Category Archives: family

Grandma Barbie Gets Real

Would you buy a Grandma Barbie doll complete with: crow’s feet, reading glasses, a larger waist, white cotton granny panties, elastic-waist jeans, sensible shoes and a flannel covered hot water bottle? aka Over-fifty-Reality-Barbie Comfort Loving Grandma Barbie is not available in stores – I created this Barbie spoof just for fun. But… There is a…

Barbie Babies

I have been adding to my Barbie collection and I wanted to add to my stash of Barbie babies. As a mother of four, and grandmother of ten, I knew that we would need babies to recreate our family and friends for my parallel plastic universe on my instagram Barbie Gets Real. Here are some…

Barbie Gets Real

Can Barbie Get Real? For many years I wrote and spoke about body image and I had a few Barbie Dolls that traveled with me. During my speeches, I would hold them up and say, “I believe these dolls set a standard for perfection that is unattainable for any human and gives your young daughters…

Lower Your Expectations

I laughed when I saw this at the store because “Lower your expectations and then you won’t be disappointed” is something my friend, Nancy, and I say to each other. Lower your expectations in THINGS THAT DO NOT MATTER! Give Grace where you can and encouragement when you can. Love all those imperfect quirky humans…

Sending Your Kid to College

I left my baby this week. Lest you think I’m a bad mother – my baby is nearly six feet tall, rides a unicycle, plays the guitar and often gets mistaken for Zac Efron (A teen pop star, in case you have to ask, like I did). Jeremy is the fourth and last of our…