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I’m ready to talk about Barbie now

In 1978, or maybe it was '79, I became the proud owner of a real Barbie doll. My Pretty Changes Barbie wore a fabulous, yellow satin jumpsuit and included accessories that allowed me to change her look. I could change her hair as well; she came with wigs. She was my prized possession. I was… Continue reading I’m ready to talk about Barbie now

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the burdens of her mother

"When is your birthday?" asked the volunteer behind the library counter. "May 18th," my daughter answered, incorrectly. Perhaps we should have skipped this event. The night before, my soon-to-be 9¬†year-old had been concerned about attending Birthday Book Club as she does not like "rushing around" in the morning. I assured her that attending would not… Continue reading the burdens of her mother