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.

Today Show: Controversial “Chinese Mother” Wall Street Journal article and book by Amy Chua

All over Facebook last week, I saw links to this controversial Wall Street Journal article written about the tough, no nonsense parenting approach Chinese mothers have. It's an excerpt from a book, "Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother," by Amy Chua. I can imagine some American moms and dads were offended by the viewpoint that we are too lenient on our children and that causes them to fail. I was raised in a pretty tough, no nonsense household by American parents. We had expectations of good behavior and good grades. My parents were also very clear that the front door is where democracy stopped and a loving dictatorship began. You can find lots of articles and blog posts blasting Chua. I'm not going to add to the noise. She's a mom on a mission with books to sell. That's my take on it. Although she's getting criticized left and right, she also knows there's no such thing as bad publicity.

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Meet the moms of the premiere Mommy Talk Show webisode

Get a great group of moms together and you're bound to have cheers and tears! That's what we experienced during the taping of the premiere series of webisodes of Mommy Talk Show. Our guests include: Karen Brown, a lia sophia jewelry advisor: www.liasophia.com/sites/kbandjewels Diane Costello, owner of The Traveling Diaper Show: www.diapershow.com Maran Banta, Send Out Cards Independent Advisor: www.itfeelsgoodtosendoutcards.com We had a wonderful chat at the Cafe of Life, a chiropractic office in Grant Park, our location sponsor. On Mommy TalkShow.com, look forward to three informative videos from Dr. April Warhola about the role of chiropractic care in fertility, prenatal care and for newborns after delivery.

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Product Review: Baby Cubes and The First Years Learning Curve Take and Toss Feeding Pack

Baby Cubes product review, Take and Toss product review, make your own baby food, how to make your own baby food

Making your baby's food and feeding it to them can be simple and cost effective with the right tools in the kitchen. I bought the Baby Cubes along with the Take and Toss Feeding pack from Amazon.com about five months ago, long before I came up with the idea for MommyTalkShow.com. They've really helped me store and serve A.J.'s food in an organized way. I like the Baby Cubes because they store easily in the freezer or refrigerator. Both items are made of "safe" plastics. They're BPA free, microwave safe and dishwasher safe.

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Do webcams and cameras belong in the delivery room?

According to ABC News, Meritus Medical Center in Maryland will no longer allow delivery room pictures or videos until five minutes after the birth. Critics say it's because the hospital features the photographic evidence could be used in a lawsuit. Some parents are upset because they'll miss their child's first few moments of life. Here's the flip side. KSDK-TV reports that thanks to Skype and a laptop webcam an Airman based in Afghanistan got to see his wife deliver their son in an operating room in Missouri. Feel free to comment on where you stand. Do webcams and cameras belong in the delivery room? Are they a distraction to the medical staff?

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