Modern fairy tales

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Modern fairy tales
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Fri, 10-03-2008 - 4:41pm

Is it time we put aside Cinderalla et al. and find more modern fairy tales that reflect on the difficulties facing women in our time? That its probably not the best idea to wait around for Mr. Right to sweep you away and meet your every need forever?


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Registered: 11-18-2005
Sun, 10-05-2008 - 4:47pm
Lol.....I love tiger beat. I let my 10 y.o. get it. It's a pretty harmless magazxine and all she really wants are the pictures of Joe Jonas to put on her walls.
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Sun, 10-05-2008 - 5:45pm

Liza has so many photos of the jonas brothers on our playgroom wall she made a 'guide" in case I wanted to finda particular one....

as. if.

Palin: The Wrong Woman. The Wrong Message.

 

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Registered: 11-18-2005
Sun, 10-05-2008 - 9:36pm
That is too funny. We were at the mall on Sunday and went in the Disney store. They had Jonas brothers pillows 50%. Meghan says "Oh mom, pleaeeeeeesssseee I want to go to sleep thinking of Joe".
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Mon, 10-06-2008 - 8:53am

Fairy tales offer an escape from reality while helping kids deal with their fears. Most of the old fairy tales are rather scary, but provide kids with a safe context to explore their fears. The wolf in Little Red Riding Hood can represent a child molester, for example. Most of them are a lot more complex than 'girl awaits prince to rescue her and make her a princess.'

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Mon, 10-06-2008 - 8:54am
Princes and princesses are way too high maintenance. I tell my kids to hold out for the frog.
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Sun, 10-12-2008 - 12:11pm

No one is arguing that all SAHM's are on welfare.

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Registered: 04-01-2008
Mon, 10-13-2008 - 6:04pm
i don't know...
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Tue, 10-14-2008 - 7:24am

I guess honestly I feel that I don't want a "momma who thinks she knows best for the whole country' as VP. I don't want a vP who doesn't think my family should be recognized as a family, who prohibits the kind of education that could prevent all those unwanted teen pregnancies and would take away the same teens right to make a personal choice about whether that pregnancy continues or not. I don't want a VP who is "just like us folks" I actually want my president and VP to be different from me, smarter than me, savvier than me, more skilled than me. That's the essence of leadership. I"m more than a 'soccer mom" or a "jane six pack" and I don't want a leader who is going to lump me into some amorphorous category and claim to know me. She doesn't know me. And I'd hazard she realy doesn't know many of u s.

There are many many more skilled republican women politicians Mcain could have picked if that's what he wanted. By choosing Palin I think he's saying to the American people "I don't hink you're smart enough not to be snowed by her 'maverickyness'" And I'm insulted. Now granted I"m a democrat and my vote has long been pledged to Obama (I supported HIlary int he primaries) but if McCain had picked a woman with real experience and smarts, like Olympia Snow, Christie Todd Whitman, Kay Bailey Hutchinson, I many still not have voted fo rhim but I would have respected his choice infinitely more.

Palin: The Wrong Woman. The Wrong Message.

 

Yes. We. Did.

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Tue, 10-14-2008 - 8:38am
Wouldn't you rather have a VP who was more knowledgeable than you are?

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Registered: 07-23-2003
Tue, 10-14-2008 - 9:46am
WOW.

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