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9 Pieces Of Advice For My Daughter Before Middle School

Dear Rachel, Next week you start middle school. Since you are the oldest, this is uncharted territory for all of us. Right now, you are excited about meeting new people, having new experiences, and gaining more independence. I am excited,...Read More
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  • Laura Diamond

    Losing My Kid

    Although misplacing my nine-year-old son has become a commonplace experience, it is nonetheless still unsettling. The first time, he was eighteen months old, in the yard playing one moment, and nowhere the next. I found him in the dark gara...

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    5 Reasons To Be Glad You Have A Teen Driver

    I’m so behind this week with getting posts done the night before, so I’m actually sitting here at 8:05 this morning and guess who just left to do their driver’s test? The marvelous Mackenzie!! She’s spent the past year and...Read More
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    20 Easter Bunny Photos That Are Going To Give Us Nightmares

    For some reason, when sitting on the lap of a person dressed in a large furry suit with oversized fake eyes, giant ears, and perpetually open and smiling mouth, children have a tendency to squirm away, screaming and crying. Why is that?...

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  • Lauren Parker-Gill

    Cinco De Mayo Mexi-tini Hump Day Cocktail

    Good news! I don’t think I mind tequila! Which is great, because Cinco de Mayo is Sunday! And since it’s a Mexican holiday, we’ll be using tequila in the Hump Day Cocktail for this week as well. Have you ever had a Mexi-ti...

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    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
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  • Jennifer Lizza

    Less Than Perfect is the New Perfect

    Before I had children I had such visions of the type of mother I would be one day. I had it all drawn up in my head and tied up so neatly with a pretty little ribbon.  I would be THIS kind of mother but not THAT kind of mother. I would d...

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  • Cissy White

    Cat Puke, Crisis And Honesty

    I’m going to post a photo of cat puke as my Facebook status or maybe just my broken air conditioner. I’m tired of the parade of adorable smiling children, close ups of flowers and panoramic shots of mountains and oceans at sunset. I’v...

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    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

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  • David Valdes Greenwood

    What The Experts Didn’t Tell Me About Formula: A Dad’s Story

    From 2005 to 2006, the first year of my daughter’s life, I was warned repeatedly that being a formula-fed child would diminish my gal’s entire future, making her fat, slothlike, dim, equipped with an immune system that practical...

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  • Elle Davis

    Splurge Soaps

    Looking for a unique gift idea? A Splurge gift set sure would put a smile on someone’s face. The gift sets come with a bar of soap, body polish, and lotion. Oooooh! They come in scents like cherry almond and Asian plum....

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    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

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  • Ashlen "the Kidspert" Sheaffer

    27 Fall Activities and Crafts For Kids That Are Actually Doable

    I love scouring Pinterest, looking at all of the beautiful, time consuming crafts and activities for kids. Yeah, my kids aren’t about to last 30 minutes while I continuously stir homemade play dough on the stove. I need quick, cute, f...

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  • Lauren Parker-Gill

    Hump Day Cocktail: Lauren’s Razzleberry Iced Tea

    I am loving trying out new recipes for the new Hump Day Cocktail series here at What the Flicka?! I chose to feature this cocktail because it called for ingredients I already had A...

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