So I wanted to take some time to give a moment of pause to all of you who are feeling overwhelmed by the holiday and the desire to “do right” by all of the children in you life by providing them with the very best. Of course, one cannot escape the recent media attention that “mainstream” toys have received in the past months. Concern about the quality and safety of toys is important, but the alternatives (i.e. handcrafted, natural, European, etc. toys) are generally significantly more expensive.