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Joyce Brewer

Creator & Host of Mommy Talk Show. Emmy award-winning TV journalist.Wife & Mommy; Mom Blogger; Social Media Coach; Long Island, New York transplant living in Atlanta, GA. Follow Joyce on Twitter @MommyTalkShow Author of Use What You Know: A Business Idea Guide for Moms featuring interviews with mompreneurs who created businesses using their skills & backgrounds.

[VIDEO] Imaginarium Alphabet and Numbers Foam Puzzle Mat

I noticed A.J. loved to crawl on the foam mats they have in the under 3 area at a local indoor playground. So I set out to find them. A Google search will show you a range of prices for the Imaginarium Alphabet and Numerals Foam Puzzle Mat. I even stopped by a local baby item retailer in Atlanta and was surprised they were selling there for more than $40. I'm frugal and I use coupons regularly so I really needed to find the best deal. When I saw my friend Melissa posted a picture on Facebook of her daughter playing on the mat I asked Melissa where she bought them and how much it cost. The answers: Toys R Us and $24.99! It pays to wait for a deal and ask other moms.

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Why are we overprotective parents?

Piggybacking off our discussion about "What are your fears or concerns about hiring babysitters?," the Mommy Talk Show guests started debating if we are over-protective parents. Do our fears keep our children from playing outside or running free? Or in 2011, do parents have no other choice but to keep our children close to us as much as possible. Are children staying indoors and playing more video games because that's what they want to do or because we're afraid to let them explore the outdoors?

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What are your fears or concerns about hiring babysitters?

Gone are the days when grandparents live around the corner. Chances are you don’t live within walking distance to your close relatives. If you do, you’re extremely lucky to have “babysitters” who you can trust with your little ones when you’re out for date night or traveling for business. For …

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Product review: Yummy Spoonfuls Organic Baby Food

Right around the time a pregnancy test announced A.J.’s pending arrival, I saw a story on CNN about a Georgia mom who started her own organic baby food business. I was captivated by her energy and passion because I’ve always wanted my own business. Little did I know that less …

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