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Infant/Toddlers

What I Wish I Had Known When I First Had Kids

After about a month of sleep deprivation, the question on every new parent’s mind is, “When will my child sleep through the night?!” Then they yawn and doze off while pouring yet another cup of coffee. READ MORE

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  • A Mother’s Prayer

    Dear Lord in Heaven, You have to help me out here. I am this close to an anonymous drop off at Cedar Sinai. How do people do it? I see other mommies that look like they have no problem, but I’m a wreck Lord, I don’t know what to do? I d...

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  • What Happens When You Let Your Husband Do Your Hair?

    This woman is far more adventurous than most we know. Would you let your husband do your hair?...

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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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  • Top 5 Award Winning Movies To Re-Watch This Summer

    Need a break? Us too! Just because it’s summer doesn’t mean we have to be active and running around and outside all the time.  For those days when you just need to take two hours in the dark with a great movie, we made this lis...

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  • Tips For Online Dating

    Single and ready to look for love? I hear you! Ever since I found a way to make my own romantic dreams come true, friends have been asking me how I did it. In fact, inspired by my example, four single pals have gone the online route – and...

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    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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  • Holiday Cookie Exchange Part One

    Today I’m hosting a cookie exchange here on What The Flicka. It’s not your average cookie exchange. In fact, there’s good news and there’s bad news. Good news: you don’t have to bake a bunch of cookies to attend. Bad news: if you ...

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  • 7 Reasons Having A Sick Husband Is Like Having A Sick Child

    Last week, late on Thursday evening, my husband started complaining that his stomach hurt. I should have seen red flags when he asked for Pepto to take, and willingly took it. Usually I would have to hogtie him to get him to take medicine a...

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    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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  • Nurturing Genius

    Today, at age 15, Jacob Barnett is recognized as a genius. But when he was two, experts believed he would never even learn to read. It also seemed doubtful that he would speak. Kristine Barnett’s memoir The Spark (released in April 2013) ...

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  • How Not To Run Away From A Wave

    This mom had the right idea but then… her execution didn’t work out so well. ...

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    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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  • Love Potion

    Cupid and arrows, pink and red, hearts and flowers… Valentine’s Day is just so frilly, I LOVE IT! In fact, I am endlessly bitter that I wasn’t a Valentine’s baby – I was born on the 12th. If only I had held out for 2 m...

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  • DIY Summer Beach Bash

    We’ve done all the work for you – bring the beach to your backyard with this collection of everything you need to throw the ultimate beach bash! ...

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    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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  • DIY: Easter Bunny Cart Centerpieces

    With Easter right around the corner, I was inspired this weekend to make an Easter centerpiece. Glancing through some of the pins on my Easter Ideas board on Pinterest, I decided to make a couple of Bunny Carts. Overall it took about fo...

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