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What do you do when Santa spoils the neighbors’ kids more than yours?

What do you do when Santa spoils the neighbors’ kids more than yours?

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“Mom, next year can Santa bring us what he gave Madison?”

What do you say?

I replied to Julia, “Well, Santa brings everyone different things… we’ll just have to see what he brings next year.”

She seemed to be distracted enough, accepted the answer and ran off to continue playing. I was lucky this time!

The funny thing is that Santa’s big gift to Madison and her sister Avery was a play kitchen from OUR OWN online toy store. LOL

It’s actually a toy kitchen that I’ve wanted to buy for Julia since she was a baby, but never did because our townhouse is so small and already stuffed full of toys.

Since Janice and I own two online toy stores, Julia and Sophia are already a little spoiled with items from our stores… a pedal car, balance bikes, rocking toys, an art easel, a cool kitchen helper safety stand that lets them help cook and wash dishes and more.

Basically, trying to not spoil your kids when you sell awesome toys is tough!

I constantly dream of a bigger house just so I can give them more toys. But, luckily we are limited to a tiny townhouse and we have reached full capacity.

I especially try not to overdo gifts at Christmas because I feel it is important to focus on the real meaning of the season. I do let Santa come and bring a decent amount of gifts to unwrap, but I don’t like to let Santa go completely wild. Click Here to Finish Reading at 5 Minutes for Mom.

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The Early Show’s Maggie Rodriguez Expecting Second Child

The Early Show’s Maggie Rodriguez Expecting Second Child

The Early Show’s Maggie Rodriguez is expecting baby no. 2, reports US Magazine.

“The cat is out of the bag: I’m four months pregnant,” she announced Monday on her show. “I’m feeling very pregnant!”

The 40-year-old co-anchor, whose husband is Telemundo marketing executive Michael Rodriguez, says her official due date is July 1, but she thinks she’ll pop before then, “I don’t think I’ll make it,” she joked, showing off her baby bump. “This is not July. This is tomorrow. I grew over the holidays!”

Maggie and Michael, who will find out the sex of their baby “in a few weeks”, are also parents to 4-year-old Daniella, who is looking forward to the arrival of her sibling: “She is so excited,” says the proud mom. “She keeps asking, ‘Why does it take so long for the baby to come out?”

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Angel Dear: Soft & Snuggly Accessories

Blankets and stuffed animals are always a source of comfort to young ones, but what if you could have an all-in-one? Angel Dear Blankies are sweet charming characters that are cashmere-soft and oh so lightweight! The 14" square is available in a huge assortment of fun characters in soft colors. Harlow Madden was spotted carrying hers while just recently, Gwyneth Paltrow was seen clutching 2 of these cuddly creatures while holding her son Moses.

If you prefer a larger size of these blankies check out the Animal Napping Blankets. They are great as stroller blankets and for naps in the car. Both the blankies and blankets are made of the softest cashmere-like polyester which does not pile and washes up beautifully. I have thrown both blankets in the washing machine and dryer a few times already and both of them feel just as soft as when I received them.

Angel Dear is an expert when it comes to soft, cuddly comfort! Their Chenille hoodies are deliciously soft and warm enough to wear as a jacket during the spring or fall seasons. They come in a wide assortment of colors and sizes from 6 months-4T.

Maxine Bahnes, Kelly Rutherford and Nicole Richie just a few of the many fans of Angel Dear!

Petit is offering CBS readers an exclusive 20% discount off all store items! Just enter code "cbscoop" upon checkout.

Blankets and stuffed animals are always a source of comfort to young ones, but what if you could have an all-in-one? Angel Dear Blankies are sweet charming characters that are cashmere-soft and oh so lightweight! The 14″ square is available in a huge assortment of fun characters in soft colors. Harlow Madden was spotted carrying hers while just recently, Gwyneth Paltrow was seen clutching 2 of these cuddly creatures while holding her son Moses.

If you prefer a larger size of these blankies check out the Animal Napping Blankets. They are great as stroller blankets and for naps in the car. Both the blankies and blankets are made of the softest cashmere-like polyester which does not pile and washes up beautifully. I have thrown both blankets in the washing machine and dryer a few times already and both of them feel just as soft as when I received them.

Angel Dear is an expert when it comes to soft, cuddly comfort! Their Chenille hoodies are deliciously soft and warm enough to wear as a jacket during the spring or fall seasons. They come in a wide assortment of colors and sizes from 6 months-4T.

Maxine Bahnes, Kelly Rutherford and Nicole Richie just a few of the many fans of Angel Dear!

Petit is offering CBS readers an exclusive 20% discount off all store items! Just enter code “cbscoop” upon checkout.

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    Amy Adams Bumps Up ‘Good Morning America’

    Amy Adams Bumps Up 'Good Morning America'

    An expectant Amy Adams looked radiant on Good Morning America in New York City Monday morning (January 4) as she promoted her new film Leap Year.

    During her appearance this morning, the Julie and Julia star said that she and her fiance, actor Darren Legallo, have yet to find out if they’re having a boy or girl. “We don’t know for sure yet. We’ll definitely find out,” she said, adding that they have “no preference” when it comes to the baby’s gender.

    The 35-year-old mom-to-be said that she has been feeling well during her pregnancy. “I feel pretty good, I have to say. It’s been good. I’ve been doing a lot of curling up at home so it’s nice to get out and be active.”

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    Ashlee Simpson-Wentz & Bronx Hit The Big Apple

    Ashlee Simpson-Wentz & Bronx Hit The Big Apple

    Ashlee Simpson-Wentz took a break from Broadway today to head out for a stroll with her 1-year-old son Bronx Mowgli in Manhattan, New York (January 4). The former 7th Heaven star is currently starring as Roxie Hart in Chicago.

    Ashlee and Bronx rang in the New Year without dad Pete Wentz this past weekend. The Fall Out Boy rocker played host at a party at Jet nightclub in Las Vegas while the rest of the family stayed behind in the Big Apple.

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