Baby Gizmo Spotlight Review: New (and Improved!) Joovy Groove

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Think companies don’t listen to their customers? Then you haven’t met Joovy yet. This family-owned company not only makes great products but when something doesn’t suit their customers, they change it. The new and improved Joovy Groove stroller is a perfect example of this. While the Groove stroller isn’t brand new, this new and improved… Read More

Tired of Getting Bugged? Try These All-Natural Repellents

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Summer’s here, and unfortunately, so are the mosquitoes.  It seems like no matter what I do, I’m always getting bugged by bugs.  Those pesky little critters are constantly swarming around and I get attacked the second I walk outside.  Sure, I’ve tried all the regular repellents.  They seem to work for a little while, but they all… Read More

Got a Flight Planned? Here’s What You Need for the Diaper Bag

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We’ve all been there.  It’s time for your summer vacation.  You’ve made all the arrangements; the hotel is booked and the plane tickets have been purchased.  You have everything packed (you hope) and are ready to go.  Or are you?  I don’t know about you, but I never seem to know just what I’m supposed… Read More

Top Picks for Cool Summer Shades

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I don’t know about you, but I never leave the house without my sunglasses.  I always keep a pair in the car and have a couple pairs stashed around the house, just in case.  I will admit that they are probably my favorite way to accessorize my outfit, and I secretly feel a little more… Read More

Dear Nosy Rosy…

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Dear Nosy Rosy;  I saw you looking at Little Bud the other day while I was at the grocery store.  Initially, I assumed you just wanted to comment on what a little cutie pie he is.  Being the proud momma that I am, of course I appreciate every compliment he gets.  You steered your shopping… Read More

Daycare; The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

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Who knew you had to start looking for a daycare so early?  Little Bud was 4 weeks old and I was searching for a daycare to put him in when I was scheduled to return to work in a couple of weeks.  Every response was the same…he could get on a waiting list, but no… Read More

Easy Mother’s Day Gifts from the Crafty Kid

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I still laugh every time I think about it.  As part of our yearly celebration of mothers, my church always has an essay contest among all of the Sunday school children.  Every child writes down why their mother is the best mom in the world, and the winning mommy receives a gift card and some… Read More

Just in Time for Spring – Frilly Fannies!

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Think a baby’s bottom couldn’t possibly get any cuter?  Cover her baby booty with a pair of these girly bloomers and she’ll be the cutest baby on the block! What little girl doesn’t look absolutely adorable in ruffles?  These snazzy little diaper covers are the perfect way to cover up those plain old boring diapers… Read More

ThredUP-date

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I promised all of our great Rated By Mom/Baby Gizmo readers an update on my ThredUP experience.  I have “officially” completed my first clothing swap.  I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but my experience was not really all that great.  I know there are tons of moms out there who really love… Read More

Great Rain Gear Picks For Spring

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I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for warm weather.  It sure seems to be taking its sweet time this year.  Mother Nature can’t decide whether she wants it hot or cold.  Here in the Midwest, springtime is synonymous with one thing – rain!  We’re not talking a little bit either.  It has rained… Read More