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December 10th, 2009
10:43 AM ET

Mom's Toy Story: Survival of the Fittest

Denise Garlow was inspired by her daughter to start her own business during this recession making a unique kind of doll to provide inspiration for children to live out their dreams.  "The Representatives" were born because she needed to find a way to make money after her husband's consulting business dried up. 

Denise designs the dolls, is writing a storybook to go with it and is making prototypes out of her garage. She says she never would've found her passion had the recession not hit: a common theme we're finding in Survival of the Fittest series..

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  1. michael armstrong sr. TX.

    This lady showes a forgotton will to create American Industry jester's like hers is what creates American foundation.

    December 10, 2009 at 10:48 am |
  2. PJL

    where can these be purchased?

    December 10, 2009 at 12:29 pm |
  3. Robert

    Good for her! I too have begun a new company selling a seasoning blend with my future wife. Small business is the backbone of America's "dream" It's time we all support the individual, not the conglomerates. They have enough, if not too much.

    December 11, 2009 at 10:06 am |
  4. Laura

    Perhaps she will someday have her own conglomerate which hires thousands of individuals who themselves are not creative enough to start a business but enjoy working for a living.

    December 12, 2009 at 5:06 pm |
  5. Elizabeth

    It is insane to send the Terrorist to the U.S.

    December 15, 2009 at 11:48 am |