Here at The Mom Shopping Network, we provide all kinds of info- from travel tips, upcoming movie releases, fun giveaways, work from home help, and blogging tips to amazing products that are trendy and hip for moms, dads and kids. I think the fact that we have ‘shopping' in our title always makes me feel like I should write posts centered around that, and yet that sometimes holds me back from posting at all if I don't particularly feel like writing about shopping.
So to stay true to our name, from here on out we're going to try and make sure we're sending at least a few ‘shopping' focused posts your way. And yes, they will include affiliate links (of course, silly!)
So without further ado, here's Shopping For Girls- What's New This Week.
I have to say I was really excited to see the new line of Barbie Fashionista Dolls from Mattel. Growing up, Barbie was a favorite of mine, my sister and I used to spend countless hours in our attic (yes, you heard that right, our attic…the only place we were allowed to spread out our toys and be kids) making houses, dressing dolls, and playing Barbies.
So to see my girls play today…well, it chokes me up a little, LOL. Just recently I got down a couple of cases full of my Barbie's clothes that I had been saving (until my girls were old enough to take care of them and not destroy them…sorry I didn't make them wait for you, Strawberry Shortcake!)
What I really love about this new line from Mattel is that they are now making Barbie in a range of sizes. Sure, Barbie has had different looks and even a variety of nationalities for years, but she's always remained the same height and size.
This has bothered many people, including myself. Girls and women come in a variety of shapes and sizes, and we definitely don't all look like the traditional Barbie size. Why shouldn't the dolls our girls play with look as different and unique as they do?
While the new Barbie Fashionistas aren't so different looking, it's a start, and I applaud Mattel for making an effort to connect with all girls and make them feel ‘normal' (I say that loosely because personally I think normal is overrated, but you get what I'm trying to say here, right?).
Take a look at some of the new Barbie Fashionista Dolls
When my daughter who is on the curvy side saw the curvy Barbie, without hesitation she said “I want one!” I can tell these dolls are going to be a big hit at our house and I'm sure they're on this years Christmas wish list already!
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