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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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    Is That What You’re Wearing?

    Now we may not be one to judge, but we’re pretty sure that’s not meant for that. ...

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    Who The Flicka?: Sharon Rawlette

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

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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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  • Ashlen "the Kidspert" Sheaffer

    Dear Mommies And Daddies: Advice From A Parenting Veteran

    Dear Mommies and Daddies, Mommies and Daddies To Be, and Future Mommies and Daddies, After having three kids, I DO in fact have much knowledge to share with you. I have lived, learned, and still learning. I still struggle and have my highs ...

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  • Kelli Nelson

    Just Relax

    If there’s one thing I share with prospective and new moms, it’s to relax and don’t sweat the small stuff. I’m well aware just how ridiculous it must sound to these moms-to-be and new moms....

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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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  • Can We STOP Mom Judging?

    Confession: I’m a recovering mom-judger. I used to roll my eyes when one more exasperated first time mom would ask, “How do I get my two-month old to sleep through the night?” I would be hard pressed to hide my surprise if another mom...

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  • Eve (I Ate Your Damn) Apple

    Please Don’t Give Up On My Kid: An Open Letter to My Son’s Teachers

    Dear Teachers, It’s that time of year again. It comes every winter with the first snowfall. I can read it between the lines of the emails you send letting me know my son’s failing every subject. I can hear it in the exasperation whe...

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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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  • Beka Shane Denter

    Breaking Up Is Hard To Do

    After our first daughter was born, my husband jokingly asked, “What would you like as a “push” present?”  We had recently witnessed a bevy of bejeweled new moms at our local Starbucks comparing “push” presents, which, consisted...

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  • What The Flicka

    Accidental Fashion

    The perfect accessory to the horrible primary colored baby outfits of the nineties....

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    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
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  • Lauren Parker-Gill

    Apple Bites

    Back when Pinterest was just a twinkle in someone’s eye, I relied on magazines for ideas. I found this one while planning a snack for my son’s class Halloween party back in 1st grade. Knowing that...

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  • 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...

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