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    Win a year of free storage from Manhattan Mini Storage

    Fri Mar 5

    If ever there were a contest aimed at Manhattanites, this is it: In a clever marketing move, the ubiquitous Manhattan Mini Storage is hosting its first-ever "Super-Duper-Help-Me-Unclutter-My-Apartment" contest, which is open to all Manhattan families with jam-packed apartments (in other words, all of us!). One lucky winner will snag a year of free storage (for the baby stuff that never got chucked), free storage supplies (yay boxes!) and the advice of a personal organizer. To enter, shoot a two-minute video showcasing your castle of crap and your cry for help (all submissions must include the phrase, "Hi Manhattan Mini Storage!") Then, upload it to the company's Facebook page between March 8-31. From April 1-12, the public will be invited to vote on the vids and the one with the most ballots wins. Start rallying your supporters (and stop cleaning) now!

    Tribeca's Babylicious changes its name to Torly Kids

    Thu Mar 4

    Six years ago, Manhattan mom Carol Adams opened Babylicious in Tribeca . Now, since her customers' kids (and her own daughters) are getting older, she's decided to transform the store into Torly Kid —a one-stop shop for tots and tweens . "I had been hearing how hard it is to find reasonably priced, fashionable styles that kids love and moms will tolerate!" explains Adams. Named after her children—Tori, 8, and Carly, 6—the boutique sports a new jungle theme, including a giant giraffe-print fitting room tent in the middle of the store. Favorite lines such as Lunchbox , Tooby Doo and Appaman will all be sending her bigger sizes to stock alongside the small ones. In addition, she's creating a monthly e-newsletter called "Tori and Carly's pick." Subscribers will receive suggestions that get the stamp of approval from Adams's girls. The store will, of course, continue to sell hip clothing and toys for younger kids, as well as its popular gift...

    Thursday's pick of the day: Little Flower Yoga

    Thu Mar 4

    Sometimes we forget that kids are just as susceptible to stress as we are, what with tests, after-school activities and playdates gone wrong. But your tyke can unwind in no time at a yoga storytime session at Barefoot Books in FAO Schwarz . Little Flower Yoga practices poses with young yogis then shares a tale. Now if only you could get them to meditate during car rides...

    Enter to win tickets to Nickelodeon's Storytime Live, a yearlong Apple Seeds membership and more!

    Thu Mar 4

    Although it looks like winter is finally moving out (see ya!), after a brutal season the chill lingers on. That's why we invite you to warm up with our Beat the Winter Blues giveaway. Six sweet prizes are up for grabs: Family four-packs of tickets to Nickelodeon's Storytime Live at Radio City, the New Vic's latest spectacle 46 Circus Acts in 45 Minutes, the New York Botanical Garden, the Kidrockers show at 92YTribeca or L'Etoile at New York City Opera. For those of you with tots too tiny to enjoy these shows, a one-year membership to Chelsea play space Apple Seeds is also available. Entering is easy: Just click here and give us your info. You even get to specify which prize you prefer. So what do you have to lose? Only the blues.

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