Medela Freestyle Electric Breast Pump Review

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When I was pregnant with my first, I had a long list of baby essentials I was convinced I needed. Everything from the Moby Wrap to the Boppy to the Bumbo, the Jumbo, the Mumbo, the who knows what. Honestly, this time around as I'm pregnant with my second, the only thing that was really on my list of must haves was an electric breast pump. I am not exaggerating when I say that I … [Read more...]

New Barbie Dreamhouse 2015 House Tour and Review (VIDEO)

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Our Junior Gizmo gal is back and she is showing you one of her favorite things today! After her first two Princess Castle Videos turned out to be crazy popular on YouTube, she is back again with the new 2015 Barbie Dreamhouse! That's right, Barbie moved this month into a luxury, three-story, 7 room, ultimate"dreamhouse".This new Dreamhouse has been upgraded with a built-in … [Read more...]

GB QBit Travel Stroller Review (VIDEO)

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There is a new travel stroller in town and you are going to know about this one! The GB Qbit is a budget-friendly, compact-folding, easy-to-push, travel stroller that is going to seriously impress you when you see it folded.SEATThe seat of the Qbit has a weight capacity of up to 50 lbs and measures 14" wide with a 17" seat back, and a measurement of 25" from seat … [Read more...]

Balloon Bonanza Review (VIDEO)

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This just might be the most talked about summer toy right now! Yep, the Balloon Bonanza! If you haven't already seen the commercials or your kids aren't already begging you for it, it will happen! This cool new product takes all the work out of filling up endless water balloons. Yep, you can fill up 40 water balloon AT THE SAME TIME in about 45 seconds and not even have to seal … [Read more...]

Traveling with Kids Safety Tips on WBTV Charlotte

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This morning I was on WBTV Charlotte to talk about some important safety tips for parents and share a few ideas about products I like that help keep kids safe. . While I've done plenty of TV segments, this was my first one in Charlotte. The people were amazing and I had a great time. Watch the segment and then you can find more information on the tips below. Summer travel … [Read more...]

The Secret Money-Saving Rules of Shopping for Baby

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Since 2015 is our 10 year anniversary for Baby Gizmo, we know a thing or two about buying stuff for baby. Having a baby and shopping for all the fun gear for them isn't cheap but if you follow a few rules, you can definitely save a bundle of money. Here is a summary of our best money-saving secrets when buying baby gear.1)  If your first instinct is that a product is ugly, … [Read more...]

Step2 Homerun Trainer Video Review

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Summer break is officially in full swing at my house which means the kids are home ALL. DAY. LONG. This is the time of year that all the toys come out and we see which ones continue to be a hit year after year and which toys get passed on again. We love outdoor toys at my house because that means my house is quiet on the inside if the kids are playing outside. Today, the Junior … [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...]

Little Tikes Cook ‘n Grow BBQ Grill Review

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There are some highly used toys in this household and some that get played with once and get thrown to the side, never to be played with again.The Little Tikes Cook 'n Grow BBQ Grill is very much in the first category in our home.My (soon to be) two year old son is obsessed with it. He received this grill as a gift from his Godparents almost six months ago and still … [Read more...]

What’s in the Box Wednesday – SuperMax the Turtle

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Today is a really special What's in the Box Wednesday episode! I know we usually keep What's in the Box a secret until you watch the video but today we want to tell you more about it because not only is this special little turtle helping children, but it has a wonderful story behind it.SuperMax the Turtle is a unique nightlight designed specifically to help soothe children … [Read more...]

Safety 1st Guide 65 Carseat Review

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When we had our twins, we knew we would need to get a couple of very narrow car seats. We already had a toddler and adding two more kids meant we needed to have three car seats in a row for at least a couple of years.I scoured the internet for recommendations and ideas. Unfortunately, there was very little info on my exact situation. Most of the posts and … [Read more...]

Cinderella — The Soundtrack You Don’t Want To Miss

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Back in March when I saw the new Cinderella at the theater I was a bit skeptical. The previews looked beautiful, but would the story be as captivating as I had hoped?The answer is a resounding YES! My daughter and I both adored the film and have been counting down the days until its’ DVD release  ... September 15, 2015. So, as we wait we’ve been listening to the soundtrack … [Read more...]

Chicco Stack 3-in-1 High Chair Review (VIDEO)

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A high chair is a must-have for most parents once a baby starts eating solids. With many high chairs on the market featuring all the bells and whistles, it may be hard to choose the one that you think will be best for your family. To help navigate your way through what is and isn't necessary, I always tell parents that my top three high chair features are:1) Easy to … [Read more...]

Radio Flyer Pathfinder Wagon Review

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I have a confession - this is the third wagon we have owned. The first two I either sold or returned to the store because I was not happy with their features.The Radio Flyer Pathfinder Wagon is exactly what I was looking for. The biggest reason I returned the other two wagons was because of the wheels. Hard plastic wheels on concrete sidewalks are a terribly loud … [Read more...]

Ju-Ju-Be BFF Diaper Bag – Nautical Prints – Legacy Collection

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I always tell parents that one of the baby products that you should spend a little extra on is your diaper bag. Why? Because the diaper bag is one of the most used baby products and it's definitely one that you'll use the longest. Most moms will carry a diaper bag at least 3 years per child and many times, because of potty training and snacks, you'll end up carrying it much … [Read more...]