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Linda Byerline, matriarch of Happy Heinys, the family-owned-and-operated business that for over nine years has designed and manufactured reusable cloth diapering products, . . . quite simply does not take crap from anyone! I’m happy to know this highness of Heinys, as I greatly admire her commitment to environmental issues and natural parenting, her compassion and actions that help others at home and abroad, her support of made in U.S.A, pride, empowerment of other working mothers and her super-mom powers as a there-for-them wife and parent. Plus, seeing her makes me, well, happier!

Alison Sweeney (host of The Biggest Loser) is on the cover of Working Mother with her daughter Megan, who’s wearing a light pink No Slippy Hair Clippy® Emily Bow in her hair. And Dannielynn Birkhead was seen out with her daddy Larry at the Boom Boom Room wearing a No Slippy Hair Clippy® Whitney Queen Bow in Grape, the perfect complement to her purple plaid party dress.

I’m Defined” designs NEW from Light of Mine! Our “sweet” take on the “chic” tattoo look along with our inspiring sentiments have been a favorite among buyers ever since we first started our children’s apparel line. In keeping with our original mission which is to create images that “let little lights shine”, I think you’ll find our new collection of layette and toddler designs the perfect addition to the line! Choose from six new images for boys and girls, all with beautiful new colors and lots of sincere sentiments. Spread the word!

Republic of Pigtails, LLC

No Slippy Hair Clippy has been making the world prettier, one girl at a time for several years now. So we knew it was about time that we gave ourselves a makeover of our own!

And now, we are ready to reveal our sophisticated new look to you! Visit our new Web site at

I love working in the children’s business, but over my 30-year career in advertising, marketing and journalism, there have been a few truths about children’s apparel and juvenile products manufacturers that I wish would change. Many key people wear too many job hats, so their focus shifts from designing, sales, shipping, manufacturing, managing and more so quickly that the workday speeds away. That often means that the marketing hat sometimes makes no headway!

Setting up a nursery can be daunting, but it doesn’t have to be if you do a bit of planning. Think about what purpose the room will serve. Most certainly, it will be a sleeping space, but beyond that, what are your goals? Will this room serve as a play room as well? Will this room be shared with another sibling or nanny? Once you determine the uses for the space, you create a frame for the work to begin.

HALO® Innovations

In any business, it’s always good to know the man in charge. Although I know that All Baby & Child Inc. is guided by a committee of independent juvenile product retailers and manufacturers, and they have a great team that organizes its annual ABC Spring Conference and ABC Kids Expo… the main man is Larry Schur, President of ABC. Good to know!

Last week, we wrote about a lovely review of No Slippy Hair Clippy from mom-and-dad bloggers Chad and Gena of Our Journey Through Parenthood. In their review, the doting parents wrote about little Taryn wearing her new No Slippy Hair Clippys.

We finally got Chad and Gena’s permission to share with you photos of dear Taryn! If you’d like to see the entry itself, you may visit their blog here!

In the meantime, consider this your Wednesday dose of cuteness:

I’ve always thought bangs are cute. So I had my hair cut to have bangs on them. Then it turns out my forehead doesn’t think they’re so cute after all. My skin is too picky with my hair styles, I tell you. Somehow, it abhors any contact with my hair! One wrong move and boom: major breakouts. The breakout that developed quickly on my forehead was a pretty clear sign to me that it’s time to do some damage control. But then there’s not much I can do but to wait for the bangs to grow out. And boy, do they take time to grow out…