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Step2 My Clubhouse

These days my girls spend a lot of time playing ‘house’. Usually this involves tearing off all the cushions and pillows downstairs, in order to make their fort. We recently welcomed a new outdoor toy, the Step2 My Clubhouse. Alas, I could put my living room back in order, send them outside and play in a real fort. Hooray!…

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Mattel Fijit Friends

If you have kids and haven’t heard of Mattel Fijit Friends yet, you must be living under a rock. No really, hello under there! Fijit Friends are what I’d consider THE product that is making a huge buzz in toy stores, especially among tween girls. When I first uttered the name to my oldest daughter,…

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Cabbage Patch Dolls

Cabbage Patch Dolls and I go way back, I was that girl that had many friends and loved them all dearly. In fact, when many of my childhood dolls didn’t grow up with me, yet my Cabbage Patch Dolls did. My dolls {and even my hubbys own ‘Wayne’ Cabbage Patch Doll from childhood – I…

Lifestyle | Parenting

What makes a good toy?

What makes a good toy? As a Mom on the Play Panel at Fisher-Price, I recently was on a conference call with Dr. Kathleen Alfano. She is widely regarded as an expert in early childhood development. Dr. Alfano is the Director for the Fisher-Price Child Research Department, which is the toy industry’s most respected Center for…

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Vintage Fisher-Price

My girls love going to their grandparents’ house, and one of the reasons is all the new-to-them Vintage Fisher-Price. It’s a fact that the toys there are all my husbands’ toys when he was a kid {and in prestine condition, I must add}. Remember the little record player? That was one of my favorites growing up!! Hand-eye…