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Terrible Teens

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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  • But That’s For Girls…

    It was an impromptu trip to the store that brought it to light. This wasn’t the first time I’d had to face this scenario or the feelings it brought to the surface, but I finally realized how exhausted I am by it all. My 3-year-old son s...

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    WTF? – Sex And Parenting

    This week, Felicity Huffman asks about sex and parenting—how do you find time to have sex when you’re so busy being a parent?! And do you find it especially challenging when your kids are babies?...

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    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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  • Bryanne E. Salazar

    I Have a Vagina, Now What?

    I was ten when the puberty-monster snuck into my body. In a few short months I went from a kid like everyone else to a large-breasted, maxi-pad toting, acne speckled young woman. I grew up in a home without a mother, and so the responsib...

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    40-Year-Old Tantrum

    A dad’s hilarious attempt to lighten the mood while his 6-year-old daughter wigs out for over an hour. Was he successful? You decide!...

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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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  • Betsy Shaw

    Mother’s Little Helper: My Performance Enhancing Drug

    I am a far better mother, certain times a year, when on Prozac. (Excuse me, I’ve just got to go get another handful of Cadbury Mini eggs.) I’m not a regular, long-time anti-depressant user. No. I’m a dabbler, a denier, a struggler, a ...

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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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    Top 5 Viral Dad Videos For Father’s Day

    There are few things we here at What The Flicka love more than a good dad video. Maybe wine, or ten minutes of silence, but we digress....

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  • Laura Diamond

    Kids, We Are “The Capitol”

    When The Hunger Games: Catching Fire alights on movie screens this weekend, I’ll be lining up with my tween sons to see it. Rather than worry that it is too violent, I’ll use it to talk about the real life violence it symbolizes off-scr...

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    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

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  • Amy Hamilton

    Practical Tips To Limiting Tech Time

    As a follow up to my research regarding technology and the family and my blog, A Delicate Balance: Tech Time & Family Time, I decided to look at my own family’s use of technology. I then began brainstorming ideas on how to decrease te...

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    Babies Laughing at Cats

    Most people find cats reasonably entertaining. But anyone with both a cat and a baby can tell you that babies find cats exceptionally entertaining. We’re not sure why. But we can all sit here and be entertained by this amazing compila...

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