Barbie alternatives!

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We are doing some Christmas shopping today, and I just discovered that Melissa and Doug make what look like very nice dolls for girls.  We've always had good luck with Melissa and Doug products.  They are sturdy and pleasant.  (Not a paid endorsement or anything. We just like Melissa and Doug.)These dolls are 14", so a few inches taller than Barbie - but Barbie clothes wouldn't fit anyway, because the M&D dolls aren't rail thin with giraffe legs. Don't get me wrong. With seven daughters a … [Read more...]

7 Quick Takes: Toy With Me edition

Today for 7 Quick Takes, hosted by Jen Fulwiler at Conversion Diary, I'm sharing what we've learned from years of research in the field of toy-buying.  If you want to do your own seven quick takes, add your link to the list at Jen's website, and don't forget to link back to Jen on your blog.7 Quick Takes:  Toy With Me editionFrom the beginning of April to the middle of July, five of our eight kids have birthdays.   I think we spend more money on spring and summer birthdays  than we do on groc … [Read more...]


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