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,… Read More

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

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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… 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… 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.… 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… 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… 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… 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 System Yep, 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… Read More

This is Sewious! (VIDEO)

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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.

Holiday Chex Mix – Gluten Free Snack

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I just love all the holiday baking right now. Seriously, I could bake yummy treats all day long if I had the time and had more people to gobble them all up. While I’ve been making some sinfully delicious treats lately, I know many households have one or more gluten-free member. Many times gluten-free means… Read More

Baby Gizmo 12 Days of Christmas Day 8

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Congrats to our winners – 5-70 Convertible Car Seat – Entry #600 – Melissa A. Siesta High Chair – Entry #2958 – Marenah R. Skip Hop Play Prize Pack – Entry #4442 Jill B. On the 8th day of Christmas, Baby Gizmo gave to me… Peg Perego Primo Viaggio 5-70 Convertible Car Seat Peg Perego… Read More

What I Want for Christmas

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Yes, the holidays are all about giving but sometimes it’s kind of fun to receive. Today I figured I would give you a sneak peek at my holiday list. Yes, it’s a “wish list” and I don’t expect to get everything (or anything!) on the list, but my family (particularly my husband!) has been asking… Read More

Kids Say the Funniest Things

Funny Things Kids Say

On Day 5 of our Baby Gizmo 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway, we asked everyone to tell us one of the funniest things they have heard a child say. Wow! The responses were pretty darn funny! We went through all of them and we’ve learned that 2 year olds are hilarious, kids love to talk… Read More

A Baby Gizmo Dance Party with Mickey Mouse (VIDEO)

Master Moves Mickey

Fisher-Price asked us to bust a move with Mickey Mouse and you know we couldn’t do it by ourselves, right?!? We had to make it into a P-A-R-T-Y and we wanted you to feel like you were there too! So, we invited some of our closest friends and Master Moves Mickey, grabbed the camera and had a… Read More

Baby Gizmo 12 Days of Christmas Day 6

Baby Gizmo

Congrats to the winner – Entry #766 – Nicole S. On the 6th day of Christmas Baby Gizmo gave to me… BOB Revolution SE + Matching Britax B-Safe Infant Car Seat + 7 A.M. Enfant Blanket 212 Evolution The prize pack today is a doozy and it is a one winner takes all kind of… Read More

The Best Baby Gear Picks for William and Kate’s Royal Baby (VIDEO)

Petunia Picklebottom

When we expect our first child, we are flooded with advice from fellow moms: “Buy this stroller!” “No that stroller!” “Buy this crib!” “No that one!” it can all get overwhelming. But today we’re not talking about just anyone expecting a baby, we’re talking today about a royal baby. You probably know by now that… Read More

Baby Gizmo 12 Days of Christmas Day 4

Oilo Crib Bedding

Congrats to the winner – Entry #1870 – Alex R. On the 4th day of Christmas, Baby Gizmo gave to me… Oilo Three-Piece Crib Bedding Set One of the most fun things about getting ready for baby is designing the nursery. We are helping one lucky mama (or dada!) with the Oilo three-piece crib bedding… Read More

Baby Gizmo 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway – Day 2

Baby Gizmo 12 days of christmas

Congrats to the winner – Entry #2338 – Victoria H. On the second day of Christmas, Baby Gizmo gave to me… Graco Sweet Slumber Sound Machine and a Pack ‘n Play Playard with Reversible Napper and Changer Today one lucky winner will receive TWO prizes! Yep, this is a winner takes all kind of deal.… Read More

Motherhood is kind of hard. But you will be amazing.

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I have two friends right now who are pregnant with their first children. They’ve been talking to me as their resident expert mom friend often about weird pregnancy symptoms and about what to expect when their babies eventually get here on earth. I’ve been thinking about how to sum up what motherhood does to a… Read More

Should girls be parented differently than boys? – My Thoughts on Caitlin Flanagan’s Girl Land

Girl Land

You know the saying “You can’t judge a book by its cover”? Well, it’s true. Kind of. When it comes to real books, the kind you get from a library, you have to judge books by the cover, well, unless you’re smart and have done your homework to find great books before you actually go… Read More