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April 9, 2010

Moxie Girlz Review

There are some dolls on the market that I refused to buy for DD and there are also dolls that if given to DD as gifts, I passed them right to other moms/kids without opening boxes. I refused to buy dolls for DD that have heavy makeup or dolls with unrealistic body proportions. I think that it is hard enough to grow up in this world the way it is, I don't want my daughter to think that girls or women MUST look a certain way when they grow up.

When I was first introduced to Moxie Girlz, I was not sure what to think at first. As I have mentioned before, I don't want dolls that will give my daughter unrealistic expectations of her own self image. As such, I spent some time on the Moxie Girlz website to learn more about it before agreeing to do this review. Well, I checked out the website and I liked what I saw. I especially love that there are positive messages associated with dolls. My favorite doll is the "I am Smart" Lexa doll. I honestly think that people don't spend enough time telling their kids that they are smart.

The company was kind enough to send DD 5 dolls to review. If you never heard a child scream out of joy, you should have been at my house. She could not believe her eyes when I opened up the box.
She got to open up the "I am Smart" Moxie Girlz doll first. The doll came with a small toy which shows that Lexa is good at math. First of all, I love the details on the doll, the face is pretty and the outfit is adorable without being revealing (yeah, I am not buying my 4 year daughter dolls that wear tube tops and mini skirts). Most importantly, I love the positive message that comes with the doll. Yes, you can be pretty and smart at the same time, and yes you can be good at math too!

The other doll DD received to review was the "I am Strong" Avery doll. Again, I love the positive message that comes with the doll. Just because you are a girl it does not make you weak. As DH often says to DD, " You are a big, strong girl and you can kill that spider! Don't be afraid." LOL!

The third doll DD received to review was the "I am Love" Sophina doll. She is a girly doll that DD fell in love with the instant she saw the doll in the box.

The 4th doll DD received was the Avery doll that came with 2 outfits. Avery is wearing a beautiful ballerina dress and her alternative outfit is her sporty skater outfit. I love that it shows a girl can be great as extremely different activities at the same time. We are totally impressed by the Moxie Girlz "More 2 Me" collection. With this Avery doll, you can transform the disco ball into a basket ball, the makeup stand turns into a skate board and the trophy changes into a baseball bat. DD loves the accessories that come with the doll as much as she loves the doll itself. I can honestly say that this has never happened before. Typically, DD will toss the accessories aside and just play with the doll on its own. With the Moxie Girlz Dolls, she loves everything that comes with each doll. DH and I are also really impressed by the accessories. Both of us thought that they were well designed. DH even said that if he was going to buy a doll for DD, he would definitely pick up a Moxie Girlz doll for her.

Last but not least, the 5th doll DD received to review was the Lexa doll with a school girl uniform and a punk rock outfit. This Lexa doll represents a rock star who plays a guitar and a school star who plays a violin. It has comes with a laptop that can become a part of the boom box.

Since the Moxie Girlz dolls arrived at our home, DD has refused to leave the house without holding one in her hand.

What I love about these dolls is that they represent all of the things young girls can become or strive to be. You can be strong, smart, a rock star, a ballerina, a skater or even a basketball player. The dolls do not set up unrealistic expectation for young girls. Rather, it provides positive messages about being and becoming whoever your kids want to be.

I know that some moms might not think that dolls matter too much. I mean, the kids just play with toys right? Personally, I feel that the toys our kids play with do influence the way their see themselves and the world we live in. If you are able to pick up a doll with a positive message, why not do it? DD loves the dolls because they are cute and come with nice accessories. I, as a mother, am glad that I could feel great about giving these dolls to my daughter to play with.

To buy your child these adorable dolls with positive messages, please go to Target, Toys R Us, Walmart or Kmart to make your purchases.

*I received a free product (or products) for review purposes. I did not receive any form of compensation from the company. All opinions are my own and not influenced in anyway. My reviews are not always positive, but they are my personal and honest opinions. Other people's views and experiences with the product or products might be different from mine.


Joy said...

Your daughter is just so precious! I haven't really thought about Moxie Girls for my daughters but may have to check them out because I, too, am very careful about what I expose them to (ie Bratz Dolls are a HUGE no-no).

Nancyk_79@yahoo.com said...

wow, lucky girl! I don't think I have ever seen that big of a smile!

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