“Average Is Beautiful”: The Anti-Barbie Doll Goes on Sale This Week in the U.S.

Just in time for Christmas:  The "Lammily" doll, a doll that is short, brunette, has an average body shape and can, if you prefer, come complete with acne or cellulite.Parents and other concerned adults have long criticized the long, lanky Barbie for her unrealistic proportions.  Now a 26-year-old graphic designer, Nickolay Lamm, has developed a doll that won't set young girls on the path to anorexia by teaching them that "ultra-thin" is the only acceptable body type.Lamm created his pr … [Read more...]

Win Two “Shining Light Dolls”–Here’s How!

Shining Light Dolls

Well, these are just so cute!The Holy Father is consecrating the WORLD to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on Sunday October 13, promoting devotion to Our Lady.  On the same day, the Equipping Catholic Families blog is hosting a Shining Light Dolls Giveaway.The dolls are 3.5″ tall and made of rotocast vinyl: safe, durable, unbreakable and no removable parts!  They are perfect for inspiring devotion to Our Lady in our kids with their little praying faces and posture and contemporary styling th … [Read more...]

All Tatted Up, Mattel’s Barbie Flaunts “Body Art”

“Boys and girls, Barbie has made a terrible mistake.”I don’t know what else you could say to a wide-eyed little girl who can’t wait to get her very own “Tokidoki Barbie,” Mattel’s latest release in the specialty doll line.Alas, the toy company’s buxom beauty has gotten tatted up.  And it’s not just one temporary tattoo, like her predecessor “Totally Stylin’ Tattoo Barbie” had.  The new Tokidoki Barbie sports permanent ink running up her left arm and across her chest.  Besides the tattoo, … [Read more...]