Poor little Barbie. When I was a kid – she was the best gift any girl could dream of.
Today, however, with apps and iThis’ and iThat’s, rival brands trading on diversity and a backlash against what her supermodel proportioned body is doing for girls’ body image – she’s suffering. Step forward the Fash-pack.
Check out this stylish bedding from new company Tobias and the Bear. Tired of the endless sea of pinks and blues, they were inspired to create something a little bit more edgy. They say they had boys and tomboys in mind whilst designing!
It’s summer summer summer tiiiime. Yay. School is out for some unlucky mothers and will be shortly for those luckier ones. And those who are as organised about summer holidays as me – i.e. not organised – I bring you my Top 10 holiday essentials for the under 10’s for under £10. Let’s go!
These palm print canvas shoes are a total must! From £7 George at Asda.
You cannot be a stylish mother and not heard of this woman. One of the founders of the blog and shopping portal Babyccino Kids, Instagram star and mother of probably the four most beautiful children you have ever seen. Oh and she is is gorgeous too. And stylish. Ugh. I have to say that I have tried really, really hard to pick her apart. I N.E.E.D. to hate her. But I can’t. It’s so annoying. She’s really nice.
Here we have Quin (8), Marlow (2), Courtney (young!), Ivy (6) and Easton (10)
So Courtney and her family have lived in London for the last 12 years and have decided to slow their busy lives down, by going on a world tour for a year. Kids have been taken out of school, house has been sold, husband has left his work. They are really doing this. Which, by the way, is another reason for me to want to hate her. But I can’t. Instead, I wanted to know more. So we met for a chat about where they are going, what she’s taking, fussy eaters, favourite shopping haunts, being in a marching band and some exclusive scoops. Check it out….
There you go. I told you she was nice. So make sure you follow her on Instagram to keep up with all her beautiful images of her year of summer, and then look out the window at the howling cold and rain, or finish your fight with your kids over homework and try really, really hard not to hate her. Bye bye for now Courtney, London will miss you!