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A Federal Court judge denied Christian Louboutin’s motion for a preliminary injunction against rival Yves Saint Laurent from selling shoes with red soles. The Court’s decision is available at

Well… case you’re wondering how my mompreneurhood all began, here ya go.

Hmmm… Mompreneur… that my title? I guess it may just be a more exotic word for “Multitasker”! Here’s how it played out yesterday…

I’m sitting with the other neighborhood moms at the park, keeping an eye at C splashing his guts out at the water sprinklers, thinking about (or trying not to!) the list of “things that need to get done today” waiting for me at my desk. I take out a notepad and begin working on some txt updates for my website that need to get done.

Please come see GROWING THROUGH ARTS this weekend in NYC for the ENK Children’s Club show. You can meet President and company founder, Aleksandra Efimova and the illustrator Elizaveta Efimova.

What a fantastic write up by our friends at Kick Sprout. Check us out. Thanks for supporting Growing Through Arts.

To its credit, the Consumer Protection Safety Commission staff has recognized a testing redundancy as applied to lead in surface coatings. A CPSC memo dated July 18, 2011, states:

In case you missed it, a short story by Eric Wilson appeared in the New York Times Sunday Styles (07/17/2011). It provides a brief update (such as it is) of the Innovative Design Protection and Piracy Prevention Act, f/k/a the Design Piracy Prohibition Act.

TORONTO – Seasons UV, the makers of 50++ UPF swimwear, Real Kids Shades and Tail Wags Helmet Covers are together promoting safety this summer by offering useful tips to parents. One of the biggest concerns is sun exposure when children are out playing. Seasons UV and Real Kids Shades are encouraging parents to provide sun protection, beyond sun screen, by highlighting the importance of proper clothing and sun glasses.

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