How-To

When you have a child, how-to be a good mom is a always a question. Following a few simple steps and be the good mom for your kids.

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The Secret Money-Saving Rules of Shopping for Baby

Since 2019 is our 14 year anniversary for Baby Gizmo, we know a thing or two about buying stuff for baby. Having a baby...

Teaching Your Child Theater Etiquette

A couple of months ago, my family went to see a live theater show in Chicago—MAJOR theater, MAJOR show. I looked over...

How to Fix a Hole in Drywall

Mr. Gizmo is back with another easy, home DIY. This time he is showing us how to fix a hole in drywall....

How to Build an Accent Wall & Bench

It's time to transform another space in our new house and Mr. Gizmo is on it! With so many home projects on...

Tin Can Flower Bouquets

It all started with Twig and Vine's growing kindness hashtag on Instagram #growingkindness. Growing kindness is the idea that simple things we...
lightning

10 Tips to Stay Safe In a Thunderstorm

It’s Lightning Safety Week and I’m here with ten tips to keep you safe in a thunderstorm. I’ll get you started with a...
summer travel

5 Summer Travel Essentials

5 Summer Travel Essentials Snacks This is the cardinal rule for all outings with children under 10. I’m not talking about baked kale chips sprinkled in...
allergy

9 Natural Allergy Relief Strategies

Ah, the weather is warming up, the sun is peeking out, the birds are chirping—spring is here! YAY! Or not, if you suffer from...
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Check Your Silicone Kitchen Utensils | MOLD in our Food

Okay, this isn't a recall of any kind (at least not yet!) but just a heads up to check your kitchen utensils! Our resident...
DIY Decorative Wall Molding to Your House | House Tour Sneak Peek

DIY Decorative Wall Molding | House Tour Sneak Peek

Many of you know that we just moved into a new house a few months ago and you've been patiently waiting for a house...
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5 Tips to Get Your Kids to Drink More Water

Not that it’s been particularly cool where I live so far, but it’s about to get even hotter now that we’re heading into the...
7 Ways to Increase Your Child's Love of Reading this Summer

7 Ways to Increase Your Child’s Love of Reading this Summer

Most kids drop a few reading levels during the summer and it makes sense why—schools out, no teacher, the official homework is gone, and...