Play All Day Elmo Toy (VIDEO)

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We all know that Elmo is one popular guy in the toddler circles. The fuzzy red fur. His outgoing personality. THAT laugh. It has worked his way into homes and heart everywhere. Each year, a new Elmo toy hits the market that becomes the must-have gift of the holiday season. This year, they have announced the newest (and best so far!) Elmo that will be hitting shelves this … [Read more...]

Travel Review: Sesame Place

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If there's a place where a toddler's dreams will come true, it has to be Sesame Place.  A small(ish) amusement park, specially designed for younger kids, this is like nothing you've ever seen before. Unlike large theme parks (like Disney World, Busch Gardens, Six Flags), Sesame Place is totally doable and not at all intimidating- especially with small children. It is located … [Read more...]

Sesame Street Lets Imagine Elmo Review (VIDEO)

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Elmo has been a friend of kids for decades since he hit the screens of Sesame Street first as "Baby Monster" in the 70s and "Elmo" in the 80s. This furry friend is a favorite of many kids, especially the toddler crowd. Let's Imagine Elmo is the newest Elmo toy that is sure to hit a few holiday lists from the little ones. Let's Imagine Elmo comes with  three fun hats, and … [Read more...]

Visiting SeaWorld San Diego with Small Children


My family recently visited SeaWorld San Diego with our 2-year-old twin boys. We went on a Sunday during SeaWorld's Halloween Spooktacular, so we expected the park to be packed. We were pleasantly surprised to find that it wasn't very crowded at all! We didn't have to wait for rides, the shows weren't filled to capacity, and we were able to move easily through the animal … [Read more...]

Baby Gizmo Travel Review: Beaches Resort in Negril Jamaica


We just returned from a trip to Beaches in Negril, Jamaica. There was so much fun, family-friendly things that we did, that I’m going to try to condense it into one post. If you are looking for an all-inclusive resort that really knows how to keep families entertained, happy and wanting to come back time and time again, Beaches Resort is it. From food that is truly … [Read more...]

We love the Playskool Sesame Street Hide ‘n Seek Pals Playset!


I noticed that whenever we visited the grandparents, my 16 month old daughter was obsessed with opening and shutting their glasses cases. Open shut open shut open shut. It seemed so fascinating that I told my mom that I wanted to get her some kind of open and shut toy. On a trip to Toys R Us, we came across the Playskool Sesame Street Hide 'n Seek Pals playset. You know you've … [Read more...]

Ernie, You’re the One


When I was growing up (back in the day), there were very few options in children's television programming. You simply watched Sesame Street, Public Broadcasting Service's long-running children's show I must have adored Sesame Street the same way my son worships Yo Gabba Gabba and Olivia because I named the goldfish I won at a local fair Ernie and Bert. Not long after we … [Read more...]

C is for Cookie, that’s Good Enough for Cookie Monster


As a parent of a young child, I embrace practically every “Hallmark” holiday now and look for any excuse to turn an ordinary day into something extra-special. I learned in Parents Magazine that Wednesday, November 2 is Cookie Monster’s birthday and quickly added that to our jam-packed family calendar.   Who doesn’t love celebrating birthdays, and especially for … [Read more...]

Dear Tickle Me Elmo, You Seriously Bug


Dear Tickle Me Elmo, I'm just going to come out and say it: I don't get what the big deal is. First, I have yet to meet a child that isn't completely terrified of you. For the first two years of her life, Big Chick clung to my back like a baby monkey every time she caught a glimpse of you. Why do you have to be so scary? Also, you tell really, really bad jokes. You may … [Read more...]