Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/emegan/meanmommiesclub.com/wp-settings.php on line 468

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/emegan/meanmommiesclub.com/wp-settings.php on line 483

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/emegan/meanmommiesclub.com/wp-settings.php on line 490

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/emegan/meanmommiesclub.com/wp-settings.php on line 526

Strict Standards: Declaration of Walker_Page::start_lvl() should be compatible with Walker::start_lvl(&$output) in /home/emegan/meanmommiesclub.com/wp-includes/classes.php on line 594

Strict Standards: Declaration of Walker_Page::end_lvl() should be compatible with Walker::end_lvl(&$output) in /home/emegan/meanmommiesclub.com/wp-includes/classes.php on line 594

Strict Standards: Declaration of Walker_Page::start_el() should be compatible with Walker::start_el(&$output) in /home/emegan/meanmommiesclub.com/wp-includes/classes.php on line 594

Strict Standards: Declaration of Walker_Page::end_el() should be compatible with Walker::end_el(&$output) in /home/emegan/meanmommiesclub.com/wp-includes/classes.php on line 594

Strict Standards: Declaration of Walker_PageDropdown::start_el() should be compatible with Walker::start_el(&$output) in /home/emegan/meanmommiesclub.com/wp-includes/classes.php on line 611

Strict Standards: Declaration of Walker_Category::start_lvl() should be compatible with Walker::start_lvl(&$output) in /home/emegan/meanmommiesclub.com/wp-includes/classes.php on line 705

Strict Standards: Declaration of Walker_Category::end_lvl() should be compatible with Walker::end_lvl(&$output) in /home/emegan/meanmommiesclub.com/wp-includes/classes.php on line 705

Strict Standards: Declaration of Walker_Category::start_el() should be compatible with Walker::start_el(&$output) in /home/emegan/meanmommiesclub.com/wp-includes/classes.php on line 705

Strict Standards: Declaration of Walker_Category::end_el() should be compatible with Walker::end_el(&$output) in /home/emegan/meanmommiesclub.com/wp-includes/classes.php on line 705

Strict Standards: Declaration of Walker_CategoryDropdown::start_el() should be compatible with Walker::start_el(&$output) in /home/emegan/meanmommiesclub.com/wp-includes/classes.php on line 728

Strict Standards: Redefining already defined constructor for class wpdb in /home/emegan/meanmommiesclub.com/wp-includes/wp-db.php on line 306

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/emegan/meanmommiesclub.com/wp-includes/cache.php on line 103

Strict Standards: Redefining already defined constructor for class WP_Object_Cache in /home/emegan/meanmommiesclub.com/wp-includes/cache.php on line 425

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/emegan/meanmommiesclub.com/wp-includes/query.php on line 21

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/emegan/meanmommiesclub.com/wp-includes/theme.php on line 618

Strict Standards: Redefining already defined constructor for class WP_Dependencies in /home/emegan/meanmommiesclub.com/wp-includes/class.wp-dependencies.php on line 15
Mean Mommies Club

MMC 007 Waiting for Baby - Comment line 714-855-2501

Posted by Megan | Podcast | Thursday 28 April 2011 2:45 pm

 
icon for podpress  MMC 007 Waiting for Baby - Comment line 714-855-2501: Play Now | Play in Popup | Download

We are bringing it back! Mean Mommies Club is looking forward to a new arrival and she is the inspiration to bring back the show!

Erin - Still Pregnant

MMC 006 New Parents Survival Kit Part 2 - Comment line 714-855-2501

Posted by Megan | Podcast | Tuesday 7 October 2008 10:27 pm

 
icon for podpress  MMC 006 New Parents Survival Kit Part 2 - Comment line 714-855-2501 [39:36m]: Play Now | Play in Popup | Download

This is the second  half of our conversation on a survival kit for new parents. This topic was started by Paul Fischer’s blog which asked What do you really need for a “newborn starter kit”? As always, we talk a lot. So in  we hit the highlights of the comments made on his post, adding our own opinions along the way in the last episode. In the second half (this episode) we talk about the responses we received when we posed the question to our mommy group.

Mindy from Irvine-

fisher price plastic blue and green booster seat (one in car and one for home!:-)
shopping cart cover for the kiddo
ray shade for the stroller
fisher price bounce seat
more than three crib sheets!
at least two crib matress protectors
safety first monitor
two infant car seat bases (didn’t ealize know much we’d use it!)
plastic hooks for the stroller
cling-on “shades” keep sun out of baby’s eyes while in car (easy on easy off or transferable! Bergstroms)
plastic chair protector (two per package-safety first?) -when baby turns to toddler and starts kicking the back of the front seat!
mirror to see baby while driving

Janet from Irvine-

- kimono style infant t-shirts for newborns (so you don’t have to struggle trying to fit the onesie over a floppy head)
- vaseline
- diaper rash cream
- infant tylenol
- stacking cups
- infant bath tub that fits in the kitchen sink
- if space is not an issue, an infant swing
- pack-n-play
- “Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child” book by Marc Weissbluth
- any type of teething toy (can be used for boo-boos later)
- playmat
- infant carrier


Waste for me:
- diaper genie (doesn’t hold as much and easier to discard diapers in the trash directly at our house)
- baby monitor (everything echoes in our house)



Donna From Costa Mesa-

I agree with Mindy’s list and would add Ocean Wonders
Rainforest sound/soother.  It attaches to crib and
plays music (on a timer) and other soothing sounds and
baby won’t mind going to bed!

