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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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    Reframing Beauty

    What does the word beauty mean to you? If you were asked, “What is beauty?” what would your answer be? Would you give an example of a beautiful woman, or would you delve into it a bit more, presenting what you really felt beauty was?...

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    Best Pregnancy Announcement

    Check out this amazingly sweet and hilarious reaction from these two parents who are just told that they are going to be grandparents! You’ll smile, you’ll laugh, and you might just shed a tear or two....

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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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  • Carrie Wible

    ‘Twas The Carnage After Christmas

    ’twas Christmas Day night, And my humble abode, Looked like a toy store had almost explode (ed). The day started off, all shiny and new, With kisses, and hugs, between all the Whos....

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    How To Fold Fitted Sheets in 8 Easy Steps

    If you can manage to actually fold a fitted sheet without your head exploding, we can’t be friends....

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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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  • Dawn Yanek

    The Most Fearful and Fearless Job We’ll Ever Do

    I’m not terribly proud to admit it, but I’m afraid of a lot of things. First, there are sharks. I am the crazy person in the swimming pool who motivates herself to swim faster because I imagine that sharks have somehow gotten into the p...

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    Who The Flicka?: Erin Moffat

    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 - 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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    Use This Jalapeño Popper Recipe To Win Over Your 4th of July Party Guests

    Get ready for 4th of July with this super easy (don’t let the rubber gloves fool you) super delicious jalapeño popper recipe! Because the calories don’t count on Independence Day! ...

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  • Kelli Nelson

    5 Ways To Keep From Crying On The First Day Of School

    Yesterday was the first day of kindergarten for my daughter, and she was simply a rock star. No tears—only excitement for her. On the other hand, my stomach was in knots, and I had to beat back the urge to take my child by the hand and ru...

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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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    My Handbag, Myself

    The other night, as we were getting ready to go out, my husband asked me once again if I really needed everything in my purse – a word I use loosely since the bag I carry is closer in size to a small suitcase than to a dainty little handb...

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  • Erin K Moffat

    70 and Fabulous

    I live in a residence home for active seniors (as in citizens) in my grandmother’s basement. Glamorous, I know! I hope that when I’m 70 that they call me FABULOUSITY! Things that I’ve learned: 1. You can still suffer from seniorit...

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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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    Who Knew Decision Making Could Look So Cute?

    We get it, decisions are hard! But watching her try each one over and over again is pretty cute. ...

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    This Baby Has A Bad Case of the Giggles

    Who knew kale could be this funny?...

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