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By Loretta Boronat 07 Jul, 2017
Sweet Suite here we come! We are so excited to be a part of Toy Insider’s 8th annual “Biggest Night of Play” on July 12th! The event on Wednesday evening is at Pier 60, Chelsea Piers in New York City where we will be meeting digital influencers, members of traditional media, and other toy company representatives. We look forward to the opportunity to share our dolls in a playful atmosphere, and give all our visitors a chance to get to know us and our products better. It will be like “Christmas in July,” with adults learning about all the new products coming onto the market for the fall and Holiday season. Follow all the fun with #sweetsuite17 and #weknowplay.

We are especially happy to be introducing My Pal for Christmas 2017 in his new outfit, and also our newest character, My Pal for Tennis, inspired by the “Rose” in LorettaRose, who is an avid tennis player! Our swag is an adult size bracelet with the main message of our doll My Pal for Peace: “Peace begins with me!” We hope to see lots of people walking through the event wearing our bracelet to spread the good will of our favorite character. Many thanks to all the staff at the Toy Insider who bring so many people together every year for such a fun and inspirational event.
By Rosalinda Boronat 16 Jun, 2017

As the climate is changing and the consequences of human activity on the environment are becoming more apparent, a development company based in Dubai called Diamond Developers has made it their mission to make sustainable living a reality. The developers have created what they call the Sustainable City, and it is beginning to flourish as people make themselves at home within the city. The city is made up of 500 houses and villas on 46 acres of land, and is completely car free. The residents’ cars are parked around the perimeter of the city, and to move around within the neighborhood, residents use battery powered buggies. Within the community they have access to fresh fruits, vegetables, and herbs that are grown in eco friendly and climate controlled bio-domes. They also enjoy a central city square with shops, local businesses and restaurants. 

Due to the 300 days of sun that the region expects to have every year, solar energy acts as a reliable and main source of energy for the community. Homes are strategically situated to be kept cool by avoiding direct sunlight blazing into the interiors, while at the same time they have solar panels to produce energy from the suns rays. Although the price of one of the houses within this community starts at $1 million, many residents claim that they eventually end up saving money through their strict habits of recycling, reusing, and consuming locally grown food. As time goes on and the city attracts ecotourists, the residents will benefit from equity holdings in the development.

 The Sustainable City is designed to one day be Dubai’s first net zero energy development, but reaching that goal is very contingent on the cooperation of the residents of the eco-friendly city. It’s is so important that the people who reside within this neighborhood understand the importance of sustainability and how to truly live an environmentally conscious lifestyle. Because of this, the developers make sure to sell homes to like-minded individuals who are truly passionate about the fact that this style of living is what the future should look like. In addition, the development company plans to create a school within the city to teach future generations about the importance of sustainable living and trying to inspire the rest of the world to join the effort to go green .


By Rosalinda Boronat 09 Jun, 2017

We are like Lannisters, we always pay our debts. We haven’t forgotten that we owe you all a brand new character that we promised a few weeks ago, and we are here to pay up. We are ecstatic to announce that My Pal for Tennis is now available for purchase on our online store . Since we have always been a tennis family, having a great tennis character as part of our My Pal line is really important to us. Not only because tennis clothes and accessories are super cute and fun, but also because we believe that tennis is an amazing sport for children to take an interest in and to learn to play. Our goal is to teach children about positive, fun, and important themes through play, and we believe that tennis is an ideal way to teach children about a variety of values.

Tennis has hundreds of years of history, with records of early versions of the sport being played in the royal courts of medieval kingdoms. Its ability to stand the test of time is a testament to the many benefits that playing tennis can have on a person’s life. Playing tennis demands self discipline and mental toughness. When playing a singles match, you are pretty much on your own on the court, and you have no one but yourself to keep you focused, motivated, and to execute your game plan. Tennis also involves a significant amount of etiquette. Unlike many other sports, how a player conducts himself on the court by following the etiquette of the game is very important. Not only is following tennis etiquette essential for being respected as a player, but failing to be polite during a match can even cost a player real points, and can cause them to lose a match. Tennis is a sport that brilliantly combines being social with being competitive, which allows players who love the game to play it either competitively or socially for their entire lives. Finding this love for sport that can last a lifetime can even be the key to always leading a healthy and active lifestyle. We hope that our My Pal for Tennis character can be the spark that makes a child find an interest and love for this great sport.
By Rosalinda Boronat 02 Jun, 2017

