Introducing Live Price Comparison

Here at TimeToPlayMag.com, we're always trying to think of ways to make life easier and more fun for everyone. Today, we are thrilled to introduce our new price comparison tool which will provide you with live online pricing details...

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Time to Play With the Relatives!

Tis the season for big ol’ family gatherings. From Thanksgiving through New Years Day many of our houses will be brimming with relatives ages 8 to 80. And if you happen to be hosting any of these events, then...

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Goodbye Black Friday, Hello Black Thursday

If you're planning to head to the stores the Friday after Thanksgiving in search of hot deals, you might want to rethink your strategy. Black Friday may be a thing of the past. In 2011, a large number...

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Here Come the Hot Toys!

I know it seems like school just started and you're starting to think about that perfect Halloween pumpkin. The toy biz, though, is already in full holiday mode. If you've been in a store recently, you'll see expanded space...

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Valentine’s Day Ideas

Valentine's Day for me evokes memories of making tissue box mailboxes and trying to eat all of the sugary goodness that came with cute pictures of cats on tiny cards before getting home from school. These days kids give...

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Giving and Receiving on Christmas

With Christmas less than a week away, many of us are very concerned about giving as we race around to try to finish our shopping for everyone on our lists. (I know I'm nowhere near finished, and this may...

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Storytime: Navigating the (Apparent) Minefield

Sometimes you just have to laugh. I wonder if there isn't anything in the media or entertainment world these days that can't provoke adult outrage from someone seeking—and too often getting—publicity.  And it all usually comes from one very...

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Holiday Shopping 2011: The Main Event Isn’t Always Buying

Were you one of the 212 million shoppers that the National Retail Federation said hit the stores over the Black Friday weekend? Or have you waited for this week to get the Cyber Week deals that are being promised?...

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Geeky Jack-O’-Lanterns

I don't consider myself to be a very competitive person but for some reason whenever I'm at a Halloween party with a pumpkin carving contest (and yes, I have been to many of these), I feel the need to...

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Halloween Fun: Trick or Treat or Toys?

This year will mark my twelfth year for trick-or-treating with kids. I'm a seasoned pro. I can spot the candy my kids will toss out from a mile away. I know which neighbors give out the full sized bars...

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