The new barbie!

There is now a new barbie in the barbie team named Lammily. She is not only new but she is different. How? This barbie is not the typical tall and skinny doll. In fact, she resembles the average 19 year old female in terms of body shape and size.

Check out 2nd graders’ responses to this barbie:

“Second Graders React to Lammily and Other Fashion”

They like Lammily better than the other barbies because they feel like they can personally relate to her more AND relate her to people that they actually know. I believe that this is a positive change with the motto that “AVERAGE IS BEAUTIFUL”. This could improve the self-esteem of many young girls because it’s a change from the high beauty standards that surface our society .

Another fun change-this barbie is capably of literally doing more; like riding a toy horse, something that the other barbies cannot do.

Lamilly can be purchased at: Lamilly First Edition Doll for $25.

 

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Something to think about-social media and technology…!

Check out the following video:

“Can We Auto-Correct Humanity-animated version”

“Can We Auto-Correct Humanity-original”

Please note the description of the video: “You need not delete your social networks or destroy your cell phones, the message is simple, be balanced, be mindful, be present, be here. :)”

I watched this video and I found it to be very thought-provoking.

Plus, I felt like I could relate. I have not only personally experienced this phenomenon but I myself have paid more attention to my phone than a living person in front of me…Once I realized what was happening, I decided to change it!

And, once that happened, I became more aware of it occurring around me; I saw how powerful these distractions can be. It is SO unfair to the people that it happens with.

Social media and technology do have their advantages and usefulness but there is a limit to just about everything.

Please remember that and no harm will be done, I am sure it will aid you with relationships and life overall.