Abby’s new American Girl Doll

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Last month, when I found out my son has Alopecia Areata, I reached out to my friends at American Girl to see if they had images of the new wigless dolls that were not stock photos- images of little girls with no hair who were loving their dolls.  Not yet, they said, but would you ...

Unexpected Parenting News, continued- and I went shopping, of course.

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Yesterday I shared with you some new words in my vocabulary: Alopecia Areata.  I did what many of my friends would do- I started poking around online.  Shopping is therapeutic- but this was a different kind of shopping for me. It's funny- looking around online - Bratz and Moxie Girlz both have dolls out with bald heads.  Moxie ...

Caramel Apple Sweet-za Dessert Pizza Recipe

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In the last issue of American Girl Magazine, there was a recipe my daughter could not wait to try.  Caramel Apple Sweet-za, a dessert pizza. Oh my goodness.  This is the sweetest pizza you will ever try!!  It is delicious, although you won't be able to eat very much- it's rich, sweet and filling so ...

American Girl Introduces Read-a-palooza! and Partners with Save the Children #Giveaway

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American Girl introduces "Read-a-palooza!" this summer!  This summer, American Girl is inviting girls and moms to discover the joy of reading while helping a great cause! Read-a-palooza provides girls with fun activities and incentives to inspire them to keep their reading skills sharp and encourage engagement in a variety of different literacy activities! In addition, Read-a-palooza will be contributing to Save the Children ...

AN AMERICAN GIRL: MCKENNA SHOOTS FOR THE STARS™ (Trailer)

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We've had McKenna Brooks for several months now, and my daughter is still head over heels (gymnastics reference intentional) for her.   Now that there's a trailer for McKenna's movie, there'll be even more McKenna talk in my house!!  I don't mind because I love the messages sent throughout her story- being strong, focusing on ...

American Girl has some great new books out!

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Remember the choose your own adventure books when you were a kid?  I do- I thought they were great fun- and made re-reading books that much more fun!  The folks at American Girl have some out with some new books- the Innerstar University Books- in which the girls themselves become the main character of the ...

McKenna Brooks: American Girl of the Year 2012 #Giveaway #ShoutMedia

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Shout! Media is thrilled to bring you an exciting giveaway just in time for Valentine's Day! What little girl wouldn't be thrilled to receive a beautiful American Girl doll for Valentine's Day? Introducing the American Girl: Girl of the Year 2012 - McKenna! She is a determined and sporty girl that loves gymnastics. McKenna uses her ...

American Girl of the Year 2012 McKenna Brooks Prize Pack #Giveaway

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We "met" McKenna Brooks a few weeks ago, just before 2012 began.  The American Girl of the Year for 2012, we love her- as so many others do.  We not only love McKenna for the beautiful doll that she is (and she's gorgeous, very well loved in this house, and I'd love to have her ...

*Closed*McKenna Brooks: American Girl Doll of the Year 2012 #Giveaway #Win

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Come January 1, 2012, American Girl fans everywhere will be able to meet McKennaTM Brooks, at 10 year old gymnast who struggles with a balance between- well, the balance beam, and her schoolwork.  The Girl of the Year® McKenna doll, books and accessories will only be available until the end of 2012.  This is very smart ...

American Girl Holiday Dresses

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Do you know what's more fun to my girls than having fancy Christmas dresses? Having fancy Christmas dresses that match their beloved Holly and Annabelle dolls!! American Girl sent us a dress for each of the girls plus the matching dress for their dolls. To say the girls were smitten is, to say ...