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03/07

2013

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Baltic amber teething necklace

Baltic Amber Teething Jewelry: Miracle Cure or BS?

by RealMomofNJ on March 07, 2013 in Baby Care, Health, Products, Resources

I love crunchy, hippie mom crap, so when I first heard about Baltic amber baby jewelry for teething, I was all over it. Jewelry that has an analgesic effect to ease teething pain? Instead of medicine? Tell me more!

I was schooled by two great moms out in Seattle. Both used teething necklaces for their babies, and both swore by…

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02/22

2013

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ASL Tips From a Deaf Mom

Baby Sign Language Tips From a Deaf Mom

By guest blogger Ricarda

 

My significant other and I are profoundly deaf (that’s the official term), but both of our children are hearing. The kids, G and L, use American Sign Language (ASL) to communicate with R and me. My parents are also Deaf* and they live with us. ASL is our primary language at home, and often I speak and…

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02/15

2013

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awordfrom

And Now, a Word From a Doula

A few weeks ago I did a Q&A between me, a pro-unmedicated birth mama, and my anesthesiologist BFF, Rachel. It got a lot of great feedback, so I thought I’d do another Q&A with another type of birth professional: a doula.

Meet Renee, mother and doula with Day Lily Doulas. As with Dr Rachel, Renee and I did a…

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02/01

2013

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January Roundup of the Funny, Interesting, and Amazing

by RealMomofNJ on February 01, 2013 in Humor, Random Info, Resources, Roundups

OK, it’s February 1, but I thought I’d try something different and end the month with a bunch of links to things I found particularly funny, interesting, or amazing in January. Think of it as an entertainment package for your amusement and edification. I didn’t post everything to the RMONJ Facebook page, so read on for new delights….

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01/23

2013

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Charity Birthday Party Success!

by RealMomofNJ on January 23, 2013 in Life Lessons, Resources

The charity birthday party idea was a total success! So successful even, that I did a guest post about it for BabyCenter!(!!!!!!!) Not only did everyone bring a book and set of jammies to donate, but some people brought several. We even received donations from people who couldn’t make the party but still wanted to help. In…

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01/16

2013

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And Now a Word From an Anesthesiologist

I’m a minimal-intervention kind of gal. I avoid medicine and medical treatment unless absolutely necessary. Childbirth did not qualify as a case in which either were absolutely necessary, so I had my son without drugs (it didn’t work out with my daughter. Long story). But I expected a lot of pressure from the healthcare professionals to “just get the…

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01/11

2013

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pajamaprogram

In Lieu of Birthday Gifts…Charity Jammies

If you recall, I posted in November about trying to rein in the extreme amount of Christmas gifts my kids get. P’s birthday is in July, so we previously had a ton of time between the Christmas reining and the birthday reining. But N’s birthday is 2 weeks after Christmas. I just finished Jenga-ing all of his holiday…

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