My Pal for Going Green has a great message for children! Today, more than ever, we want to bring your attention to this unique and educational character we created in 2010, and the positive impact it can have on children. From what the scientific evidence shows us, Planet Earth is very upset about the effects of human activity on its health, and it is having a major meltdown. Pun intended. Sometimes it seems impossible for the people of the world to agree on priorities, but if we look at this issue through our children’s eyes, we can see that it would be unfair if we didn’t at least try to do something to take care of the planet now. So, as the younger generations grow up in a hot and polluted world, it is essential that we give them the education and tools they need to grow into adults that are equipped to make sustainable decisions in business, politics, or their personal lives. This is where My Pal for Going Green comes in, as a fun buddy and educational toy for children to learn at a young age that living green is the way to go.

 Just like all of our My Sibling and My Pal characters , My Pal for Going Green teaches children about an important theme: being environmentally conscious. This 18 inch boy doll comes with an educational booklet to teach children about the importance of recycling and living a sustainable lifestyle, and is outfitted in clothing and accessories made from recycled materials. Also included is a reusable denim tote bag to carry the doll.  We encourage children to learn through play with all of our characters, but we consider the message behind My Pal for Going Green to be particularly important. When children hear grown ups talking about rising sea levels, massive storms, unbreathable air, and rapidly rising temperatures, parents can help them to understand, on a very elementary level, with the help of our doll, that there are things they can do to help every day, by the way they live their lives. Since the well-being of our planet and of future generations is pretty much in the tiny hands of our youth, let’s teach them while they’re young to love the Earth.


By Rosalinda Boronat 26 May, 2017

I would be the first person to admit that when I have to deal with a complicated situation or I am moving through unchartered territory in my life, that my go-to move is to search the internet for answers. That’s why this week I decided to share something personal that my family and I are currently experiencing, in the hopes that it might be of help to someone going through a similar situation. As my brother Danny, who has autism, grew up and reached adulthood there has been a looming uncertainty about what the next step in his life would be, and who would take care of him when my parents were no longer able to. My family has been an active advocate for adults with disabilities for decades, enough to land my brother and my Mom on the cover of Newsweek Magazine in 2006, but that didn’t mean that my brother’s future was anywhere near set in stone. Even for the most active parents and caretakers, the task of finding services for our loved ones with special needs is an incredibly daunting task. Fast Forward to 2017 and it just so happens that about a month ago we were notified of a vacancy in a supervised apartment in the neighbouring town, and from there everything has moved incredibly quickly, and in the blink of an eye my brother will be moving into his new home in just a few days.

At first, simply making the decision to commit to such a significant change in my brother’s and my family’s lives was difficult. Of course what we ultimately were trying to determine was whether moving to this supervised apartment was the best move for my brother’s happiness, well-being, and quality of life. Even for a person with exceptional communication skills, expressing what they truly want in a moment of transition or a major life event is difficult. So, when it comes to a person with autism the difficulty level raises to somewhere around impossible. How can you make such an impactful decision about someone else’s life without being able to ask them if they are feeling happy, sad, scared, excited, uncertain, angry, disappointed, overjoyed, liberated, trapped, or a combination of all the emotions under the sun? Our reaction to moving to a new place is not always a clear cut  “yes definitely, I’m ecstatic” or a “no way, I’d rather die.” Actually, in the majority of cases, our emotions lay in the grey area between these two extremes, and expressing this grey area in words is something that is immensely challenging to my brother.  

Considering the uncertainty, complexity, and importance of a transition like this in my brother’s life, we are all pretty much an emotional mess, however temporarily. If you’re reading this and you’re also a mess, you’re not alone and you’re not crazy. I find that it is best to recognize that the reason this is so difficult to deal with is because of all the “unknowns” about the near and distant future that we are facing.  The hard truth is that only time can tell me if this move was the best choice or not.. Unfortunately, I am a person with about zero patience, so my own advice won’t exactly be an easy pill to swallow, but I know that for right now all we can do is try our best to do the right thing by keeping Danny’s needs in focus, and rely on our faith to carry us through the rest of the way.  


