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Does Preschool Frown On 4 Year Olds Who Curse Like Sailors?

My daughter turned four last week but has been speaking like a thirty-five year old since she was two.  She is full of ‘IT’, whatever ‘it’ is, and she knows it.

She walked pretty early, she talked very early, and she rolled over early.  The only thing she didn’t do early was potty train, and that was mostly because I was unmotivated and not averse to changing poop diapers.  Anything she does pretty much makes her brother look like an uncoordinated, giggling potato, because she is an advanced know-it-all, and he is, well, kind of a potato. READ MORE

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  • Thank You For Your Service

    Happy Holidays; hope you’re enjoying your time with your loved ones. A couple years ago I was stranded in Denver, and wasn’t going to make it to my family by Christmas morning. So I found, what must have been, the last rental car in...

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  • Back To The Mat: Week 3

    I had the best of intentions this week—I really did. My goal was to attend two yoga classes; I managed to just barely make it to one.  As I grabbed my gear, I took a deep breath and tried to tune in to that blissful feeling I had during ...

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    Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka - 30 Thoughts on Autism

    30 Thoughts On Autism

    My son was diagnosed in April of 2014 with Autism. We already knew but now he is official, it’s like he got the Good Housekeeping Seal of Autism Approval. Yay us. Since coming out with our exciting diagnosis people have...Read More
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  • Top 5 Summer Cocktails

    The best part about summer is that your kids’ bedtimes happen while it’s still light out, letting you kick back on the porch with a drink in your hand while you watch the sunset. That is, until someone decides to get up to ask ...

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  • Couple Does “Dirty Dancing” Dance At Their Wedding

    As soon-to-be married couple Terra and Drake prepare for their big day, they decide to give their guests something extra special.  It involves timing, coordination, and a whole lot of rump shakin’!...

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    Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka - You Want Me To Do WHAT To My Kid's Food?
    Ashlen "the Kidspert" Sheaffer

    You Want Me To Do WHAT To My Kid’s Food?

    After a routine 15 month check up for our youngest, we were told she needed to gain weight before her 18 month check up. She’s always been small: small boned, shorter than my other children, skinny, light eater, and has never gained a ton of weight. I have never been concerned because she’s always been right on track or ahead developmentally. She spends her days with her two older brothers and older daycare children and is doing things beyond what a lot of other one year olds can do.

    However, I was quite alarmed when my husband came home (he was the lucky sucker to take her to her appointment) and told me the pediatrician’s suggestions for her to gain weight. Some of these suggestions included: added fats, eat all food high in fat and calories, up her milk intake, and add butter to her veggies and any other foods we can. Say what??? READ MORE

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    After a routine 15 month check up for our youngest, we were told she needed to gain weight before her 18 month check up. She’s always been small: small boned, shorter than my other children, skinny, light eater, and has never gained a...

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    11 Ways Parenting Is Like Working In An Office

    As I’ve mentioned before, I was once part of the outside-the-house working world, with its requisite commutes and 8 AM clock-ins.

    However, I happily traded it all in to stay home with the kids, and I mostly hardly ever regret my decision. I don’t have people prairie dogging over the tops of their cubicles to ask me what I’m having for lunch anymore, but I do have much cuter people prairie dogging over the edge of the kitchen table to steal what I’m having for lunch. I no longer get to dress up in grown-up clothes on a daily basis, but I do get to doodle on all those knee-high pantyhose and repurpose them as wicked awesome tattoo sleeves. So, all in all, I’d say I got a good deal. READ MORE

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  • No Baby Has Ever Been This Thrilled

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  • In The Daddyhood

    Nothing like a good rap video about being a daddy!...

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    An Ode To Mom

    Roses are red. Violets are blue. You are my mom. Come wipe my poo....Read More
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    Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka - 30 Things I Wish I Had Known About Motherhood
    Jennifer Lizza

    30 Things I Wish I Had Known About Motherhood

    Before I became a mother there were things about motherhood I knew everything about (try to control your laughter) and there were things about motherhood I knew nothing about.

    I picked up all the books my friends who were new mothers suggested and suddenly I knew EVERYTHING there was to know about motherhood. After all I had read every single book there was to read on the subject of motherhood and I had a dog so clearly I was an expert. I had been preparing for motherhood for as long as I could remember and I was beyond ready. I have always been a firm believer that you don’t just jump into the water before finding out everything there is to know about said water. (I’m really fun I swear.) READ MORE

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  • Shopping For A Mate on Match.com

    I need to confess. I’m surfing my profile on Match.com. I don’t know if it’s allowed, but I don’t care. After selling my place in New York City earlier this year, I’ve become a bit of a vagabond. I don’t know what zip code or ci...

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  • Back To School Brain

    There’s something I like to call Back to School Brain, and these are the symptoms: 1. Anxiety: Why do teachers have so many back to school items on their lists? 2. Insomnia: There are so many items that now I can’t sleep because I h...

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