The New Barbie Dolls for 2012

This article is about the toy called the Barbie Doll which your daughter might be into but it is also for those moms out there who grew up with Barbie and also kind of like to keep posted on what is going on with the American doll.
For 2011 the Barbie company is now putting out a Grace Kelly Doll. This Doll is wearing the dress that Grace Kelly wore in Alfred Hitchcock's 'Rear Window. This is a simple dress with a v –neck bodice and full calf-length white chiffon skirt. The Barbie wears long gloves, black strappy shoes, a sheer shawl and a necklace of pearls. This Barbie is also perfectly coiffed with blonde hair capped back into a bun with a clean face and bright red lipstick. She also comes with fat little pearl earrings which were also a trademark of Grace Kelly.

The Mattel Company has also made a Twilight Saga marriage couple. Mattel has been making dolls that appeal to Twilight Saga movie fans since 2009. They have made an Edward and Bella. The Edward 'groom doll is wearing a classic tux with a white bow tie son white boutonniere. The Bella doll wears a slinky satin gown with a huge flare at the thighs and a floor length veil.

Mattel is also putting out Walking Suit Barbie. This is part of the Fashion Model collections and show Barbie attired for a day out in a 1950s hounds tooth checked shirt with a shawl collar. She wears a white shirt, black stockings and black pointy toed shoes.

Mattel has also made a Dancing With the Stars Paso Doble doll weari9ng a classic red dress with a black and red lace top and long satin skirt. Hoops in the dress link the skirt to the doll's hand so she can look like she is twirling when displayed. She is also wearing earrings and a gold bangle. Her long furious looking curled hair is tied to the side in a cascading gypsy knot.

Another Dancing with the Stars Barbie is the Waltz Barbie which wears an elegant long flowing gown. This dress has a skirt with three ruffles and a silvery trim that lines the bodice top. The pink and silver bodice is fitted and has long cut out pink sleeves. She is blonde with short hair and wears an elegant silver choker.

Many of these dolls are slated to be released for sale to the public in March and April 2012.

Quick Health Breakfasts for Moms on the Go

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day – not just for your kids, but also for you! Breakfast is the day that jump starts your metabolism. You are actually less likely to binge on foods that are bad for you later in the day. Women who eat breakfast are 25% less likely to be overweight than women who skip breakfast or who just have coffee for their morning meal.

Thankfully there are all kinds of quick breakfasts that are easy for busy moms to have with their coffee in the morning that are healthy and can help prevent low blood sugar and weight gain.

One of the easiest and healthiest of morning meals is to simply eat cereal with low-fat milk. Sprinkle a bit of frozen milk or chocolate chips in the mix for a healthy treat.

If you have time to make cereal you might also have time to make instant oatmeal. Add skim milk and raisins for a breakfast that is rich in protein, iron and B vitamins.

Smoothies are also an obvious choice. Make with milk, yogurt and fruit. Be sure to add crushed ice to make it extra frothy. If you are trying for weight loss add a little bit of protein powder to the shake.

A quick high protein choice is to eat whole grain toast spread with a nut butter drunk with a glass of low fat milk. A half a bagel with a light spread of peanut butter and cream cheese also works to keep your tummy full during the busy morning hours. Yogurt with berries and low fat granola is also a good idea.
Another fabulous low-fat breakfast choice is to scramble an egg with some salsa in a tortilla. If you are not watching your weight you can also add a bit of cheese.

If you are in a super-hurry grab a handful of nuts and a banana as you go out the door and eat it while you commute or are driving to work. This is a very filling high-energy snack that is also low calorie and healthy. If you do not like sweet things for breakfast then you can also try grabbing a piece of string cheese, turkey or ham and a piece of fruit.

If you really do not have the time for breakfast then start drinking a meal replacement drink from a can or at the very least have a glass of milk. Drinking a glass of milk just as you fly out the door is better than no morning meal at all!