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How To Fight Post-Holiday Blues

Easy changes to make to help fight post-holiday depression.

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Ten Tips for the Holiday Travel Season

The holidays are here! Are you traveling during the holiday season? You may be heading to see you family or flying to the Caribbean to escape the cold. You are not alone. This is the… read more

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7 Fun Family Games for the Holidays

Gather ’round the game table for family fun this holiday season!

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Be the Beard, Be the Ball with Beard Ball from Buffalo Games

Respect the game, respect the beard.

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Holiday Family Photo Card Tips

The holidays approach quickly and for a lot of families it’s the time to get everyone together to take a family photo for a holiday card, so I thought I would share some tips and… read more

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How to Deal with Unwanted Toys

Kids everywhere are so excited for the holidays! They are preparing themselves for an influx of gifts from relatives, friends, and even neighbors. The downside to a sudden influx of toys is that not all will be… read more

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How to Survive School Vacation with Tips From Home Alone

For most parents, we are entering what some of us call “The Winter Week of Wackiness,” also known as the week after Hanukkah and Christmas. School is out, the new year hasn’t started, new toys… read more

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Christmas Day Survival Kit

  Let’s not kid ourselves here: If you’ve got kids in the house, you know full well you’re getting woken up early on Christmas morning. Like, really early. The “so, this is what 5 a.m.… read more

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Christmas Through the Decades: The ’80s

This year, high-tech toys are all the rage. From video games to tablets and even high-flying drones, toys seem almost unrecognizable from those of our childhood. Some toys, though, have truly conquered the test of time and are… read more

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Hot Gifts with Toy Insider Mom

Christmas is just around the corner, and the time for holiday shopping is coming to an end. Toy Insider Mom Laurie Schacht brought some of the year’s absolute hottest toys to KCAL9 LA. You don’t want… read more

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