Parenting
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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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  • Reflections on Yet Another Crappy Mother’s Day

    I’m convinced that Mother’s Day is a set up. It’s kind of like how Lucy scams Charlie Brown into going for one more punt with the football. Even though she’s pulled the ball away a thousand times before, she convinces him—no, he W...

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  • A Penny Saved Is A Dollar Spent. …Wait, what?

    I like to save money. I also like to spend money. So I guess those two things cancel each other out. Probably not evenly since I spend a lot more money than I manage to save, but what is it those wise people say about progress? The journey ...

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  • Education
    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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  • Is Comparison The Thief of Your Joy Too?

    “Comparison Is the Thief of Joy.” – Theodore Roosevelt said that. “Just Put Your Blinders On, Mama.” – I said that. I’ll be completely honest. I have a tendency to look at those around me and compar...

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  • And You Think I’m The Funny One

    Who’s funnier? Can you decide?...

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  • Education
    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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  • The Mom I Thought I Would Be vs. The Mom I Am

    Funny video making fun of the mom I thought I’d be pre-kids and the mom I am....

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  • Lessons from the Storm

    The past 10 days have been more than eventful here at BadAssMama Central. While there is devastation all around us, both in our surrounding neighborhoods and the tri-state area in general, we are truly blessed that the storm did little more...

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  • 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? - Yes All Women

    Yes All Boys, Yes All Girls, Yes All Women, Yes All Men

    The “girl as trophy” trope is being challenged again. The tragedy in Isla Vista has made us question how we — all of us, women and men — let it become thought of as normal. (This article sums it up nicely.)...Read More
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    Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka - What To Do When Your Kid Eats A Glowstick (Yes Really)

    What To Do When Your Kid Eats A Glowstick (Yes Really)

    My parents have Sunday dinner at their house and January through March there are several Sunday dinners that include birthday cake. The last Sunday dinner that included birthday cake also included glow sticks....Read More
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  • Frida & Marilyn Jewelry

    I’ve never been a fahionista. My sisters used to tease me saying that I dressed like a homeless man. In my defense, slouchy Gap clothes look great on models. But on me, let’s just say that if I was standing on a corner waiting to cross ...

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  • WTF? What Do You Think About During Sex?

    Felicity Huffman gets intimate in our latest “WTF?” video! This week we’re talking about sex—and more specifically, what you think about during sex. It’s always fun to hear about some of the really random things pe...

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