Beach and Pool Survival Kit!

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The summer sun is shining and its time to hit the beach. Or the pool. Whichever you prefer. But for moms of little ones, a day at the beach can be a giant hassle. We need to work smart, ladies, and take only the essential to survive our sunny summer day. Well, as always, Baby Gizmo's got your back! Here's our beach & pool survival kit for … [Read more...]

Activities For The Family In The Beach Town Of Ventura, California


Ventura, California is a gorgeous, laid back, beach town that my family and I adore. It is the epitome of relaxation: from Farmer's Markets to strolls on the pier, to that perfect ocean breeze that is always present, this is a great place for adults and children alike. If you're wondering what to do in this town, take a look at our favorites below!   Ventura Pier … [Read more...]

The Best Beach Toys

The Best Beach Toys

At just shy of 2 years old, my son experienced the beach for the first time. It was love at first sight and he's been chattering about the beach ever since! I totally overgrammed our trip, but it was absolutely beautiful - if you haven't visited the Washington Coast - get it on your bucket list! Even though the Washington Coast can be a bit chilly ... well, quite chilly ... … [Read more...]

Travel Journal: Grand Turk Port Day

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It is Day 3 of our Carnival Freedom Southern Caribbean cruise and we had a bit of a slow start this morning. One word of advice when traveling with kids, especially on a cruise, it to try to keep as close to their normal sleep schedule as possible. Sure, there are people like my brother and sister-in-law who have kids that can stay up until midnight and then sleep in until … [Read more...]

How To Plan And Pack For The Perfect Summer Beach Day


Summer is upon us and today we're talking about the perfect beach trip. A perfect beach trip doesn't always happen by chance. You've got to plan and pack! This Southern California native has got you covered today! Don't forget items- Sunscreen! Whether you've got fair skin or tan easy, you need protection from the sun. I always love the spray on sunscreen and don't … [Read more...]

Travel Review: Generations Riviera Maya by Karisma (VIDEO)

Generations Riviera Maya

A couple weeks ago, I was invited to check out the brand new Generations Riviera Maya Resort by Karisma. This family-friendly, gourmet-inclusive destination is conveniently located about 25 minutes from the Cancun airport in Mexico. Here is what families will find when they visit... If you prefer to read and look at photos (instead of watching the video), I've done that too! … [Read more...]

Disney Aulani Resort & Spa in Hawaii Review (VIDEO)

Aulani Pool

Last week we had the opportunity to visit the Disney Aulani Resort & Spa in Hawaii with the kids. We had an amazing time diving into all the great things that this resort has to offer families. One of my favorite features of the resort is that it is different than any other Disney destination we've visited before. Disney World and Disneyland are both centered around Mickey … [Read more...]

What to Pack for a Beach Getaway with the Kids

Beach Getaway

Planning a beach getaway with kids? Now that you’re a parent, the days of just throwing your bikini (or swim shorts) in a bag and hitting the shore have been replaced with a good deal of careful packing. There are many things that you need to bring that you would have never considered when hitting the beach during Spring Break in your younger years. Visiting the sandy shores … [Read more...]

5 Fun, Family-Friendly Things to do in Coney Island

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Coney Island—a peninsula in southern Brooklyn, New York—is full of nostalgia for me. I grew up only a 10-minute drive from Coney Island, and I fondly remember spending afternoons at the beach there as a child. Coney Island became a bustling resort town after the Civil War. It exploded in popularity in the early 1900s as people flocked there to enjoy the beach and the … [Read more...]

How NOT to be Beach Bummed


How NOT to be Beach Bummed by our guest blogger Katie Sluiter from Sluiter Nation Is there anything more quintessentially “summer” than the beach? A big umbrella with a baby giggling and grabbing her feet on a blanket…A toddler frolicking in the sand and waves…you in a beach chair with a good book and a cold drink…ahhh….that’s summer livin’, right? Anyone who has ever … [Read more...]