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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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    Is there something in the water these days? It seems like there has been an insane amount of outrageously talented kids popping up all over YouTube lately....

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  • Dear Sweet Baby Jesus

    Sometimes you just need to pray to the baby Jesus in a parking lot.  Just make sure you pray to the right one – babies are tricky....

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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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  • 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...

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  • RECIPES: Pepper-Melon Honey Cocktail

    An intoxicating blend of sweet and spicy, the Pepper-Melon honey cocktail is a perfect kick to start your summer!...

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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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  • Please, More Serotonin!

    My husband is a Saint...not because he has plateaued at perfection in the moral department, but because he puts up with me. Once a month I threaten the lives of my closest friends, pack my bags and try to abandon my husband and children, go...

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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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  • Who The Flicka?: Leah Vidal

    Who The Flicka? is an ongoing series where we spotlight our amazing contributors and make them answer our questions....

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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...

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    Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka - Helicopter Parenting
    Shimi Kang

    What Does Over-Parenting Look Like?

    How can it be that the most informed generation of parents in human history are raising children who have poorer problem solving skills than generations prior and higher incidences of anxiety, depression, obesity, diabetes and addiction?

    When we hear such concerning facts about our world’s future decision makers, it’s natural to wonder what more could we be doing, what more can we as parents control for? READ MORE

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  • WTF? – Kids And New Schools

    Dropping off your kids at a new school—it’s never easy! But how do you deal with it? And how do you prepare your kids? That’s the question for this week’s “WTF?” discussion. In this video, Felicity Huffman sh...

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  • Recipe: Chocolate Pecan Pie Tarts

    There are times when anxiety gets the best of me and sometimes that leads to a panic attack. I’ve found the best way to deal with one is to do something that helps keep my mind off of it. I’m allergic to cooking but I do like to...

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    Allison Goines

    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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  • How Travel Is Nutrition For My Soul… And Finding Your Soul Food

    Certainly not everyone would want to be on the road for weeks at a time–or years for that matter, as I have done in the past. It might be some peoples’ worst nightmare! Yet for me, traveling is something that is an important source of n...

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