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Babymoon Tips and Ideas

I'm 28 weeks pregnant so obviously I have babymoons on my mind. A babymoon is defined as: "a relaxing or romantic vacation taken by parents-to-be before their baby is born." How heavenly does that sound? Sign me up! My husband and I actually didn't take any kind of vacation when I was expecting our first born … Continue Reading

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I’m Heading to Blogger Bash

Even though I didn’t really know what a “blog” technically was when I started Baby Gizmo back in 2005, I have technically by definition been blogging for a decade. That is a LONG time. I’m kind of like a dinosaur in the blog world. Like in any industry, there is a ton of stuff behind […]

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What It Is Like To Be A NICU Parent

This is a guest post by Julian Reyes. Our journey begins a few years ago, as my wife and I agreed in the summer of 2011 to try to have children.  We also got married that summer.  However, it wasn’t easy for us and we tried IVF.  On our first try, we were successful.  We decided to go with […]

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Fourth of July Accessories for Babies

I find it SO fun to accessorize a baby. To start, they look precious. And perhaps more importantly, they don’t typically tear or rip something off, unlike a toddler! The Fourth of July is the perfect occasion to doll up your baby girl or boy with some adorable festive accessories. Here are a few of […]

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Traveling with Kids Safety Tips on WBTV Charlotte

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 […]

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The Secret Money-Saving Rules of Shopping for Baby

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 […]

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How to Make a 4th of July Fruit Hat

This is a sponsored post. 4th of July is right around the corner and we have a great party centerpiece for you today! If you are hosting a BBQ or 4th of July party, this Uncle Sam Fruit Hat will be a hit with both kids and adults. This is another great Marzetti® brand creation. […]

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Cloth Diaper Myth Busters

BY: Shannon Griffith, owner of Green Diaper Babies, cloth diaper delivery service of Chicagoland. I’m sure you’ve heard it come up in your group of friends: CLOTH DIAPERS.  You know your “hippie” friends who have tried it and loved it; but there are also your friends who are clearly not interested.  Perhaps you find yourself […]

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Maclaren BMW Buggy Giveaway

Congrats to our winner – Curtis Lu. With Father’s Day this weekend, we thought we needed to do something extra special. So I turned to my husband and asked him what he would want to win if he won a big Father’s Day giveaway. After stating the obvious about “alone time” and just the love […]

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Step2 Homerun Trainer Video Review

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 […]

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Taylor Swift 1989 World Tour Concert

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 […]