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Before I got married I had six theories about raising children; now, I have six children and no theories. - John Wilmot
Kiwi Monogram Basics crib bedding. Personalize the crib rail cover with name or initials! https://t.co/x1ZLk8uduv https://t.co/7xhKB0Jrqo
Great advice! A pediatrician’s advice on how to handle a gassy baby @BabyCenterBlog https://t.co/ecA6DteLBm https://t.co/UvNhLBbXLB
One thing I had learned from watching chimpanzees with their infants is that having a child should be fun. - Jane Goodall
That's one cool little guy! #coolkid #relaxed https://t.co/gL1ehRd3EJ
Good read! A Dad’s Guide to Raising Baby Girls @pregnantchicken https://t.co/dEvKXjabPO https://t.co/Q7qjLicTND
Little Roo Loveys - The Benefits of a Security Blanket for Your Baby / Liz and Roo https://t.co/EfCNOzHxGe https://t.co/YKWb4FL7R8
Happy #ParentsDay to all mothers, fathers and parental figures out there! https://t.co/iYblQWDVWU
Great read! WHEN YOUR TODDLER IS THE BULLY @hellobeedotcom https://t.co/h03EReYgTn https://t.co/Bld7Ah0UBQ
Summer Sizzlin' Sale: Our Seafoam Blue Houndstooth Crib Skirt is 50% off! Now only $43. https://t.co/j5JRnU6gK1 https://t.co/juh0J1mJgw
All of us have moments in out lives that test our courage. Taking children into a house with a white carpet is one of them. - Erma Bombeck
Yes! 8 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Had a Baby @projectnursery https://t.co/lGcmw7QKjR https://t.co/KpwkbtspX2
Organic Teething Rings, sealed with organic beeswax and finished with olive oil. https://t.co/Heb5udh6Ci https://t.co/0KjpQ0IwZu
Groundbreaking Discovery Means Hope for Women Who Suffer Miscarriages @pregnancystir https://t.co/ttUuHkE7UW https://t.co/VBDRVP2Yv6
Great list! 30 THINGS YOU SHOULD GET RID OF TODAY! @byjillee https://t.co/t3cn9LOpKB https://t.co/IsKVCggIbr
Good read! 7 odd habits that never go away after having a baby @BabyCenterBlog https://t.co/J8UiAU8BKO https://t.co/wx9ZwvGXFX
Red Pillow with Navy Cording (13" Square). Cover is removable and can be washed. https://t.co/QPU8hS2ev4 https://t.co/omfvSd7E5P
We spend the first 12 months of our children's lives teaching them to walk and talk and the next 12 teaching them to sit down and shut up.
Adorable! Beach Baby Swimsuits @laybabylay https://t.co/MeFaEpX8jD
Interesting! Amber Teething Necklaces for Babies – Do They Work? @pregnantchicken https://t.co/0xYwYVx5zE https://t.co/otXY25JwxF
Canyons are perfect for every summertime adventure! #summer #adventure #outdoors https://t.co/uNmM7bI006
All in for more fun, especially on weekends! xx https://t.co/0mS3h5C7VI
Cotton Boxers with Monogram, lightweight all-cotton boxers. Makes a great gift! https://t.co/aqrMM1pPwT https://t.co/uHyxgxX270
Have a super @Comic_Con weekend!
We're soaring into Comic-Con International weekend! Wishing everyone a super Saturday! Video & Adorable Baby:... https://t.co/oqBqRJYBLE

I just finished attending my third Licensing Expo at Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas. I WROTE THIS BLOG in 2009. At this year’s event, I saw more than ever that whatever was old is new - or reimagined - again. So … I thought I would rerun these thoughts. Only thing maybe changed is popularity of Jonas Brothers? What licensed characters do you remember from childhood?

Got me thinking of the licensed characters of my childhood, and those that came and went during the “licensing years” of my three children over 20 years ago.

Davy Crockett – King of My Wild Frontier

Children’s club was a big success! We haven’t attended in NYC regularly for the past 5 years and are just now starting to build a schedule to attend every March and October show. Lots of our clients who missed us are excited to be ordering again, especially from our new collection of extremely affordable styles.
We’re still committed to being made in USA using natural materials and fun-tastic designs. If you missed us last week, you can still get the catalog, just email

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Here is a link (http://www.cpsc.gov/businfo/frnotices/fr11/stayleadrev.pdf) to the Federal Register Notice announcing the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC) decision to extend the existing stay of enforcement on testing and certifications of the total lead content in children’s products (except for metal components of children’s metal jewelry) until December 31, 2011.

CPSC is in the process of notifying manufactures of the Database and encouraging them to “register” a company representative who will receive information about complaints pertaining to their company’s products. I strongly encourage each of you to nominate and register such an individual so that you will have an opportunity to timely respond to any published complaint.

For your information, a press release from the CPSC announcing the Database is available on their website (www.cpsc.gov)

What’s the best way to ring in the New Year? With new shoes of course! Check out our brand new walkers for toddlers in 5 of our most popular patterns! These new walkers are available in sizes 12-18 and 18-24 months and have a non-slip sole. They are perfect for your toddler’s play dates, dress up or any time she wants to feel special! Pick yours up today!

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I heard on the radio the words ” temperatures will drop below freezing” and instantly make a note to pull out my Alpha Industries N3B parka- made for all ages this jacket is perfect for those extra cold days! The flight nylon outer shell protects from the blustery winds, and the warm furry lined hood is perfect to pull around your little ones head for those icy cold days, and fun play in the snow days! The zip up front keep them warm from the nose all the way to the toes! Get one for your lil one and a matching one for you too!

Julia Beck (founder of the Forty Weeks consulting firm that specializes in the expectant and new moms market) reminds me of all the best qualities of Dolly Levi. She’s a dynamic, energized marketing matchmaker who arranges things … like creative partnerships between complementary brands, major brand-building events, innovative promotional campaigns, one-of-a-kind strategies, advertorials, image makeovers and effective ways to match women with products and services, from fertility through first years with new life.

Lately, many of the top marketing minds have been stating publicly that businesses should be redirecting their resources away from their website and into Facebook, specifically Facebook fan pages. ‘Skittles’ now uses its website as solely a landing page, redirecting traffic to its social media platforms, specifically Facebook.

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