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Empowering Girls: Marketing Boundaries

Marketers are intentionally exploiting the vulnerabilities of our children. It's unacceptable. It's 100% within our rights and lies within our responsibility as citizens, as parents and as consumers to set some boundaries on marketing to kids. *…
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Keira Knightly Stands Up For Her Girls & Yours

Keira Knightly is taking a stand against digitally enhancing her breasts for her upcoming movie, "The Dutchess." When she stands up and declares herself "good enough" as she is, she stands up and declares our daughters "good enough" as they…
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Empowering Girls: Tanning

Mom can I tan? Wait, what? What do you mean by tan? Tan. Lay out in the sun to make my skin darker. You're 6! So? Stephanie and her sisters do it. (Damn, older cheerleader sisters,) I think to myself. Look. At. My. Face. Right. Now.…

Empowering Girls: Costuming

Mom, can we wear our matching Chinese outfits to the Chinese Restaurant? Yes. On a very basic and fundamental level childhood should be F-U-N.

Empowering Girls: Ho'oponopono for Girl Fights

Vacation Rerun by Tracee Sioux The only resolution (that I've come up with) for girl-fighting is to teach them Ho'oponopono, the theory that anything can be resolved by practicing I'm sorry, I forgive you, I love you. Girls are . . . . Well,…

Empowering Girls: Reunited

Another reason to leave your kids every once in a while - if you don't you'll miss the moment of reuniting. This is a pretty good moment.
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Go Bratz Go!

Vacation Rerun from May 2007 by Tracee Sioux I signed my daughter up for indoor soccer this season. The coach called me to invite me to a meeting of the parents and girls to determine the team colors and discuss when and where practices…
So I had my big BlogHer08 speaking panel, Mirrors: Ours, The Media’s, Our Cultures’ and Our Kids’ speaking panel yesterday and it was a rush. The panelists were Laurie Toby Edison of Body Impolitic, Tracee Sioux of The Girl Revolution,…

Empowering Girls: Princess Bubble Review

Princess Bubble by Susan Johnston & Kimberly Webb is the antidote to the Disney Princess Culture. It's got all the "pretty" little girls want with the crowns and flouncy dresses and the gobs of bubble gum pink and castles and lavish parties.…
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Empowering Girls: Criticize Daughters' DNA

A mother who radiates self-love and self-acceptance vaccinates her daughter against low self-esteem. Naomi Wolf The reverse is also true. Divorce expert M. Gary Neuman says the worst thing any parent can do to their child is to criticize…
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Cinderella Should Have Saved Herself

By Tracee Sioux Our daughters are inundated with Cinderella and her friends. Young girls love Cinderella and want to be her. For several years I allowed the Cinderella obsession to run rampant. I allowed the dress up clothes, books, movies,…

Guest Post: Thrifty Kelly

Thanks to Kelly Saunders for guest blogging today. Kelly Saunders has been blogging forThrifty Mommy for over 2 years and has a 3.5 year old daughter and a 1 year old son. Her goal is to save time and money any way she can in order to stay…