Moms Talk is a new feature on Sarasota Patch that is part of a new initiative on our Patch sites to reach out to moms and families.
Sarasota Patch invites you and your circle of friends to help build a community of support for mothers and their families right here in Sarasota.
Each week in Moms Talk, our Moms Council of experts and smart moms take your questions, give advice and share solutions.
Moms, dads, grandparents and the diverse families who make up our community will have a new resource for questions about local neighborhood schools, the best pediatricians, 24-hour pharmacies and the thousands of other issues that arise while raising children.
Moms Talk will also be the place to drop in for a talk about the latest parenting hot topic. Do you know of local moms raising their children in the Tiger Mother's way and is it the best way? Where can we get information on local flu shot clinics for children? How do we talk to our children about the Tucson shootings? How can we help our children's schools weather their budget cutbacks?
So grab a cup of coffee and settle in as we start the conversation today with a question raised in today's by Diana Weber:
Diana writes: "Thrilled that they could create healthy and natural foods that fit a growing need for many parents, the Washmuths knew they were onto something unique and special. Not just limited to hiking families, dehydrated food is a perfect solution for on-the-go families; since it only requires mixing with water, breast milk, or formula and it’s ready-to eat. Served at room temperature or warmed, it’s also a versatile healthy snack."
Miranda Brown of the Sarasota Patch Moms Council writes:
"I use the cloth bags for everything and love that target gives 5 cents off for using them. Wish all the stores would do this.
Organic: not big into spending the money, but wash everything in soapy water. My uncle own's Brown's Grove at the farmers market and we get our produce from him 90% of the time.
Gluten-free: Again, I like some of it, but rather have the real thing, except for the rice chips those are great.
What importance does your family place on organic food? Gluten Free?