Making Date Night Easier With Guaranteed Sitters


This is a sponsored post. Remember date night before kids and marriage? Remember the preparation, the excitement, the anticipation? Deciding what to wear. Making sure your hair and makeup was ready. It was what we looked forward to. Then, in my case, marriage came along. Date night was a little different, but it was still fun and exciting. A chance to break out of the norm … [Read more...]

Hot Back to School Fashions on WBTV


This morning I was on WBTV (CBS) Charlotte chatting with Kristen Miranda about great back to school fashions! With 5 kid models to help me feature these adorable outfits, the segment went great! You can see what it was like in our "Behind the Scenes" video! Here are all the fashions we featured on the segment... MODEL #1: 1st Grader featuring JCrew/Crewcuts Crewcuts … [Read more...]

Taking FIVE Kids on TV – Behind the Scenes!


This week was a little crazy! I had a TV segment scheduled on WBTV Charlotte for back-to-school, which is normally no big deal, but this time I had to bring 5 kids on-air with me. Yeah, FIVE grade school kids between 1st and 5th grade. I don't think I have to tell you that bringing kids on air raised the stress about 1000%. Now, I wouldn't have said yes if I couldn't handle … [Read more...]

Britax Issues Voluntary Recall on Some ClickTight Car Seat Models


Today, August 13, 2015, Britax Child Safety, Inc., in cooperation with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Transport Canada, is conducting a voluntary recall of certain Advocate ClickTight, Boulevard ClickTight, and Marathon ClickTight model convertible car seats.  Britax has decided that these models manufactured between August 1, 2014 and July 29, … [Read more...]

What’s in the Box Wednesday | Getting Ready for TV

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That's right, it's Wednesday again! Time for What's in the Box Wednesday! Well, actually our Junior Gizmo guy is opening a bag, so we have to call it What's in the Bag this week! The kids are getting ready to model on-air during a back-to-school TV segment on WBTV Charlotte and today we are revealing one of the outfits that we are featuring. It's a budget-friendly option that … [Read more...]

Baby Gizmo Must Have Monday | Episode Two | Dr. Browns

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So, we made it to another Monday! Yes, technically Saturday and Sunday are over (boooo!) but you never know what this week is going to bring. Something fabulous, I'm sure. That's at least what I'm telling myself. This is going to be a great week and we are starting out with another episode of Baby Gizmo Must Have Monday! (In case you missed EPISODE ONE, HERE it is!) We are … [Read more...]

What’s in the Box Wednesday – Shopkins

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It's time for another episode of What's in the Box Wednesday!! Yep, this is a regular weekly series (like our Baby Gizmo Must Have Mondays!) that you can look forward to each week! Today, the Junior Gizmo kids and a special furry guest open up a box that is pretty exciting for 1 of the 3 kids! ;) Check out what the kids find in the box this week by watching our video below! … [Read more...]

Baby Gizmo Must Have Monday – 4Moms bounceRoo


We are super excited to introduce our new video series to you guys - Baby Gizmo Must Have Mondays! To brighten up everyone's otherwise sluggish Mondays, this series will feature a product each Monday that we think you must have! We will be featuring new products and classic (must-have) products, but no matter what it is, it will be something we think you need to know … [Read more...]

Barbie Flippin Pup Pool Review by Junior Gizmo

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Since it is already August, our holiday toy coverage has started! What, holidays already? We haven't even started back-to-school yet?? Yep, we can hear you screaming that at your computer screen. You are right BUT there is so much to cover in the world of toys that we have to get a jump on it. Plus, there are so many new toys hitting the market now in preparation for the … [Read more...]

A Trip to Meet Vanity Fair

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*I participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Influence Central for Vanity Fair. No matter what your job is, how many kids you have or where you live, women are always doing. We are raising families, running businesses, taking care of others, taking care of ourselves and so much more. With the stress of busy lives and raising kids, I’m a big believer in celebrating … [Read more...]

Step2 Wonderball Funhouse Review (VIDEO)

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Step2 is at it again and has introduced a brand new toy this summer that we think toddlers are going to love. The new Step2 Wonderball Funhouse is a playhouse that features ball play with the included 10 plastic balls. Toddlers can explore the playhouse using their imagination while enhancing their hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills. The roof features four holes that … [Read more...]

Doona Infant Car Seat Giveaway

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Giveaway Closed! Congrats to our winner - Meredith C.   Last fall, we introduced you to the revolutionary Doona Infant Car Seat. Last week, we gave you an in-depth, up close and personal look at this infant car seat that transforms into a stroller with the integrated wheels. This week, we are giving one away! That's right, the winner of this week's Baby Gizmo Giant … [Read more...]

IKEA Recalls 27 MILLION Dressers And Chests After Two Childrens’ Deaths

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We've talked about this before and this is important! Dressers, chests, entertainment centers and other tall furniture can literally become killing machines if not anchored to the wall around children! A child dies every two weeks and a child is injured every 24 minutes in the U.S. from furniture or TVs tipping over, according to CPSC data. To help prevent injuries and … [Read more...]

It Can Wait because it’s Just NOT Worth it!


Have you done it? Are you one of the bazillions of people who have done it in the car? I admit it, I have. I know you have heard the ad campaigns over and over about "It Can Wait" or "Don't Text and Drive", right? I see these people, young and old, every single day with a phone literally up in their face texting while they are driving and it makes me so furious that I want … [Read more...]

John Deere Gator Ride-on by Peg Perego Review

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Our littlest Junior Gizmo guy is back and he has a pretty awesome toy to show you today. It's no secret that all my kids are huge fans of battery powered vehicles, but at 6 years old, my youngest is currently the biggest fan. He could ride his vehicles (yes, he has more than one!) all day long. I always tell parents that if you are a looking for a big gift (they aren't cheap!) … [Read more...]