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Felicity Huffman's What the Flicka-Peanut Talk

Talking To My Toddler Son About His “Peanut” AKA Private Parts

I’ve now reached the stage of parenting in which I’m supposed to start talking with my son about his private parts....Read More
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    Just Hanging In There

    We all have our favorite places to just “hang”. Most just aren’t on bars (but maybe in them)! ...

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  • Lauren Parker-Gill

    Anniversary Toast to What The Flicka!

    What the Flicka is 1 year old today! To celebrate this very special occasion, I am posting 2 birthday cake cocktail recipes – 1 chocolate and 1 vanilla, because it was too hard to choose between the two. Plus, what good is a birthday with...

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    Don’t Be Afraid To Get Your Hands Messy

    I’m not scared of messes. Being a daycare provider I really can’t be....Read More
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    I Still Get High on the Weekend

    Ahhhh…Saturday morning, up early and ready to go get my next fix before my family awakes. It will take me a half-hour before the high sets in so I quietly sneak out of the house, pizza from last night in my right hand and my cell phon...

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  • November 22, 1963

    Like most American schoolchildren on November 22, 1963, I was sitting at a desk when the news reached us. It was after lunch, and, if I were to guess, my second-grade class was doing phonics exercises when our principal, Sister Mary Vaughan...

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    Anna Lane

    6 Weird Things Kids Do That Every Parent Remembers

    They say that you lose a percentage of brain cells every time you have a child, and based on how many times a day I misplace my keys I think this is definitely true. It’s purely a case of survival of the species; if you did remember every little thing about childbirth and parenting, you would never, ever have another kid.

    I’m constantly amazed at how little I actually do remember, especially since there wasn’t a long stretch of years between the Muffin Man’s baby years and the Little Lady’s first months of life.

    Chalk it up to sleep deprivation or permanent Mom brain, but it’s almost as though I have no recollection of Noah’s first year of life. In fact, I’ve found myself turning to my Husband on an almost weekly basis and saying, “Oh yeah, I completely forgot about this.” READ MORE

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  • Ellen Etten

    Bridesmaid Moment

    I have never been obsessed with getting married. Never looked at wedding magazines, never fantasized about it, I can’t even remotely tell you what my dress might look like – thinking turquoise green would be fun? So I felt nothi...

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  • Lauren Parker-Gill

    Hump Day Cocktail: Lauren’s Razzleberry Iced Tea

    I am loving trying out new recipes for the new Hump Day Cocktail series here at What the Flicka?! I chose to feature this cocktail because it called for ingredients I already had A...

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    Felicity Huffman's What the Flicka-Indoor Activities

    100 Super Fun Indoor Activities To Do At Home This Winter

    We live in Iowa. This means 3 things: corn, nice people, and harsh winters....Read More
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  • Ashlen "the Kidspert" Sheaffer

    You Want Me To Do WHAT To My Kid’s Food?

    After a routine 15 month check up for our youngest, we were told she needed to gain weight before her 18 month check up. She’s always been small: small boned, shorter than my other children, skinny, light eater, and has never gained a...

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    The First Walk On Ice

    Ice ice baby! Watch this little snow bunny take a tumble as she desperately tries to touch the frozen ground. But be warned, this video is sure to melt your heart!...

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    This 8-Year-Old Boy Asked For A Makeup Lesson For Christmas & He Totally Rocked It

    We’re pretty sure that this little boy can apply makeup better than all of us combined.

    8-year-old Ethan recently received his dream Christmas present; a gift card for a personal lesson with a professional makeup artist. Not only is Ethan really good at doing makeup, but his mom is a total badass for supporting and encouraging her son’s dreams. READ MORE

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    How To Fold Fitted Sheets in 8 Easy Steps

    If you can manage to actually fold a fitted sheet without your head exploding, we can’t be friends....

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    Felicity Huffman's What the Flicka-Babies Changed My Lifestyle

    5 Ways Motherhood Absolutely Changed My Fabulous Lifestyle (Dinner at 4pm, Anyone?!)

    Back before I had kids, and even when I was pregnant, the Hubs and I used to talk about how we would never let parenthood significantly change our lifestyle....Read More
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  • JJ Keeler

    An Open Letter To The Creators Of Frozen

    Dear Frozen, My daughter can’t quit you and that’s a big problem for me. You see, ever since you came out, all she wants to do is dress up in princess attire, watch your movie, and talk about Elsa and Anna. My sister even bought her th...

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    This Honest Ad About Parenting Will Make You Laugh… And Then Cry

    “No matter what our beliefs, we’re parents first.” The video, which was created by baby formula brand Similac, imagines if every stereotype of parent met up at the playground to battle it out....

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