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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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  • Who The Flicka?: Bryanne Salazar

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

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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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  • Spring Break Staycation

    So the kids are on spring break and that means getting a whole week to spend with them as a family. Great news, right? Ugh. Except that you don’t have any plans. What are you going to do with all that time?...

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  • Infant/ToddlersTerrible Teens
    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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  • Gluten-free Chocolate Chip Brownies

    I couldn't sleep last night and thought since I was up and the house was quiet, I could bake a late night treat and not have my piece eaten by my 3 year-old. These gluten-free brownies were pure bliss....

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  • “I’m So Cranky” Mom Parody of “Fancy”

    There’s a lot of crankiness in my house. Whining, complaining, tantrum throwing … and that’s just from the adults. When the kids get in on it, forgettaboutit, it’s misery central over here....

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    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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  • I Have A Running Problem…

    Are you a runner? And not the kind on a treadmill. I have a running problem. Not the kind of running problem that happens when you’ve been logging in 18 miles a day and develop shin splints, but then power through the pain even when a...

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  • Up The Spout Again… And Again… And Again

    Some might call this baby picky, but we totally get it. Sometimes you have a favorite song and you want to listen to it on repeat with no interruptions. Completely understandable....

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    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 I

    I’ve been raising a lot of eyebrows lately. Why, you ask? For the past few weeks I’ve been carrying a book under my arm: Baby Knows Best: Raising a Confident and Resourceful Child, the RIE® Way. I don’t have kids so why would I be reading a parenting book? No, I’m not pregnant, but after reading the book if I end up having a child I will be running to a RIE (pronounced “wry”) class immediately. READ MORE

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  • Rollin’ With The Irish

    As mentioned in a previous post, I am in a gourmet club. This quarter’s theme: Irish Food. My assignment: appetizers. Hmmmmm…….....

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  • Summertime: 5 Ideas For Welcoming The Sublime Season

    The Memorial Day holiday is fast approaching, and you know what that means—barbeques, beaches and the official welcome of the summer season. Here are 5 ideas to help you enjoy this summer:

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