In Three Years, I’ve Learned…

3 years

My first daughter turned three in January, so that makes me a three-year old mom. In these past three years, I've learned many lessons as a parent and mother. Six of my favorite lessons are below:1. Don't read conventional parenting magazines. After three-year subscriptions to most of the major national magazines, I've come to realize that they are largely a waste of time. … [Read more...]

Vtech Switch & Go Dinos – Brok the Brachiosaurus Video Review

Vtech Brok

The VTech Switch n Go Dinos were a big hit with the boys this holiday season. These toys remind dads of an updated version of the Transformers they had as a child but the kids love the unique feature of transforming from vehicle to dinosaur.With my family, everyone must have had the same idea this year because my boys received 5 different Switch n Go Dinos including the big … [Read more...]

12 Weeks of Holidays Giveaway: Week 11 – Nursing MomMe

12 Weeks of Giveaways

And we are back with Week 11 of our 12 Weeks of Holidays with Club MomMe after a brief hiatus to celebrate the holidays with our families.So we are kicking off week 11 on New Year’s Eve and this week we are celebrating "Nursing MomMes".  To all of the Expectant MomMes and Daddys, and new MomMes who are spending countless hours each day breastfeeding and pumping for their … [Read more...]

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Billionaire Bars

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Billionaire Bars

Today I'm sharing another treat that I made during the holidays for my family. As usual, they requested chocolate chip cookies but I ALWAYS make those cookies. Sure, the cookies I make are amazing but I wanted to make something different. I figured I would include something with cookie dough to keep them happy though. Who doesn't like chocolate chip cookie dough, right?!? Well, … [Read more...]

7 Cold Weather Fashion Faves

I like to be "into" fashion in the fall and winter months because it's such a beautiful time to be into fashion. I love sweaters and boots and fabulous jackets, so this time is the easiest time for me to look great. No, I take that back, it's the easiest season for me to work with what I have in my closet to look great.So, because I am in such a fashion-kind of mood, I … [Read more...]

Meet the American Girl 2013 Girl of the Year – Saige Copeland

Saige Copeland American Girl

Sometimes my daughter thinks my job is pretty cool. As she gets older, the times where she still considers me the coolest person around is getting fewer and fewer.  Fortunately for me, the day Saige arrived at our house was one of those times. That's right - Best. Mom. Ever. - type of situation. We had the opportunity to get an up close and personal look at the new American … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Crunch Cake

Pumpkin Crunch Cake

Don’t forget to check out our new FOOD BLOG – SKINNY NOT SKINNY – dedicated 100% to food! :)While visiting family out of town for the holiday this past weekend, I baked so many yummy goodies that it's truly hard for me not to share them with you all at once. Not to overwhelm you, I'm sharing the recipes one by one over the next couple weeks. This holiday I really knocked it … [Read more...]

How to be a stay at home parent (and not go insane)

mombrain

This January will mark my second year in stay at home parenting. Yay! When I started this gig, I hated it, but now I love it. I love it now because I know how to make it work for me and my family. So this post is for any parent out there considering stay at home parenting.Here are my top 10 tips on how to be a stay at home mom (or dad) without going insane:1. Take a … [Read more...]

Last Minute Holiday Gift Idea: VTech Switch n Go Dinos

We are down to the 11th hour for Christmas shopping this weekend. If you are still looking for  last minute gift that won't break the bank but the kids (especially the boys!) will love, take a peek at our Baby Gizmo Video today. Our Lil' Baby Gizmo Tester gives you an up close and personal look at the VTech Switch n Go Dinos. SHOP VTech Switch n Go Dinos … [Read more...]

12 Weeks of Holidays: Week 10 – Baby Gear with Club MomMe

Holiday Giveaway

 Congrats to our winner - Entry #5744 - Krystal R.Now that our Baby Gizmo 12 Days of Christmas is over, we are back into the 12 Weeks of Holidays with Club MomMe! This week one lucky winner will receive a Nuna Leaf, Avent Baby Monitor, Peg Perego Book Plus Stroller and Munchkin Diaper Pail. That's right, this is another one winner takes all giveaway!!And yep, you saw … [Read more...]

How to Pick the Diaper Bag that is Right for You (VIDEO)

How to Pick a Diaper Bag

Weekender? Messenger? Hobo Bag? Clutch? Tote? Backpack? Mini? There are so many diaper bags to choose from that many ask themselves "Where do I start? Which one(s) do I need?"Today's Baby Gizmo Video is all about picking the perfect diaper bag for you. I highlight the different types of diaper bags and the main features to look for when deciding which baby bag becomes your … [Read more...]

How to Make Rice Krispie Caramel Chocolate Pops (VIDEO)

Rice Krispie Caramel Chocolate Pops

Unless you been living in a cave, you know that cake pops have been hugely popular in the last couple years. Kids love 'em. Adults love 'em. Basically, who doesn't like a cake pop?!? Well, today for "Foodie Friday" I am changing up the cake pop game and taking out the cake and putting in Rice Krispie Caramel Balls. It's basically the super yummy Rice Krispie Caramel Chocolate … [Read more...]

Carry Handle Quality Initiative Bugaboo Cameleon and Bugaboo Donkey

Bugaboo Inititiative

This isn't necessarily a "RECALL" but an initiative that Bugaboo has implemented to ensure that their customers have the very best product that they can have.Bugaboo is providing customers the opportunity to receive a new and improved carry handle for the Bugaboo Cameleon and Bugaboo Donkey strollers. Some customer reports have shown that the white button of the carry … [Read more...]

Baby Gizmo 12 Days of Christmas Day 12

Orbit Baby

Congratulations to winner - Entry #12856 - Brittney R. On the 12th Day of Christmas, Baby Gizmo gave to me...Orbit Baby Travel SystemYep, it's the 12th and final day and we've saved the biggest and best for last! You don't think that our 12th day landed on 12/12/12 on accident, did you?!?! This is a BIG DAY!!! A lucky day for one person that is for sure!!If … [Read more...]

This is Sewious! (VIDEO)

wonderpets

The Baby Gizmo Video today is sewious...ummm...I mean serious! It's all about kids and watching television. I have a few major questions that maybe you have the answers to. I'd love to hear your thoughts on this topic so please watch the video and leave me a comment and let me know what you think. … [Read more...]