Monica Beyer, a mom of four, has been writing professionally since 2000. She is the author of two published books on baby sign language, "Baby Talk" and "Teaching Your Baby to Sign." She has been a freelance writer for over seven years, writing primarily about all aspects of parenting, and she tends to follow more natural parenting philosophies and cherishes the nurturing job of raising children.
What was your favorite childhood toy?
I adored my Fisher-Price parking garage. I played with that setup for hours on end, and I desperately wish I still had it. I don't know if it was the amazing elevator that would bring the cars to the top, where they would then swoop down, or the way I was able to put "gas" in each one as it went on its way, but it was mesmerizing.