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5 Toys You Don’t Want To Buy Your Kids This Christmas

The competition was stiff at 2013’s, Worst Toy of the Year Awards. Amongst the turkeys jostling for top spot were a heavily branded 7-11 Slurpee Maker, a Lego beauty shop and a Put Me In A Story app. But it was a stuffed monkey with an iPhone belly that got the prized TOADY (Toys Oppressive And Destructive to […]

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Gifting SOS: Five Toys Any Four-Year-Old Will Adore

Our countdown to Christmas continues with five parcels to wow even the most Cars-obsessed four-year-old. We enlisted the expertise of Eyana Carballo, mom-of-two and owner of Crown Heights one-stop kids store Stork. The Franklin Avenue space is just a babe itself (it opened in 2011) but is already a firm local favorite thanks to a stellar mix of quirky […]

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Gifting SOS: Inspired Presents For Three-Year-Old Kiddos

It’s day three of GIFT SOS. Time to quiz the folks at Acorn on Atlantic Avenue (it’s the looker with a pretty mint green exterior, bright yellow bench out front and duo of tidy box trees). Anyway there’s good stuff inside too. Since opening 10 years ago they’ve become a go-to for parents in search of […]

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Gifting SOS: Five Perfect Presents For A Two-Year-Old

For day two of GIFT SOS we headed over to Williamsburg’s sweetest and most expertly curated toy pit stop, Willy’s Toy Box. Every single product (think retro “Vanilla scooters” from French toy maker Janod, and Milliwik’s brilliant Splashimals cards) has been hand-picked by husband and wife owners Raphael and Barbara – and if they ain’t wowed it […]

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7 Hilariously Awkward Family Holiday Cards

Inspired by Mena Suvari’s cat-centric Christmas portrait (which the star posted on Twitter this week), and imagining you may need a bit of artistic direction if you’re still planning to take your own, here are some of our favorite holiday cards.

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Gifting SOS Day One: Five Brilliant Presents For The One And Under Set

Yikes! Christmas is two weeks away and if you’re anything like us, you’re still in a decision no-man’s-land when it comes to a few yet-to-be-bought gifts. But before you succumb to the easy allure of Amazon, we wanted to remind you that there’s a Santa’s workshop of fantastic, quirky and inspired pressies to be found […]

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Snow Alert! 8 Things You Need To Know About Dressing Little Ones For Winter

With temperatures set to nose dive this week and weather experts predicting a big freeze for NY during January and February, we decided it was time to geek-up on the art of keeping little ones warm in the cold. We caught up with Caribou Baby founder and mom-of-two Adriane Stare (who’s about to tick of her 10th Brooklyn winter). This […]

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9 Of The Best Elf On A Shelf Pics On Instagram

Santa’s little helper is having a moment on social media (#naughtyornice #elfsrock #hohoho!) From elf selfies to turf wars with other toys, get inspired with our must-see Elf On A Shelf shots.

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