Family & parenting

The Sunshine Family Van with Piggyback Shack

The Sunshine Family dolls & vintage play sets (1974-1978)

Hot on the heels of the flower child era, back in 1974, Mattel introduced a set of dolls that were sort of the anti-Barbie: The Sunshine Family. Though the new family members (the parents, at least) were about the same size as Barbie and Ken dolls, fashion and luxury living was not their thing.
1966 Wonder Horse toys

Wonder horse! Ride-on spring horse toys (1960s)

Get a Wonder Horse, and you've made your cowboy's happiest dreams come true... Wonder Horse makes the world’s most popular toy horses. All 17 models promise instant joy on Christmas morning -- and lasting year-round enjoyment!
Juvenile Jungle movie from 1958

How to stop your kids from becoming juvenile delinquents (1958)

When I was a kid, we had the same desire to loot and pillage and rape as these kids today, we were as savage as kids always are, but at the same time, we knew that our parents and all other grownups were unalterably opposed to it, and we didn't do it.
Use old wallpaper samples as gift wrap

8 high-style, low-budget gift wrap ideas (1976)

A pretty wrapping makes a gift special. But when you suddenly realize that some of your Christmas presents are costing almost as much to wrap as they did to buy, then it's high time for ingenuity and originality!

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