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Quinoa for Mama and Baby

Let’s talk about quinoa.  I’m sure you’ve heard of it, but I’m also sure many of you have walked right past it in the grocery store thinking it is 1) too intimidating to attempt or 2) looks too much like bird seed to please your meat and potatoes family.  So let’s address those issues… First, […]

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Six Tips for Decorating Your Toddler’s Room for Less

At the start of her life, it was our plan to have my first daughter sleeping in her own bed from six weeks onward. Yeah. But then she was born, and we started co-sleeping and that plan went down the drain. I transitioned my first daughter to her own room at 10 months but it […]

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Baby Gizmo YouTube Giveaway Extravaganza Day 17 – Britax Baby Carrier

Congratulations to our Day 17 winner – Entry #50 – Kris K. It’s Day 17!  Wooohooo! Each day (Monday through Friday) we are going to re-feature one of our fabulous video reviews from our collection that helped to make us famous! To help celebrate that video, we are going to hold a one-day giveaway for […]

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Creative Easter Basket Ideas

My son is two and a half and sort of understands the concept of the Easter Bunny. A giant bunny is leaving him gifts and candy in a few weeks because he is a good boy, as is his understanding. I am a big kid at heart so I am outlandishly enthusiastic about gift giving […]

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Washing Cloth Diapers in a Front Loading Washing Machine

I got into cloth diapering for all the “right” reasons. I wanted to save my environment by using less water and not contributing to those nasty landfills I read about in one issue in Time magazine. I wanted to save money. I wanted to protect my daughter from potentially harmful chemicals like Dioxin. I didn’t […]

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Flush the Poop Away with Cloth Diaper Liners!

Some things mothers love about cloth diapers are the cute patterns, that they are environmentally friendly, and made without chemicals from natural materials. A negative is handling the poop. When it’s breastfed poop, you don’t have a problem, but when those solids start- ohhhh, boy. I really enjoyed cleaning them in my first trimester of […]

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Baby Gizmo YouTube Giveaway Extravaganza Day 16 – Baby Jogger City Elite Stroller

Congratulations to our Day 16 Winner – Entry #1197 – Peggy T. OMG!  It is Day 16! That means we are more than half-way through and you only have 15 days left to win something fabulous in our Baby Gizmo YouTube Giveaway Extravagnza!  We aren’t going to lie though – the second half has some […]

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“Mama, I’m Bored” |Ten Fun Places to Take Toddlers

As a new mom of my toddler, I always felt like a magician of sorts in trying to come up with ideas for fun activities that we could do together that wouldn’t a) break my bank or b) bore her (or me) to death. But with time and some creativity, I can honestly say that […]

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Minivans are Kind of Sexy

Before children, I had but one thing on my list of things I’d never do as a parent: Buy a minivan. I mean, sure, I knew that with children comes stuff and stuff needs to be hauled, but I vowed that instead of a minivan we’d get a SUV. Yes, an SUV was the safer, […]

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The Fisher Price 1-2-3 Musical Gym is Great (Kind of)

The Fisher Price 1-2-3 Musical Gym was the first toy that I bought with the intention of distracting my child long enough for me to make it through a conference call. I know. Shame on me. But I was a work-at-home mom then without any childcare. I know. Stupid me. But at the time, it […]