Need Help with Your Holiday Shopping? Check out the TIA!

Sometimes we hear conflicting reports about what toys are good and which ones should be avoided. We spend many hours testing and reviewing toys to give you a better idea of what will work for your family, but what about those that we don't have a chance to review?

We recommend that you go to the toy experts -- the Toy Industry Association (TIA). They have just launched two very helpful websites for consumers, and you should really check them out! gives you the bare necessities in toy shopping. Whether you're looking for safety facts or downloadable play guides, they've got you covered. They'll share recall information and even have a neat discussion board to help get consumers talking! It's a truly one-stop resource for anyone who cares about kids to get the scoop on what toys are right for their family. is the fun website that gives you the top toys nominated for 2010 Toy of the Year Awards (TOTY). You'll get a look at what the toy industry experts are loving, and you'll also be able to register to win your choice of one of more than 11 prize packages!

So, to recap:

Learn what's best for your family AND get a chance to win! If that's not holiday cheer, I don't know what is...

*This post was part of a Team Mom blog tour!