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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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Thrill Your Little Ones with These Great Holiday Gifts

We’re already well into November, and the holidays are approaching fast! To help us all avoid any stressful last minute shopping, Toy Insider Mom Laurie Schacht brought some of this year’s top toys to CBS… read more

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Holiday Survival Guide: How to Survive Tantrums, Family, and More

For many families, the only time they get together is around the holidays. Unfortunately some families need a Holiday survival guide to help them survive tantrums, family, and more. You may think children would be the… read more

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St. Patricks Day Ideas for Kids

St. Patrick’s Day is a way to celebrate spring and all things green. Even if you are not Irish, celebrating the holiday is a way to add fun and opportunities to teach kids about another… read more

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Two Quick Valentine’s Day Crafts

Valentine’s Day is a great time to get crafting with the kids, especially if you are looking for something to do on a snow day! Crafts don’t have to be overly complicated or take a lot… read more

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Three Tips for Christmas Morning

Christmas morning or Chanukah night can be delightful or dreadful. In advance of the big day, there are some things you can do to make it more fun. Well, the kids always think it’s fun,… read more

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