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The lazy days of summer are here. Whether your kids are away at camp, you’re relaxing at the beach, or you’re at home with the little ones, I have many fabuLyss finds for you and your family. From toys for the parents, to an in-house veterinarian, to clothes for your kid, to gift ideas, we’ve got it all covered! Unfortunately, the summer is slowly ending, but these things should brighten your August before back-to-school madness begins!

On-call pet doctor

If you’re a Diva Mom out in the Hamptons for the summer and have a pet, you will want to read about this fabuLyss find! Dr. Cindy Bressler is the city’s best house-call veterinarian. She is available for routine and emergency vet care 24 hours a day, seven days a week! You can’t beat those hours! Dr. Bressler has been a veterinarian for 22 years. She truly is the best, and after the summer, she will be back in the city to continue care of your animal.

Call or text her at (631) 255–8556.

Toys for parents

I want to share with all of you a new fabuLyss find. N+B toys for parents. That’s right, toys for you, not your child! There are three different kits I want to discuss: The Posi-Tokens, Doin’ Time, and Meal Wheel. I’m obsessed with all of them. The Posi-Tokens is a great reward system for your children. This toy is to motivate good behavior. Every time your child does a chore around the house, homework, or gets a good grade, give him a token. When your child gets a certain amount of tokens, reward him. Say, a special treat or extra TV time! Also, if he misbehaves, you can take away tokens just as fast as you gave them out!

To keep you and your kids on the punctuality track, check out the Doin’ Time clock. It comes with magnetic tags for visual reminders of what needs to happen — and when. Never be late to soccer practice again!

The third toy is the Meal Wheel. This toy provides ways to interact at the dinner table, and it also encourages those stubborn kids to eat their meal!

Check out www.nplusbtoys.com.

Cute picks

The clothing company kidpik (pictured) is fabuLyss and helpful. With this company, you do not have to leave the house to go shopping with your little girl, sized 4-14! (My BlakeyBleu is going to love shopping with me for nursery school!)

How does it work? First, you head over to its website, www.kidpik.com, and create an account. From there, you will create your girls’ style profile. It only takes a few minutes to complete and helps the stylist personalize your daughter’s unique style! After you complete your profile, you select your frequency. You can choose from a one-time trial box, one box per season (four per year), or two boxes per season (eight per year). There is no commitment of any kind, so you can pause or cancel your membership at any time!

Next, you will receive a personalized box of five to seven items. This will include choices of tops, bottoms, dresses, layering pieces, shoes, and accessories designed to complete multiple outfits! Each box is around $100 total, but if you keep the entire box, you will receive a 30 percent discount. Not bad, right? You will only be charged for the items you decide to keep after you receive your box. You have seven days to decide which items you would like to keep, and then you ship back the items you do not want. Bonus? Shipping is free both ways!

So if your daughter hates to go shopping, check out kidpik to have your items sent directly to you! I know I will be using it all year long.

Gift-giving solved

Ever struggle over what gift to give? I think I found our answer. Caroline Eva Gifts is a personalized gift business founded by Caroline Altman, a busy mother of three girls. Altman often faced the challenges of finding the perfect gift to give to her own friends or friends’ children for birthdays and other celebrations that would be appreciated (and not returned).

Responding to that need, she developed a highly customized line of fabuLyss luxury products that are ideal for busy mothers or corporate clients seeking something special in a selected price range and knowing that the gift would be fashionable and “just right.” She works one-on-one with clients selecting the perfect gift for friends, family, bar or bat mitzvah favors, or corporate clients.

Check it out at www.carolineeva.com!

Capture the moments

If you’re searching for a photographer, look no further than Heidi Green. Known by many as New York City’s “mom-a-razzi,” she is called upon by fabuLyss, in-the-know moms, as well as top event planners and party venues to capture their fun. Her repertoire includes mitzvahs, weddings, showers, baby namings, engagements, and corporate events. Definitely book Green for a beach family photo shoot while the weather is still nice!

Whether it’s a portrait session or special celebration, Green approaches each shoot with a unique blend of perfectionism and passion, and it shines through in each and every photo. Her style has been described as vibrant and colorful, candid, and unique. She and her team of talented photographers keep it friendly and stress-free while capturing every detail of your event from start to finish. At the end of the day, you feel as if you’ve made a new friend, and have gained the most special photos to treasure. Check her out at www.heidigreen.com and contact her at Heidi@heidigreen.com.

Lyss Stern is the founder of DivaLysscious Moms (www.divamoms.com).

Updated 4:38 pm, December 9, 2016
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