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Kid Craft: Wall Of Thanks

A fun filled 2014 is nearing the end. Our little family of five has a lot to be thankful for. We had an excellent year filled with fun, vacations, road trips, friends, and lots of laughs. As all kids do,...Read More
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  • Tough Love: The Binky Addiction

    When visiting my newborn for the first time, a very wise, experienced Mother gave me some sage advice, “get rid of her binky as soon as possible, otherwise you’ll never be able to do it later on.” Three and a half years later, I am la...

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  • Mutton As Lamb

    I came upon this quote the other day from Italian fashion designer and entrepreneur Miuccia Prada: “Women always try to tame themselves as they get older, but the ones who look best are often a bit wilder.” Miuccia Prada is one of my st...

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    Mini Thanksgiving Feast For Kids

    Well, technically it was a tea party/Thanksgiving feast/snack time rolled into one, but it definitely reminded me of a Charlie Brown Thanksgiving. For the past week, I have had three little boys (Harrison and 2 daycare boys) begging me to...Read More
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  • YLVIS “The Fox” Parody – What Does Your Mama Say?

    We’re all about parody videos here at What The Flicka (recent favorites include contributor Deva Dalporto’s Let it Go – Mom Style and What Does the Kid Say) and we’re adding this one to our list!...

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  • Surviving the Holidays

    Between the families of my dad, my mom and my step-dad, there are enough relatives to make even the sanest person lose their minds during the holiday season (and to begin with, I am not “the sanest person”). First of all, there ...

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    Ashlen "the Kidspert" Sheaffer

    The Simple Craft That Doubles As A Thanksgiving Teaching Tool!

    The kids made Thankful Trees to help them understand Thanksgiving.

    First, we spent our week talking about what Thanksgiving is and what being thankful means.Very few of the kids understood what I meant when I asked “what are you thankful for?” So I had to pose the question like this: “what are things or people you love? Like? Make you happy?” This got the kids talking and their answers were fantastic: READ MORE

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  • Super Bowl Round-up (minus the football)

    We couldn’t help it – with so many hilarious commercials last night featuring kids, parents, and babies we thought we’d include a few our of favorites in a “Super Bowl Round-up”! Which was your favorite? Tell u...

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  • The Cran-cello

    I am hooked on a new (to me) drink—the Cran-cello. I really don’t have much else to say except, YUM! Ingredients: 3 – 4 ounces of sparkling cranberry juice 2 ounces of limoncello...

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    DIY Vintage Circus Baby Shower

    My best friend Lisa asked me to host her shower! “At my place,” she said. UGH. Her place is beautiful, but it’s like a museum—filled with expensive things always arranged just so. I almost feel like I’m messing it up just by...Read More
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  • This Toddler Is So Over His Sister Crying

    Man, having a younger sibling is hard! This poor kid is totally over it....

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  • The Magic of Animation + Giveaway – Last Chance

    A month ago, What the Flicka? sent me on an incredible adventure to the DreamWorks Animation Campus for a prescreening of the upcoming film Mr. Peabody and Sherman, (you can read about the movie here,) which included a chance to learn, stra...

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    DIY Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Party in Four No-Fuss Steps

    We’ve put together everything you need for the TMNT party of your kids’ dreams! READ MORE

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  • Acceptance

    Watching your child lose a grandparent at age seven is very difficult, especially when that grandparent is your own mother, and thus you find yourself walking the fine line of managing your own grief while navigating the waters of your chil...

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  • Expressing Motherhood On Stage Helped Me Find My Normal

    Normal. What is it anyway? When it comes to motherhood, normal is… well, anything but. You might think you have it all figured out before that first baby comes. Heck, I’m sure we think we’ve got it all figured out before we even c...

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    Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka - 27 Fall Activities and Crafts For Kids That Are Actually Doable
    Ashlen "the Kidspert" Sheaffer

    27 Fall Activities and Crafts For Kids That Are Actually Doable

    I love scouring Pinterest, looking at all of the beautiful, time consuming crafts and activities for kids.

    Yeah, my kids aren’t about to last 30 minutes while I continuously stir homemade play dough on the stove. I need quick, cute, fun, not too messy, easy clean up, good for kids all of ages, and things that the kids will actually enjoy. Looking for that too? READ MORE

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