Our Travel with Kids Wish List vs. Reality

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If you've traveled with kids before, you know that you have to be prepared. The waiting, the sitting in your seats, the confined space, it's all a bit pretty much a parent's worst nightmare. What we want to bring and what our kids want to bring are two very different things. Add that to what we can actually bring on our travels? Well, it's really a recipe for … [Read more...]

One Year Old Birthday Gift Ideas (VIDEO)

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We get so many emails every day from parents with questions and comments that we try to respond to personally. Believe me, we try our best! There are a few questions that I know many parents would be happy to hear the answer to, so for today, I put together an "Ask Hollie" video! In this video, I tackle the big question: "What is a good gift for a 1-year-old?"That's right - … [Read more...]

Skip Hop Travel Blankets & Neckrests (VIDEO)

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Last month we took a trip to Hawaii to visit the Disney Aulani Resort & Spa. Since our flights from Chicago were very long and the return trip was a overnight flight, I figured this would be a perfect opportunity to try out the new Skip Hop Travel Blankets and Neckrests. Good thing we did because they turned out to be a lifesaver for my 4, 7 and 9 year old when they wanted … [Read more...]

Baby Gizmo 12 Days of Christmas 2013 Giveaway – Day 7

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Congrats to our winners - Liz. M. - Entry #2871 - Moonlight Slumber Mattress and Pillow Michelle H. - Entry #467 - Skip Hop Wood Toys   On the 7th day of Christmas, Baby Gizmo gave to me...(Psst...TWO winners today!)WINNER #1 - Moonlight Slumber Starlight Support Crib Mattress & Butterfly Breastfeeding PillowOur hands-down favorite crib mattress comes from a … [Read more...]

10 Great Fall Diaper Bags

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Today I've rounded up 10 great diaper bags for Fall. Ever since I became a mom I began a love affair with diaper bags. Even if I'm looking like a hot mess, at least my diaper bag is always styling. I hope you love my choices and find one you just might need to buy for yourself!Petunia Pickle Bottom City Carryall. Petunia Pickle Bottom is my favorite and this limited … [Read more...]