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Where’s Home for the Holidays When You’re Divorced?

When my first marriage ended, the day before Thanksgiving in 2003, I took a deep breath upon returning from court and began meal preparations for my first major holiday on my own. I set myself (and my raw nerves) to...Read More
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  • Favorite Things: Green Kid Crafts

    Green Kid Crafts is a monthly subscription service that sends a new craft kit full of sustainable goodies to your door each month! We loved this idea at What The Flicka and had a feeling the craft kit would make its way into our Flicka Favo...

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  • Why I Drink Cold Coffee

    7:30 am - I get coffee ready…grind beans, find filters, fill water, add vodka etc. 8:30 am - I feed kids and pets (not vodka). 8:45 am - I take my coffee mug out of the cabinet....

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  • The Hunt
    Jody Madala

    Should Age Really Matter in a Relationship?

    I’ve been thinking about age lately especially when it comes to relationships.

    Men date younger women all the time and it’s no big deal, right? Is that because these women are fertile, can still have kids and generally look better the younger they are whereas men “age better” (though most of the guys I seem to know are all bald or balding, but let’s assume this is generally true)? READ MORE

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  • Recipe: No Chipmunk Cheeks Here

    My sons are not picky eaters. While they are 14 and 17, they really weren’t very picky as youngsters. When my eldest was very young, like most small children, he would often not want to eat his dinner. As my early parenting skills were st...

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  • 71 FUN Things To Do At Home This Summer

    Last summer consisted of the sprinkler and little pools every afternoon with lots of summertime activities in between. With all of the kids another year older, I’m able to plan some (hopefully) super fun activities that they can all e...

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  • Marriage
    Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka - Reflections on a 20 Year Marriage
    Angela Keck

    13 Pieces of Wisdom From 20 Years of Marriage

    Today my husband and I celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary. Looking back over the last twenty years I have a mixture of emotions. On one hand it feels like I literally blinked and twenty years flew by. It feels like we are still young newlyweds waiting for or real life to start. On the other hand I look around our home and see that is obviously not the case! We are definitely twenty years older, and sometimes we may feel twenty years wiser! Our marriage has produced two amazing children and if we both leave this earth tomorrow and they are our only legacy then we did okay by this world. READ MORE

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  • Crap Jobs and Big Girl Pants

    In my 27+ years of living, I have had my fair share of crap jobs… At the ripe age of 15, I was a roller girl at Sonic Drive-In. The entire 2 months I held this job, I was scared for my life. I would strap on my roller skates each day ...

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  • No, No, No!

    This baby has a fantastic grasp of the word “no.”...

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  • Marriage
    Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka - Deployment Diaries

    Deployment Diary: He’s Gone

    Today my husband went to prison deployed. For those of you who have dealt with a spouse’s deployment before, you probably understand the sentiment. For those of you who have not experienced this unique, impermanent loss; let me explain....Read More
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  • 25 Of The Greatest Moments In Parenting History

    Sometimes, parents do some pretty epic things that earn a place on the list of the “Greatest Moments In The History Of Parenting.” Here are 25 of those moments....

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  • 9 Hilarious Children’s Books You’ll Never See Published

    Anyone who has ever read children’s books knows the premise of each story isn’t necessarily realistic.  A guy named Jack who finds some magic beans that grow into a stalk that goes high, high into the sky? Really? I have a feeling ...

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  • Marriage
    Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka - Having A Sick Husband Is Just Like Having A Sick Toddler
    Angela Keck

    7 Reasons Having A Sick Husband Is Like Having A Sick Child

    Last week, late on Thursday evening, my husband started complaining that his stomach hurt. I should have seen red flags when he asked for Pepto to take, and willingly took it. Usually I would have to hogtie him to get him to take medicine and usually it’s just not worth the fight. I figure if he’s sick enough, he’ll take it.

    I blame myself for not seeing the symptoms since I had battled a migraine all day long and was exhausted…all I wanted was to go to sleep. So, I gave him the Pepto and went to bed. READ MORE

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