A few weeks ago, start-up toy company GoldieBlox posted this video and the interwebz exploded, as they say.And at first, all caught up in the cuteness of the three little actresses and the cleverness of the way the brand altered the lyrics to Beastie Boys’ song “Girls” to accompany this spot (apparently without the Boys’ permission, but that’s not the point), I got excited … [Read more...] about When Girl-Power Marketing Accidentally Does the Opposite
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One of my grandmothers was married three times. Each time a husband died, she found another within a year or so. My other grandmother lived the same way. Her adored soulmate died after 25 years of marriage and a cruel illness; within a year she had a new last name. My and my husband’s mother have had four spouses and a couple of extra fiancés between the … [Read more...] about Alone… and Loving It!
The following is guest post by Karen Trempe, Lifestyle Merchandise Manager, zulily The kids are out of school, the sun is shining and summertime is here. But if you're like many parents, myself included, those blissful summer musings quickly turn to panic at the realization that all those hours have to be filled. When we were kids, summer meant long bike rides with friends, … [Read more...] about Get Outdoors with Your Kids!
On April 18, a profanity-filled email from Delta Gamma sorority sister Rebecca Martinson hit the Internet via Gawker and Deadspin. The blistering rant from Martinson, a junior at the University of Maryland, quickly went viral. Her nastiness towards her DG sisters has since inspired hilarious, Oscar-worthy readings by actor Michael Shannon, a cartoon version Joe … [Read more...] about Obscene Sorority Girl: Why My Kids Are NEVER Going to College
Once there lived an ant and a grasshopper in a grassy meadow. All day long the ant would work hard, collecting grains of wheat from the farmer's field far away. She would hurry to the field every morning, as soon as it was light enough to see by, and toil back with a heavy grain of wheat balanced on her head. She would put the grain of wheat carefully away in her larder, and … [Read more...] about What We Can Learn From The Ant & The Grasshopper