Things To Expect When Your First Child Starts School

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Warning: This article is part of “The Edge” series and may not appeal to those without a sense of humor or those who are completely opposed to any and all swear words. Each September, my Facebook news feed is filled with first day of school pictures, pick up line rants, mom-taxi-cab exhaustion, and recaps of… Read More

The 12 Days of School (VIDEO)

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Since back-to-school is in full swing now, we thought we’d have a little fun with our own version of The 12 Days of School! Our Lil’ Baby Gizmos got together to film this video and we think they did a great job! Don’t forget to subscribe to our Baby Gizmo YouTube Channel so that you don’t… Read More

Must Have Homeschool Art Supplies

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Our first official day of homeschool preschool is September 3rd! With a 4 year old (and a 2 year old tagging along) our focus will be super hands-on this year. If the past tells me anything about our upcoming year, our learning will revolve around crafts. My children loves creating and I love seeing all their artwork. Craft time… Read More

A Hot Lunch Brought from Home (VIDEO)

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School has finally started! Kids are happily back in their classrooms with their amazing teachers, fun friends and structured schedule that they thrive on. Last week when we visited our new school and met the kids’ teachers for this year, we found out that my middle son’s classroom has a severe peanut allergy and no… Read More

First Day of Preschool Blues

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As I drove the familiar route home, I glanced in the rear view mirror at his sweet face. “Tell me about your day, Mama?” I started explaining what happened after I had dropped him off at his first day of preschool. My first full day without my boy since he was born, I think. He… Read More

Perfect Pinterest Snacks

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Avocado Cream Cheese Snack Roll Ups /// Cheesy Buffalo Chicken Pizza Sticks /// Dried Cantaloupe /// Apple Cookie /// Cheese and Turkey Roll Up /// Frozen Yogurt Covered Blueberries /// BLT Bites /// Frozen Peanut Butter Snack Square /// Coconut Cream Pie Energy Bites /// Cobb Dip Whether you’re looking for lunch box snacks or… Read More

Back-To-School Shopping For Mom!

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Back-to-school season is in full swing!!! Here in the Northwest we don’t begin classes until after Labor Day, but the stores are full of supplies and my Facebook is full of back-to-school status updates. From what I hear, the supply lists are long and specific! We are launching homeschool preschool this year, but that doesn’t… Read More

Sh*t Parents Say at Back to School Time (VIDEO)

Instead of “How to Monday” this week, we are going to have a little fun with the back-to-school craziness that is upon us! This time of year can be wonderful, amazing, and upsetting depending on you as a parent. No matter how your back-to-school experience is going, if you have a school aged child, you… Read More

Squeezable Fun with Wacky Kinetic Sand (VIDEO)

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Ever heard of Kinetic Sand – the squeezable sand that never dries out? Yeah, me neither but that might be because I rarely watch Nickelodeon and see the Kinetic Sand commercials every 10 minutes. My 9 and 7 year old sure know about it though! “It’s sand that will blow your mind,” they tell me.… Read More

How to Get Your Child Ready for Kindergarten (VIDEO)

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Hey Guys! Welcome back to “How-to Monday”! Today we are talking about getting a child ready for kindergarten. As most of you already know, my little guy is headed to kindergarten in just a few short weeks. This is a VERY big milestone for both the kids and parents (especially the mamas!) in a little… Read More

10 Back To School Clothing Essentials

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As the new school year is almost upon us, we know what’s coming- back to school clothes shopping! From sneakers to shirts, here are 10 trendy and unique items that will have your kids seriously styling as they enter another exciting year!   1. Native Shoes- $34 These shoes are our new favorites, and for… Read More

Tips On Back To School Shopping

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Oh, back to school shopping. You either love it or hate it! After you read these tips on back to school shopping, we think you might love it! They’re going to save you time, money, and stress, so read on. School is starting before you know it!   -Start early. Don’t procrastinate back to school… Read More

Bento Containers For Your Little One

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When it comes to lunch and snacks on the go, bento boxes are the answer to a lot of problems! They’re green in that you don’t have to use plastic bags, they’re self-contained which means less mess and best of all, they’re cute! Pre-parenthood I swore up and down that I wouldn’t cater to my… Read More

10 Creative Lunches For Back To School

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Here in the Northwest it’s back to school week! For some that’s the best news of the year, for others, a tearful goodbye. Whichever side of street you fall on it’s time to pack those lunches! So, here’s two weeks of ideas to start the school year off right! Source Roll ups! The perfect sandwich… Read More

Back to School Lunch Ideas (VIDEO)

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*Congrats to our giveaway winner – Entry #788 – Kelly D. Just after 8:30am on Monday morning this week, there was a sudden calm in my house. As if time stood still and I could hear every tiny sound in my home. The air-conditioner suddenly sounded louder. The clicking of my computer keyboard was more… Read More

Since I Can’t Just Say Good Luck with Him

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Teachers. They are amazing, aren’t they? To those wonderful men and women who dedicate their lives to teaching our children – I just can’t say thank you enough. They do the job that I could never do. Twenty-five 1st graders doesn’t sound like fun to me – it sounds like something from my nightmares. The noise.… Read More

10 Great Back-To-School Shoes

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  It’s almost back-to-school time and that means it’s time for back-to-school shopping! Today I’ve rounded up 10 great back-to-school shoes for you and your kids! TOMS. I’m a big fan of TOMS. Not only are they awesome looking, the buy one give one concept is amazing! Vans. All Vans are cool but these Checkered… Read More

Back to School Fit & Fresh GIVEAWAY

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  Congrats to the Winners: Entry #1380 – Megan C. Entry #1060 – Beth H. Back-to-School is next week for many cities which means parents all over the country are scrambling for those last minute school supplies. While we load up on pencils, scissors, rulers, crayons and notebooks, we can’t forget about some kid’s favorite part… Read More

Top Back-to-School Lunch Bags for 2013 (VIDEO)

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      Products featured in video: Pottery Barn Kids Mackenzie Lunch Bags ($19.50) Pottery Barn Kids Dual Compartment Lunch Bag ($29.50) Skip Hop Zoo Lunchie ($14) Frecklebox Classic Tin Lunchbox ($29) Goodbyn Bynto ($9) Thanks so much for supporting our sponsor for this Baby Gizmo Video Episode. To find out more about the Happy… Read More

Top Picks for Back-to-School Backpacks for 2013 (Video)

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 Backpacks featured in video: Lands’ End Featherlight Messenger Bag ($39) Lands’ End Featherlight Backpack ($44) Madpax Spikestus Later Gator Fullpack Bag ($60) Madpax Bubble Fullpack Bag ($60) Pottery Barn Kids Rolling Backpack ($69.50) Pottery Barn Preschool Backpack ($29.50) Skip Hop Zoo Backpack ($19) Thanks so much for supporting our sponsor for this Baby Gizmo Video… Read More