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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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  • Christina Antus

    That Thing That Happened. The One You Don’t Want to Remember. Ever.

    This all took place several weeks ago. It’s just been too painful to discuss. Or even think about, really. It was the start of a peaceful end to a chaotic week. Five days earlier, both of my kids got a cold. Then a fever. Then a cough. ...

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  • Lauren Parker-Gill

    I’m No June Cleaver

    About 3 weeks ago, I had the pleasure of traveling to Los Angeles and working at the Ultimate Women’s Expo with What the Flicka? It was awesomesauce. In preparation for the expo, I designed 2 cocktails that we served as samples for ev...

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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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  • What The Flicka

    Bob Marley Calms Baby!

    Last week we recommended this surprising solution for parents with fussy babies. Has anyone tried it? This father has......

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  • Erin K Moffat

    RIE-SPECT: MAMA CAN YOU HEAR ME? PART I

    I’ve been raising a lot of eyebrows lately. Why, you ask? For the past few weeks I’ve been carrying a book under my arm: Baby Knows Best: Raising a Confident and Resourceful Child, the RIE® Way. I don’t have kids so why would I be...

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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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  • Elena Drake

    This is 30

    Hi. Welcome. This is 30. Rather, this is my 30 which is totally different from your 30. I know what you’re thinking: “everyone thinks they’re different slash special slash remarkable”. Well, my thirties are at least one of those thi...

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  • Kelli Nelson

    How Do You Ease Dinnertime Anxiety For Busy Moms?

    Dinnertime. It’s the most anxious time of the day for me. It’s absolutely daunting. I start my neurotic routine by looking through the pantry. Then I head to the garage to check the freezer. No idea comes to me. After having inspected t...

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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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  • 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 t...

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  • Felicity Huffman

    Puff the F*cking Magic Dragon (and Other Monsters of Mothering)

    I’ve got two stories, I wish were fiction, that I want to share with you this month. They are separated by ten years and nestled among many other similar stories; but these two stand out as: (1) amusing, (2) cautionary tales and (3) m...

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    What The Flicka

    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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  • Sherice Torres

    Selfishness Is A Virtue

    Before I had kids, I thought that the best moms were the June Cleaver’s of the world. They seemed to live and breathe only to care for their children. Sending each one off to school with a homemade lunch, accompanied by a handwritten love...

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  • Danielle Herzog

    My Week of Observing Cartoons – They are Seriously Messed Up, Folks!

    So this week, I decided to take a keen, sarcastic look into the cartoons my children watch. Normally, I use their tv time as a way to cook, check email, or read the latest celebrity insanity on People.com. However, this week, I decided to w...

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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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  • Expressing Motherhood

    Things That Are Not Okay

    Driving safely is a passion of mine. Car crashes are the #1 cause of death to young people yet for some reason we aren’t doing enough to change this or even talk about it. Every day around 110 Americans die in car crashes and most are...

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  • Kelli Nelson

    5 Inexpensive Gift Ideas for Father’s Day

    1.  Make a date with dad. Take him out for a movie and popcorn, but stay away from the romantic comedies and chick flicks. Let dad choose something with lots of guy action. We’re talking super heroes, sci fi, shootouts, and car chases. ...

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