Youngsters
Denise Geelhart

15 Signs You Might Need A Day Off

Over three years ago, I started a new job; one I had dreamed of having for years. On the day my oldest daughter, Ginny, was born, I became a stay-at-home mom. As my job into motherhood began, I was fearful and full of hope. I felt blessed that I would be able to stay at home, since many moms are unable to do so. Luckily, I found that my new “job” suited me. It didn’t frustrate or bore me, most days. (I’m aware that being a stay-at-home doesn’t work well for all women, for a variety of reasons.) READ MORE

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    Finding your Mama Mentor

    I’ve been blessed to not only have an incredible mother, but a number of strong mama mentors in my life. With the exception of the tumultuous teen years (when estrogen repels estrogen like the world’s largest electromagnetic field…or ...

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  • Beka Shane Denter

    A Broken Bond

    I haven’t seen my father in over ten years. Our relationship is best described as being broken. I miss him terribly and I’m equally responsible for this sad state we’ve come to. After years of back and forth, I think we’ve both deci...

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    Danielle Tumminio

    The Lesson My Daughter Taught Me About Letting Go

    My eleven-month old daughter is a reacher.

    She reaches for her favorite book.

    She reaches to stand up.

    She reaches for outlets and cell phones and electrical cords. READ MORE

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    Anatomy of the Perfect Mother

    I’ve been spending a lot of time thinking about the outsized expectations that we tend to have of women in general and mothers in particular. As I once again beat myself up for not being the perfect mother in a perfect size 4 designer out...

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  • Felicity Huffman

    Can’t Sleep?

    Sleep is supposed to be our number one beauty aid, but I have trouble falling asleep. So much trouble that in the past I used Lunesta, Ambien, and other various prescription sleeping aids. The problem was that I could feel the after-effects...

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  • Youngsters

    16 Parenting Tips For Actual Parents

    We live in a blessed day and age. Are you thinking of making your own baby food? Wait, paleo baby food? No problem, there’s a site for that. Looking to create a summertime scavenger hunt for your little darlings? Not...Read More
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  • Erin K Moffat

    Are you Helen Reddy to #ROAR?

    Long before Katy Perry roared, a singer by the name of Helen Reddy wrote a song called “I Am Woman.” The messages in both songs are similar: we all have a voice, and have the right to use it....

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  • JJ Keeler

    Suck It Cupid: Valentine’s Day During Childhood VS Adulthood

    With Valentine’s Day only a few days away, I can’t help but reminisce about the V-days of yore (ah, yore, such a wonderful time!). I remember when this day evoked all kinds of emotions….mainly fear, fear that the Punky Brewster valent...

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    Marie Bollman

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    Did you watch the show Parenthood?

    Sadly, its series finale was in January. But find it if you can, and binge-watch the hell out of it. In one episode, Julia was struggling with the ever-present mom guilt. She felt like she was screwing up her kids, which of course totally hit home. READ MORE

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    Oh, Was That Not What You Were Looking For?

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    The Rewritten Disney Endings That Will Cure Your Kids Of Their Disney Obsession

    As the person who reads my blog knows (thanks, Mom!), my daughter is an animation addict; Frozen is her Disney Drug of choice. It’s gotten so bad that I fervently hope the sequel is a five minute short where Olaf dates a...Read More
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    P.S. I Have Breast Cancer

    Scroll… Scroll… Scroll… Stop. There it was. A post in my Facebook Newsfeed that I simply wasn’t prepared for. I paused, staring at it for an eternity....

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  • Felicity Huffman

    My Favorite Websites: Education and Technology

    There are a bunch of cool websites that I have been introduced to over the summer and I wanted to share them with you WTFlicka peeps and hear about ones that you love too. This week I’ll start with ones that are great for kids and what’...

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