Terrible Teens

Surviving Senior Year: Backpacks and College Apps and SATs, Oh My!

Every year when my kids go back to school, the feeling is bittersweet. I’m sad to see the lazy days of summer go and the relaxed attitude of the kids, but I do breathe a long sigh of relief (Ok,...Read More
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  • Sparkling Cranberry Mojito

    I love flavored mojitos and always thought of them as a refreshing summer cocktail… that is, until I thought outside the box and came up with the Sparkling Cranberry Mojito. Oh yes I did. Don’t be mad at me internet, of course IR...

  • Family Fun with The Croods!

    Last month, I had the incredible opportunity to get a sneak peek of the upcoming DreamWorks Animation film “The Croods”. And let me tell you, I can’t wait to take my two boys to see this movie when it opens on March 22nd! The fabulous...

  • Infant/Toddlers
    Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka - What They Didn't Tell Me About Formula

    What The Experts Didn’t Tell Me About Formula: A Dad’s Story

    From 2005 to 2006, the first year of my daughter’s life, I was warned repeatedly that being a formula-fed child would diminish my gal’s entire future, making her fat, slothlike, dim, equipped with an immune system that practically summoned infection,...Read More
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  • Changing My Salty Ways

    February is “American Heart Month” and I am teaming up with the American Heart Association to help us stay heart healthy and strong. Each week we will share a different tip. I think we can make it fun, educational and hopefully we will ...

  • I Want To Be Alone With These Women

    Excuse me while I clean up the coffee I have spewed on my computer screen....

  • Education

    How Much Time Does Homeschooling Take?

    When I first began to research homeschooling, one of the things I wanted to know more than anything else was how much of a time commitment I would have to make. I found it very difficult to get an answer to this question. Now that we’re beginning our fourth year of home schooling, I understand why.

    The truth is that how much time it takes to home school is different for every family. It’s likely different for every family each school year, maybe even each season. Because I know that others may find this post while doing the same search I did three years ago, the short answer you’re probably seeking is that it takes me about two hours per day, four days per week to home school two children. READ MORE

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  • The Hooplah About The Hoo-Ha

    We’ve come a long way baby. My Mother-in-law, who grew up in Mississippi, used to buy her Kotex from the local drug store. They were kept behind the counter, had to be requested from the salesperson, and were handed over in a brown paper ...

  • Delicious & Easy Gluten-Free Chicken Pot Pie

    I’ve recently been very blessed to reconnect with a dear friend I had lost touch with.  This friend was one of those women that within 5 minutes of meeting each other we felt like sisters.  We spoke every single day for years, and years...

  • Terrible Teens
    Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka - Seventeen Magazine... Then and Now
    Kristen Daukas

    Seventeen Magazine… Then and Now

    For 70 years, teen girls around the world have relied on Seventeen Magazine to guide them thru the joys and perils of their high school years. From what clothes to wear to the latest hair and makeup trends to what to do when your best friend double crosses you. They’ve been the source for information on getting the hottest guy in school to notice you and then, once he does – what to say and how to act. Seventeen Magazine is the teenagers “bible” to surviving the teen years. READ MORE

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  • Beauty Products I’m Loving: Derm Exclusive Skincare

    I often mix and match my facial products, but, at the beginning of the summer I found the Derm Exclusive program and I love what it does for my skin. Plus, it’s really affordable. It’s a 4 step process, which might sound like a lot, but...

  • Education
    Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka - Working Full Time AND Home Schooling
    Allison Goines

    Working Full Time AND Home Schooling

    I recently took a full-time job outside of the home. Our family decided to continue home schooling, although neither my husband nor I would be home during the day. READ MORE

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    Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka - Mom! Watch This! Mom?
    Elle Davis

    Mom! MOM? Watch This! Mom!

    My 5 year-old is currently in a “MOM, Watch this!” stage. I give her as much of my attention as I can but if I so much as blink while she’s showing me something, I’ll be in big trouble.

    Mom? MOOOOM? Watch this! Watch this, mom!

    I’m watching! READ MORE

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  • Practical Tips To Limiting Tech Time

    As a follow up to my research regarding technology and the family and my blog, A Delicate Balance: Tech Time & Family Time, I decided to look at my own family’s use of technology. I then began brainstorming ideas on how to decrease te...

  • ‘Tis The Season: Quick Guide To Grilling + Sticky Ribs Recipe

    First off, let me just tell you how excited I am to be joining the team here at What The Flicka! I cannot wait to share all my fun recipes and great tips from the kitchen. I want to be your go-to guy when it comes to mastering your kitchen,...