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Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka - Mandatory 10 Step New Parent Training Course
Julia Arnold

Mandatory 10 Step New Parent Training Course

This Just In: A Mandatory 10 Step Training Course has been implemented for all soon-to-be parents. If you skillfully and successfully endure the various challenges involved, while being tethered to a lifelike, hungry doll that cries often, you will be prepared for bringing home a newborn. If you fail, good luck to you. READ MORE

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  • Sizzling Summer Trends: Mood Dressing

    What The Flicka presents: Summer Book Club. Join us each week as we read through the Fifth Avenue Trilogy from Harlequin! Do you ever have a day where you wake up in a wonderful mood and choose clothes that are bright and fun, fully reflect...

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  • Dad is So Silly

    This dad may have a slightly unorthodox method of getting his baby to laugh, but hey, it sure works! ...

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  • Infant/Toddlers

    Breastfeeding Without Breaking The Bank

    It almost goes without saying here that you get what you pay for, and buying a breast pump is no exception to the rule. Quality is everything when it comes to a breast pump. READ MORE

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  • Baby’s Dreamscapes

    Queenie Liao is an artist and mother of 3 who lives in California. She creates beautiful dreamscapes with her son, Wenngenn, using everyday items from the house like clothes and toys. Take a look at some of the amazing pictures she’s ...

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  • Leaning In and Out: My View From Both Sides

    First, let me say that I am always one to do something because my feelings compel me to, not because I am an expert or that my opinion is so important, and writing this article is no different. So bear with me, and know that I understand th...

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  • Infant/Toddlers
    Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka - I don't Love My Baby

    I Don’t Love My Baby

    “I don’t love my baby”, she said to me nonchalantly and with such a straight face that I laughed because I thought she was joking. Still laughing, I asked, “You’re joking, right?” and then I saw it in her eyes, glassy from tears she wouldn’t let fall, and my smile quickly faded. Sitting across from my friend with her days old newborn baby girl, I knew she was suffering from something either of us had barely understood; postpartum depression.  READ MORE

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  • Runaway Mom

    It is 7pm on a Monday. I am sitting in yet another airport lounge, waiting for yet another business trip. I took an evening flight so that I could take the big boy to karate and have dinner with the family one more time before six days on t...

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  • Maya A Day To Light The Way

    I don’t think I am alone in my feelings of personal loss and deep sadness at Maya Angelou’s death last month. “I feel like I lost a friend,” is a sentence I hear a lot. My friends, Amy and Jodie, texted me saying, “let’s do a qu...

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  • Infant/Toddlers

    If Adults Acted Like Toddlers

    Call me jealous if you must (and if you’re into accuracy), but sometimes I look at my 2-year-old and wish I could get away with the stuff she does.

    Not that I condone her behavior, mind you. But I do sort of admire it. Toddlers have the perfect blend of sweetness, manipulation, and a complete lack of inhibitions that makes them the boss of every room they enter.

    As people grow older, we suddenly feel the need to follow rules set forth by polite society – which is good, because when we’re older we need to do things that little kids don’t have to worry about, like make friends and keep jobs and not tick people off who might start a rollicking brawl at Chuck E Cheese’s. However, as we gain maturity, we lose the toddler’s enviable ability to exert total control over pretty much every single thing on Earth. READ MORE

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  • DIY: Homemade Mouthwash

    As I work to replace all of the conventional, store-bought hygiene products in my home with natural ones, I have given up some products that I once used because I can’t find a suitable replacement.  Mouthwash was one of those products. ...

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  • Caprese Grilled Chicken

    I absolutely love caprese salad so when I came across this recipe, I was so excited. My husband and I made this last night and it didn't disappoint. I'm a balsamic vinegar addict and this will definitely be something I make again......

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    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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  • 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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  • Mutton As Lamb

    I came upon this quote the other day from Italian fashion designer and entrepreneur Miuccia Prada: “Women always try to tame themselves as they get older, but the ones who look best are often a bit wilder.” Miuccia Prada is one of my st...

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    Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka - 10 Ways To Annoy A New Mom

    10 Ways To Annoy A New Mom

    1. Call the baby by the wrong name. Guilty. I’ve done it. My mom friend handled it well, but talk about embarrassing....Read More
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  • Holiday Make up!

    It’s that time of year to celebrate and with the cooler weather, time to make a few changes to our skin care and make up. Drier weather calls for treatment serums, richer moisturizers, lip balms and eye cream. One of my favorite holiday l...

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  • “Hey B*tch!” & The Generational Gap

    When I went to Make-Up School in New York I felt like a fish out of water. Everyone dressed cooler and looked like they belonged there. I felt like the girl from A Chorus Line who said that when she got off the bus in NYC with a bag full of...

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