Erin From Anaheim-

I am a little behind on checking email sorry!
The bottle sterilizer by what ever the “store brand” at babies R us is something I used a ton.  I found registering for the medicines to be a waste as I only ever needed the tylenol and I would have been stuck with all the others.

One thing I couldn’t have lived with out when they were infants was the rear mirror so I could see them when rear facing.

Must Haves Mostly from Valerie. a few added by Megan

*Lap pads (cut into 2 by 2 squares for changing table…didn’t learn about this one till my second child)
*Burp cloths (lots…flannel hold up the best)
*Bibs (for lots of spitting up)
*Generic, not too embellished onesies (for when they are just staying home and don’t need to look super cute - buy in multi-packs)
*Nursing pillow (not jsut for nursing - Boppy, etc.)
*Bottle drying rack (save on paper towels!)
*Bottle brush (I like the Munchkin one that has the nipple brush stored in the handle)
Megan- Dr brown brushes are good for straw cups later

*Hooded towels and wash cloths
*Little trash bags (for stinky diapers or soiled clothes)
*Nail clippers (I prefer the little curved scissors)
Megan-I prefer the straight cuticle nippers
*Swaddlers with velcro (for your mini-Houdini’s)
*Baby powder and Butt paste (in regular and mini versions for the diaper bag)
*Changing pad (either the one that comes in the diaper bag or the disposable ones)
*Diaper Genie (or other fancy diaper pail…not your trash can…those suckers stink!)
Megan-Diaper Champ worked for me but depends on your area and time of year (bugs)
*Baby monitor
*Extra sheets (for both crib and bassinet - you never know when they’ll blow)
*Baby hangers (if I reused the ones from the stores, I got confused by the wrong sizes)
Megan-One hanger with size of all clothes behind it sticking out with Tape

*Binky leashes (I hate looking for dropped binkies)
*Good smelling lotion or (dare I say it) baby cologne (I thought the cologne was lame too…till I had my daughter who spits up all the time and smells like yucky formula)
*High chair with a wipeable surface (I registered for the cute one that matched my son’s bedding…when I went to wash it, it was dry clean only - give me a break!)
*Plastic mat to go under high chair (a must if you have carpet)
*Hooter Hider (or other nursing cover - keep your boobies hidden!)
*2nd base for car seat (if you can afford it for the second car)

A Big Waste

*Bath Robe (I think I only used mine once)
Megan-Cute for pictures but yes, only used larger ones and much later.


*Wipe warmers (my butt got wiped with room temp wipes…my kid’s can too)
*Baby Q-tips (you should NEVER put anything in your baby’s ear)

Special addition - Toddler must haves

*Folding travel potty (never leave home without it)
*Table toppers (your restaurant server will thank you)
*Disposable paper bibs with pocket

MMC 005 New Parents Survival Kit - Comment line 714-855-2501

Posted by Megan | Podcast | Tuesday 5 August 2008 12:11 am

 
icon for podpress  MMC 005 New Parents Survival Kit - Comment line 714-855-2501: Play Now | Play in Popup | Download
Val and baby Paige

This is the first half of our conversation on a survival kit for new parents. We go through the comments left on Paul Fischer’s blog asking What do you really need for a “newborn starter kit”? As always, we talk a lot. So in this episode we hit the highlights of the comments made on his post, adding our own opinions along the way. In the second half (episode 6) we talk about the responses we received when we posed the question to our mommy group.
Below are links not mentioned on Paul’s blog but were brought up in our discussion.
Paul Fischer on twitter ADD Cast
Balticon Podcast
LD Podcast.com A podcast on Learning Disabilities
Halo Sleep Sack and Swaddle sack
Medela Breast Pump
Avent Hand Pump
How to make a Maya Wrap
Thanks to George Hrab for the into and outro music and to Gregory Lemon for our Voice overs.

