Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka - Self-Motivation

How To Teach Your Kids To Self-Motivate

Self-motivation is the holy grail of parenting. When you have successfully cultivated your child’s inner drive, you can sit back knowing that you’ve given him or her the one thing they will need to thrive in our fast-changing society. You’ve...Read More
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    My friend Ben Barnz and I were sitting around talking about getting older and listing all the things we wish we had known when we were younger! It would have saved us so much time and heartache, and who wants to learn things the hard way if...

  • Ladies Holiday

    The first time I heard my gal pal, Deirdre, refer to her menstrual cycle as “Ladies Holiday,” my Inner Cynic ducked her head out from the boulder she’d been hiding under in my otherwise sunshiny heart, peeling with a frightful laugh s...

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    Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka - I Have KIDS

    I’m Sorry, Ma’am. You Have KIDS.

    Sometimes, when I say that I have KIDS, the words come out of my mouth as if I am mentioning an acronym for an exotic chronic illness that I contracted on a hike through the Congo.  In truth, having children is a condition similar...Read More
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  • Baby and Puppy Love

    Love babies? How about puppies? What if you put those two together…in one video? We know, the “aw” factor would be almost unbearable. But that didn’t stop us from sharing today’s MommyTube video featuring an ad...

  • Lily Is About To Get The Surprise Of Her Life!

    It’s Lily’s birthday and mom and dad have a special surprise just for her that is going to make her cry! Our hearts melted, so will yours!...

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    20 Things I Never Said Before I Had Sons

    I remember when Quai was about four and I had to sit him down and explain that he had to start wearing underwear when he was playing outside because it was making the neighbors uncomfortable. And I remember the baffled...Read More
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  • This Pulled Pork is So Good People Will Think You Actually Spent Time Making It

    If you’re a busy person then you know there’s nothing better than a good slow-cooker recipe. Today we’re gifting you and your Fourth of July party you have no time to prepare for this delicious pulled pork recipe you can p...

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    Aileen DePeter

    Are You Mom Enough?

    I have to chime in here with my opinion of the Time magazine cover.

    I am not going to comment on the article though, since I can’t access it online and because I have yet to see it on the newsstands.

    What I really want to discuss is not attachment parenting, which is what the Time article focuses on and which is only one way to raise a child.

    I don’t want to debate the breastfeeding vs. non-breastfeeding or the pros/cons of extended breastfeeding.

    I don’t even want to talk about the “shocking” cover image that was designed to be so and has clearly hit a nerve with a lot of people.

    What I want to focus on is the headline: “Are You Mom Enough?” READ MORE

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  • It’s Only A Word, Right? Two Iron-Willed Women Tell Us What It Really Means When This Curse Is Used

    We’ve all heard this word before, and most of us have even used it. But what does it actually mean?...

  • The Mom I Thought I Would Be vs. The Mom I Am

    Funny video making fun of the mom I thought I’d be pre-kids and the mom I am....

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    Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka - Mom! Watch This! Mom?
    Elle Davis

    Mom! MOM? Watch This! Mom!

    My 5 year-old is currently in a “MOM, Watch this!” stage. I give her as much of my attention as I can but if I so much as blink while she’s showing me something, I’ll be in big trouble.

    Mom? MOOOOM? Watch this! Watch this, mom!

    I’m watching! READ MORE

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  • You Were So Close!

    Not to worry. We all slip up sometimes when it comes to eating!...

  • Okay, Let’s Be Mature

    Yes, we have all had amusement from fart-related situations....

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    Felicity Huffman's You Me and Charlie - Overcoming Shyness
    Shimi Kang

    Dealing With Shyness

    Shyness is completely normal in children and most of the time, nothing at all to worry about.

    In fact, a new study conducted by the University of Colorado and the University of Connecticut examined shyness. They found that shy children know the answer to questions just as often as outgoing kids, but they are just not as eager to state the answer out loud.

    However, if shyness interferes with what a child wants to do — like play a game, or interferes with what the child needs to do — such as give a presentation at school, parents can help kids overcome it. READ MORE

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