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Tips And Tricks To End The Homework Struggle Once And For All

Getting your kids to do their homework can be an uphill battle. Dr. Shimi Kang gives some tips on how to set healthy, manageable homework routines. READ MORE

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  • Rachel Zients Schinderman

    Dan Zanes Made Me Cry

    When Dan Zanes came to Los Angeles, my world almost fell apart. I didn’t even know who Dan Zanes was until I had my son.  But I was soon schooled that he is the hippest kids musician around.  And he was coming to town for a concert. ...

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  • What The Flicka

    Motherly Advice From TV Moms

    Moms really do give the best advice! These TV Moms sat down to share the pearls of wisdom they received from their moms growing up....

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    Eve (I Ate Your Damn) Apple

    Please Don’t Give Up On My Kid: An Open Letter to My Son’s Teachers

    Dear Teachers,

    It’s that time of year again.

    It comes every winter with the first snowfall. I can read it between the lines of the emails you send letting me know my son’s failing every subject. I can hear it in the exasperation when we speak on the phone and you carefully craft your sentences, trying not to let on that you have no more solutions and have run out of patience. You’ll never say the words out loud but I see them there behind everything you do say: you’re giving up on my kid. READ MORE

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  • Why I Called The Fire Department Last Night

    Last night LAFD employed 2 large firetrucks and 8 heroes to rescue me and my family from a wild animal. No one was injured and the animal was removed and returned to its natural habitat. My home, however, will never be the same....

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  • Gail Greiner

    Crazy Quilt: A Mother’s College Send-Off

    I’m making a quilt for my son who is going away to college at the end of August. It’s insane for me to be taking this on. I am a mother of two teenagers, a writer and a teacher, and do not have endless free time to sit around making thi...

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  • Education

    Tourette’s

    I remember watching Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo and laughing hysterically when Deuce picked up a date (played by the lovely Amy Poehler) who happened to have Tourette Syndrome. In the particularly funny scene, Amy goes on a profanity laced tirade...Read More
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  • The Best Thing I Never Wanted To Do

    How many of us can say that we have done something we didn’t want to do? Everyone? I think yes. Most people would say something like, ‘I painted that damn room because I couldn’t wait any longer’, or ‘ I had to adopt that dog beca...

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  • Jennifer Sando

    Elves vs. The Elf-Nots

    Each year, the first week of December drops a giant pile of guilt square in my lap.  My Facebook news feed fills up with all of my other parent friends posting pictures of all of the creative and often naughty things that their elf (or elv...

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  • Education

    The Hallows of Homework Hell

    When I think back to homework during my childhood. I normally remember how much it seemed I had. I remember that more than talking back and forth between a parent and me. I was doing my homework. They were doing...Read More
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  • Bryanne E. Salazar

    Summer Book Club: Avenge Me by Maisey Yates

    What The Flicka presents: Summer Book Club. Join us each week as we read through the Fifth Avenue Trilogy from Harlequin! Finally there’s a novel that covers all the salacious territory women crave. In the first new book of the long-await...

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  • Dawn Yanek

    5 Things I Miss About Breastfeeding… And Five Things I Don’t

    I loved breastfeeding. And no one was more surprised about that little fact than me. I mean, it was always something I knew I’d wanted to try, but it was also something that always seemed a little intimidating and daunting to me. I wasn&#...

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  • Education

    How To Create Your Own Home School Curriculum

    When I began my home schooling journey I was overwhelmed by the incredible number of curricula available.  I had no idea where to start.  If you are there, please check out this book by Cathy Duffy. Choosing a curriculum is risky business. ...Read More
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  • Elle Davis

    How To Survive A Visit From Your In Laws In Four Easy Steps

    My in laws have finally left and surprisingly, I survived. I pretty much avoided them and stayed out of their way as much as possible. Unless of course they took us out to eat. Because HELLO, FREE FOOD! Who the hell doesn’t like a free me...

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    MommyTube: Who’s Your Favorite?

    This video is sure to put a smile on your face. Ever try to ask your children who their favorite parent is? Check out what happens when this father attempts to ask his daughter who she likes more, mommy or daddy?...

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    Shimi Kang

    A Case For Parenting The Dolphin (Not Tiger Mom) Way

    I just accomplished my childhood dream of becoming an author, but my mom won’t be able to read my book. She never went to school, so she can’t read. Because of this, she never hovered over my homework and didn’t even know I applied to medical school when I was 19. She didn’t read any parenting books or blogs either. My mom parented me (and my four siblings) simply with what she felt in her gut was right for her kids and family. Like most parents of her generation and those that came before her, my mom raised her children by looking and listening to her parental intuition. READ MORE

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    Looking for Something … Oh That Works Too

    We all find creative ways to stay cool in the summer. No shame. Do your thing!...

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  • Erin K Moffat

    A Night At The Museum

    Last Thursday, I had the incredible opportunity to visit New York City for a prescreening at the 20th Century Fox building of the Night at the Museum 3: Secret of the Tomb (in theaters 12/19), and interviews with a few cast members and the ...

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