Thursday Giveaway: Skip Hop Tableware – 3 Winners!


**CONGRATULATIONS to our Skip Hop Zoo Tableware winners:  Shannon Nelson Amanda Mullen Bump Allison Bartsch  Hey!  It’s time for another Baby Gizmo Thursday is the New Friday Giveaway!!!  And this is a fun one!! Bring a little more fun to your kids’ mealtime with the new Skip Hop Zoo Tableware!  These plates, bowls and cups… Read More

Spotlight Product Review: Lassig Gold Label Messenger Diaper Bag


When you have a baby, you have to travel with a lot of stuff!  Bottles, binkies, diapers, wipes, burp clothes, toys, snacks, and the list goes on and on!  And most (almost all!) new parents decide to carry all these things in a diaper bag.  But which diaper bag?  There are so many to choose… Read More

Great Alternative to American Girl Outfits


Does your daughter beg for the matching Dress Like Your Doll American Girl outfits?  I know my daughter does.  Every time the American Girl Magazine arrives in the mail at our house, she has half the outfits circled in the magazine within the hour.  Sure, many of the outfits are adorable.  The prices?  Anything but… Read More

Spotlight Product Review: Summer Infant Sleek & Secure Multi-View Monitor


I am a huge fan of video monitors!  Even if you live in a small place, there are so many advantages of having one:  breathing checks; they allow you to peek on your sleeping baby without a squeaky door giving you away; they enable you to determine that the crying you hear is due to… Read More

Do These People Secretly Hate Me?!


I realize that Christmas is over.  While I love the season and all that comes with it, I am secretly glad that magical day has finally past.  Whew!  Tree taken down – check.  Ornaments carefully wrapped and tucked away – check.  Christmas lights removed and neatly wound in preparation of next year – check (well,… Read More

Baby Gizmo Baby on Location Photo Contest Starts Today!


This photo contest is all about Baby On Location! If you could take baby anywhere, in a fabulous 2011 Inglesina Avio Stroller, where would you go? Use your creativity! Would it be a jaunt through the city? touring the trails? lounging by the beach? a play date at the park? traveling the world? Your options… Read More

Baby Gizmo Weekly Giveaway: Fabulous Oilo Cylinder Light

Oilo_giveaway’s Giant Weekly Giveaway is a fabulous Oilo Large Cylinder Light!  Winner gets to choose pattern/color! Brighten up baby’s nursery and any room in a home with this perfect light from Oilo’s lighting collection!  The Shade is Handmade from Oilo’s Signature 100% Woven Cotton Fabric.  The light features a sheet of white acrylic which encloses and… Read More

10 Ways to Rock in the New Year With Kids


Ever since I became a parent New Year’s Eve has been kind of a bust. My husband and I are lucky enough to have both sets of parents living in town, and normally they are more than willing to babysit for us. Well on New Year’s Eve, all bets are off. That is the one… Read More

My Holiday Gift


My husband really did a great job on my Christmas gift this year.  Even though we always say that we won’t get each other anything because we could save the money to do something else (like have the carpets cleaned – romantic, I know!), he knows that is a trick.  If he really doesn’t get… Read More

Dear Moon Dough, We are Not Friends


We all are familiar with the joys of Playdoh.  We played with it as kids and now our kids play with it.  Sure, it can be messy but it is super fun for kids.  Sure, it can dry out but it’s cheap to replace.  We are talking like 88 cents a container.  What you may… Read More

I’m Having a Love Affair, Just Don’t Tell My Husband


I’ve got to come clean about something: I’ve fallen in love. It’s my Joovy Caboose Ultralight Sit and Stand. I can’t get enough of it. I’m head over heels in love. It’s not like I planned on this. I just sort of…. happened. My Joovy has been in the picture for a while, but I… Read More

15 Biggest Recalls of 2010


Yes, this was the year of recalls!  It just didn’t seem that way – it WAS a year of countless recalls!  Since there were so many, we wanted to compile a list of the biggest recalls of 2010 just in case you missed one or two!  (Make sure you “like” or “share” this page so that… Read More

55% off Shutterfly Photo Calendars!


Ohhh…the Groupon is good today!  55% off Personalized 12-Month Wall Calendars from Shutterfly!  For $20, you get two 12-Month personalized photo wall calendars.  Every Christmas, I have a tradition of making photo calendars of all the grandchildren for the grandparents.  These calendars are usually the hit of the holiday.  I fill them with fun photos… Read More

Another Great Use for BabyLegs!


We all know BabyLegs are great for keeping little legs warm.  They are “leg warmers” after all.  This week I just realized another great use for all the BabyLegs that my kids have.  Wrist warmers for playing in the snow! We live in Chicago.  It’s very cold and very snowy all winter long.  We just… Read More

Serena & Lily Year End Sale – Up to 70% off


Serena & Lily is having its Year End Sale now through Dec 31st. You can save up to 70% off of furniture, cribs sets, decor and more. To shop this fabulous sale go to

Winter Holiday Activities For The Kids


Today was the first day of the two week Winter Break. While I love spending extra time with my boys, keeping them busy is a chore; especially when it’s raining cats and dogs. My boys go stir crazy when they are indoors for too long as they normally live in our backyard. They build forts… Read More

Baby On a Budget- Toy Storage

Pottery Barn Cameron Cubby

Between Big Chick and Baby Chick, my house has become overrun with toys. I’ve been on the lookout for some toy storage to attempt to contain the madness as much as possible. A few months ago I fell in love with this from the Pottery Barn catalog: Pottery Barn Cameron Cubby 3 Cubby and 3… Read More

Spotlight Product Review: Inglesina Avio Stroller


Inglesina has recently introduced their newest addition (in quite some time!) to their family of strollers: the Inglesina Avio. The Avio is a new stroller similar to their fabulous (and one of our favorites!) Zippy but with a sleeker and narrower frame, bit roomier seat and a solid, one-piece handlebar.  The Avio is great for travel… Read More

Announcing Your Pregnancy- The Holiday Edition


Around this time last year, I was blessed with the news that my best friend was pregnant! Being that it was right around the holidays, we all thought Christmas day would be a great way to announce her pregnancy to her family….but how? Here are some ideas we thought of Balloons! Fill green and red… Read More

Up to 45% off on Peg Perego


Have you been eyeing one of those Prima Pappa High Chairs or the Primo Viaggio SIP infant car Seats from Peg Perego?  Or maybe you really want a Peg Pliko P3 or Skate System?  Well, today is your lucky day because there are quite a few choices from Peg Perego for up to 45% off… Read More