25 Days of Holiday Reading

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Our family is rolling through some big transitions this Christmas season and rather than feel grumpy/annoyed/depressed about how I imagined things would be and how they’re not, I’m taking these changes as the opportunity to start some new traditions! My little ones are two and four so Christmas is magical in every sense of the word. My… Read More

3 Easy DIY Christmas Ornaments

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Every year I look for cheap gifts to give to everyone. Yep. I’m cheap. I can’t help it. I don’t have a bazillion dollars to gift everyone something that they really want. Not to mention, I think handmade gifts mean a little bit more. I actually tried on your gift. So there. Since I got… Read More

DIY Advent Calendars

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You can buy your advent calendar or spend an evening crafting your heart out on a homemade version. Whatever you do, a Christmas countdown is a must! When it comes to DIY – first, assess what you already have on hand. No need to spend buckets of money. I promise, your children will be excited… Read More

Get Ready For December 1st With These Advent Calendars

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I hate to be the one to tell you … but Christmas is coming soon! That means there are certain things that must be done in November, prior to the official start of Christmas season. One such thing is advent calendars!  Sorry Thanksgiving, you’ll get your day, but in the background us mamas have a… Read More

Add Cozy Christmas Pajamas To Your Shopping List

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In our family it is a tradition to gift Christmas pajamas on St. Nicholas Day each year. That way, the kiddos have all of December to sport their Christmas sleepwear! There are tons of darling options hitting the stores shelves already and I thought it only seemed appropriate to help all you mamas (and grandmas too I’m… Read More

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

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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. No dammit, not Christmas. Halloween! Get out your scary masks, gooey eyeballs, and vampire bats because Halloween is where it’s at.  I love… Read More

Christmas Morning Breakfast Ideas

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My family always does a special brunch on Christmas. My mom makes quiche and coffee cake, we have hot chocolate and open our stockings and just enjoy being together before we open our presents throughout the day. While Christmas dinner is the meal that gets all the hype and attention, I thought it would be… Read More

Hostess Gifts For the Holidays

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Whether you’re stopping in for dinner or spending a week in a friend or relative’s home a hostess (or host) gift can go a long way in saying thank you. So, tally up who you’ll be seeing this season and prep your gifts ahead of time. Here’s a good place to start for ideas! Polygon… Read More

10 Great Christmas Songs You May Not Have Heard

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As you may have noticed, Christmas carols are now in regular rotation on many radio stations. If you’re starting to get tired of all the “Jingle Bells” and “Santa Claus is Coming to Town,” here are 10 festive alternatives that you may have never heard. They are all available for download on iTunes. 1. “A… Read More

Christmas Dinner Side Dishes

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I’m all about the side dishes for any big family meal. Be it Easter, Thanksgiving, or Christmas, I’m a vegetarian and that means I never do the main course. Today I’ve rounded up some amazing Christmas side dishes that pair well with your main course and will be big hits with everyone at your Christmas… Read More

Christmas Biscotti

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For years I’ve dreamed of making my own biscotti around the holidays, but it always seemed like a step above my cooking abilities. Come to find out, it is much easier than I expected and this chocolate-y biscotti is now a family favorite! Next round we are going to nix the nuts and try a… Read More

Christmas Arts And Crafts For Kids

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Christmas means the kids are home from school and antsy to keep busy, and there’s no better way than to keep the little ones occupied than to make some fun Christmas arts and crafts! Crafting with your kids helps get their creative juices flowing,  and also gives you time to be in the moment and… Read More

Must Make Christmas Candies

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Have you ever thought about making your own Christmas candies instead of buying a box from the store? I’ve always wanted to try my hand at homemade candies and with Christmas soon approaching I thought it only fitting that I round up some must make Christmas candies! I hope you find a few that sound… Read More

Readers’ Favorite Holiday Traditions

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The season of trimming trees, lighting menorahs, and singing Christmas carols is upon us. But it’s also a time when families come together to carry out their own unique traditions. We asked Baby Gizmo readers to share their favorite holiday traditions with us, and we are sharing some of our favorites with you! Perhaps they’ll… Read More

Congratulations to our 2013 Holiday Photo Contest Winners!

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Congratulations to our three winner of our 2013 Holiday Photo Contest! They each won a $150 Target gift card. Thanks to everyone who participated and submitted all the adorable photos and all those who voted!  

Christmas Dessert Ideas

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Christmas is about trees, Santa, presents and desserts, right? For me it is! We’ve got to eat our fair share of sweets before we swear off desserts for our New Years Resolution! So I’ve rounded up some delicious Christmas dessert ideas that will be perfect to serve after your big Christmas dinner this year!  … Read More

DIY Christmas Card Ideas

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I’ve been on the hunt for Christmas cards this year and I just can’t seem to find any I love. The more I shop for them, the more I think I should just create my own! After searching the internet for different options, I’ve rounded up a few of my favorite DIY Christmas card ideas.… Read More

Creative Christmas Cupcake Ideas

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Am I the only one who lives in their kitchen during the holiday season? As soon as December is here, I feel like I’m constantly baking. There’s parties, church events, family gatherings, and lots of baking to do for all my loved ones. One of my favorite things to bake are cupcakes! There are so… Read More

Cute Christmas Cookies

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Tis the season for baking, cookies, and all things sweets! Whether you need to whip up a batch of cookies for friends and family, for a holiday party, or for your kid’s classroom, I’ve rounded up some of the cutest and most clever Christmas cookie ideas around that are sure to be enjoyed by all!… Read More

DIY Festive Christmas Decor For Your Home

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Christmas time means lots of decorations going up! My mom is famous for her Christmas decorations and every year I swear her house looks like a winter wonderland. Complete with a Christmas tree, garlands, wreaths, nativity scenes, you name it and she has it up in her house for the holiday season! Today I wanted… Read More