Size 10 Barbie?

Myth: Reality:Talk about life imitating art! Unfortunately, when it comes to our girls' body images, this is not all make-believe. The fashion world has long been criticized for promoting unhealthy body images and finally their own troops are speaking out. Armani told Reuters recently:"I have never wanted to use girls that are too skinny. I prefer girls that show off my clothes in the best … [Read more...]

Hot Off the Press: New Immunization for Tween Girls

You've likely heard that it was in development but it is now out and approved - Gardasil, a vaccine designed to protect girls against HPV (Human Papillomavirus). HPV is a virus that girls get during sexual activity. The problem is it can go undetected for years - and is the culprit of genital warts, abnormal pap smears, cervical cancer and even fertility problems. By immunizing girls before they … [Read more...]

Dog Bite Prevention

This week is Dog Bite Prevention week, sponsored by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Veterinary Medical Association. Whether or not you own a dog, our children will come into contact with dogs and many kids, including my own daughter, are quite frightened even by the smallest of pooches. Here's some helpful information from the American Academy of Pediatrics (written by Zach … [Read more...]

Minipeddi…is this a mini-joke?

I almost dropped my tea when I read the Globe last night. Spas for kids? Is this real?? Sadly, it is very real.You've got to check out the picture gallery - seeing is believing! Before I go into a mini-tirade about what is wrong with these pictures, let me point out the few good points:1. this is an interesting way to promote mom/daughter bonding, if used sparingly and for special occasions, in … [Read more...]