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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.

20+ Tech-Free Travel Entertainment Ideas

A friend of mine was looking for some tech-free travel entertainment ideas, so I went to most logical source I could think of. No,...
fidget spinner

Child Swallows Part of Fidget Spinner: Mom’s Warning to Parents

You’ve heard about fidget spinners, yes? The latest toy craze, which is getting banned from schools—including my daughter’s!—for driving teachers crazy? When I originally...

School Cancels Mother’s and Father’s Day Celebrations To Celebrate Non-Traditional Families

MOTHER’S DAY AND FATHER’S DAY ARE CANCELLED!Okay, okay. That’s not the whole story. Albert McMahon Elementary School in Mission, British Columbia (Canada) recently sent...
patch a hole

How to Patch a Hole in Your Child’s Pants in 31 Easy Steps

How to patch a hole in your child’s pants in 31 easy steps.*Pull out your child’s last clean pair of pants. Discover they...
unsolicited parenting advice

Dealing with Unsolicited Parenting Advice

If you have a kid, you’ve received unasked for advice about how you’re raising them. I don’t know what it is about the existence...
pretzel recipes

11 Twisty Pretzel Recipes

If you’ve been reading my posts here at Baby Gizmo for a while, you know my family recently moved to Freeport, Illinois. (Bring on...
cheeseball recipes

11 Addictive Cheeseball Recipes

I love weird holidays, and I think I may have found the most unique one yet: National Cheeseball Day. I kid you not—it’s April...
pecan recipes

15 Unique Pecan Recipes

I love finding new recipes. Unfortunately, it seems like the ones that look good always require just a bit of an ingredient that is...
love writing

7 Tips to Get Your Child to Love Writing

Ugh. I feel like I’m beating my head against a wall right now. My husband and I are getting feedback that our daughter’s writing...
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...