Locking Diary for Girls with Feathered Pen and Stickers!

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When you have a house full of girls, privacy can be at a high premium. I love the princesses, but I have to admit they are a bunch of nosy little snoops. That means I get to listen not only to the whining about privacy being invaded, I also have to endure the endless tattling … Read more

The Lotterys Plus One

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The Lotterys Plus One is one of the most delightful books I’ve encountered in quite some time. Within a few pages I was openly grinning and giggling out loud. Aimed at 8-12 year-olds, I have to say I can think of some adults who could benefit from reading it as well. This is the story … Read more

Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland New Slip-Cased Edition

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Arcturus Publishing offers a gorgeous line of illustrated and slip-cased editions of classic works and children’s books. Encompassing titles such as The Wizard of Oz, The Art of War and Gray’s Anatomy and including authors like Oscar Wilde, Charlotte Bronte, Jane Austen and H.P. Lovecraft, this is a truly magnificent collection as well as an … Read more

Kids Will Flip Over These New Kidz Bop Styles From Crazy8!

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**This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. I was compensated for this post. Check out the Crazy8 Kidz Bop Fashion Collection I wish clothes had been this cool when I was a kid! Crazy8 never fails to deliver with their fun mix … Read more

What We’re Teaching Our Sons and Our Daughters

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Every time I accidentally see the news or someone’s ridiculous protestations that Donald Trump isn’t so very bad, that song “I wasn’t born with enough middle fingers” gets stuck in my head. It seems he’s gone from insulting the looks of women who’ve come forward with accusations of his groping, wormy hands (as if being … Read more

Girls As Prey.

The death of my puppy at the beginning of this week really tore my heart out. I’ve been avoiding watching the news because I can’t handle the Willy-Wonka-ized political landscape or the sadly mundane horror stories of the tragedies humans inflict on each other. I can’t stand the way those stories are doled out in … Read more

Greta the Fox Wooden Swing

Who doesn’t love the freedom of swinging through the air, watching the ground blur by beneath your feet? Every little kid deserves a swing in the yard to experience this joy. One thing I’m not a huge fan of are the gaudy plastic modern swingsets. This wooden swing from Greta Fox is a nice change. … Read more

A Month of Gratitude, Day 2: My Girls.

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Here’s the thing: I never wanted to be a mother. I knew this always, from the beginning of memory onward. Maybe it’s because we grew up rough, maybe it’s because I saw the world as a writhing, painful, grasping place to which I would never subject a fragile new life. But I always knew. This … Read more

The Crushing Weight of Destroying Another Human: America’s Real Fat Problem

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This subject has been on my mind of course because of the recently released “Dear Fat People” video by Nicole Arbour (which I will not link to or promote in any way). I encourage you not to watch it. I can sum it up for you: Fat people are gross. And it’s like, she’s seriously … Read more