Tea Without Princesses

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Tea parties don’t have to be about sparkles and lace. Here are some picture books to liven up your tea party for all genders and styles.

Saying “Neigh” to Equestria Girls

GoldieBlox toy at Maker Faire 2012. Photo credit: Andrea Schwalm.

Which is all to say that, despite GeekMom Kelly’s charming review of the recent release My Little Pony: Equestria Girls, I am going to suggest that parents steer clear of this franchise. In a country where women are increasingly primary wage earners for their families, I say: Give girls the skills they need to get stable, lucrative jobs. America, put that Equestria Girl back on its pink shelf! Instead, I offer this short selection of fun, empowering, alternative gifts for little girls.