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Growing Seeds With Your Toddler

My son has recently become obsessed with vegetable gardens and growing seeds. Everytime we see a vegetable garden at someone’s home or on TV, he is all about it. Recently, when we went over to a friend’s house for dinner, he spent most of the evening harvesting green beans and munching away. I know?! My […]

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Meet American Girl Beforever Maryellen Larkin (GIVEAWAY)

  Big news for American Girl fans! American Girl introduced fans to top-requested 1950s character Maryellen Larkin–an optimistic, energetic girl growing up in Daytona Beach, Florida, in 1954. This adorable 18″ doll has wavy, strawberry blonde hair, hazel eyes and comes with an adorable striped dress, matching shrug and book “The One and Only.” We […]

Transitioning to Toddler Bed

How We Transitioned Our Son to a Toddler Bed

Well, the dreaded day finally arrived. Time to transition to a toddler bed. My son tried to climb out of his crib once, just before I had my twins. My husband and I panicked. “We do not have time for this! We are having twins!” Luckily, our son 1) wasn’t hurt and 2) it scared […]


10 Fun Push Present Ideas To Give To Your Significant Other

“Push presents” have caused somewhat of a controversy, given that some people think they’re a great idea, and some people think they’re ridiculous. Well, this post is for all those that love the idea! Today I’m sharing 10 fun push present ideas for that special lady. I’m nearing the very end of my second pregnancy […]


8 Labor Day Craft Ideas

Labor Day is approaching and because my son and I have been crafting up a storm in our house, I wanted to share 8 Labor Day appropriate crafts for you and the kids to enjoy this year!   1. Labor Day Thank You Cards from She Knows. I love the idea of having your children make […]


Mom Hack! Keeping Your Toddler’s Pajamas ON!

I have three kids under 4, and for some reason, all three of my children love taking their clothes off during nap time. My oldest has finally outgrown this, but my toddler twins are right in the thick of it. Going into their room after nap and being greeted by a naked toddler with poop […]

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Azul Sensatori by Karisma Resort | Mexico Review (VIDEO)

  I recently had the opportunity to visit Azul Sensatori Resort in Mexico and had the best time! The Azul by Karisma resort just outside Cancun, Mexico has a new partnership with Nickelodeon and I thought it was a perfect chance to check it out. Watch our full Baby Gizmo video tour of the resort […]

Triple Berry Mascarpone Trifle

Triple Berry Mascarpone Trifle

Sometimes it’s nice to have a dessert option that isn’t so heavy and overly sweet but that can still satisfy your sweet tooth. This Triple Berry Mascarpone Trifle is a light and refreshing end to your meal. The mascarpone cheese folded into the fresh whipped cream adds richness and an extra depth of flavor. A […]

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Baby Gizmo Must Have Monday | Scratch Free Mittens

Happy Monday, everyone! We had so much fun with Natalie Diaz a few weeks ago, that we had to have our special guest from Twiniversity back for Must-Have Monday this week!! We sat down together to discuss one of our joint must-haves for babies and this is an episode you don’t want to miss. We even came up […]

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A Day in the Life of a Chicken Mama

Sometimes I see my friend’s photos online and wonder, “How on earth do you do it?” How do you fit in X or Y? What does your day REALLY look like? One such friend is Bianca of The Pierogie Mama. We first met ten years ago during our barista years and have since both married and […]

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Baby Gizmo Giant Weekly Giveaway: Britax Affinity!

It’s time for a Baby Gizmo Giant Weekly Giveaway!! We thought we’d switch things up this time and start the giveaway before the weekend! It just makes sense to start something exciting on a Friday!! For the next week, we are giving away one of the fabulous Britax Affinity strollers! Woot! Woot! The timing couldn’t be […]

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No Kid Negotiations with Bitsy’s Brain Food!

Having kids is all about negotiating! They don’t always want to do what you want them to do. They argue. You plead. They push back. You negotiate. It’s a big process. I’m always happy when there is one less thing to argue about! That’s where Bitsy’s Brain Food comes in. Maggie and Alex (the brains […]


5 Great Monthly Box Subscriptions To Try Out

It seems like monthly box subscriptions are all the rage! There’s a monthly box for just about anything you can imagine. I love the convenience of having one, given that it’s already curated and packaged up for you, and who doesn’t love a good mail day? So today I’m sharing 5 of my favorite monthly […]

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Back to School Mom (VIDEO)

Whether you are sad or happy about back to school time, it’s hard to argue that mom can get more things done when all the kids go to school during the day. Ever wonder what it’s like for mom when they leave? Well, I thought I would give you an inside look at what goes down […]


Review of The Parker Palm Springs

My husband and I just celebrated our 6th wedding anniversary and every year we take a trip! Sometimes it’s far away destination trips and sometimes it’s a small get away. No matter where it is, we always have so much fun escaping, relaxing and exploring. This year we decided to do our anniversary trip closer […]

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A Great Game For Preschoolers … Spot It! Jr.

Do you have a mini game lover in your home? My almost 5 year old daughter is always on board with game night. And my 3 year old son is loving the chance to join in when he can too. We’ve played countless rounds of Memory and Guess Who? and lately I’ve been on the […]

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Friendly Rooster Children’s Shoes (Giveaway + Discount)

I’m a big fan of shoes. What woman isn’t, right? I don’t only like to shop for shoes for myself but I also love picking out shoes for my kids and have since they were babies. When my little ones were small and learning to walk, my favorite thing to do was  to buy them adorable […]

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What’s in the Box Wednesday | Kinder Surprise Eggs

Are your kids obsessed with watching surprise videos on YouTube yet? Such as the Kinder Surprise Eggs, Shopkins Blind Bags and Minecraft Blind Boxes? Mine are. And now the Junior Gizmo kids are obsessed with making these videos too! Kinder Eggs, while the most popular, are not that easy to get a hold of. They are […]

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A Perfect Fitting Bra

*I participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Influence Central for Vanity Fair. I received product samples to facilitate my review and compensation to thank me for my participation. We know as women that our undergarments are the foundation of our outfit. Sure, you can wear the most stylish fashions, but if you are wearing […]

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Baby Comfy Care Nose and Nail for Baby

When you have a baby, it isn’t all bows, butterflies and adorable baby shoes. It gets messy. FYI – there is a lot of snot. And just like with adults, there is upkeep. Haircuts, nail trimming and other hygiene maintenance. Now, it’s isn’t the glamorous part of being a parent, but it has to be […]

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10 Easy Back to School Lunch Ideas

It’s either the most wonderful or dreaded time of the year for you- back to school! Today I’ve rounded up 10 easy back to school lunches for you to pack your children this year. These are ideas that won’t take long to whip up, plus the kids will love them because they’re fun and tasty! […]