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Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka - Teen Dating
Angela Keck

An Open Letter To Teenagers, Especially The Girls

Lately it seems that my social media streams are filled with teenage girls and boys declaring their undying, never ending, happily ever after love for one another. The current generation of teenagers is the first one to go through this phase of their life with social media at their fingertips. Selfies weren’t a thing for our generation. We didn’t hashtag our boyfriend to tell him we loved him with our entire heart. We doodled their name in our notebook, held their hand in the hall at school and maybe, if we were lucky, got to go to a movie on Saturday night. READ MORE

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  • A To-Don’t List

    Yesterday, a friend forwarded me the HuffPost “50 Things Every Woman Should Know by 50″ list. It reads like a To Do list for maturity, but I would argue it’s more like a To Don’t list. At first glance, the items on t...

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  • Is Easter The New Christmas?

    Standing in line at Walmart on Sunday I couldn’t help but notice the types of loot parents are now putting in their kid’s Easter baskets. Handheld gaming consoles, video games, tablet computers, MP3 players, Furbies…expensive electr...

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    Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka - And The Gray Walls Came Crumbling Down

    And The Gray Walls Came Crumbling Down

    I really thought I had the whole empty nest thing under control. I talk a good talk when I encourage other soon-to-be-kid-free-moms: “Oh, that empty nest thing? Nah, not bothering me a bit. I mean, we’re raising adults here. If...Read More
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  • Taylor Baby Rap

    As you probably know, we LOVE pregnancy announcement videos and this one is no exception! Watch this soon-to-be family of three spit some funky rhymes in preparation for their little bundle of joy!...

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  • Back To The Mat: Final Week

    As I sit outside on our upstairs porch, taking in the last few weeks of warm sunshine, both girls surprisingly napping at the same time, I ask myself if I will go to Yin yoga tonight. Today is the last day of my one-month trial membership....

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    Surviving Senior Year: Backpacks and College Apps and SATs, Oh My!

    Every year when my kids go back to school, the feeling is bittersweet. I’m sad to see the lazy days of summer go and the relaxed attitude of the kids, but I do breathe a long sigh of relief (Ok,...Read More
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  • When Mommy is Sad

    I have dealt with high pressure situations for most of my life. Top tier schools, demanding careers, endurance sports. None of this could have prepared me for the overwhelming responsibility of being a mother. You know the drill. This is a ...

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  • Mom, What’s For Dinner?

    How often do your kids ask you what’s for dinner, and no matter what you answer, they respond with disappointment?  Mine do it all the time.  I can understand it; some nights you’re in the mood for one thing, and another thing is what...

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    Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka - Seventeen Magazine... Then and Now
    Kristen Daukas

    Seventeen Magazine… Then and Now

    For 70 years, teen girls around the world have relied on Seventeen Magazine to guide them thru the joys and perils of their high school years. From what clothes to wear to the latest hair and makeup trends to what to do when your best friend double crosses you. They’ve been the source for information on getting the hottest guy in school to notice you and then, once he does – what to say and how to act. Seventeen Magazine is the teenagers “bible” to surviving the teen years. READ MORE

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  • How To: Rock a LBD with a Mommy Body

    I love wearing dresses. They are a little more forgiving than pants, especially if you’re curvy like me. And there is nothing like the Little Black Dress (LBD). It’s every woman’s secret weapon.  Black is my favorite color to wear, b...

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  • Mango Mojito

    Who wants a Mango Mojito??? I know I do! Especially since my boys are all finished with school on Friday…do you know what that means? It means that I will have to parent my own children all the livelong day now, instead of shipping them o...

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    How To Have The Sex Talk With Your Kids

    Navigating the birds and the bees with ease! Here are 10 great tips for talking with your kids about sex, from a certified former kid! READ MORE

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    Driving Each Other A Little Crazy

    Jack came home with his learner’s permit last night and drove us to dinner. That sounds so nonchalant. My kid drove. With all of us in the car. At the same time....Read More
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