St. Patrick’s Day Traditions

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For St. Patrick’s Day I have a few traditions that don’t involve wearing green or drinking green beer (though I do still wear green for fear of being pinched). I will have to put a little disclaimer on these though (because I live in Michigan and we’ve had these freak winter storms that last well… Read More

App Brings Lactation Consultant into Your Home!

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Ever had a hard time finding a lactation consultant? Breastfeeding can have many challenges, so finding the right support along with the right person to answer your questions is crucial. Enter the Doctor on Demand app, which brings a Board Certified lactation consultant into your home! No driving around with a new baby- you can… Read More

How to Buy a Jogging Stroller (VIDEO)

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Welcome to Part 5 of our Baby Gizmo video series “How to Buy a Stroller.” Today we are tackling the jogging stroller. Since you can’t just jog/run with any stroller because they aren’t all up to the task of hitting the payment at a fast pace, you’ll need to find a stroller that is built… Read More

How to Stop a Pot From Boiling Over (VIDEO)

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How many times have you been cooking pasta or something else in boiling water on the stove and got distracted only to turn around and have it boil over onto your perfect clean stove? It happens to me ALL THE TIME! Well, we are here to save the day because there is a quick and… Read More

Why I Ditched my Birth Plan

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Birth plans are a big part of today’s lists of things to do before you have a baby. I get it, I wrote one too. I envisioned the perfect calm birth. Music, baths, low lighting. No medication even. HA. HA. My birth plan was far from what happened for my first baby. The doctor never… Read More

When Reality Hit Me in the Face

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When the beginning of the year rolled around and everyone started talking about New Year’s resolutions and the diet ads were playing in full force on TV,  a good dose of reality hit me in the face. Yep, I overindulged over the holidays (or rather- the 6 months leading up to the holidays if I’m… Read More

At Home with Baby Gizmo Episode 9 – The Big Master Closet

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Today is the day! I know I’ve been hinting, teasing and showing sneak peeks of my HUGE master closet transformation, but today we take you inside. A couple weeks ago we showed you inside my husband’s smaller master closet but this is the be-all end-all of closets. Okay, for closets for the average person and not… Read More

You Are Not Alone – 80 Reasons Toddlers Have Meltdowns

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Today we played a little game on the Baby Gizmo Facebook page called “Toddlers have meltdowns because……” Our Baby Gizmo editor started off the fun with “Right now, mine is: Because the banana won’t go back in the peel. Pretty sure my entire neighborhood can hear “Mama, put the banana back ON!”” Our Baby Gizmo audience… Read More

My Journey with Baby’s Positional Clubfoot- Part 2

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In my first clubfoot post, I told you that I would update you with my son’s progress. While he is not completely done with his therapy for it by any means, I thought it would be a good time to tell you and SHOW you all what has been happening! Our original plan was to… Read More

10 Things You NEVER Say to a Mom with a Colicy Baby

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Having a child with colic is tough and tired business no matter what, but it’s unnecessary, cruel and unusual hell for first time mothers. We’re neurotic, worried, tired, possibly hurting because there are stitches in our VAGINAS (or perhaps a gaping hole in our stomachs), and we feel like we don’t know what in the… Read More

How to Buy a Stroller – Part 3 – Full Size Strollers

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Welcome back to our Baby Gizmo series – “How to Buy a Stroller”. In today’s part 3 episode, we are diving into the biggest category of strollers: the full-size stroller. These are usually stocked with features and are one of the first buggies that parents think of when they start picking out gear for baby.… Read More

Exclusive Disney Big Hero 6 Directors’ Interview

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In anticipation of the Disney smash hit Big Hero 6’s in-home release (DVD, Blu-Ray, On Demand) on February 24, I had a chance to sit down with the directors of the movie during my whirlwind trip to Los Angeles last week. Directors Don Hall and Chris Williams shared how they were won over with the… Read More

Moms Who Inspire V.5

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Yippee! It’s 2015 and I’ve got a bevy of mamas I can’t wait to introduce you to! These ladies are in my daily blogroll and I’m inspired by them often. From their style to their recipes, their faith and their parenting stories – they’ve got the goods! Ruthy from Discovery Street I’ll admit, I’ve met… Read More

30 Things to Do Before Baby Arrives

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I’ve hit the third trimester craziness. This includes: thoroughly stuffed to starving vibrantly happy to woefully sad bursts of energy to falling asleep on the couch periods of insane productivity to absolute laziness in minutes.   But never mind all that, there’s still plenty to do to prepare for Baby! And there are lots of… Read More

President’s Day Books

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We’ve rounded up some great President’s Day books for you to today that are great for reading with your kids and teaching them the importance of this holiday and the legacy our President’s have left us!     Presidents Day By Anne Rockwell A great book to teach your littles about what Presidents Day is!… Read More

Spoons for a Dipper

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The adventure of first solid foods is definitely a fun one. Then there is the next challenge. Teaching your child how to eat all by themselves, WITH utensils. (Unless of course you’ve gotten to the point where it’s just easier to let them eat with their hands!) Forks are easy. Stabbing the food seems to… Read More

How to Buy a Stroller – Part 2 – Lightweight Strollers

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Welcome to Part 2 of our Baby Gizmo series “How to Buy a Stroller.” Today, we are diving into the category of lightweight strollers. We’ll show you all the features you need to consider, and give tips for picking out the perfect lightweight stroller for you. Don’t forget to join us next Tuesday, February 17,… Read More

Cleaning with a Toddler

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If you have a toddler at home, you know this story all too well. Trying to clean with a toddler is like trying is like trying to smell the color 9. (<-Seriously…who comes up with this stuff?) It’s just pointless! Here are ten simple steps to cleaning with a toddler: Step 1: Look at the… Read More

The Machine We Forget to Clean

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I am not a super mom by any stretch of the mind, but I do have a side kick. This trusty pal has been with me through many adventures, fighting off villainous scum and conquering evil. I could not imagine life without this buddy by my side, however, like most heroes, I’ve taken my sidekick… Read More

No Babysitter? No Problem! 4 Ideas For a Valentine’s Day In!

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Have you heard? Valentine’s Day is coming up! Right around the corner in fact … and on a Saturday this year! Woohoo! Get those heels dusted, mama, date night is on the horizon! Oh, wait … no family in the area to watch the kiddos? All the reliable babysitters are taken? Err, no budget for… Read More