Tradeshow Spotlight: The Toy Insider’s Holiday of Play 2022

The Toy Insider’s Holiday of Play 2022

Last Friday, September 16, was 80 degrees and sunny in New York City. Not exactly holiday weather in the northeast! But I spent the afternoon at The Toy Insider’s Holiday of Play at Chelsea Piers. What a fun time! I got a chance to sample some amazing food and drinks, get into the holiday spirit AND see the top toys for the 2022 holiday season. Read More

What I Discovered About Those “10 Best” Lists

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It’s that time of year again. You know when you see those lists titled the 10 best this, the 20 best that. But have you ever really thought about if those lists are accurate or just another way companies get you to buy their stuff. Read More

Birthday Shopping at a Local Toy Store

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Not only do I get to enjoy my granddaughter’s company but I get to support a small business, something that is so important right now for small businesses to survive. It’s a win-win situation. Hopefully, she chooses another Mom’s Choice Award winner this year! Next time you’re considering shopping at or ordering online from a mass retailer, perhaps you’ll consider shopping local and enjoying the experience, as I did and still do every year with my granddaughter. Read More

Tradeshow Spotlight: NY NOW

Tradeshow Spotlight NY NOW

Have you ever heard of NY NOW Retail Renaissance? It is an awesome home and lifestyle show held at the Javits Center in New York City every February and August. So many unique exhibitors and Mom’s Choice Award Honorees. Read More

Birth of Twins: The Countdown to The Big Day

Birth of Twins: The Countdown to The Big Day

I always count down to the day my kids were born, January 30. Even though they will be 36 this year (2020), I still remember everything from that month quite vividly especially a few of the days. Read More