The eternally-young icon turns 50 on March 9, 2009 and in true Barbie-style, Mattel has planned numerous celebrations, events and products to mark the special occasion.  While Barbie has spent the past 50 years dabbling in various careers such as teacher, doctor and astronaut and even held her very first fashion show during this year’s New York’s Fashion Week, as marketers we applaud the brand for continuing to stay relevant in the eyes of consumers.   In honor of Barbie’s big day, M2Moms E-ssentials would like to hear your Barbie-inspired stories and thoughts on how the brand has changed the way we market to moms and has continued to stay at the top of the retail game.  Add your thoughts below or email them to  Have a Barbie photo you would like to share?  Send it to us—we’d love to share it with our readers!

Over the next two weeks, M2Moms E-ssentials will be highlighting some of your Barbie comments and insights, and of course, sharing your favorite Barbie photos with our online audience!