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To Thine Own Self Be True: A Dad’s Humorous Take on Raising Daughters

“I’m trying to be sporty dad; I just can’t.”  ~ Lilly (my 5 year old daughter after I requested we not watch a princess show and maybe check out something a little more boy-ish.) When I got past the deadpan delivery, the absolutely brutal honesty, and the subtle yet fantastic humor of Lilly’s statement to me, a few moments later its genuine brilliance smacked me in the face like a failed economic bailout. Sometimes life gets so complicated and so stressful, and we exert so much energy trying to be something that we are not, that we lose sight of our own reality. That’s the beauty of children, they’re not yet tainted by overwhelming and exorbitant expectations. Well, at least they shouldn’t be–yes, that a little shot at the Spears m...

Princess Pettiskirt Review

Claire is an expert in all things Princess. I didn’t really mean for this to happen. No, really…I didn’t! She got some Princess Paraphernalia from some well-meaning relatives when she was but a wee lass, and the rest is history… …or, our princess-filled present, as the case may be. You can’t shake a beautiful princess wand in Claire’s room and not accidentally point at something princess-related, so I think she’s in the perfect position to review the new Pettiskirt by MyPrincessAcademy.com. This was not a paid review, however, we did receive a free Pettiskirt ($32 retail value) in exchange for an honest review. The verdict? She loves it! How does it stack up against other Princess outfits we have around here? Well, it’s just a skirt, so it’s not a full-outfit, but that’s ...