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Christina Fairman

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Christina lives in Northern Virginia with her husband, daughter, and two English Springer Spaniels. Before becoming a reluctant stay-at-home mom, she worked in a variety of customer-service-oriented jobs while dreaming of living in the lap of luxury as a housewife. Unfortunately, having a child threw a wrench in Christina's plan to do nothing but eat bonbons while lounging in the Jacuzzi reading all day. Now, she spends her time looking for fun activities and crafts for her daughter and easy-to-prepare meals for her family, while trying not to land the kid in therapy when she grows up. Christina volunteers at several different places, and her particular passion is for her role as a sexuality educator. She loves to read, and to learn about--and share--new products and resources.
picky eater

8 Foods to Tempt Your Picky Eater

Picky eaters have to be one of the biggest challenges of parenting. My gut instinct is to say, “Eat what I prepare or don’t...
movie review

Movie Review: Beauty and the Beast

My family has been impatiently waiting to see the new live-action Beauty and the Beast since we first heard about it forever ago! We...
nursing treasure chest

7 Ideas to Fill a Nursing Treasure Chest

Nursing with one baby is (or at least can be!) a calm, lovely time for snuggles and bonding. Or watching Netflix—I’m not here to...
morning sickness

9 of the Best Foods to Help Morning Sickness

Ugh. Is there any pregnancy side effect worse than morning sickness? (Okay, there’s PUPP—which is absolutely horrible—but that’s relatively uncommon.) Unfortunately, there’s no way...
smoothie recipes

10 (Kid-Friendly) Smoothie Recipes

My daughter loves Robeks. I blame her father; God knows she’s not going to fall in love with any food that even vaguely approximates...
birth

No Matter How Your Baby Got Here: You’re a Hero

Like many of us, when I was pregnant, I did a ton of reading about pregnancy and childbirth and how to take care of...
meal plan

How to Meal Plan for Those of Us Who Can’t Even

My family eats out. A lot. I really don’t like cooking. Or cleaning up. Plus, I’m terrible at planning. But since we’ve moved from...
dining out with a toddler

5 Important Things To Remember When Dining Out With a Toddler

Oh, the drama around dining out with young children! Should you, shouldn’t you? Do people who are out without children have a right to...
LEGO Batman movie

Movie Review: The LEGO Batman Movie

My daughter loves movies; you’ve heard me talk about this before, right? One of her favorites was The LEGO Movie. We didn’t see that...
soup recipes

12 Mouthwatering Soup Recipes

Winter makes me think of comfort food. Carby, creamy, comfort food. But I’m also kind of lazy about cooking. Enter soup! Soup is great....
party ideas

15 of Your Favorite First Birthday Party Ideas

It’s almost here! Time to start planning for the special day: The Big One—Baby’s First Birthday Party. We asked Baby Gizmo Facebook audience for...
learn to read

Learning to Read: A How-To Guide

I can’t remember what blog post I was reading a while back, but the author was talking about raising children and said something like,...