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How To Survive A Visit From Your In Laws In Four Easy Steps

My in laws have finally left and surprisingly, I survived. I pretty much avoided them and stayed out of their way as much as possible. Unless of course they took us out to eat. Because HELLO, FREE FOOD! Who the...Read More
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    What’s Your New Year’s Resolution? Part I

    Happy New Year’s from What The Flicka? Are you making a New Year’s resolution? Here are some thoughts from our contributors!...

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  • Sherice Torres

    Inside The Croods – A Peek at the Characters

    The BadAssMama here! Back with more of the inside scoop on DreamWorks Animations’ “The Croods”, hitting theaters March 22. One of my favorite parts of this film, in addition to the breathtaking graphics, eye-popping 3D and lush backgr...

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    Lisa Witherspoon

    5 Reasons I’m A Cheap Valentine’s Date

    We all know that Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. The stores are already decorated with red and pink. Classroom lists are going home and, perhaps, you have been scouring Pinterest for adorable Valentines your kids can give their classmates. READ MORE

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    The Minimalist Guide To A Good Marriage

    My husband and I have been married for over 32 years…To each other.

    99% of ‘it’ has been good.

    75% of ‘it’ has been great.

    I see another 32 years together.

    He sees whatever I tell him to (and THAT folks is part of the magic). READ MORE

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  • True Exhaustion From My Singleton

    One of the best parts of being part of this whole blogosphere is the sense of community.  I know that some can’t understand how I would want to give and receive suggestions from total strangers, but…it doesn’t feel like that.  Of co...

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    Mom’s Reaction To Her Sleepwalking Video

    What’s the best thing about having a sleepwalking parent? Being able to record them in action, and then show them the video afterwards! That’s just what this son did, and his mom’s reaction to seeing herself sleepwalk is p...

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    I Would Have Never Met My Husband If I Hadn’t Learned This Simple Lesson At 23

    I’m not really sure how it happened but by the end of 2015 I will hit my half-century mark.

    Writing the word 50 to describe myself seems a bit surreal. How is it possible that I’m this old? Wasn’t I just a twenty-something wondering what I was going to do with my life and when would I meet the “one.” READ MORE

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    Why Didn’t You Tell Me?

    There’s emotional, and then there’s EMOTIONAL. This pregnancy announcement takes the cake!...

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    Tiny Human, Tiny Spaces

    Forget trying to push blocks through their corresponding holes. This baby has found a real life application of the skill: fitting his own body through the cat door!...

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    Groovy Kind Of Love

    Yesterday, my husband and I celebrated 23 years of marriage. This is apparently far above the normal marriage longevity these days, so kudos to us!...Read More
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    La Dolce Vita

    Italians love their sweets. For breakfast it’s always, always dolce. You cannot find a plain croissant in Rome. Most are stuffed with jam or custard, and if you ask for a plain one it’s been glazed with sugar—because why would you eat...

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    The Secret To Marriage (HINT: It’s Pretty Gross.)

    What is the secret to marriage? I posed that question to Google, and it gave me approximately 152,000,000 results, and since I don’t have time for that nonsense I decided to look a little closer to home. To answer this question,...Read More
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  • Crystal Ponti

    Being Almost 40 And Pregnant Isn’t So Bad (*#&@ This %#$*!)

    I’m delusional. Really, I am. Each day I wake up and try to convince myself that being almost 40 and pregnant isn’t so bad—that I can still rock it like a 20-something preggo mama. After all, I am married to someone 15 years my junior...

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    I Still Get High on the Weekend

    Ahhhh…Saturday morning, up early and ready to go get my next fix before my family awakes. It will take me a half-hour before the high sets in so I quietly sneak out of the house, pizza from last night in my right hand and my cell phon...

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