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Cate & Levi Hand Puppets Review

By Fredrica Syren: As an eco-friendly family, we take steps to reduce our carbon footprint by refusing plastic, especially when it comes to our children’s toys. It’s a huge step in the right direction, so if you want to make sure your children’s toys are as sustainable as possible, choose …

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The Importance of Chemical-Free Toys and Where to Buy Them

By Fredrica Syren: In past years, there have been many toy recalls because of high amounts of chemicals and heavy metals found in them. Sadly, there are very few guidelines or regulations regarding chemicals in toys in the U.S. However, the good news is that, thanks to recalls, more attention …

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Fewer Toys — More Creative Kids?

By Fredrica Syren: When our daughter was a baby, we did not have many toys for her, and actually always laughed at how she would find anything fun to play with (e.g. straps on her car seat, the vacuum, pots and pans, etc.). As we became a family with three …

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Tips for Buying Safe Christmas Toys 

By Fredrica Syren:  When I was 8 years old, my grandfather gave me a baby doll for Christmas. She was so pretty, and I could feed her and change her. I named her Mia. I still remember the joy of my special doll. Now I am the mom of a little girl who loves dolls, and last year Santa brought her an American …

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Toxic Free Kids—How to Choose Safe Toys

By Fredrica Syren: As a parent of three beautiful children, I worry about so many things: Do they eat enough? Is the air the breath clean? Will they fall from that tree they are climbing? Is the car seat safe? What I really do not want to worry about is …

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Barbie’s Makeover

By Emma Grace Fairchild: One of the most famous 57-year-olds is getting a makeover. Barbie, the beloved and iconic doll made by Mattel, soon will be available with different body types, hair, and skin tones. The doll will have seven new skin tones, three hair textures, and three body types …

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Cleaning Out Kids’ Toys

By Fredrica Syren: My gosh, kids do come with lots of toys! Every Christmas, Valentines Day and birthday. And you can imagine, with three kids, how many toys enter our home annually☺ At the end of each year, though, we try to go through all the toys and do a …

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Lego Planning a Plastic-free Line

By Fredrica Syren: As some of you know, my family and I are on a journey to a plastic-free life. We have found the hardest part of our quest to be kids’ toys. I would say that the majority contains some sort of plastic and always comes packaged in plastic. …

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