your children. It’s incredible to believe, but 74% of parents have not named anyone to take care of their children if they are in an accident and of those ho have, most have made one of 6 common mistakes that leave their kids at risk of being raised by someone they don’t want or taken out of their home and into the arms of strangers until the police can figure out what to do. When lawyer and mom, Alexis Martin Neely, went on a weekend get away with her husband for the first time after giving birth to her daughter, it was the scariest night of her life because she realized that if they were in an accident, her kids would be taken into child protective custody temporarily and then raised by the one person she would never want. After getting home and talking to other moms, Martin Neely discovered that almost every parent she knew was in the same situation. Check out more information at Martin Neeley’s websites: kidsprotectionplan.com momsfreecall.com personalfamilylawyer.com Marin Neeley offered a free family wealth planning session worth $700 to all Babies and Moms listeners. Use the promo code “babies&moms” at personalfamilylawyer.com to contact a lawyer in your area who can help you get the right documents in place. James Hirtenstein, the Safety Dad and contributer to the CBS Early Show shares tips on the best equipment for fire safety. Over his 12 years of working with safety equipment, James has found that the following things are great: First Alert Smoke Detector First Alert Carbon Monoxide Detector Kidde Fire Extinguishers Dial Safety Ladder Tot Finder Decals
We discuss nurturing your marriage, breastfeeding, and StoryTelling. Join us for an amazing hour that will help you be a better mother. Rhymes, Songs, and Chants for Little Ones What is the difference between reading and telling a story to your children? When you read a story the focus is on the book. When you tell a story your focus is on each other. You can change a mold a story to your child’s attention span and activity level. Storytelling develops your child’s ability to form pictures in their mind. Essential for reading, problem solving, empathetic behavior. It’s fun! There’s a lot of hard things you do as a mom this isn’t one of them. Is storytelling better? Good things happen when you tell a story to your child. For instance, Communication skills are developed when you tell a story. Turn taking, speaking with expression, hearing many sounds and words repeated and connected with a concept. Develops coordination when you use hand or moving rhymes. It’s portable: you don’t have to have a book with you to make it happen– great for grocery stores, doctor offices or anywhere you can’t give your entire focus to a book. Where do I start? Rhymes and interactive songs are a great place to start. They are easy to learn and remember. They are short and lend themselves to interaction. Beehive Here is a beehive. Where are all the bees? Hidden away where nobody sees. Watch. Watch and you see them come out of their hive . . . One Two Three Four Five! Buzzzzz! If You Want To Be a Monster If you want to be a monster Well, now’s your chance! Cuz everybody’s doing the monster dance. First you stomp your feet. (Stomp feet 4 times) Wave your arms all around. Shake it up! Shake it up! Put them on the ground. Ooh Ah, Ooh Ah, Ooh Ah, Ooh Ah Ah! Ooh Ah, Ooh Ah, Ooh Ah, Ooh Ah Ah! One Little Baby One little baby rocking in a tree. Two little babies splashing in the sea. Three little babies pounding at the door. Four little babies crawling on the floor. Five little babies playing hide and seek. Everybody cover your eyes till I say, “Peek!” Alligator Pie Alligator pie, alligator pie If I don’t get some I think I’m going to die. Give away the green grass, give away the sky, But don’t give away my alligator pie. Alligator stew, alligator stew If I don’t get some I don’t know what I’ll do. Give away my furry hat, give away my shoe But don’t give away my alligator stew. Alligator soup, alligator soup If Idon’t get some I think I’m gonna droop. Give away my hockey stick, give away my hoop But don’t give away my alligator soup! Here is a baby Here is a baby who needs a nap. Lay her down in her Mommy’s lap. Cover her up so she won’t peep. And rock her till she’s fast asleep. Clap Your Hands Clap your hands. Clap your hands. Clap your hands till the music stops. (Use these options for other verses) Pat your head . . . Rub your tummy. . . Stomp your feet . . Tick Tock Tick tock tick tock Goes my daddy’s big clock. Tick tock tick tock Goes my daddy’s big clock. But my Mommy’s little clock says, Tick tock tick tock tick tock tick tock. Two Little Blackbirds Two little blackbirds sitting on a hill. One named Jack the other named Jill. Fly away Jack Fly away Jill Come back Jack Come back Jill I have a Little Turtle I have a little turtle who lives in a box. He swims in the pond and he climbs on the rocks. He snapped at the minnow. He snapped at the flea. He snapped at the mosquito. And he snapped at me! He caught that minnow. He caught that flea. He caught the mosquito. But he can’t catch me! Jumping Jack Jumping Jack jump up and down Boing boing – boing boing Jumping Jack Jump up and down Boing boing Stop! Round and Round the Garden Round and round the garden Goes the Teddy Bear. One Step. Two Step. Tickle you under there![...]
We’re talking to Jane Clayson Johnson, former host of the early show, then about the myth of mothering on our own (it really does take a village and we have the way for you to create your own village) and we are launching our playgroup plans created by the United Way’s Welcome Baby Program (they are unique to us!). You can download them and use them for your playgroups. Join us for an hour that can change how you mother and can give you more tools for success as a parent!
We’re talking with Diana Kimber about the why kids tattle and what to do to help them developmentally. We will also discuss the struggle to get pregnant and what you can do to help yourself or someone else you know who is struggling; and how to keep from going bankrupt with a baby–great tips to save money and still have what you need. Don’t miss this great show!