The permission slip specifically noted “no thong bikinis” for the annual field day. A friend asked me if we received the same letter at my son’s school in the same district which, amazingly, we didn’t. A few other heads turned in the social skills class, prompting a mass cry of abject horror over who would […]
The older woman looked down at my 5-year old while the Fashionista eyed the gentle crone. They sized each other up, realized they were kindred in spirits, and with me looking safely on, retreated to a back table. The woman laid out the paints – blue, green, yellow, pink, orange. The soon-to-be kindergartener eyed them […]
Call me frugal. My husband calls me cheap. Friends call me creative. Some moms even call it Recycling. But in today’s economy, with the job losses and unemployment, I think there’s something just plain wrong with paying manufacturers (many of whom employ truly poor people overseas) to make clothes that don’t look new.
Recently, my daughter and I eagerly visited the doll aisle in my local Target to see all the new Barbies, baby dolls and princess paraphernalia. As I picked up a rogue set of Barbie outfits, I heard a mom proclaim to her son how Barbie promotes poor self-images in girls. Under my breath, peppered with […]