Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka - Santa
Beth Markley

A Little Rant on Santa

When our kids were still visiting Santa I tried to manage their requests.

Santa: “What can I bring for you this year, buddy?”

My cute kid: “Abba babba doodie,” or something. It’s hard to hear crouched behind Santa’s broad back – the best position from which to provide necessary coaching.

Me (sotto voce): “Matchbox cars and Star Wars Legos, Santa. MATCHBOX CARS, STAR WARS … and, and books, lots of BOOKS.”


More To Love
  • Christina Antus

    Maternity Clothes: Because Duct Tape On Jeans Won’t Work Forever

    Most pregnant women end up in one form of maternity clothing or another at some point during their pregnancy. At least maternity pants—it’s not possible to button jeans over a uterus that just won’t quit....

  • Lisa Witherspoon

    The Christmas Spirit

    A couple weeks ago, I was at a store called Five Below (kind of like the Dollar store only $5 instead of $1). I walked through the store with my list of gifts to purchase running through my mind. I hastily grabbed a couple items and went to...

  • Youngsters
    Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka - Elves vs. the Elf-Nots
    Jennifer Sando

    Elves vs. The Elf-Nots

    Each year, the first week of December drops a giant pile of guilt square in my lap.  My Facebook news feed fills up with all of my other parent friends posting pictures of all of the creative and often naughty things that their elf (or elves) have done the night before.


    More To Love
  • Sabrina Wind

    First Life Lesson – Consistency

    [Editor's note: This post is part of Sabrina's "Road to the Half-Ironman" series. See part one here.] When I was in high school, Mike, a boy who lived on my street, decided he was going to lose weight. So he woke up every morning at 5 AM, t...

  • Pat Geyer

    RECIPE: Shrimp Spring Rolls

    I started making spring rolls several years ago. Previously made for the blog, I have gotten too much in a routine about what I put in them. Broccoli slaw, green cabbage, shredded chicken and peanuts are normally the key ingredients. Looki...

  • Youngsters
    Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka? - Sorry Kiddos Santa Ain't Bringing That Toy This Year Or Ever

    Sorry Kiddo, Santa Ain’t Bringing That Toy This Year (Or Ever!)

    It’s a tradition as old as Santa himself, kids making wish lists of what they desperately hope will be under the tree, and filling their stocking on Christmas morning.  The other side of this holiday tradition is the parents who...Read More
    More To Love
  • Elle Davis

    Mom I Love my Lunch?!

    My 3 year-old is a very picky eater but I try to keep giving her some variety as well as the food she loves, like mac n’ cheese. Here are just a few of the lunches I’ve made her in the past couple of weeks....

  • Ben Barnz

    He Said, He Said: "You Called Her A… WHAT?!"

    “You’re being an asshole,” I scream downstairs at my ten year-old daughter. My voice echoes off the walls as my partner, Daniel, stares at me aghast....

  • LessonsYoungsters
    Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka? - This Present?
    Cissy White

    This Present

    I was worn down by the minutia of mothering. The days were consumed with relentless chores that keep the machine of a home life humming: changing the kitty litter, filling the gas tank, sweeping the floors, folding the towels and vacuuming the same carpet over and over. No amount of effort seemed to brighten the dullness of endless routine. READ MORE

    More To Love
  • Karen

    8 Delicious Fourth of July Desserts

    It’s almost here! It’s almost here! We love Independence Day. It’s a birthday party for our country and we celebrate in style. Fireworks are legal and available here. Everyone up and down our street has been shopping and we all anxiou...

  • Suzanne Krull

    GoldDust Dresses

    Calling all Rock n Roll Mommas! GoldDust Dresses one of a kind kaftans never made looking like a Bohemian Beauty so easy… Inspired by the gypsy spirit of Stevie Nicks, GoldDust Dresses are...

  • Youngsters
    Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka? - Being A Stay-At-Home Dad

    Being A Stay-At-Home Dad

    In 2003, I joined the ranks of the stay at home parent. I had just lost my job and was frantic about finding another. In 2003, my wife and I already had three sons and had just found out that...Read More
    More To Love
  • Sherice Torres

    Are YOU Smarter Than a 5 Year Old?

    Everything I know about the power of resilience, I've learned from my kids. Let me explain. When my kids want something, they pursue it. Doggedly, persistently, enthusiastically. Whether it's reading one more book, getting one more co...

  • What The Flicka

    Hair Tutorial Gone Wrong

    We’ve shared with you a lot of great hair tutorials lately, like “One Minute Hairstyles” and “How To Create A Basic Ponytail“. But this is one hair tutorial you may not want to follow…...

  • Youngsters
    Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka? - The 5 Types Of Moms At The Children's Museum
    Danielle Herzog

    The 5 Types Of Moms At The Children’s Museum

    While at our local children’s museum this morning, I took notice of the other moms around me and quickly realized that we all fit into one of the five categories of moms. Which one are you?

    1. The Cell Phone Mom: the one who never gets off her cell phone and looks confused when she looks up and can’t find her children. What she doesn’t realize is that they are already downstairs painting inappropriate images of their body parts on their face and arm. READ MORE

    More To Love
  • Elizabeth Jayne Liu

    Favorite Things: MySkipper

    I have a confession to make. I still have a “thing” for dolls. My family moved seven times in ten years, so dolls were the perfect toys to collect. They were lightweight, durable, and made every strange city feel like home. But since I...

  • Felicity Huffman

    My Swiss Army Car

    My family makes fun of me (which I love) about my car. Not because it is dirty (it is), not because it is a “mom” car (it is), not because it has a dent that I haven’t’ fixed in 6 months ( it does) but because my car is ready for an...