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BABIES ON THE BRAIN: a late night mom chat | Episode 222

March 8, 2023

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As a mama, wife, and blogger I lead conversations around the ups and downs of life, from practical tips to relatable stories that'll leave you thinking, "hey, I've been there too!"


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Emily is a twin mom now and Rachel is getting her feet under her and about to finish her “fourth trimester” so you could say that there’s “babies on the brain” with our team around here. In this episode, we’re introducing new segments, spilling the personal information and giving you details on our top 5 and bottom 5 baby products.

The ultimate baby product showdown:

  1. Bouncers!! Baby Delight (the one Rach has, the Bjorn dupe!) + Baby Bjorn Bouncer-Incredible, amazing, showstopping, worth all the pennies (esp if you find secondhand)

  2. Portable Sound Machine + Hatch Sound Machine

  3. Ollie Swaddle

  4. Play Gym- Lovevery– check FB Marketplace! How we got ours

  5. Baby Wearing- Solly is my fave for little babies and the happy baby carrier is the best once they hit 20lbs ish!

  6. Wipe Warmers- just no. I change diapers on the living room floor and in the trunk of my car so no butts are getting warm wipes here

  7. Baby Towels/ Robes (like the little hooded ones)- they shrink, they only fit for a couple months max, a whole separate towel pile? nope. we just use our regular towels

  8. Baby Shoes/Socks until they can walk (footies all the way)

  9. Formula Mixer (like baby brezza) – I know some people swear by them but I’ve heard they can be inaccurate? I’ve heard the dr browns pitcher is amazing though. We just did the premeasured containers.

  10. Bottle Warmer- we just never had one and would place in hot water for a few minutes idk.

honorable mention: the Doona

In my reels- a spin on “in my feels” if you will

Share what reels content is teaching you, you’re loving, or what the algorithm thinks you love lol 


  1. Modeling apologies to your toddler when they hit/hurt someone(big little feelings)- actually used this and it worked

  2. Dyson Airwrap tutorials (went down a deep rabbit hole researching around christmas and my algorithm still hasn’t recovered)

  3. Inspirational Tunde Clips- We have control and power over our thoughts- miss my peloton lol


  1. Teaching letters/sounds similarly to animals

  2. Wine picks from Trader Joes

  3. The epic “Bathtism” reel

THE AMAZON SUNGLASSES: Really just the brand. I have a pair that I love from the same brand and I’ve bought them 3 times. The best quality!!!

What’s an EASY recipe that’s a go to in your rotation? As in, always have the ingredients on hand or like the go to meal to bring a friend etc.

  • chicken tetrazini!

  • roasted veggies and chicken sausage!

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I am an online encourager based out of Birmingham, AL that's obsessed with my girls and sharing bits and pieces of my life. I wear a lot of hats these days including mama to two boys, military wife, blogger, podcast host and more. You can find me behind the microphone at Real Talk with Rach where we talk about everything from jeans to Jesus, playlists to pop culture, the good and the grief and everything in between. 

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