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Marvelous Gifts for Mom

Looking for gifts ideas for Mom? Here are some picks from bikes to puzzles!

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The Perfect Recipe for Mom: Warm Potato Salad

This particular warm potato salad recipe will bring a smile to Mom’s face!

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A DIY Sugar Scrub Is a Perfect Gift for Mom

This DIY Lemon Sage Sugar Scrub is the perfect gift for kids to make for mom, grandma, or an aunt, and it’s great for end-of-the-year teacher gifts, too!

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Baseball Mom Tips: Always Be Prepared

It’s that time of year…baseball season. Soon, you’ll be spending more days on the baseball field than off. With two boys playing on three teams, I have got to get my act together. I need to be… read more

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The Toy Insider Mom Talks About Kids Gettin’ Crafty on The Today Show

The Toy Insider Mom joined The Today Show’s staff to show viewers how to keep kids busy and happy without technology with crafty projects. “Gettin’ Crafty: Creative Projects For Your Kids” features kids having a… read more

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Toy Insider Moms Gives Input to Woman’s Day Magazine

Toy Insider Mom Laurie Schacht shared her picks for great games to create a little friendly competition this summer with Woman’s Day. Her picks include Smakaball, the Nerf N-Sports Flag Football Set, the Wave Hoop,… read more

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Birds Introduce Children to Classical Music

The Secret Mountain presents Listen to the Birds: An Introduction to Classical Music, a storybook and CD set inspired by the melodious sound of birds. Throughout history, birds have caught the imagination of composers and… read more

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When the toy doesn’t deliver what’s on the package

by: Parent Advisory Board Member, Melissa Chapman www.thestatenislandfamily.com My seven year old boy is extremely visual insofar as just seeing a particular painting, figure or even a snippet of a television commercial will inspire him… read more

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