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It’s here. It’s happening. That cute little plastic pumpkin and glow in the dark goblin bag have been played with and toted around your home for weeks and now, it’s time. The time when all kids go a little cray cray over the mere thought of filling those buckets up. And fill them they will. It’s okay. Breathe. No one’s getting diabetes. We have some tips. Read More

Sinfully GoodYoungsters
Karen

Best Dressed

I have a rule in my house, no Halloween until October 1st. I hate how stores push holidays so early, it takes the fun out of it for me to see Halloween costumes already out in August. But it’s October so at my house we have finally made it to Halloween season, my favorite baking season. Halloween is all about playing with foods for me, but there’s so much more as well. I love to decorate my house, and I’m living vicariously through all of my friends’ posts about costumes. Read More

LessonsYoungsters

I was thrilled to be asked to be a part of AOL’s “Acting Disruptive,” the brainchild of wunderkind Max Lugavere, who produces and hosts content about science, technology and disruptive thinking. We spent the day together hanging in my bathroom, kitchen and car, and it was a total pleasure. While we were driving, I asked him what he felt his parents DID RIGHT in terms of raising him. It’s a question I like to ask young adults, and the answers I get are always surprising and usually enlightening; Max’s answers were both. Plus, as you can read yourself, the guy is funny. He offered to write a post for WTF about what his parents DID RIGHT. Here it is. Lucky us. -Flicka Read More

Youngsters

My five year-old little girl does NOT want my help to dress herself anymore. I mean like, none. Any suggestions I tactfully make to her, trying to steer her in any coordinated combo decision are starkly refuted with an “I GOT it mahm!!!” Read More

LessonsYoungsters

Everyday life can be a bitch. Whether you are a working mother or one who stays at home, the monotony of the daily Read More

LessonsYoungsters

Never in a million, trillion, gazillion years would I have ever, EVER thought that one of the biggest decisions of my life would be when and if I should let my son use the men’s room. Without me. Alone in there. With men. Read More