Last month, we took my five year old daughter to see Disney on Ice- princess style. The show featured several different princesses from the various Disney movies. All the big names were there: Cinderella, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Ariel, Jasmine, and even Mulan, who is only a princess by association.
So where were the dark skinned princesses? Where was Princess Tiana? And Pocahantas? (Yes, I know that Jasmine is darked skinned but we'll ignore it for the sake of this argument.)
This question was brought up on my moms group listserv the day after the show. One mom was disappointed in Disney for excluding the only African-American princess. After all, the mom had waited for a long time to see herself represented among the Disney Princess elite. Disney ushered in Princess Tiana with much hubbub and excitement, yet she was excluded from the Disney on Ice show.
Another mom commented that Disney is running a business, and they are only making decisions that will help their
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Last month, we took my five year old daughter to see Disney on Ice- princess style. The show featured several different princesses from the various Disney movies. All the big names were there: Cinderella, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Ariel, Jasmine, and even Mulan, who is only a princess by association.Read More »from Do We Really Need A Black Princess?
- Thien-Kim | Work + Money – Wed, Jan 19, 2011 9:20 AM EST
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I love to splurge on a grande mocha with whip cream at Starbucks until I realized I was splurging a little too often. My wallet started yelling at me.
Yes, I know it's less expensive to make my own coffee at home. Coffee isn't the allure for me at Starbucks. I prefer their coffee over other chains, however, it's my time there that I cherish.
When I'm able to sit down at the coffee shop and sip my coffee, it's like a mini-vacation. Sometimes I'm hanging out with friends. Sometimes I have a date with my netbook. All that matters is that I'm able to short break from a sink of overflowing dishes, screaming kids, and piles of clean, unfolded laundry.
Instead of giving up my Starbucks habit cold turkey, I figured out how to indulge on a budget.
Here's 10 tips on how have your Starbucks and drink it too:
- Grab a Starbucks reloadable card. It works just like a gift card. When you register your card at Starbucks.com, they'll send you a coupon for a free beverage for your birthday.