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Are kids looking for a unique tie to give Dad for Father’s Day this Sunday?

Look no further than TheTieBar.com. The company’s collection features more than 140 brand new cotton and silk ties, pocket squares, bow ties and tie bars for only $15.

The Cribsie Awards is a new online awards program for the parenting/baby industry sponsored by Diapers.com. After an inaugural nomination period with more than 4,000 brands in the baby industry nominated by their fans, the editors of A-List Mom and StrollerTraffic along with industry experts hand-selected the 344 best products, brands, services and websites for babies and tots. Sixty winners are honored. Categories include Best Skincare for Babies (winner: Aveeno Baby) to The One Baby Gadget You Won’t Regret Buying (winner: Cloud B Sleep Sheep). See the complete list at CribsieAwards.com. Only subscribers of StrollerTraffic and A-List Moms were eligible to vote.

“We reached 63,000 votes in just a week and word spread fast. Many traditional and online media properties and brands campaigned hard for the awards.”

– Elina Furman, A-List Mom publisher

A-List Mom (formerly Mamaista.com) is a premium digital lifestyle brand for the influential, savvy and powerful mom demographic. StrollerTraffic is a trusted resource and powerful influencer for urban moms raising babies and toddlers in cities across America.

Designer, brand builder and sports enthusiast Teko Bernard has been designing brands and apparel graphics for over 14 years – 10 of which he spent designing children’s apparel graphics for the likes of ESPN, X Games and the licensed college market. It was the birth of his two nephews, three nieces and his intense love for cartoons that inspired him to create his own brand, Elmdale Park™ including a fun basketball-inspired apparel collection for boys called Hoop Kid®. Elmdale Park is a fictional backdrop where Teko’s cartoon characters featured on the clothing work, play their favorite sports and hang out together.  It is also the name of an actual activity center and park in Teko’s hometown. Contact Teresa’s Room for more.

EMU Australia‘s new collection includes water resistant boost and sandals as well as the newly designed Denimwool® jean. The designers have collaborated with some of Australia’s best denim experts to create the new Valla Beach Denim slim fit breathable jean available in three popular colors. Known for timeless sheepskin accessories and fashionable yet down-to-earth apparel, EMU Australia makes it easy to pull off that clean, effortlessly cool look with their apparel collection consisting of nappa sheepskin biker and bombers, woven merino wool blouses, wrap-arounds, cardigans, dresses, tees/tanks, hoodies, pullovers and more.

-Janet Muniz

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