Parenting
Infant/Toddlers

7 Things Nobody Told You About Having Kids

When I imagined becoming a mom, I knew it wouldn’t be all cuddles and kisses. I knew it would come with lots of diaper changes, messes, dreaded potty-training, and temper tantrums. ...Read More
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    Keranique Hair Thinning Solution Review

    Keranique a is a line of hair care products made for women with thinning hair, and few of our lovely WTFlicka contributors had the chance to try out the product for themselves. Check out what they had to say about their results!...

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  • Felicity Huffman

    Beauty Products I’m Loving: La Roche-Posay Tinted Sunscreen

    I have always had a hard time finding a sunscreen with both UVB and UVA protection that didn’t turn me pasty white, and most importantly, was safe to use. Because our skin doesn’t have a filtering system, whatever we put on our skin qui...

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  • Education

    The Storm of Modern Day Parenting

    As we emerge from the torrent of weather storms this winter, I can’t help but take note that many of us parents have been caught up in a bigger, perhaps more destructive storm — that of modern day parenting....Read More
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  • Second, Third, and Fourth Guessing Your Parenting

    I’ve always been a thinker.  By ‘thinker’ I mean that I think things to death, play out every possible scenario, and plan for every contingency. This was certainly the case during the aftermath of the preschool zipper incident of...

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  • Leah Vidal

    Don’t Get Upset When Your Five Year Old Acts Like A Five Year Old

    Sit up straight. Say thank you. Be quiet. Keep your voice down. Say please. Sit still. As parents we are constantly surrounded by suggestions on how to make our children behave properly. From parenting books to self-help books (because let...

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  • Education
    Allison Goines

    Does Parenting Ever Get Easier?

    When I was a young mother with three children under the age of five, I often wondered if parenting would ever get any easier.  When I asked moms with children older than mine if parenting gets easier when the children get older, they would smile and say, “No.  Parenting doesn’t get easier.  It gets . . . different.”

    I hated that answer then and I still hate it now. So, if you are the mother of small children and are asking me if parenting gets easier, READ MORE

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  • Beth Markley

    A Little Rant on Santa

    When our kids were still visiting Santa I tried to manage their requests. Santa: “What can I bring for you this year, buddy?” My cute kid: “Abba babba doodie,” or something. It’s hard to hear crouched behind Santa’s broad back ...

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    Kids Explain the Fourth of July and Firework Safety

    What is the Fourth of July and why do we celebrate it? How should one practice fireworks safety? Was it King George or King John? Was the Revolutionary War before or after Robin Hood? What are the lyrics to The Star Spangled Banner? These q...

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  • Youngsters

    What Sports Taught Me About Motherhood

    When I was growing up, sports were a big part of my life. My dad was a coach, my brother played sports, and I played sports. Year round, there was always someone coaching or playing something. When I graduated high...Read More
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    Baby Shares With Kitty

    Is it baby food? Is it cat food? Who can tell for sure??...

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  • 5 Reasons I’m Unqualified To Teach My Preschooler About Her Private Parts

    I recently read a blog post about how important it is to teach toddlers about their body parts. Apparently, simply knowing the correct words for male and female genitals deters predators who know that these children will be more able to rep...

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  • Education

    6 Potty Training Tips For Parents Of Stubborn-As-Hell Toddlers

    Over a year ago, I decided to try to potty train Ginny, who was just over two-years-old then. I looked for signs of readiness, and, admittedly, didn’t see any. Despite that, I decided to try anyway....Read More
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  • Felicity Huffman

    Love Letter To Desperate Housewives: Part 5

    When you get people talking about their favorite moments or snapshots of Desperate Housewives, it inevitably leads to their favorite lines. You know those fantastic little quips or couplets that the talented writers come up with every episo...

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    It’s A Little Disturbing How Similar This Is To Real Life

    Okay, we all love Pinterest but if you’re an avid pinner this may seem creepily familiar. A little too familiar. ...

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