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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..