Category Archives: toys

  1. 47 Christmas Gifts that can Change the World


    8 November 2014 by thaliakr

    47 Christmas Gifts that can Change the World |

    How can something as (potentially) shallow as Christmas shopping be a great way to make a difference in the world? …
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  2. Why Father Christmas Doesn’t Visit Our House


    5 November 2014 by thaliakr

    Why Father Christmas Doesn't Visit Our House |

    I grew up with Father Christmas visiting each December. We had a particularly awesome system, in fact, that involved pillowcases instead …
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  3. Bon Voyage: 7 Secrets to Happy Flying with Babies and Toddlers


    15 January 2014 by thaliakr

    tips for flying with toddlers, Christian parenting, feminist parenting

    If you’re planning to fly with littlies soon, let me be the first to say ‘Bon voyage!’ You’re in for …
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  4. When Words Fail [Guest]


    23 November 2013 by thaliakr

    pinkification, pink stinks, gendered toys, feminist parenting, Christian parenting

    Alex, mother of two, possessor of a doctorate in literature and an extensive music collection, and my main source of …
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  5. Toys for Future Engineers #2: GoldieBlox


    4 July 2013 by thaliakr

    In a pleasingly familiar story, Debbie Sterling, a Stanford engineer, wants to introduce girls to the world of engineering. She’s …
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  6. ‘Normal’ Barbie


    4 July 2013 by thaliakr

    Check out this cool collection of artistic responses to how ridiculous Barbie's proportions are |

    This is an update of a post from 2013, with even more Barbie-critique goodness. What if Barbie dolls had the …
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  7. Is This Toy For Girls or Boys?


    8 May 2013 by thaliakr

    Thanks to A Mighty Girl’s Facebook feed for this contribution to the saga of retailers insisting on labelling toys for …
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  8. Architect Barbie


    14 April 2013 by thaliakr

    In New Zealand, 82 per cent of architects are men. Over 50 per cent of architecture graduates are women these …
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  9. Toy Stories


    16 March 2013 by thaliakr

    SBJ is just getting in the swing of actually playing with toys, rather than just carrying them around (one in …
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  10. Toy Guns and Carefully Shaped Pieces of Seaweed


    2 February 2013 by thaliakr

    Like many of you, I feel almost unresolvably torn when it comes to little kids and games of murder. Raising …
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