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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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  • Beth Markley

    We’re Not All That Tight With St. Val

    More often than not, Valentine’s Day passes without much fanfare around here. We’re not big ones for the holiday. The cheap cards with “fun sized” candy will have gone off to school in someone’s backpack (afte...

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  • What The Flicka

    What is your favorite memory of your mom?

    Crystal Ponti: My favorite memory is more about something my mom does than a single moment in time. She dances like it’s no one’s business! That woman can groove! Sometimes she gets so carried away, it’s hilarious! Her dan...

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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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    What’s Your New Year’s Resolution? Part I

    Happy New Year’s from What The Flicka? Are you making a New Year’s resolution? Here are some thoughts from our contributors!...

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  • Maureen Morin

    Teenagers Suck

    I remember when The Kid was an infant and I was carrying her around in one of those convertible car seat numbers. DH and I were at this store where they sell plants. I don’t know why because my thumb is just about as green as a carrot,...

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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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    Recipe: Boozy Bourbon Chocolate Cupcakes

    Be careful, this recipe could be deadly. Deadly delicious! The combo of chocolate and alcohol is the perfect getaway dessert (for that time you’re craving everything). Why not all together?...

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  • Vanessa Diaz

    Dulce de Leche Cheesecake

    We all know the holidays are the time of year when we’re on a baking frenzy.  Moms, you know what I’m talking about. You’re baking cookies, cakes, pies, and anything else you can think of for family, friends, kids, and co-workers. I ...

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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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    Who The Flicka?: Danielle Tumminio

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

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  • Elle Davis

    18 Things To Say To Your Kids Before They’re 18

    1. Please, PLEASE sleep. 2. You’re on mommy’s PMS cycle, aren’t you? 3. Why? Because. Why? Because. Why? Because. Why? …....

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    Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka - Competitive breastfeeding
    Julia Arnold

    Competitive Breastfeeding

    Before you had a baby, you might have heard a new mom talk about her big leaky boobs, or witness a baby quietly nursing under a blanket, but you didn’t really know what was truly involved with breastfeeding, right?

    Then, BAM! You are in the hospital, holding your tiny baby for the first time, and
    immediately asked if you are ready to try nursing. You are then pressured to room-in with your baby, again to encourage breastfeeding.

    You come home from the hospital, exhausted, depleted, and eager to keep the baby alive, and people start asking how the nursing is going. How long you’ll be nursing. And for the love of God– ‘when your milk came in.’ READ MORE

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    Friday Etsy Find: Doorway Puppet Theatre

    Puppet theatres are rare these days, but this one is easy to set up in a doorway and it's an instant hit with the kids! Plus, behind-th...

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  • Ellen Etten

    “A Little Too Close” Blooper Reel

    To celebrate the conclusion of our first season of “A “Little Too Close”, we’d like to share a few behind the scenes moments with you! The investigation surrounding my love life, however, continues…so stay tune...

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