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Sorry for the light blogging. I’m frantically making that Pikachu cake for my birthday boy. Up to my ears in Wilton icing. Those Bakugan thingies arrived in the mail today (just in time!). After my search the other day, I thought of an idea. I’m buying a bunch of Bakugan thingies to donate to military […]
I was offline this afternoon doing a little shopping for my son’s birthday. There are many industries hurting out there. But I’ll tell you: The makers of “Bakugan” are doing just fine. The entire aisle of Bakugan merchandise at Toys ‘R Us was cleared out. Wiped. Gone. The clerk told me they can’t keep them […]
Belated spring break report: While Smash, Blackfive, John Noonan, and Greyhawk held down the fort here last week–and kudos and thanks to all of them for their work–I was at play for a brief, but welcome, respite with my family here… I took this photo in the lobby of the Nickelodeon Hotel. We stayed in […]
My column today is on the Barbara Walters’ breast-feeding brouhaha. If you are squeamish about these things–and I’m actually amazed that so many people are–just skip it. But here is one of my main points getting lost in the noise: When millions of parents complained about the outrageously inappropriate exposure of Janet Jackson’s breast during […]
My four-year-old daughter has taken such a liking to Avatar: The Last Airbender that we are now sitting through a second, back-to-back broadcast of the premiere on Nickelodeon. At least it’s an improvement over Mulan 2.
One of the most buzzed-about stories on the web yesterday was the N.Y. Post’s feature on super-skimpy prom dresses. My son’s onesies use more fabric than some of these designs. It’s often mortifying being a mom of a young daughter these days. Can the Girls Gone Wild culture get any wilder? Some jaded folks will […]
My 1-year-old son has chunky, wide feet. Barney Rubble feet, I call them. We couldn’t find any shoes at a Certain Unnamed Big Box Store, so we went to the mall yesterday and stopped by over-priced Stride-Rite. Paid $20 for his first “real” sneakers. Which he loves…to gnaw on. Yup, they’re dual-use transportation/teething devices. I […]
Meet Nickelodeon’s Trash-Mouthed Misogynist Jason Biggs by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2012 I am the mom of a 12-year-old girl and an 8-year-old boy. They have been huge fans of Nickelodeon TV programming throughout their childhoods. We even took them to the Nick Hotel in Florida, where we stayed in a SpongeBob SquarePants family […]
Of all tyrannies a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own […]
Fear-mongerer-in-chief: GOP wants to take away babies’ infant formula, vets’ checks, seniors’ benefits!
President Obama just completed a news conference this morning. In sum, he “continues to believe he is right” about job-killing tax hikes; insists, like a Disney automaton, that he is the Captain of the Industries of the Future and will punish “energy sources of the past” (the oil and gas you are presently putting in […]
“It was revealing in such a way that it would not be appropriate for a prom.”
“We are regulating the fun out of normal childhood activity.”
Adventures in raising kids.
As you know, I’ve got two kids under 8. We let them watch a few shows on the children’s cable TV network, Nickelodeon–Jimmy Neutron, Spongebob, Avatar. Earlier this spring, we even took them to the Nick Hotel in Florida. We enjoyed it, but I’ve had my reservations. A few years ago, I wrote about the […]
This blog turned one last week! (BTW: Congrats to Karol at Alarming News, which turned the Big 3 today.) First, some blogiversary expressions of gratitude: Special thanks to the following people for their warm welcomes, words of advice/encouragement, and early links during mm.com’s incipient days: John, Paul, and Scott at Power Line, John Hawkins at […]