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Baby Gizmo Visits the Chicago Children’s Museum (VIDEO)

With Spring Break this week, we decided to do a week-long staycation in Chicago and explore our own city. Boy, have we been busy! From the movies (to see The Lorax) to the Lincoln Park Zoo to a marshmallow playdate, the beginning of the week was packed. We couldn’t stop there so yesterday we headed […]


Sausage And Pepper Stromboli

Stromboli is something my mother-in-law makes every New Years Day. It’s something I will always equate with her and my husbands family. If you’ve never had it before, Stromboli is an Italian stuffed bread filled with anything from vegetables and cheese to meat. It’s crazy simple to make and the possibilities are endless when it […]

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Quinoa and Black Bean Burgers

Keeping with my quinoa theme, I thought I would look a little outside the box.  As I said in my last post, quinoa is like a blank canvas.  So blank, in fact, that you can easily turn this tiny seed which is most often used in salads into… a burger.  Yes indeed. This recipe has […]


Baby Gizmo YouTube Giveaway Extravaganza Day 20 – Bumbleride Indie

  Congratultions to our Day 20 winner – Entry #1839 – Christina M-Z. We can’t believe it is already Day 20!  That means that there are only 10  more days to win something fabulous! Same deal today – so that we don’t bore our regulars by repeating everything, if you just joined us for the […]


Stuffed Marshmallows & Marshmallows on a Stick

It’s Spring Break this week and that means playdates galore. I have been trying to think of activities to keep these kids busy and today was all about marshmallows. The kids were super excited about making Marshmallows on a Stick. Talk about super easy and this activity leaves everyone with a snack at that end. […]


Fun Ideas for Your Easter Party!!

Fun Ideas for Your Easter Party!! Each year I throw an Easter party at my house for my kids (6 & 3) and their friends. It is a big hit, and is something they both look forward to. Now I am far from Martha Stewart so if I can do it, I’m sure you can […]

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A Peek Inside Poppy’s Closet

Ahhhh, the joys of shopping!  Online shopping has become quite the dangerous past time for me.  All these wonderful items all within your finger tip’s reach! How I enjoy finding special pieces and putting them in my cart and then receiving the packages in the mail.  (It does annoy me when I have to pay […]


Baby Gizmo YouTube Giveaway Extravaganza Day 19 – Britax B-Safe

Congratulations to our Day 19 winner – Entry #1462 – Kate H. Every parent with a new baby cannot leave the hospital (by car, that is!) without a car seat. That is why we are super excited about our Day 19 giveaway. It’s an infant car seat by one of the most trusted car seat […]


Baby Gizmo Visits the Lincoln Park Zoo (VIDEO)

Looking for a great place to take the kids this summer? You should really consider Chicago. It is beautiful in the summer. In the winter? Eh, not so much. But that’s another story – let’s stick to summer! In the Spring and Summer Chicago is packed with things to do for the kids. The Shedd […]


Differences Between First Pregnancy, and Pregnancy with a Toddler

If you wonder where we get the ideas for our posts, sometimes they can come in the shape of a text message from a friend. As you can see from this, her text got me reminiscing about my first pregnancy and how different it was to this one. Having an active 18 month old daughter […]