It’s Time To Swap Parenting War Stories!

Sometimes you need to just sit down and vent! READ MORE

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Chef Stuart O'Keeffe

The Ultimate Cold Weather Soup

I make a lot of soup this time of year, when the weather begins to get cooler. Pea soup has always been one of my favorites, especially when paired with some crispy bacon! READ MORE

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    Who’s funnier? Can you decide?...

  • Suzanne

    A bright light in the world and my dear friend, Suzanne Krull, died recently. As I write that sentence I can’t believe it’s true. She had to undergo emergency heart surgery and she didn’t make it through the operation. She leaves behi...

  • Lessons
    Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka - The Lesson I Learned in High School

    The Lesson I Learned in High School That Has Changed The Way I See Things

    I was a nervous wreck my junior year of high school—nightmares about college admissions and SAT scores haunted me; I couldn’t seem to get a grasp on physics and I completely ignored social concepts like dating because they were far,...Read More
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  • I'm Retiring Two Body Parts

    Another body part is retiring. Well, 2 actually. I have made no secret about the fact that I am in a state of simultaneous mourning / elation this year. 2014: the first time in 6 years that I will not be pregnant or nursing — because ...

  • Mindful Eating

    Here is how a typical dinner out with my husband Eric goes: We feel proud of ourselves for finding time and energy for a date night. We get dressed up (or, more likely, we don’t), we get to the restaurant, we sit down, we get our menus...

  • Confessions

    How To Write A Wedding Toast For A Couple You Don’t Like And A Wedding You Don’t Support

    We’ve all seen it happen: A train wreck of a marriage, headed down a one-way track to Miseryville, with a small layover at Domestic Violence, USA.

    Whether it’s family, friends, or the librarian we’ve befriended in an effort to reverse erroneous late fees, most of us have witnessed the marriage of two people who should probably just honor the restraining orders and keep their distance. READ MORE

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  • A Happy Day With TV Mom Marion Ross

    TV Mom extraordinaire Marion Ross has played lots of mothers but will always hold a special place in many of our hearts as Mrs. C on Happy Days. Now that I’m in my 50′s, I was thrilled to go back to the ’50s through Marion’s fa...

  • Stealing Time…Cause Damn-it, I Deserve It!

    As I entered my 3rd week of work teaching, I started terribly missing my summers days of laziness. I wish I would have appreciated those days when I could do anything I wanted, my house was clean, and laying naked on my balcony to catch som...

  • Desserts
    Elyssa Fournier

    Yummy Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

    As much as I hate to say goodbye to the California sunshine and watch our long, warm days dissolve into shorter, cooler days, I love the fall season. Maybe it’s because of the years I spent in New York as a pastry chef, but there’s something very exciting about pulling out my boots and sweaters and bundling up for long walks around town with my family. Let’s be real, I also prefer the warmth of my Mixed Bakery oven while baking in the cooler months too. READ MORE

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  • Lucky Us: Twitter Chat Recap!

    Join What The Flicka? as we explore bestselling author Amy Bloom’s new book Lucky Us, a deeply moving and fantastically funny novel of love, heartbreak, and luck. Alright @AmyBloomBooks, let’s kick things off and get #LuckyUsChat starte...