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By Loretta Boronat 07 Jul, 2017
Sweet Suite here we come! We are so excited to be a part of Toy Insider’s 8th annual “Biggest Night of Play” on July 12th! The event on Wednesday evening is at Pier 60, Chelsea Piers in New York City where we will be meeting digital influencers, members of traditional media, and other toy company representatives. We look forward to the opportunity to share our dolls in a playful atmosphere, and give all our visitors a chance to get to know us and our products better. It will be like “Christmas in July,” with adults learning about all the new products coming onto the market for the fall and Holiday season. Follow all the fun with #sweetsuite17 and #weknowplay.

We are especially happy to be introducing My Pal for Christmas 2017 in his new outfit, and also our newest character, My Pal for Tennis, inspired by the “Rose” in LorettaRose, who is an avid tennis player! Our swag is an adult size bracelet with the main message of our doll My Pal for Peace: “Peace begins with me!” We hope to see lots of people walking through the event wearing our bracelet to spread the good will of our favorite character. Many thanks to all the staff at the Toy Insider who bring so many people together every year for such a fun and inspirational event.
By Rosalinda Boronat 16 Jun, 2017

As the climate is changing and the consequences of human activity on the environment are becoming more apparent, a development company based in Dubai called Diamond Developers has made it their mission to make sustainable living a reality. The developers have created what they call the Sustainable City, and it is beginning to flourish as people make themselves at home within the city. The city is made up of 500 houses and villas on 46 acres of land, and is completely car free. The residents’ cars are parked around the perimeter of the city, and to move around within the neighborhood, residents use battery powered buggies. Within the community they have access to fresh fruits, vegetables, and herbs that are grown in eco friendly and climate controlled bio-domes. They also enjoy a central city square with shops, local businesses and restaurants. 

Due to the 300 days of sun that the region expects to have every year, solar energy acts as a reliable and main source of energy for the community. Homes are strategically situated to be kept cool by avoiding direct sunlight blazing into the interiors, while at the same time they have solar panels to produce energy from the suns rays. Although the price of one of the houses within this community starts at $1 million, many residents claim that they eventually end up saving money through their strict habits of recycling, reusing, and consuming locally grown food. As time goes on and the city attracts ecotourists, the residents will benefit from equity holdings in the development.

 The Sustainable City is designed to one day be Dubai’s first net zero energy development, but reaching that goal is very contingent on the cooperation of the residents of the eco-friendly city. It’s is so important that the people who reside within this neighborhood understand the importance of sustainability and how to truly live an environmentally conscious lifestyle. Because of this, the developers make sure to sell homes to like-minded individuals who are truly passionate about the fact that this style of living is what the future should look like. In addition, the development company plans to create a school within the city to teach future generations about the importance of sustainable living and trying to inspire the rest of the world to join the effort to go green .


By Rosalinda Boronat 09 Jun, 2017

We are like Lannisters, we always pay our debts. We haven’t forgotten that we owe you all a brand new character that we promised a few weeks ago, and we are here to pay up. We are ecstatic to announce that My Pal for Tennis is now available for purchase on our online store . Since we have always been a tennis family, having a great tennis character as part of our My Pal line is really important to us. Not only because tennis clothes and accessories are super cute and fun, but also because we believe that tennis is an amazing sport for children to take an interest in and to learn to play. Our goal is to teach children about positive, fun, and important themes through play, and we believe that tennis is an ideal way to teach children about a variety of values.

Tennis has hundreds of years of history, with records of early versions of the sport being played in the royal courts of medieval kingdoms. Its ability to stand the test of time is a testament to the many benefits that playing tennis can have on a person’s life. Playing tennis demands self discipline and mental toughness. When playing a singles match, you are pretty much on your own on the court, and you have no one but yourself to keep you focused, motivated, and to execute your game plan. Tennis also involves a significant amount of etiquette. Unlike many other sports, how a player conducts himself on the court by following the etiquette of the game is very important. Not only is following tennis etiquette essential for being respected as a player, but failing to be polite during a match can even cost a player real points, and can cause them to lose a match. Tennis is a sport that brilliantly combines being social with being competitive, which allows players who love the game to play it either competitively or socially for their entire lives. Finding this love for sport that can last a lifetime can even be the key to always leading a healthy and active lifestyle. We hope that our My Pal for Tennis character can be the spark that makes a child find an interest and love for this great sport.
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