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Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka - Summer Vacation
Crystal Ponti

What Kids SHOULD Do on Summer Vacation

A lot has changed in the thirty-somewhat years since I celebrated the semester’s last school bell in anticipation of summer vacation. READ MORE

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  • “A Little Too Close” Episode 3: Ripley Rader

    Who’s the only person who will tell you honestly if you look fat in those jeans? Cuddle up and watch “The Bachelor” every week with you? Kindly tell you to get off the bar and stop dancing? That’s right, a BFF....

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  • Something Better Than A Resolution

    Some New Year’s Eves come along and I make a resolution. Sometimes I follow through, and other times I forget what I resolved to do by February. It’s never been an important time of renewal for me. I find that September is that time for...

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    Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka? - What's In A Name

    What’s In A Name

    I always wanted to hear the word, “Mommy” and know it was directed at me....Read More
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  • of Toddlers and Tyrants: The Anatomy of Tantrums

    “PUT IT IN THE GARBAGE!” “PUT IT IN THE GARBAGE!” “PUT IT IN THE GARBAGE!” {Yell at the highest volume possible, repeat for four straight minutes, include tears, wails, and kicking, and insert strange guttural vocalizations at r...

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  • Daddy’s Twin

    This (ridiculously adorable) little girl looks so confused when meeting her dad’s twin for the first time, we can’t stop laughing....

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    Jennifer Sando

    5 Reasons I Need A Hamster Like A Hole In My Head

    My big boys are trying to rope me into getting them a hamster by being so inventive in building their own hamster house.  For the love of Pete, I need a hamster in my house like I need a hole in my head. READ MORE

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  • Toddler Loves To Be Scared Silly

    We wish we loved getting scared as much as this little boy does!...

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  • Father’s Day Movie Marathon

    Spend some quality time with your favorite dad this weekend and treat him to a Father’s Day movie marathon!...

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    A Letter To My Boys

    I remember the day you were both born like it was yesterday. I remember the feeling of overwhelming joy colliding with fear all at once. I remember the sound of your first cry and the feeling of your skin against...Read More
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  • My Daughter Has Chosen The Dark Side

    This little girl’s devious laugh might have you questioning her motives, but one thing’s for sure—evil has never looked so cute!...

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  • Hump Day Cocktails: French Martini

    A party isn’t a party without a signature cocktail (at least not in the land of Lauren) so when I recently needed one to offer my guests for a gathering, I went to Google and searched for recipes. Behold: I shall call this “Pretty L...

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    Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka - Unofficially Official List of People Who Should Not Give Parenting Advice
    Angela Keck

    Unofficially Official List of People Who Should Not Give Parenting Advice

    Some days it seems like everywhere you turn there’s someone eager to give you advice on how to do your job as a parent better, turn on morning TV and there’s bound to be a segment by some reporter or celebrity telling you how to do your job as a mom.

    Sometimes we go looking for this advice, I mean if you’ve never Googled a parenting issue I’m not sure we can be friends, but most of the time these people are completely full of crap!

    Here’s my officially unofficial list of people who should not allowed to give me (and shouldn’t be allowed to give anyone else) parenting advice: READ MORE

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  • The Purse Police

    How many times do you hear someone say “I love your purse!”? Maybe not often because your purse is strictly functional, or because you have the one purse a year rule. Whatever, you know what I’m saying! Most women I know own purses, p...

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  • “What Not to Wear”- The Husband Edition

    Being empty-nesters, there’s often a lot of free time on the weekends. Sometimes my husband and I get a little lazy about doing anything that involves more than walking the dog, reading the paper or changing the channel, but every so ofte...

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