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Monthly Archive — February 2012

  • Kid Flying A Kite

    Time to Play: 5 Springtime Toys for 5-10 Year Olds

    Being a mom to three boys, ages 7, 8, and 9, can be rough and exhausting at times and the best way I’ve found to give myself a break from all their stored up winter energy is to find them a way to use it all up through fun, interactive toys and games! Here’s my […]

  • Goodie Bag

    Your Lovely Parting Gift: Goodie Bag Ideas

    It’s not just celebrities that are on the party circuit! It seems like there’s a kids’ birthday party every weekend—and, gasp, sometimes it’s your turn to throw the shindig. When you’re the hostess with the mostest (and sometimes the leastest inspiration), the idea of adding a goodie bag (what celebrities call “swag”) to your planning […]

  • See The Toy Guy on the 10! Show in Philadelphia

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    Weekend Box Office: All About Acts, Deeds & Journeys

    The Top 10 grossing movies for the weekend of February 24 – 26, 2012.

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    20K Giveaway!

    To celebrate our 20,000 Facebook fans, we’re giving away tons of prizes! Like us on Facebook to get in on the fun! Here’s the deal: we have the following prizes to give away. All YOU have to do is fill out the form below to be entered to win. One entry per person, please! The […]

  • Child - Nose

    Hiding Place

    As my kids get older, I’m learning that where the grown-ups were once in control setting rules, now virtually any situation can occasion high-level negotiations. Even when it comes to rules we think we have established, we can still be surprised. However, there are times when the grown up must turn dictator, especially when the […]

  • Baby in a Suitcase

    Time to Play: 3 Easy, Fun Travel Games

    Ever walk out the door with your toddler only to realize when it’s too late that you forgot some travel toys? You could turn back, but then you’d be late. And nothing is worse than being the last mommy to show up to karate class. So instead, try one of these easy, fun travel games […]

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    Weekend Box Office: Denzel & Ryan are Safe

    Nothing says Happy President’s Day like a trip to the movies. Here is what the most people saw over the weekend of February 17 – 19, 2012.

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    The Toy Guy on Live! With Kelly

    If you’re looking for details on the toys showcased on Live! With Kelly this week, look no further! We’ve got the scoop. For a complete list of all the items The Toy Guy brought to Friday’s Live! With Kelly, go here. Barbie: Dancing with the Stars Nerf N-Strike Rayven CS-18 PlasmaBike Pop! the Pig Squishy […]

  • Jungle Speed

    Time to Play: Give the Gift of Family Time this Valentine’s Day

    Valentine’s Day is famous for its gifts of candy and flowers and while both are great (who doesn’t love a gorgeous bouquet of flowers?), neither one lasts. This Valentine’s Day, try giving your family a gift that lasts more than just a day – the gift of quality family time. Some of my favorite family […]