I have a good memory. A memory for details, the big ideas often forgotten. I don’t know how old I was, or the car we were in but I can remember the smell of my grandparents 50s era neighborhood on Christmas Eve – crisp, natural, and filled with wood burning stoves. Grandma’s house, the front […]
Cabbage Patch Kids
I’ve always been this way, good with children. If there’s such a thing as a maternal instinct, I have it. As much as I’d like to say I always played with Legos and didn’t prefer my Cabbage Patch Kids and doll house and play kitchen, I’d be lying if I did. Not that having a […]
“A cat can look at a king” “Curiosity killed the cat” was another. My mother had loads of funny expressions and consequently when I’m not sure whether I should take a raincoat to cricket I think of her homespun philosophy. Whenever there’s a patch of blue sky “big enough to make a […]
HO HO HO!!! We have been so blessed to have worked with some amazing businesses this year, so I thought in the spirit of Xmas I would share a few of our favorites with you in case you’re searching for some last minute gift ideas! 1) ZONE BOWLING – Why not treat the kids to […]
What does your child want for the holidays? My boys are old enough now to articulate what they want. They are at the age where gift cards are fine, and they rarely ask for anything that would be hard to get. I’m lucky, I know. I remember when Cabbage Patch Kids we’re all the rage […]
CBS will continue its tradition of broadcasting colorized versions of its classic TV shows tonight by airing back-to-back episodes of I Love Lucy and The Dick Van Dyke Show. So we asked Carl Reiner, who created Dick Van Dyke (which aired from 1961 to 1966) if he approved. ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Did you choose tonight’s episodes? CARL […]
Do you have too much STUFF???!!!! So, if you’re anything like me you’ve probably read numerous blogs about how to downsize your stuff, the number of toys appropriate for your kids (not there yet but I have seen families overwhelmed with “toys”), pondered the idea of minimalism, and tried your best to clean out the […]
“Christmas won’t be Christmas without any presents,” grumbled Jo March famously, in the opening sentence of Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. Statistics say that the average child in the developed world owns over 200 toys but only plays with 12 of them on an average day, and only 3% of the […]
Hot on the heels of my list of Best Christmas Cartoons comes my list of Best Christmas Movies, however, I have to say, there are five movies that I have not included because, well, it almost goes without saying that they are the classics and the best of the best.
Feeling lucky?? Today’s LUCKY 13 video is a classic from McDonalds! This one plays on a familiar theme around here: nostalgia! They do that by trotting out some classics: Cabbage Patch Kids and Tonka Trucks….and by imposing outmoded gender roles!! Enjoy!
Published on Dec 12, 2018There’s no hot impossible to find because every-kid-wants-one toy this holiday season. In past years we had the Hatchimal, Furby, Tickle Me Elmo, Cabbage Patch Kids and this year, we have nothing like that. So, we brainstormed on some toy ideas and we assembled a group of kids to see how…
A woman (possibly a put-upon mother/cousin/aunt/big sister) examines a Cabbage Patch Kids doll package, perhaps the most sought-after, most fought-over, most brilliantly marketed toy of the early 1980s. Toys R Us photo, circa 1984. || https://ift.tt/2PCgtYW via #OldSchoolCool
I had to run an errand yesterday at the mall. Needless to say… it was not pleasant. The sheer number of people out on a Tuesday afternoon was baffling. I saw folks doing the ‘grab and go’ in stores, hoping that whatever gift they were hastily purchasing would suffice. One lady snatched up four big […]
With only two weeks left until Christmas you might be scrambling to buy those last minute gifts for your kids and grand-kids. Are you planning on giving a pet as a Christmas gift? If you are, you may want to read this first. Do you remember ever running all over town trying to find that […]
Remember those Star Wars figurines you used to have, that you (or your mom) tossed in the trash during a springtime closet cleanup a decade ago? Maybe you had some original Hot Wheels cars with red lines on the tires, or a vintage Stretch Armstrong or GI Joe doll? Emily Eppert, a mom of three, still has some […]
Oh Christmas how I dislike you.
This lady right here turned 95 in October. I am, personally, lucky enough to call her Grandma. I utterly adore her. I didn’t get to call her and wish her “Happy Birthday” until close to 7pm that night, but she picked up and the first thing she said was, “I knew I’d hear from you.” […]