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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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    My Kid Found Porn On The School Playground

    “What day is it today?” “October.” “Nudie Magazine Day!” (In case you missed it, that’s a quote from Billy Madison)....

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    This Feisty Little Dancer Channeling Aretha Franklin Will Give You Life

    This little girl has been going viral for the absolute best reason. She absolutely kills her dance routine to Aretha’s “Respect”....

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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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  • Sherice Torres

    Anatomy Of A Mid-Life Crisis

    As I approach a big birthday (why is it that we mainly commemorate the ones that end in 5’s and 0’s?), I find myself reflecting on the truths of life—both life in general and mine in particular. And while I’m old enough to know that...

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  • Rhona Berens

    How To Stop Your Spouse From Driving You Crazy

    Sure, there were things about my wife that gently pressed my buttons when we got together; annoying habits, odd turns of phrase and other minor stuff. Then we had children and what were once mild irritants began to drive me nuts! I mean, se...

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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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  • Iris Arenson-Fuller

    Just When You Think It’s Safe To Go Out And Play…

    A former client—a lovely person—e-mailed with the latest of what has been going on in her and her family’s lives. I could all-too-easily relate to what she said, and to the last line of her message. That line became the title of t...

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  • Lauren Parker-Gill

    Hump Day Cocktail: Dark Magic Punch

    I found this punch recipe online while looking for spooky cocktails and it sounded delicious, if not dangerous. I changed it just a bit to suit my style but have included possible substitutions. Ingredients: 2 liter bot...

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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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    How To Talk To Your Kids

    Talking to your kids is important. This dad gives it a solid effort, but someone’s not quite cooperating....

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  • Elle Davis

    Brown Sugar Blackhead Scrub

    Here’s a great scrub to help eliminate those pesky blackheads. Baking soda helps rid the skin of bacteria and removes dead skin cells. Brown sugar helps to exfoliate skin and unclog pores. Because of the molasses in brown sugar, you a...

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    Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka - RIE-SPECT: MAMA CAN YOU HEAR ME? PART I
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    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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    How To Teach Your Kids To Self-Motivate

    Self-motivation is the holy grail of parenting. When you have successfully cultivated your child’s inner drive, you can sit back knowing that you’ve given him or her the one thing they will need to thrive in our fast-changing so...

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    Pint-Sized Weatherman Delivers Best Weather Forecast Ever

    We love this kid’s enthusiasm – where can we get us some of that? This video has taught us that seven year olds should take over television. On Halloween morning, WGN’s weather forecaster brought on Charlie Hale, a second grad...

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    Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka - RIE-SPECT: MAMA CAN YOU HEAR ME? PART I
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    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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    Kids Critique Modern Art

    The Creators Project decided to take children to go see iconic Japanese pop artist, Yayoi Kusama’s latest show. The kids had a pretty wide range of reactions and comments about what they saw, including a few who...

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    Jump Fail

    If you were hoping to see a graceful leap into this beautiful leaf pile, it’s not too late to turn back now....

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