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Introducing…Princess Firefighter

Friday, June 12th, 2009

After yesterday’s meditation on toddler vehicles, I stumbled on a website hawking retro toddler firetrucks. Sold alongside these tiny $240 emergency vehicles—propelled by pedal power—is a small collection of firefighter garb. As you can see, the options are completely gender-neutral…. Why do little boys get to douse imaginary flames in realistic uniforms, while little girl […]

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One upside of Disney-princess mania

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

Despite my recent tribute to creepy parents who indulge their daughters’ pouty insistence on wearing tiaras, I’m aware that the princess trend is not all evil. Hilarious blogger Kelcey Kintner (The Mama Bird Diaries) recently posted this heart-warming photo of her daughters and their successful efforts to expand their grandpa’s wardrobe boundaries: So, you see, […]

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Pink Alert: Princess mania getting even weirder!

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

According to a new AP report, it’s finally dawning on certain parents that immersing their daughters in Disney’s Princesses crap—wands, tulle skirts, even castle-shaped alarm clocks (for the days when their daughters’ ladies-in-waiting fail to wake her gently)—might trigger a raging sense of entitlement. Feminist sage Barbara Ehrenreich sounded a similar warning in 2007, but […]

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Oprah perfects Michelle Obama’s parenting techniques

Friday, March 6th, 2009

When it was announced earlier today that O Magazine‘s new issue will feature Oprah’s exclusive interview with First Mother, Michelle Obama, this exciting piece of super-parenting news echoed down the hallways here at Perfect Baby Handbook World Headquarters on Montague Street. I immediately checked out the sneak preview of the tête à téte at Oprah’s […]

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