Succulent Lobster Ceviche

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 My husband and children took me out for lunch on Mother's Day at the Border Grill in Santa Monica, Los Angeles owned by chef Susan Fenigar and Mary Sue Milliken who you may have seen on many shows on TV including Top Chef Master. Chef Susan Feniger was there greeting guests from table to table. She was so sweet and made an effort to make every diner feel welcome. I don’t … [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...]

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...]

5 Milk Chocolate Desserts Inspired By Candy Bars

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Happy National Milk Chocolate Day! I come from a long line of choco-holics so milk chocolate has a special place in my heart. I have the cutest and sweetest grandparents who, since I can remember, have kept a whole dresser drawer full of any chocolate candy that you could ever imagine. My sisters and I had full access to that special drawer as children, their home was chocolate … [Read more...]

Doona Infant Car Seat Giveaway

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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 Weekly Giveaway is going to receive the brand new Doona Infant Car … [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!

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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...]

Our Summer Dance Parties with KIDZ BOP (GIVEAWAY)

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*This giveaway is sponsored by Kidz Bop.  This giveaway is closed! Congrats to our winner - Cindy M. Like most kids, summer is my children’s favorite time of the year. No school, no homework and no early wake-up calls (their bus comes at 6:40am during the school year!) top the list as their favorite things of all time. As we near the end of July, they have spent the last … [Read more...]

Designed to be Forgotten

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This post brought to you by Quilted Northern. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Baby Gizmo.Our bathroom time is usually something we don't talk about. We go in, we do our business and we move on. It's not usually the topic of dinner conversation. Well, unless you are my 5 year old, then it just might be.The best bathroom experiences are the ones that we … [Read more...]

The Brady Bunch Has Nothing On Me #HowWeFamily

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The blended family was really brought to light with the popular TV show The Brady Bunch. As kids watching the show, most of us thought that it was just a happy, normal family. But if you paid attention to the theme song, it was a family brought together when a lovely lady and a man named Brady met, fell in love and got married. The catch with this family was that these two … [Read more...]

Cool and Refreshing 4th of July Drinks

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Yesterday we took a look at red, white and blue desserts, and today we're focusing on drinks! From kids to grown-ups, we've rounded up some fun and patriotic drinks for you here!Kid Friendly Layered Mocktail- In Katrina's Kitchen. Here's a fun mocktail for your kids to enjoy, complete with a firecracker on top! Kids will love this mix of Gatorade, pina colada flavored … [Read more...]

Taylor Swift 1989 World Tour Concert

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I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for American Express. I received concert tickets and a promotional item to thank me for my participation.Last week, my daughter went to her very first concert. We didn't start with a small band or an unknown artist, we went big! Superstar Taylor Swift kind of big! Thanks to Influence Central and … [Read more...]

Toy Review: TreeHaus LumberJax Log Set

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Today my four year old and I are reviewing one of his birthday presents because we both love it and we think you'll like it too! My parents bought my son this wooden log building set from TreeHaus and we have played with it every day since (going on over a month)!I played with original wooden Lincoln Logs as a child and they were my favorite. Nowadays you can usually … [Read more...]

6 Great Sunscreens For National Sunscreen Day

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Tomorrow (May 27th) brings you National Sunscreen Day, and because sunscreen is so important to both our and our children's skin, we have rounded up six great sunscreens for you! Take a look and lather it on!Sun Bum $15.58 With all sorts of products such as face sticks, spray ons, cool downs, and lip balms, this is a great range. Their products are water resistant, … [Read more...]