Baby Gizmo Spotlight Review: New (and Improved!) Joovy Groove


Think companies don’t listen to their customers? Then you haven’t met Joovy yet. This family-owned company not only makes great products but when something doesn’t suit their customers, they change it. The new and improved Joovy Groove stroller is a perfect example of this. While the Groove stroller isn’t brand new, this new and improved… Read More

Tired of Getting Bugged? Try These All-Natural Repellents


Summer’s here, and unfortunately, so are the mosquitoes.  It seems like no matter what I do, I’m always getting bugged by bugs.  Those pesky little critters are constantly swarming around and I get attacked the second I walk outside.  Sure, I’ve tried all the regular repellents.  They seem to work for a little while, but they all… Read More

Got a Flight Planned? Here’s What You Need for the Diaper Bag


We’ve all been there.  It’s time for your summer vacation.  You’ve made all the arrangements; the hotel is booked and the plane tickets have been purchased.  You have everything packed (you hope) and are ready to go.  Or are you?  I don’t know about you, but I never seem to know just what I’m supposed… Read More

Top Picks for Cool Summer Shades


I don’t know about you, but I never leave the house without my sunglasses.  I always keep a pair in the car and have a couple pairs stashed around the house, just in case.  I will admit that they are probably my favorite way to accessorize my outfit, and I secretly feel a little more… Read More

Dear Nosy Rosy…


Dear Nosy Rosy;  I saw you looking at Little Bud the other day while I was at the grocery store.  Initially, I assumed you just wanted to comment on what a little cutie pie he is.  Being the proud momma that I am, of course I appreciate every compliment he gets.  You steered your shopping… Read More

Daycare; The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly


Who knew you had to start looking for a daycare so early?  Little Bud was 4 weeks old and I was searching for a daycare to put him in when I was scheduled to return to work in a couple of weeks.  Every response was the same…he could get on a waiting list, but no… Read More

Easy Mother’s Day Gifts from the Crafty Kid


I still laugh every time I think about it.  As part of our yearly celebration of mothers, my church always has an essay contest among all of the Sunday school children.  Every child writes down why their mother is the best mom in the world, and the winning mommy receives a gift card and some… Read More

Just in Time for Spring – Frilly Fannies!


Think a baby’s bottom couldn’t possibly get any cuter?  Cover her baby booty with a pair of these girly bloomers and she’ll be the cutest baby on the block! What little girl doesn’t look absolutely adorable in ruffles?  These snazzy little diaper covers are the perfect way to cover up those plain old boring diapers… Read More



I promised all of our great Rated By Mom/Baby Gizmo readers an update on my ThredUP experience.  I have “officially” completed my first clothing swap.  I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but my experience was not really all that great.  I know there are tons of moms out there who really love… Read More

Great Rain Gear Picks For Spring


I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for warm weather.  It sure seems to be taking its sweet time this year.  Mother Nature can’t decide whether she wants it hot or cold.  Here in the Midwest, springtime is synonymous with one thing – rain!  We’re not talking a little bit either.  It has rained… Read More

Kids Growing Like Weeds? Try This…


The other day as I was doing my normal rounds on the daily deal shopping sites, I happened to catch sight of a little something that peaked my interest.  Eversave had a deal on this website called  Being the coupon queen, anything resembling a great deal immediately gets my attention! I hightailed it on… Read More

The Tilty (Spilty) Cup


Little Bud’s first birthday is quickly approaching, and the ever important sippy cup issue has really started to nag me.  I knew that making the transition from the bottle to a big boy cup would be hard.  I braced myself for the tantrums and bouts of crying that I knew would surely come.  Surprisingly enough,… Read More

65% off Canvas on Demand Today Only!


Ohhh…the Groupon is good today!  65% off Canvas on Demand! $45 for One 16″x20″ Gallery-Wrapped Canvas INCLUDING Shipping and Handling from Canvas on Demand! This is a $126.95 value! They had this same Canvas on Demand deal back in November and I jumped on it.  I bought two groupons so that I could display my… Read More

Baby Gizmo Weekly Giveaway: Svan High Chair

Homeadgiveaway2_7_11’s Giant Weekly Giveaway is a fabulous Svan High Chair!  To read (and watch!) our full review of the Svan High Chair go here. All you have to do is log in at to be entered to win! Winner will be chosen at random from all the people that log in and/or leave a comment!    Giveaway… Read More

Maternity Swimwear for the Trendy Mom-to-Be


It’s so cold outside that the last thing on anyone’s mind is swimwear.  However, warm weather is fast approaching.  Need proof?  Just go into any store.  You will see rack and racks of winter wear clogging up the clearance section.   Even though the Northeast is still under inches of snow, retailers haven’t seemed to notice. … Read More

I Want to Still Luv You, Butt You’ve Changed


  Dear Luvs, Let me start off by saying that I really used to love you.  You and I have been together for months now, and it’s been great.  Your low price and dependability just couldn’t be beat, especially when I could get 180 of you through Amazon Mom for $25.97.  I sung your praises… Read More

Fighting the Post-Christmas Blahs


Blah.  That’s how I feel right now.  I was so pumped up during the holiday season and now it’s all over.  The holiday season is done (finally!).  It always seems like such a whirlwind of baking, shopping, and family gatherings galore.  Where did it go?!?!  Have the last 2 months really gone so quickly?  I… Read More

Boden Releases New Maternity Line So Cute I Almost Wish I Were Pregnant


So, last night I was online perusing one of my favorite children’s clothing lines, Mini Boden, when I noticed that they just released a line of maternity clothing. Before I go any further, you have to see how cute this stuff is: Isn’t it awesome? I especially love the navy and white striped top, and… Read More

Baby Gizmo Weekly Giveaway: Kalencom Sam’s Messenger Bag

HomeadGiveaway1_24_11’s Giant Weekly Giveaway is a fabulous Kalencom Sam’s Messenger Bag!  It is one of our Top Picks for Daddy Diaper Bags. The Kalencom Sam’s Messenger Bag is a huge hit with our husbands. In no way does it advertise that they are currently in possession of diaper cream, wipes and stinky diaper bags! This… Read More

Best Bets for Bathroom Safety


Bath time can be tons of fun for the whole family.  Most babies love to play in water of any type, and the bath is no exception!  Children are naturally curious little creatures and water is a sensory extravaganza.  From the feel of the water to the sounds of splashes and sprinkles, bath time is… Read More