MMC Promo 1

Posted by Megan | Podcast | Wednesday 30 July 2008 12:09 pm

Yea, we have a promo. If you are a podcaster and you play this promo on your show please leave us a comment so we can properly thank you.

 
icon for podpress  MMC Promo [0:41m]: Play Now | Play in Popup | Download

MMC 004 Getting Kids to Eat - Comment line 714-855-2501

Posted by Megan | Podcast | Thursday 24 July 2008 11:47 pm

 
icon for podpress  MMC 004 Getting Kids to Eat - Comment line 714-855-2501 [55:43m]: Play Now | Play in Popup | Download

This week Erin, Megan and Valerie talk about the various issues involved in getting kids to eat. For the most part we all agree that it’s OK to let a kid miss a meal but it’s not always that simple. Erik

  • Don’t be a short order cook
  • Parenting and Kids
  • Chasing them down to get food into them???No Way!
  • Promo A Gardeners Notebook
  • Stay at the table until everyone is done eating
  • Restaurant trained kids so Parents don’t have to be trained to go to kid restaurants all the time.
  • Ask to be excused from the table
  • No snacks later if you don’t eat meals
  • Promo: Pizza Go Here
  • No Clean Plate Club and keep portion size down
  • Kids Health
  • Nipple Confusion in reverse
  • Rejecting Solid Foods
  • Less than zero Percentile in weight
  • Occupational Therapist A/K/A My Hero
  • Let toddlers help make the meal
  • Let them have flavor! (If they want it)
  • Dealing with gaging toddlers
  • Sarahs Cucina BellaHonest Baby
  • Feedback from Nobilis

Thanks to George Hrab for the into and outro music and to Gregory Lemon for our Voice overs.








MMC 003 Happy and healthy at amusement parks Part 2 of 2 - Comment line 714-855-2501

Posted by Megan | Podcast | Monday 7 July 2008 9:48 pm

 
icon for podpress  MMC 003 Happy and healthy at amusement parks Part 2 of 2 - Comment line 714-855-2501 [45:45m]: Play Now | Play in Popup | Download

Contact info: MeanMommiesClub@gmail.com or tweet us @MeanMommiesClub

Call in Line 714-855-2501

We are three moms who love our kids enough to know that sometimes you have to be a mean mo

m. Each week we discuss the things that come up in our adventures of raising kids.

Primary topic this episode is keeping kids (and parents) happy and healthy during visits to summer time amusement parks. This is part 2 of 2.

Email feedback from Nobilis

  • Findng a calm place for down time at the park
    • Guest Relations
    • First Aid center
    • Online site for the park
    • Parent trade off so one parent can rest
    • Shows as rest time
    • pre-planning
    • Fan Websites for the park
    • Employees of the park


From my (Megan) time spent working at day camps I found the following to be useful for kids between 5-10 whether they are yours or not.

I take them to a central location, The Walt and Micky statue at the center hub of Disneyland for example. Then give them a talk with the following highlights.

  1. There are 6 of you and 1 of me so it is your responsibility to know where I am not the other way around. I’m not abdicating responsibility for watching them, just making them feel some of the responsibility.
  2. If you get lost, DON’T STRESS! Stay where you are for 5 minutes. we will notice you are gone and go back to where we last saw you.
  3. If we don’t return in the 5minutes come back to this meeting spot if you can. If you can’t then find an employee and tell them you are supposed to meet your leader (parent) at the _______________. The employee may wan to take you to a lost kid center and that is fine too. I will find you and we won’t leave without you.
  4. All purchases will be made after lunch.
  • Spray bottle


Check in with Guest relations if you or your kids have any special needs.

Special thanks to George Hrab for our intro and outro music and to Gregory Lemon for his voice over tallents.

MMC 002 Happy and healthy at amusement parks Part 1 of 2 - Comment line 714-855-2501

Posted by Megan | Podcast | Monday 30 June 2008 11:31 pm

 
icon for podpress  MMC 002 Happy and healthy at amusement parks Part 1 of 2 - Comment line 714-855-2501 [40:31m]: Play Now | Play in Popup | Download

Stuff we missed in the last episode

Keeping kids happy and healthy at amusement parks.
TWITTER Answers:

Nobilis

gregorylemon

comedy4cast

Dayngr

http://www.safetytat.com/

Thanks to:

Voice Mail feedback

Site Comments.

MMC 001 Crying it out - Comment line 714-855-2501

Posted by Megan | Podcast | Monday 23 June 2008 12:55 pm

 
icon for podpress  MMC 001 Crying it out - Comment line 714-855-2501 [41:21m]: Play Now | Play in Popup | Download

This podcast has been submitted to iTunes and other pod catchers, verification is pending. Until then, if you would like to subscribe please use the advanced features then cut and past the following rss feed  http://meanmommiesclub.com/feed

  1. Introductions: Megan, Valerie and Erin
  2. Discussion of our motto
    We are mean mommies because…

    We don’t give in to temper tantrums.
    We make you eat healthy food.
    We are ruthless with time outs.

    We are mean mommies because…

    We are not raising kids,
    We are raising responsible adults.

  3. The Rules for ourselves on the show - don’t dis hubby’s or friends, above all respect! This isn’t a complaint session it’s a discussion.
  4. We love the Mean Daddies
  5. Megan’s encounter with Target employee during a time out.
  6. Does “crying it out” cause Brain Damage?
    Dr. Mike at Pediacast
  7. Major thanks to the following for helping Megan with her techtard questions. This show could not have been posted with out the help of the following people:
    Jason Tucker

    Douglas E. Welch

    Chris Moody

  8. Also thanks to Megan’s husband Craig for recording our contact information.