Independent Spunk Vs. Pretty Princess: A Dad's Lesson in Trusting Positive Parenting

When my daughter was not quite 3, she told my husband and me that she wanted to be a chicken for an upcoming costume party. We thought this was hilarious and I found myself snootily proud of her choice. See, my kid's no joiner. Let every other gir...Welcome the first column from our gay dad in our new gay parenting column.

Halloween Costume Rejects

Hey, parents! Are you trying to find a quick and easy costume to make for the kids? Look no further! The Tooth Decay Fairy What you'll need:
White pillowcase
Tin foil Toothbrush Candy corn, Life Savers, or Pez Pull the pillowcase ove...
Hey, parents! Are you trying to find a quick and easy costume to make for the kids? Look no further!

The 10 Best New Picture Books for Spring

Every season brings bright new picture books, and Cabin Fever has the great pleasure of choosing from among the riches the very best. With help from my personal focus group of readers (and pre-readers), here's what made our shortlist of top new pictu...

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:
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 ...

The maternity haircut

I used to have long hair. Long, long, long, hair. The kind that you dream about having when you're a little girl--the kind that makes you look and feel like a princess or like you should always and only be seen riding atop a racing stallion on the ...

Disney's Princesses: grown up and a little creepy?

I was at a birthday party on the weekend for the son of a friend who was turning three. As toddler hair flailed and wild screams of glee echoed on the monkey bars, a few of us adults got into a discussion of Dr. Seuss and his brilliance. "The books a...

Product Recall: Disney Princesses Easter Baskets

Gemmy Industries Corp., of Coppell, Texas, in cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission, is voluntarily recalling their Disney Princesses Easter Baskets. The silver beads and ribbons attached to the basket can come loose and are then a ...

Disney (finally) to make movie about a black princess

In its new film, "The Frog Princess," Disney will feature black princess in a story set in New Orleans. This is a first for the company, who only in 1992 decided to finally acknowledge the existence of non-whites in it's animated fairy tales. The mus...

Princess uses pregnancy to break tradition

I'm sure there are many people, much like myself, that have wondered what life would be like if they were royalty. would you take the Rolls Royce or the Mercedes when you head out? Would you be more Marie Antoinette or Princess Diana? Princess Letici...

Baby image of the day: that parade wave

Everybody loves a parade. But they can't happen every day. Why not? Katherine can teach us a thing or two about taking your adoring crowd wherever you can get it. Just strap the sparkly crown on, secure her in her float (a.k.a. stroller), and soon yo...

Norway's future queen begins preschool

From Hello magazine: This new year, Norway's future monarch, Princess Ingrid celebrated 2006 by attending her first day of kindergarten. Looking like a blond snow bunny, "Crown Princess Mette-Marit and her husband Crown Prince Haakon were photog...


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