Confident is the new sexy. Empower your daughters to follow their dreams.

Once a must-have for every girl, lately Barbie seemed to have lost its attractiveness and has been criticized for gender stereotyping or lack of career ambition. Until their new ad campaign “Imagine the Possibilities”.
The ad features 5 girls in real-life professional settings. Then hidden cameras capture reactions of adults to these girls’ ambitious dreams. The college students meet their new young professor talking about human brain; veterinarian patients meet a vet who thinks cats can fly. With their new coach a professional soccer team learns to kick their “knees up like a unicorn”. Awaiting passengers at the airport learn about a young business lady’s “fantastic day in the office”. While many others enjoy the most adorable guided tour at the Natural History Museum by the youngest guide to date.
The video promotes open-play and self-discovery. It’s empowering and touching. Confidence in own abilities is the new sexy!

This Christmas and Always! Home means nothing without you.

The message is that Family is everything; and Home means nothing without Family. The commercial shows a single grandfather, who misses his children and grandchildren several Christmases in a row. Kids are too busy with their lives, and although they don’t forget to call, a warm loving hug would be a million ways better. It’s heart-breaking to see the old man eat Christmas dinner all by himself next to a well-trimmed Christmas tree year after year. Until one day, we see his kids – a young businessman in Asia, a busy mom of three, and a doctor – receive a notice of descent… And suddenly the world stops for them and they all promptly gather at their childhood home. Only to find their father sitting alive at the dining table with Christmas dinner served. The old man had to take extreme measures to bring his busy family together at least! Fortunately the family will have many more fun Christmases together. But for the rest of us, this is a great reminder of the importance of family.
The soundtrack song is called “Dad” by Supreme Music featuring Neele Ternes.

The Elf on the Shelf is ALIVE! And He is Adorable!

Alan Lawrence, a father of six from Utah (one of whom has Down syndrome), and his 4-month old son Rockwell take the fun Christmas tradition to the next level. Rockwell stars in the “New Adventures of the Elf on the Shelf”, while his dad directs and documents these mischievous quests. This quick reel features Elf eating spaghetti with his hands; gift wrapping the toilet; throwing marshmallows at dad eating breakfast cereal; peaking at dad taking a shower; playing a game with a dinosaur; taking selfies with dolls; meeting new dolls while strolling in his red toy car; sneaking cookies into VCR; and simply chilling on the mantle. Lawrence’s wife designed the Elf’s bright red costume. You can see more of the Elf’s adventures on Alan’s personal blog – That Dad Blog.

Thanksgiving turkey in just 1 hour! I can do that!

Thanksgiving should be about family time and not cooking time. I’ve search online for yummy turkey recipes that save time. Here is a recipe that’s delicious and will allow you to spend more precious time with your loved ones.

The trick is to cut the back bone out and lay the turkey flat on the tray. This way it will roast evenly and cook twice as fast. Basic laws of physics save the Thanksgiving dinner! Bon appetit!

She does 3 magic moves – and all parents are off to the store!

Goodbaby International Holdings Limited (aka GB) has over 25 years of experience bringing most innovative and safe baby products to the world. This year they even made the Guinness World Records by creating the “world’s smallest folding stroller”! In just 3 simple moves, the stroller folds into a manageable square, which will fit perfectly in any size car, overhead compartment on the plane, or even the smallest of the apartments.

The stroller offers a 5-point harness system, sun shade, shopping basket, foot rest, and stability controls. Every toddler and parent will enjoy this stylish and compact stroller.

Three talented moms + 70’s classic = Hysterical Mother’s Day tribute

Three moms throw a fantastic performance at the 2010 Mother’s Day celebration at the Church on the Move of Tulsa, OK.

The song is a parody on the 70’s classic by Queen the “Bohemian Rhapsody”. The words resonate with mothers all around the world. The women sing about all the tasks they perform on a daily basis to take care of the family that usually go unnoticed: from poopy diapers and runny noses, to dealing with sibling rivalry, and managing teenager’s appetite for food, money and freedom. But at the end of the day, as we all know, mothers would not change a single thing. This is a fun tribute to all the mothers out there. Call your mom and tell her how much you appreciate everything she does!

Lyrics:

Is this the real life
Is this just fantasy?
Caught in a landslide
No escape from reality
Open your eyes
Look up to the skies and see

I’m just a mom
I need no sympathy
Because I do it all
On the go
Poopy pants, runny nose
Kitchen, kids and laundry
Everything is dirty
No sleep, no sleep.

Momma, I puked in the van (great!)
Momma, there’s gum stuck in my hair
I just pushed Lucy down the stairs (she’s bleeding)
Momma, where did I come from?
Better ask your daddy that when he gets home

Momma, oooooooh
I don’t wanna die
Well, you should have thought of that before you broke my lamp!

I smell a little bit of poopy in the van
Sarah move, Sarah move
Get your butt in the Durango
Daddy’s coming home late, better fix a hot plate NOW!

Fettuccini
Ravioli
Fettucini
Ravioli
Fettuccine Alfredo
Magnifico!

I’m just a poor boy can I have some money please?
What do I look like? Money doesn’t grow on trees!
Maybe if you ever picked up your things!

Party at Stevie’s house will you let me go?
Joshua, we will not let you go!
Let me go!
Joshua, we will not let you go!
Let me go!
Joshua, we will not let you go!
Let me go!
Will not let you go!
Will not let you go!
Let me go!
No, no, no, no, no!
Oh mamma mia, mamma mia, let me go!
If you ask me one more time I’ll scream!
I’ll scream!
I’ll scream!

So you think I don’t care if you stay up and cry?
So you think I don’t need any sleep tonight?
Oh, baby
Please just go to sleep baby!
Just gotta get out
Just gotta right out of here

In the end it’s worth it
Wouldn’t change a thing
In the end it’s worth it
In the end it’s worth it to me

Gotta wash the kids’ clothes