Topic: gender neutral

Christmas Toys For Our Daughter Range From Barbie To Batman & I Wouldn’t Have It Any Other Way

Christmas Toys For Our Daughter Range From Barbie To Batman & I Wouldn't Have It Any Other Way

The holiday season has every parent considering the best toys to give their good little boys and girls. Lately, we’ve thought a lot about toys that look like weapons, and whether they’re the right choice for our kids. But no toy discussion is complete without a mention of gender balance. And in the increasingly gendered world of children’s toys, my family’s solution is simply to provide a wide range of girls’ and boys’ toys, then let my daughter choose what to play with. More »

I Wouldn’t Buy A Pink Floral Kiss Laptop For My Daughter — Or For Me

I Wouldn't Buy A Pink Floral Kiss Laptop For My Daughter -- Or For Me

When Fujitsu talked about hiring a special team of female engineers to design the computer I got excited. Perhaps they would be among the role models our daughters are looking for in the science and engineering worlds. Perhaps they would build a laptop that addressed our genetically smaller hands or something lightweight for me to add to my already overweight diaper bag. No, it’s just pink. More »

Debbie Sterling Tells Mommyish Why Goldie Blox Is Worlds Away From ‘Girls’ LEGOs

Debbie Sterling Tells Mommyish Why Goldie Blox Is Worlds Away From 'Girls' LEGOs

In case you couldn’t tell last week, I’ve been a little bit excited about the launch of a new toy line called Goldie Blox. It’s an engineering toy designed specifically to appeal to girls, and it should be shipping to my house right around my daughter’s fifth birthday in February. I think it’s fate that the toy is targeted for girls ages five – nine.

This weekend, I had the amazing opportunity to chat with the founder and CEO of Goldie Blox, Debbie Sterling, about whether or not she designed her product for my daughter personally. More »

Tabloids Are Committed To Making Shiloh Jolie-Pitt Into As Much Of A Weirdo As Her Mom Used To Be

Tabloids Are Committed To Making Shiloh Jolie-Pitt Into As Much Of A Weirdo As Her Mom Used To Be

I remember when Shiloh Jolie-Pitt was born in 2006, thinking that she would lead the most charmed life of all celebrity children, and maybe even within her own family. Not that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie would ever differentiate between their biological and adopted children! But at the same time, she was born of these two beautiful people and their exciting (if sordid) love affair. I couldn’t imagine how her life would ever be difficult. More »