It's almost Christmas time—as my 7-year-old daughter has pointed out at least as many times as you can say "Rudolph" in five hours—and you know what that means!
As the mom of a second-grade girl and a 2-year-old boy (pictured), I am all about the big box toy aisles, as well as the smaller online gift shops.
And with gift-giving season in full swing, I wanted to offer up some of the most engaging, clever, and—most of all—fun toys and gadgets for toddlers and little kids this year.
Oh yeah, and there are a few things in the mix for moms (*cough* me *cough*), too. Get that, Honey?!
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