Score Some Daily Deals

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If you’ve been following my posts here at babygizmo.com, it’s pretty obvious that I love to shop. Even more so, I love to get a good deal. And I am not alone. Judging by the enormous popularity of daily deal websites—and there are tons of them—lots of other people out there are also looking to […]

7 Yummy Spring Pasta Recipes

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Nothing screams spring more than a lighter pasta recipe that is full of delicious and colorful spring vegetables. If you’re looking for some recipe ideas for dinner, a backyard barbecue, or for your spring baby shower menu, here are seven of our favorites. 1. Bucatini with Green Peas Using ingredients that you likely already have […]

7 Cold Weather Fashion Faves

I like to be “into” fashion in the fall and winter months because it’s such a beautiful time to be into fashion. I love sweaters and boots and fabulous jackets, so this time is the easiest time for me to look great. No, I take that back, it’s the easiest season for me to work […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

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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 […]

220,000 KidCo PeaPod Travel Beds Recalled Due to Suffocation Hazard

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This is a pretty big recall and we think it has been in the works for a while! 220,000 Kidco PeaPod and PeaPod Plus Travel Beds (basically all of them!) have been recalled due to suffocation and entrapment hazards. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in cooperation with KidCo Inc., of Libertyville, IL, is […]

Preschool- Yes or No?

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My oldest daughter turns three in just a few months, but the questions about whether or not my husband and I plan to send her to preschool have been rolling in for almost a year now. Back then when the questions started, we would always cite time as the reason why we hadn’t thought about […]

Dream Lites Pillow Pets Changed Bedtime (Kind of)

If your child watches Sprout, you have likely seen the infamous commercials for the Dream Lites Pillow Pets. In case you can’t remember the visuals of a mother saying, “goodnight, (child’s name)” and the child and some other children, in the course of the commercial, actually going to sleep because they have a stuffed animal […]

Her first birthday party

One of two of her store bought birthday hats.

About two weeks ago, we celebrated my youngest daughter’s first birthday. As promised in the post on the minimal preparations I was taking this time around, the party was simple and easy. Barring one…okay, two, “moments” that I had in Hobby Lobby involving a cart full of felt paper (again!), lights, multi-colored construction paper, and […]