disney princess 

New Book 'Cinderella Ate My Daughter' Looks at Effect of Girly-Girl Culture

Peggy Orenstein's new book deals with the Disney Princess phenomenon. Credit: Amazon
Some day your prince will come.
Not content with being a prince, however, he wants to go back to school and become a dentist. The royal family diso...
Princesses rule, says author, but it's a tyrannical regime.

Is It Possible to Avoid the Princess Phase?

Down with Cinderella! My twins aren't even three years old, and I'm already sick of that girly triumvirate that seems impossible to escape when you are raising girls: The Princess/Barbie/Pink matrix. Toys 'R' Us has entire aisles devoted to Disney...

Is 'Princess Parenting' Really a Problem?

Is your daughter on a princess pedestal? Image: amazon.com
Almost from the moment they are born, little girls today are bombarded with princess paraphernalia. Crib sheets, bottles, bibs and blankets all come in pink girly-girl versions and often ...

Disney Princesses Pose as Cover Girls

When it comes to Disney Princesses, I've got an "if you can't beat 'em, join em" attitude. And it's really hard to beat 'em when you've got two small girls in the house. But as much as I've come to accept sharing my home with Princess Aurora and her ...

Disney Princess kitchen confuses me

Sarah highlighted some cute kitchen sets and Kristin discussed adults still stuck in a Disney-fantasy, and I just saw a commercial that sort of combines the two that left me totally bewildered. When I was growing up, Cinderella was my favorite Disne...

Choosing a good kid's magazine

About 2 years ago, my mother-in-law bought Ellie a subscription to Highlights Magazine. This is the same magazine I read as a child and it hasn't changed much. Ellie loves looking at the crazy covers and reading the stories, but her excitement at rec...


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