Goldie Blox: Enabling Stereotypes in the Name of Marketing

A new company, Goldie Blox, is taking the internet by storm with its new ad campaign marketing their STEM products to girls. With a disproportionately low number of women in STEM fields (making up only 11%), the campaign, with its girl power attitude and video set to Beastie Boys music seems applaudable....on the surface. I... Continue Reading →

Celebrating Halloween with Less Consumerism

As Halloween approaches, I am sharing an older, previously published, post regarding Halloween and our consumerist society. ******************************************************************************************************************* As with many other holidays, companies have managed to turn Halloween into a consumerist product. Emphasis is placed on the purchase and distribution of mass amounts of candy, over-priced cheaply made costumes, and non-environmentally friendly packaging. When... Continue Reading →

Authentic Parenting Blog Hop: Parenting in the Light of Your Own Childhood

Keeping with this month's theme of switching things up, the Authentic Parenting Blog Carnival, co-hosted by Mandy at Living Peacefully with Children and Laura at Authentic Parenting, is hosting a blog hop this month on a very important topic: parenting in the light of your own childhood. Our experiences, good and bad, shape who we... Continue Reading →

Race Matters: Discussing History, Discrimination, and Prejudice with Children

Welcome to the July 2013 Carnival of Natural Parenting: Learning About Diversity This post was written for inclusion in the monthly Carnival of Natural Parenting hosted by Hobo Mama and Code Name: Mama. This month our participants have shared how they teach their children to embrace and respect the variety of people and cultures that... Continue Reading →

Authentic Parenting May 2013 Blog Hop: Self Love

As part of the Authentic Parenting Blog Carnival hosted by Living Peacefully with Children and Authentic Parenting, we invite you to participate in this months' blog hop on self-love. We’ve heard it before, self love is the key to establish unconditional love with your children, to parent from a balanced place, and heal the hurts of yesterday. Link up your... Continue Reading →

Supporting Self-Expression in Children

Welcome to the March 2013 Authentic Parenting Blog Carnival: Self-Expression and Conformity This post was written for inclusion in the monthly Authentic Parenting Blog Carnival hosted by Authentic Parenting and Living Peacefully with Children. This month our participants have written about authenticity through self-expression. We hope you enjoy this month's posts and consider joining us next month when we share... Continue Reading →

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