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The Accidental Princess Culture of Anti-Princessery


Does the world need another article about Princess Culture? Yes, it does. Because sometimes I think we forget why we are anti-Princess Culture — or maybe it’s just not the same for all of us. For some, it’s probably the fact that endless pink glittery shit is annoying. It reinforces terrible ideas of what a… Read More »

The Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique: Where Disney Princess Dreams Can Come True


Would you splurge on a Disney princess makeover for your kid? Now you can enhance your kids’ trip to Disneyland by treating them to a princess transformation at a fanciful spa. Leave it up to the fairy godmothers / aestheticians who will do your kid’s hair, makeup, nails, and supply the gown, wand and shoes so… Read More »

Neil Gaiman’s New Kid’s Book Deal, Kourtney Kardashian’s Hospital Bag Checklist, and Your Ultimate Guide to Kids’ Comics


What the cool parents are reading about today: 1. A Parent’s Guide to the Best Kids’ Comics is designed for those who want only the cream of the comic crop in their library (and who doesn’t?) Authors / librarians Scott Robbins and Snow Wildsmith review 100 of the best kids comics and recommend 750 honourable mentions. Geekmom… Read More »

Sephora’s New Disney Line, 7-Year-Old Feminists, and the Return of Fraggle Rock


What the cool parents are reading today: 1. Sephora makeup devotees can now look as fierce as Cruella de Vil (or as angelic as Tinkerbell) – the Disney femmes just got themselves a beauty line. The makeup, fragrances, and nail products are aimed at grown-up Disney fans who want a little more animation in their… Read More »

Queer as Moms, Blast-from-the Past Edition


Our dear Queer as Moms blogger Meri Perra is taking a post off this week. We figure it’s a great chance to catch up on her greatest hits. We Need More of Rachel’s Dads More isn’t always better, but in the case of Glee, Meri makes the argument that we could all use an extra… Read More »

A Special Mother’s Day Message from Disney Pixar’s Brave


Finally, a Disney princess with a mom! Have you noticed the absence of moms in Disney movies? The heroines, with the exception of Sleeping Beauty, either have a wicked stepmother, or their dad just hasn’t found a new wife. But Princess Merida from Brave seems to have a very present and loving mother in Queen… Read More »

News Round-Up Jan. 27: Respecting Differences, Active Indoor Recess and Hipster Disney Princesses


What we’re reading today: 1. Gay-straight alliances were seen as too political for Catholic schools, but they’ve given the OK to “Respecting Differences” clubs. If it gets the job done, we’re on board.  That said, we can’t even imagine how tough it must be for a teenager to come out, so to not even acknowledge… Read More »

Getting it Right, Snow White


Meri Perra blogs about the challenges she and her partner face in trying to raise their girls with feminist values Our daughters are joyfully riding the wave of a well-meaning but definite over-abundance of Disney Princess gifts they got for Christmas. Part of the infestation includes a very big, very pink Disney Princess story book,… Read More »

News Round-Up June 23: Minority Babies, Angry Parents and Are You a Bad Parent If You Spank?


What we’re reading today: 1. Is Adam Go the F**k to Sleep Mansbach angry? 2. One mom lost custody of her kids because she spanked her daughter. Catherine Connors wrote about the complicated things involved with spanking and disciplining your kids. 3. What to Expect When You’re Expecting to be made into a movie. 4.… Read More »

News Round-Up June 7: Historically Accurate Princesses, Post-Partum Confinement Centres and a Mini-Warbler


What we’re reading today: 1. Is Young Adult fiction too dark? What with the vampires and sullen teens and such? Some people think so. This GeekMom argues that no, it’s not too dark, it’s fine. 2. Asian new moms in Queens, NY head off to confinement centres so they can rest up and eat and… Read More »


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