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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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  • Lauren Parker-Gill

    Hump Day Cocktail: Strawberry-Mint Gimlet

    A few weeks ago, my friend Donna's husband, Bert, made us two different strawberry gimlets to try – one with basil and one with mint. I L-O-V-E-D the mint one and am excited to share this delicious recipe with you all....

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  • Felicity Huffman

    Suzanne

    A bright light in the world and my dear friend, Suzanne Krull, died recently. As I write that sentence I can’t believe it’s true. She had to undergo emergency heart surgery and she didn’t make it through the operation. She leaves behi...

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    Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka - 4 reasons i refused to breastfeed in public
    Allison Goines

    4 Reasons I Refused To Breastfeed In Public

    As a nursing mother, I was uncomfortable breastfeeding in public. There. I said it. If you know my breastfeeding story, this might surprise you. But, it’s true.

    It’s been 6 years since I last nursed a child. That’s longer than my 5 year, 9 month non-stop breastfeeding stint. During my nursing years I breastfed through a miscarriage and two subsequent pregnancies. I tandem nursed two of my children. My oldest was four when he weaned. READ MORE

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  • Rachel Zients Schinderman

    My Father’s Daughter

    I sit in my white Reem Acra duchess satin gown in a room on the second floor of The Metropolitan Club in New York with everyone I know just downstairs waiting for me, the bride....

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  • Crystal Ponti

    12 Books that Should be on Your Mother’s Day Shopping List

    Motherhood. It’s often painted in soft colors with lullabies serving as the background music. But as most people know, motherhood is anything but a rosy fairy tale filled with edible rainbows and opera-singing unicorns. Motherhood is a to...

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    Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka - Talk To Me in 30 Years
    Jennifer Lizza

    Talk To Me in 30 Years

    The other day a friend apologized to me on Facebook for running up to me at a swim meet asking me a question and running away to chase her two year old. She was worried I thought she had been rude.

    After reading what she wrote I immediately had to think…wait when did she ask me a question, what was it and did I actually answer her? You see I also have a two year old and I have decided that they are giant CB’s. (No, no get your mind out of the gutter) Two year olds are giant CONVERSATION BLOCKERS. READ MORE

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    Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka? - Can A New Baby Put A Relationship In Danger?
    Florence Escaravage

    Can A New Baby Put A Relationship In Danger?

    Having a baby is a wonderful thing, but we shouldn’t be shy about talking about some of the tensions it brings. Let’s have a look at some of the common mistakes we can make that can cause issues with a couple, and try to envisage a positive, realistic way to rearrange our lives around all of the big changes. READ MORE

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  • Lauren Parker-Gill

    The Coco Snowball

    Happy Hump Day, Flicka Friends! This week I have another winter-themed cocktail ready for you to try. I found it on Pinterest and it is just perfect for the last cocktail of January....

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  • What The Flicka

    Halloween Treats Gone Wrong

    Every child’s worst nightmare? Happy Halloween and may your kids have better luck with their candy than these kiddos did!...

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    Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka - Teenagers vs. Toddlers
    Beth Markley

    The Good, The Bad, & The Terribly Stinky: Toddlers vs. Teens

    I was at a meeting recently with a couple of other parents, making small talk about our kids.

    One woman had younger children. Preschool, maybe. Just emerging from mommy-and-me-gymnastics stage and entering into the “Let’s see what kind of activity keeps you most interested but doesn’t cost me an arm and a leg” phase.

    The guy in our group had teen girls, big into soccer. Travel leagues. Sometimes the family had concurrent games in towns on opposite ends of the state. The kinds of games college recruiters attend, so God forbid your kid misses one, or you miss watching your kid play one, in favor of watching the other kid at her game. READ MORE

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  • Iris Arenson-Fuller

    Life Is A Bit Like A Taffy Pull

    Have you ever been to an old-fashioned taffy pull? Probably not, since people don’t do that much nowadays. My family was once invited to one years ago. It was a lot of fun, but lately when I think about taffy being pulled every which ...

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  • Elle Davis

    My Antidepressant Has Made My Downtown Lady Depressed

    After being on an antidepressant for the last several months, my lady friend down south is not a happy camper. I know that’s one of the side effects but c’mon, you’d think that by now they would’ve come up with somet...

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  • Infant/Toddlers
    Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka - RIE-SPECT: MAMA CAN YOU HEAR ME? PART I
    Erin K Moffat

    RIE-SPECT: MAMA CAN YOU HEAR ME? PART II

    When I was in my early 20’s I was in a beauty pageant – or scholarship program, if you will. My platform was promoting self-esteem in today’s youth. When it was time for the Q&A portion of the pageant, they asked me a question that, at the time, I believed was irrelevant. “When do you think that a child should start listening to music?” READ MORE

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  • Stacie Burrows

    How to Meditate While Being Attacked by a 5 Year Old

    I woke with what I thought was a nagging toothache. With my jaw clenched tight, I raced to the dentist to get my diagnosis. “Nope. No cavity. No infection. Are you, by any chance, stressed out about anything?” my dentist asked. ...

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  • Elle Davis

    Dry Shampoo For Light And Dark Hair

    I feel like a rock star if I’m able to find time to get a shower every day—but that doesn’t always mean I have time to wash my hair. So for the past few years, I’ve been spending anywhere between 15-40 dollars on dry shampoo. I’...

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