Are you there, Babble? It’s me, Baby Gizmo.


Over a week ago, the giant parenting site,, was quietly shut off. Yep, Babble just went offline as if it never happened. No goodbye. No real explanation. No tweets about the ongoing outage. No Facebook updates. What’s even crazier is that no one is talking about it? When Baby Gizmo goes down for 5 […]

10 Things Dads Should NOT Do With Their Babies (VIDEO)

Dad Video

Happy How-To Monday! We focus on moms so much around here at Baby Gizmo that we decided to turn the attention on dad today. Becoming a new dad is a whole new world for a guy, and sometimes, things aren’t exactly second nature. We recruited some of our favorite dads to help demonstrate 10 Things […]

How NOT To Babywear (VIDEO)


It’s time for our next installment of our “Baby Gizmo: How To” videos. I may or may not have gotten slightly injured during the filming of this one (throwing myself down a sledding hill is never good for old lady bones!) but it’s all for you guys! Yep, I do it for the audience. This […]

Oscars Parenting-Style #dayaftervideo

Holderness Family

The Raleigh-based Holderness family is at it again! We don’t know how they did it but they produced a whole music video between last night end of the Oscars and now!  That’s fast! It’s another song you are going to be humming for days to come! I’m right there with them but I have to […]

Do I at least get a t-shirt with that?

Frat House

Warning: This article is part of “The Edge” series and may not appeal to those without a sense of humor or those who are completely opposed to any and all swear words. Mandy is a famous astronaut turned writer. Just kidding, but she has been writing embarrassing poems about boys and zits since she was […]

Nine is the New Thirteen

Nine Year Old

We are on the edge at my house. A very delicate, confusing, frustrating edge. You see, I have a nine year old. And not just any nine year old, but one of the female kind. We are teetering on the edge of being a kid and coming into her own, and let me be the […]

Time to Schedule That Mama Daughter Date

mama daughter date

This week I read an amazing blog post. I’m sure some of you saw it, but if you didn’t … here it is. Sarah’s words really struck me. First, because I’m tired and I too, both love and dread bedtime. Nothing like finding another mama who so eloquently phrases what is stuck in your mind. […]

5 Best/Worst Things About Having Children Close in Age


  I am often asked how I do it with three children under the age of four. And usually my answer to this question is some variation of “Who me?” I don’t really know how I do it. But I do do it because I have to, and because, really, there’s no alternative when you […]

Do you rate your friends as moms?

Rate Your Friends

I receive weekly emails from that include information about my twin toddlers’ stage of development, as well as parenting news and advice. One of the recent emails included a link to a poll entitled, “How would you rate your friends as moms?” The title alone of this poll horrified me. I’ve got a lot […]

My Favorite Parenting Magazines

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It’s sad, but since becoming a parent I haven’t had much of a chance to read “real” books. I still consider myself a voracious reader, but my attention has just been channeled to kid’s books, blogs and magazines. Last year I let my subscriptions to Marie Claire and Glamour expire and I switched my magazine […]