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Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka? - Who Knew That Letting My Son Use The Men’s Room Would Be One Of The Bigger Decisions Of My Life
Jessica Garvin

Who Knew That Letting My Son Use The Men’s Room Would Be One Of The Bigger Decisions Of My Life

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

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    Happy Women’s History Month!  In honor all of our favorite historical ladies, we thought we would share something special with you.  We LOVE this incredible photo series from photographer & mom, Jaime Moore. For her daughterR...

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  • Kale Chips

    I’ve been seeing these recipes for kale chips and the first thought that comes to my mind is “ick”. I love spinach but could never eat kale. Then I found myself with nothing to do one afternoon and since Forrest Gump was t...

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    Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka? - 5 Ways To Keep From Crying On The First Day Of School
    Kelli Nelson

    5 Ways To Keep From Crying On The First Day Of School

    Yesterday was the first day of kindergarten for my daughter, and she was simply a rock star. No tears—only excitement for her. On the other hand, my stomach was in knots, and I had to beat back the urge to take my child by the hand and run.

    We arrived at school early so I could analyze the traffic flow and familiarize us both with the before-school standard operating procedures. Call me crazy, but READ MORE

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  • My Sadness Project

    I started taking Zoloft when I was a 5-month-old mother. I had been depressed before, in adolescence and in college, but this was the first time I’d chosen medication. It worked. And now I’m slowly tapering off of my dose because I want...

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  • You Can Sleep With Me Tonight

    Last night I held my poor daughters head while she threw up. It poured out of her in a mouth shaped stream. It’s like she was possessed, her whole body taken over by spasms. Poor dear, she couldn’t catch her breath. She had no control. ...

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  • ComplaintsYoungsters
    Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka? - Try Again Mary Poppins
    Expressing Motherhood

    Try Again Mary Poppins

    So, Mary Poppins has this thing with a spoonful of sugar, right? 

But has Mary Poppins ever had to wait 40 minutes with three children at CVS on a Friday night for a prescription? This would be a medicine the pediatrician told you that your child would not get better without, and that it would “not taste pleasant”….that you’d “certainly want to mix it with something” to make it go down a little easier.

    Right. READ MORE

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  • How I Met My Husband

    When my kids were little, they used to love hearing the story of how my husband and I met. I told them we were in kindergarten and we were having lunch in the sandbox. Instead of pulling my hair to get my attention, he dropped my peanut but...

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    Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka? - Hanging Up The iPhone, The Sequel
    Laura Diamond

    Hanging Up The iPhone, The Sequel

    Dear A,

    We need to talk.

    First, I am sorry. When I wrote about throwing away your iPhone, I did not intend to equate you with a 2-year-old tantrum thrower. No way. You are the farthest thing from it.

    I was trying to say that READ MORE

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  • Champurrado (Mexican Hot Chocolate)

    Mexican hot chocolate is one of my favorite indulgences. When you drink it, you get the most wonderful warm fuzzies. It has masa in it which is corn flour and it makes the hot chocolate nice and rich. I have a Mexican market where I live bu...

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  • This Kid Has Got Determination!

    Looking for a bit of cuteness in your life this afternoon? Then look no further than today’s MommyTube. This adorable kid was given a yummy treat by his mom that is sure to surprise him! Awww! We just can’t stand how cute his re...

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    Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka? - 25 DIY Summer Activities For Kids
    What The Flicka

    25 DIY Summer Activities For Kids

    Summer is in full force now, and we’ve collected some of the coolest DIY activities for kids that we could find around the web! Check out these 25 crafty ideas that will keep your kids from playing the “I’m bored” card all summer long! They’ll have a blast, and maybe you’ll be able to catch up on your favorite show while they play :) READ MORE

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    Laura Diamond

    Hanging Up The iPhone

    Knowing your gut and standing by it is the holy grail of parenthood.

    As a mom of two boys, twelve and eight, there are some circumstances where it’s easy to follow my gut: swimming lessons, completed homework, good manners. Other times I waver, caving to “please” for junk food (why must Gatorade be so red, Cheetos so orange?).

    Right now my gut tells me to bury my twelve-year-old son’s smartphone in a cement grave. But do I have the fortitude to do it? READ MORE

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  • The Barbie Incident

    Each time I open one of my kid’s lunch bags, I feel like a TV executive looking over the latest Nielsen ratings. The goldfish are gone—yea, we have a hit. The popcorn looked like a sure-fire winner yet it was untouched. Pull it. I am ru...

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  • Roomba Baby

    And you thought those 25 cent rides outside the grocery store were cheap. Who knew kids were so easily entertained?...

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