Dolls Get Make-Under to Make a Point


Recently, this photo has been making the rounds on the internets, suggesting that Barbie is some sort of Chelsea Handler type who lies about her age and bathes in make-up to cover up the truth. I wasn’t really into it. Artist Nickolay Lamm wasn’t either. He decided to remove the make-up from dolls faces in order to… Read More »

Photograph of Maya and Leela and their American Girls dolls in their pink bedroom. Photo by Ilona Szwarc, 2011.

Polish Photographer Ilona Szwarc and American Girl Dolls


NYC-based Polish artist Ilona Szwarc was immediately taken by American girls’ fascination with American Girl dolls. We don’t see or hear as much about American Girl dolls in Canada as Americans do south of the border, for obvious reasons. And yet somehow without necessarily even seeing any of the dolls up close, we know that… Read More »

If You Don’t Breastfeed, Just Bring a Doll: Nurse-In on February 6


Meri Perra blogs about the challenges she and her partner face in trying to raise their girls with feminist values This must be what it feels like to be stuck in a time loop. Last week, two more chapters were added to the saga of Facebook versus the breastfeeding moms. In a story that got… Read More »

Natural Hair Barbie Doll


We came across this awesome tutorial on Black Girl with Long Hair For almost as long as there have been Barbies, there have been Barbie’s friends. You know, Midge, Kid Sister Skipper, Teresa, Christie, etc. But aside from changing their hair colour and flattening Skipper’s chest, the dolls all basically look the same. But if… Read More »

News Round-Up July 20: Victoria Beckham Is Saving Reading, Grooming Your Kids and There Will Always Be Breasfeeding Controversies


What we’re reading today: 1. Nostalgia time! Did you go to sleepaway camp when you were a kid? Here’s what your summer camp experience says about you. 2. Breastfeeding controversies! A doll you can nurse and outrage at Ruby Tuesdays. 3. Can your toddler identify a sphere, cube and trapezoid? If not, better get them… Read More »

News Round-Up July 12: Banning Kids in Restaurants, Gross Playlands and Daycares Required to Have Different Races of Dolls


What we’re reading today: 1. We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: Kids learn through play. (Parents holding their kids back from preschool but feel torn/stressed because of competitive parents teaching their kids to read and write at a super early age.) 2. This Arizona mom is climbing through fastfood playlands and is… Read More »

Princess Doll Hospital Birthday Party


Have you seen our new party blog? The following post was originally published on Today’s Parent: ‘s Creative Director Rebecca Brown has a daughter named Rose.  She loves princesses and dolls. Following a trip to the emergency room with a cut finger, she’s also fixated on hospitals. For Rose’s third birthday, her parents wanted… Read More »

News Round-Up May 11: Midwives Saving Babies, Fake Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Dolls


What we’re reading today: 1. The people who get mad about stuff are mad that there’s a breastfeeding doll. Via BoingBoing 2. You might have heard about a teen who faked pregnancy in her last year of high school for a final independent social studies project. Today, she was on Today talking about her experience.… Read More »

News Round-Up March 17: The Real St. Patrick, A Werewolf Doll Who Shaves and Advice for Pregnant Women


What we’re reading today: 1. Would you buy your kid a Bratz-looking doll whose character description says, “plucking and shaving is a full-time job” like that of Monster High’s Clawdeen Wolf? NB: The doll is werewolf, but still! On the other hand, who reads character descriptions? Via Jezebel 2. Just who was St. Patrick and… Read More »

We Love: Thursday, January 6


What we’re reading on the blogs today: As you might have noticed, we’re big vegetable fans here. So much so, we get rather peeved when someone tries to hide them away. That’s why we were delighted to see George Ball of the Wall Street Journal declare 2011 to be the Year of the Vegetable! Ball… Read More »

Would You Buy This Doll For Your Kid?


We came across these dolls thanks to a Twitter tip from reader Amanda. MamAmor dolls are handcrafted in Canada and meant to depict the natural activities that are part of motherhood, including breastfeeding and giving birth. That red fabric circle you see up there? That’s supposed to be a placenta. The metal snap where the… Read More »


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