Parenting
Terrible Teens
Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka - 5 Things I Want My Teenager To Know

Dear 16 Year Olds: Life Is Harsh And 5 Other Things You Need To Know

We’re 3 years into this teenage thing with another good 9 years ahead of us and there are some days that I am as clueless as I was when they were babies and toddlers....Read More
More To Love
  • Ashley McAtee

    Five Fun DIY Projects For Spring (That I Will Never Ever Ever Ever Do)

    Never say never ever ever ever. Listen, if you’re crafty, I admire you. I do. And I kind of get it. You have a mission. You gather supplies. You sit down and do something with your hands for a while. It’s soothing, I’m sur...

    READ MORE
  • What The Flicka

    Who The Flicka?: Beka Shane Denter

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

    READ MORE
  • Terrible Teens
    A.K. Turner

    12 Things I Want My Daughter To Know Before She Leaves The Nest

    Dear Daughter,

    I have a decade before you’ll leave the nest. Ten years is forever to you, but a quick breeze to me. Before it flies by, here’s my advice.

    Take it seriously. Take it with a grain of salt. READ MORE

    More To Love
  • Eve (I Ate Your Damn) Apple

    Do Your DIY Family Photos Suck?

    As the mother of three sons, ages thirteen, four, and one, I’m well aware of how quickly time flies. Days turn into weeks, weeks turn into years and then, before you know it, you have a teenager standing in front of you with a report card...

    READ MORE
  • Elle Davis

    Banging My Head Against A Spike Would Be More Fun

    My husband has been in the military for several years so we’ve moved many times. With our most recent move, it proved even more challenging with our, then, 1 year-old daughter while moving from the east coast to the west coast. (My husban...

    READ MORE
  • Terrible Teens
    Maureen Morin

    Dad VS Mom: The Struggle

    Teenagers. They are full of Anguish, Hormones and Attitude. AHA. Except it ain’t so satisfying.

    “Empty the dishwasher,” says me.

    “Okay mommmmmm, I will!!! You like already told me like 12 times!”

    Exactly. READ MORE

    More To Love
  • Elizabeth Jayne Liu

    Monday Dare: I Need Protection. From Myself.

    Every week, I challenge myself to a Monday Dare. You can click on the link if you’d like to see the complete list of Monday Dares or find out more about its origin. This week: Anger management My number one desire in life is to be less of...

    READ MORE
  • What The Flicka
  • Terrible Teens
    Kristen Daukas

    7 Things Teens Need To Know About Relationships

    Relationships get really interesting during the teen years. And I’m not just talking about romantic relationships (although, those get REALLY interesting) I’m talking about ALL relationships from friends to parents to siblings to teachers.

    But the one thing that is consistent about relationships is that they’re typically between two people and rely heavily on communication and interaction – which is not always easy for teens to process at this young(er) age. Watching my daughters struggle with dealing with some people and how they change in an instant, I thought it would be helpful to offer them some tips on dealing with people and relationships – no matter what level it’s on. READ MORE

    More To Love
  • Lauren Parker-Gill

    Party Crashers

    Whenever I am asked, “What is your most embarrassing moment as a parent?” without fail, one incident always comes flooding back. It was September 2, 2005; my older boys were 5 and 3 1/2. Oh yes, I still remember the exact date. You woul...

    READ MORE
  • Alisha "Happychondriac" Wilson

    WARNING: Volatile Activity Ahead – Please Buckle Your Safety Harness

    Daddy said zero about days like this. You know, the ones that take a couple of days to get over & lots of sleep? Ahhh sleep, that thing I used to do before I had children. I miss it. It was comfortable, cozy and I could do it anytime I ...

    READ MORE
  • Terrible Teens

    A Year Of Lasts And Letting Go

    Since I became a mother, life has been a series of firsts. I have photo albums filled with those memories of the milestones my children have met. This year has been different. This has been a year of lasts. My...Read More
    More To Love
  • Miranda Gargasz

    Embracing Imperfection and the Concept of Enough

    My mom raised a pretty tough girl.  For all the neurotic mess that is me, I don’t break easily.  I am tender-hearted and tend to take criticism personally for about a week.  Then I get over myself and try to see the bigger picture, the...

    READ MORE
  • What The Flicka