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My Smoothie Journey to Weight Loss

When the New Year rolled around this January, I took a hard look at the extra weight I had been allowing to hang around for too long. I can’t blame it on the babies anymore because my “baby” is 5 1/2 years old. There was no one to blame but myself and my love of […]


Featured Review: Evenflo Advanced Transitions 3-in-1 Booster Seat

Gosh. Car seats are tricky aren’t they? They’re one of the most important things you will ever need for your child for several years, and because there are so many on the market, it can be confusing to figure out which one to get. As your children grow older, you want to think about a […]


Don’t Panic! 10 Quick Online/In Store Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Mother’s Day is almost here- are you ready with a gift? If not, don’t worry! We’ve rounded up 8 easy Amazon prime and Target gift ideas for all the procrastinators out there! Be sure to pass this list on to your significant other and let them know each one is only a click away.   […]

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Featured Review: Graco Swing by Me 2 in 1 Portable Swing

A swing is a must-have on many new parent baby registries. My babies adored their swings. Raised up from the floor, ensconced behind metal poles, plastic trays and wide-winged seats, my babies had a great view of the family room and yet were protected from most of the hubbub of our house. There are three […]


Six Great Pregnancy Apps / Websites

I’m currently pregnant with my second child, and I’ve noticed many differences between my first pregnancy and this one. With my first, I never had enough information. I loved reading about the daily developments of my baby. I really thrived on knowledge. This time around, I am equally excited to be growing my baby. However, […]


My Perfect RV Vacation – East Coast Family Travel Fun

I grew up in a house with 5 kids (8 kids on the weekends – the blended family thing!) and that meant that hopping on a plane for a vacation wasn’t really an option. We took plenty of trips but each trip started and ended with a long car ride.  We lived in St. Louis […]

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Disney World Packing Money Saving Tips

I am headed to Disney World next week with the family for the Disney Social Media Moms Conference. I’m not only super excited about this exclusive, invite-only conference but the family is pretty stoked about returning to Disney World. We are no strangers to Disney World as my mom lives in Orlando and we have […]

10 Things I Wish I’d Known Before Having a Baby

This video is spot on! Seriously, all expecting and new parents need to watch it! Have a tissue nearby because…tears! Lots of tears!

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10 Never Fail Toddler Crafts

My son absolutely loves cutting and pasting and painting. We could do toddler crafts all day and night, and he would still ask for more. Me? I run out of ideas pretty quick. Never fear! Baby Gizmo to the rescue! Check out this fabulous list of never fail toddler crafts. Celery Paint Stamping  Wooly Lamb […]

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Marble Run Review: Hours of Building Fun!

On a recent Target trip, we purchased this Marble Run game for my 4.5 year old daughter who is a HUGE fan of marbles. I’m glad I did- it’s a quiet toy with no batteries, that really exercises her mind. You’ll find 55 pieces in the box and 15 marbles, and all you need to […]