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Thanksgiving – don’t let November fly by

Every year the holiday of Thanksgiving gets smaller and smaller. And Christmas seems to be getting bigger and bigger.A holiday that is one day of the year, as opposed to an entire month (like December), loses its meaning the moment the clock strikes midnight on Nov. 1.Toys R Us already distributed their gift guide, detailing… Continue reading Thanksgiving – don’t let November fly by

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“Reward box” screws parents

Fourteen days – that is how long the wait has been for George to earn his behavior chart prize.For a 5-year-old, that’s an eternity.For a parent, it came too fast.There I was, in the aisles of my favorite “Dollar Store,” scouring for the BEST behavior toy I could find for … well, a buck.I guess… Continue reading “Reward box” screws parents

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Legos vs. Polly Pocket

One month ago, I thought Legos were the worst toys created.I cannot tell you the number of times I have stepped on; vacuumed up; or dust-busted the tiny toys. Aside from them taking over a large table in my basement, they have now made their way into my older son’s bedroom, which would be fine… Continue reading Legos vs. Polly Pocket