Category Archives: Princesses

The Wig Dilemma of 2013

I always love hearing from y’all, and many of us have swapped stories off blog. But every once in a while, I think, “everybody’s going to want to hear this!” This is one such story, continuing our Halloween theme, from … Continue reading

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Going public

One blog-reader wrote me about her family’s Halloween experience this year, and it is SUCH a great story that I asked her to be a guest blogger for today. Here is her story: *** Last night, my 4-year-old son “went … Continue reading

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Mixing it up – toywise

The big news this week is that Harrods, the famed London department store, opened its first gender-neutral toy store, designed by Shed Design. “The London department store commissioned the multi-million pound Toy Kingdom to be grouped by theme rather than … Continue reading

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Warrior Princesses

This picture is making the rounds on Facebook the last couple days. I could definitely see my own four year-old daughter asking this question; one of her favorite books is Brave Margaret, in which the heroine, faced with a sea … Continue reading

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