$500 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

amazon card

The “Get What You Want Giveaway” is back!This one is a BIG one and you have two weeks to enter!  That’s right, we have $500 Amazon gift card up for grabs and we will be handing them over to ONE lucky winner.Already thinking about Back to School? This prize works. Have a baby on the way and would like a little help with the baby gear costs? Yep, works for that too. Even … [Read more...]

Things To Expect When Your First Child Starts School

thingstoexpectschool

Warning: This article is part of “The Edge” series and may not appeal to those without a sense of humor or those who are completely opposed to any and all swear words.Each September, my Facebook news feed is filled with first day of school pictures, pick up line rants, mom-taxi-cab exhaustion, and recaps of school supply scavenger hunts. Before this year I never … [Read more...]

The 12 Days of School (VIDEO)

12daysofschool_website

Since back-to-school is in full swing now, we thought we'd have a little fun with our own version of The 12 Days of School! Our Lil' Baby Gizmos got together to film this video and we think they did a great job!Don't forget to subscribe to our Baby Gizmo YouTube Channel so that you don't miss any great videos! … [Read more...]

Must Have Homeschool Art Supplies

homeschool_home

Our first official day of homeschool preschool is September 3rd!With a 4 year old (and a 2 year old tagging along) our focus will be super hands-on this year. If the past tells me anything about our upcoming year, our learning will revolve around crafts. My children loves creating and I love seeing all their artwork. Craft time is a win win around here.Today I wanted to … [Read more...]

A Hot Lunch Brought from Home (VIDEO)

hotfoodshot_new

School has finally started! Kids are happily back in their classrooms with their amazing teachers, fun friends and structured schedule that they thrive on. Last week when we visited our new school and met the kids' teachers for this year, we found out that my middle son's classroom has a severe peanut allergy and no peanut or tree nut products would be allowed to be brought to … [Read more...]

First Day of Preschool Blues

First day of preschool blues

As I drove the familiar route home, I glanced in the rear view mirror at his sweet face.“Tell me about your day, Mama?”I started explaining what happened after I had dropped him off at his first day of preschool. My first full day without my boy since he was born, I think.He scrunched his nose in dissatisfaction at the beginning of my story. “No! Tell me about MY … [Read more...]

Perfect Pinterest Snacks

PinterestSnacks

Avocado Cream Cheese Snack Roll Ups /// Cheesy Buffalo Chicken Pizza Sticks /// Dried Cantaloupe /// Apple Cookie /// Cheese and Turkey Roll Up /// Frozen Yogurt Covered Blueberries /// BLT Bites /// Frozen Peanut Butter Snack Square /// Coconut Cream Pie Energy Bites /// Cobb Dip Whether you're looking for lunch box snacks or appetizer type treats for a mom's night, I think … [Read more...]

Back-To-School Shopping For Mom!

Screen shot 2014-08-10 at 11.25.22 PM

Back-to-school season is in full swing!!!Here in the Northwest we don't begin classes until after Labor Day, but the stores are full of supplies and my Facebook is full of back-to-school status updates. From what I hear, the supply lists are long and specific!We are launching homeschool preschool this year, but that doesn't mean we skip back-to-school supply shopping. … [Read more...]

Sh*t Parents Say at Back to School Time (VIDEO)

Instead of "How to Monday" this week, we are going to have a little fun with the back-to-school craziness that is upon us! This time of year can be wonderful, amazing, and upsetting depending on you as a parent. No matter how your back-to-school experience is going, if you have a school aged child, you probably find yourself saying quite a few things lately. Whether it is about … [Read more...]

Squeezable Fun with Wacky Kinetic Sand (VIDEO)

kinetic sand

Ever heard of Kinetic Sand - the squeezable sand that never dries out? Yeah, me neither but that might be because I rarely watch Nickelodeon and see the Kinetic Sand commercials every 10 minutes. My 9 and 7 year old sure know about it though!"It's sand that will blow your mind," they tell me.Yeah, I'm not a big sand person. I LOVE it at the beach but not so much in my … [Read more...]

How to Get Your Child Ready for Kindergarten (VIDEO)

kindergarten

Hey Guys! Welcome back to "How-to Monday"! Today we are talking about getting a child ready for kindergarten. As most of you already know, my little guy is headed to kindergarten in just a few short weeks. This is a VERY big milestone for both the kids and parents (especially the mamas!) in a little one's life. If it is your youngest, multiple that by 100! This is a BIG … [Read more...]

10 Back To School Clothing Essentials

20140715-083323-30803300.jpg

As the new school year is almost upon us, we know what's coming- back to school clothes shopping! From sneakers to shirts, here are 10 trendy and unique items that will have your kids seriously styling as they enter another exciting year! 1. Native Shoes- $34 These shoes are our new favorites, and for good reason. They are comfortable, slip off and on but STAY … [Read more...]

Tips On Back To School Shopping

Backtoschool shopping

Oh, back to school shopping. You either love it or hate it! After you read these tips on back to school shopping, we think you might love it! They're going to save you time, money, and stress, so read on. School is starting before you know it! -Start early. Don't procrastinate back to school shopping or you'll end up stressing big time, fighting the crowds, and … [Read more...]

Bento Containers For Your Little One

Screen shot 2013-10-13 at 8.58.04 PM

When it comes to lunch and snacks on the go, bento boxes are the answer to a lot of problems! They're green in that you don't have to use plastic bags, they're self-contained which means less mess and best of all, they're cute!Pre-parenthood I swore up and down that I wouldn't cater to my kids when it came to meals. But golly, those little munchkins sure wear you down when … [Read more...]

10 Creative Lunches For Back To School

Lunches

Here in the Northwest it's back to school week! For some that's the best news of the year, for others, a tearful goodbye. Whichever side of street you fall on it's time to pack those lunches! So, here's two weeks of ideas to start the school year off right! Source Roll ups! The perfect sandwich alternative! And a whole list of wrap insides here. Source Bitty bentos that are … [Read more...]