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Feliz Navidad: Celebrate Mexican Holiday Traditions

Feliz Navidad: Celebrate Mexican Holiday Traditions

The Mexican Christmas season kicks off December 12 with the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe (the patron saint of Mexico City and all of the Americas) and ends two weeks past December 25. Read on to l . . .

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Hanukkah Mini Menorah

Hanukkah Mini Menorah

Make an edible and festive Hanukkah centerpiece for the children’s table! Ingredients10 mini powdered donuts
1 (16-oz) can vanilla frosting
Blue food coloring
Silver dragées
9 blue candy . . .

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San Diego Family's 100 Kid Tested Holiday Toys - 2017

San Diego Family's 100 Kid Tested Holiday Toys - 2017

Stumped for ideas on the perfect present to tuck under the tree or surprise your kiddos with this holiday season? Look no further than San Diego Family's 100 Kid Tested Holiday Toys - 2017 . From lo . . .

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Holiday Events for Families with Special Needs

Holiday Events for Families with Special Needs

Don’t miss these festivities designed specifically for children with special needs and their families. Make Christmas memories with sensory-friendly performances and encounters with Santa; or join a . . .

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Very Best Fudge

Very Best Fudge

3  cups granulated sugar 1  can (12 fluid ounces) Nestle Carnation Evaporated Milk 1/4  cup (1/2 stick) butter or margarine 1/2  teaspoon salt 4  cups miniature marshm . . .

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Silent Nights: Help Kids Sleep Well During the Holidays

Silent Nights: Help Kids Sleep Well During the Holidays

The holidays aren’t always sleep-friendly for families with small children. From late-night parties and holiday travel to school performances and visiting relatives, the season is packed with slee . . .

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San Diego Family Magazine Toy Review Submissions

We have two toy reviews each year. Our Summer Toy Review is part of our Celebrations Guide in our June issue and our Holiday Toy Review appears in our November and December issues.

We are looking for toys and games that are new to the market. We are not able to review revamped editions of classic toys or games. Please do not re-submit toys that you have already sent for previous review.   We do not accept CD's or DVD's for either of these toy reviews.

We receive many great submissions, but space constraints limit the number of toys that can be included in our print issue. Additional toy reviews will be available on our Website, SanDiegoFamily.com. We cannot guarantee placement in the print issue, but all toys that receive a high score (9 or 10), will be included in the online review.

If your item is selected for review, we will email you a PDF of the review, which will also be available online within the digital issue. If you prefer to receive a hard copy of the issue, please include your business card or current mailing address. Submissions that do not meet these guidelines will not be considered for review.

To submit products for review (in print OR online), please adhere to the following guidelines:

Send two samples of each toy/game to Linda Bay at the address below (please be certain to note 5th Floor). Include the following:

  • Price and age recommendation for the item.
  • Descriptive information about product being submitted: including PRICE and WEBSITE. 
  • A high resolution, color image of the toy/gift. Email it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or send a CD or flash drive with your submission. Email is preferred. We accept jpeg, tiff, eps and PDF files. Please no lo-res web graphics.


One toy will be reviewed by local readers; the duplicate toy will be donated to a local children’s charity, or may be used by SDFM as a promotional giveaway. Gifts that receive the highest scores (9 or 10) will be included in our review. Product/toy samples will NOT be returned.

Mailing address:
Attn: Linda Bay
San Diego Family Magazine
1475 Sixth Ave., 5th Fl.
San Diego, CA 92101

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  • San Diego Family Magazine

    San Diego Family Magazine

    Have you ever read something great in a magazine and then been frustrated because you can't remember where you put it? Well, so have we! That's why we think it's a fabulous idea to have the entire publication available to read online! Simply click the link below and use the arrows to turn the pages. You can search by area, event, location, or advertiser.

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  • Out & About

    Out & About

    All dressed up and no where to go? With Out & About, you'll never have to utter (or hear) the words "I'm bored" again!  Use this resource to find oodles of fun things to do in specific areas of San Diego County.

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  • Flourishing Families

    Flourishing Families

    Resources for Families with Special Needs

    Flourishing Families is the Parent Resource Guide for Children with Special Needs that contains over 950 resources in San Diego County. Read informative articles that offer help and encouragement to families with special needs. Sign up to receive our bi-monthly eNewsletter, keeping you connected to current and relevant information in the community. Ready to get out of the house? When you join our online community, you'll also discover fun family-friendly activities and events.

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