Buying gifts for children can be expensive. If your child’s social life is anything like the social life of our six year old twins, then you’ll know exactly what I mean. Not a week goes by where they don’t come out of school with another birthday invitation. Of course, they absolutely love getting dressed up and going to all these wonderful parties, but for mum and dad, it can add up pretty quickly. Some parents I know will buy toys throughout the year in sales and clearances, then stash them all away so that when another party invite arrives, they’re… [Read More]
When I was a little girl, my sister and I would spend hours playing with our Barbie dolls. They provided us with the chance to use our imaginations to be anything we wanted to be. We could be astronauts, beauticians, footballers, dancers and vets! We had a huge collection of various Barbie dolls, as well as lots of accessories. Now that I’m a mum, I’m so pleased to see that my own children love Barbie as much as I do. Every year, M always adds a new Barbie doll to her Christmas list. She has the footballer one, ballerina one,… [Read More]
Barbie has launched three new body shapes, curvy, petite and tall. As a mum of twin girls who are soon to be four years old, I think this is a great step in the right direction. They both love their Barbie dolls, but I have to be honest I have worried about how they perceive the appearance of the dolls. I wrote about it before, but I think in all honestly at their age they probably don’t notice their appearance as much as an older child would. I think an older child would start to notice Barbie’s slim figure, long… [Read More]
What happens when girls are free to imagine they can be anything? This is the question asked in this new, funny video which is brought to you by Barbie. It’s got a really fantastic message, that through the power of imagination, Barbie allows girls to explore their limitless potential – and it’s pretty funny too! Before watching this video I have to be honest and admit that I was in two minds about Barbie, but this video has definitely made me see her in a light!
Dear Barbie, I’m not quite sure what’s happened, but I feel I have to write to you. You see I have something important to say and I kind of feel like I need to be honest with you. Growing up I loved my Barbie dolls. I’d dress them in different clothes, swap their shoes and make them do various tasks such as shopping for clothes, getting their hair done or have their nails painted. I even had a Barbie disco house that played music and I absolutely loved it. I wanted to be Barbie! So what if I didn’t have… [Read More]