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My Husband Doesn’t Make Me Happy

My husband doesn’t make me happy. I would like to tell you that there was a time when he did make me happy, but the truth is that he has never made me happy. There was a time when I...Read More
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  • Kristen Daukas

    5 Cute (And Cheap!) Mother-Daughter Date Ideas

    Remember when your kids were younger and all they wanted to do was spend time with you? And all you could think after 8 non-stop hours was “can’t I even PEE in peace??”. Flash forward a couple of years and suddenly you’re all sniffl...

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  • Shimi Kang

    Want Successful Kids? Teach Them Gratitude

    What are you grateful for today? This is the question I try to ask my three children before I tuck them into bed at night. When I was younger, my mother established the same bedtime routine. Some nights I was more grateful than others, but...

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  • Marriage

    The One Piece of Marriage Advice You Shouldn’t Give

    “I’m sorry,” I said to my husband as I pecked his cheek. He set the bowl of oatmeal down in front of the screaming two year old and faced me....Read More
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  • Peyton Price

    A PTA Meeting In GIFs

    Imagine if a PTA meeting would fly by in about 30 seconds, instead of 30 million hours. (I’m only estimating, but it’s definitely in the millions.) Attendance would soar! Every meeting would have a quorum. Shizz would get done. POW. Jus...

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  • Expressing Motherhood

    Seeking A Female Mentor In Hollywood

    Last night I read something that made me think about how I was desperate for a female mentor in my early 20’s upon arriving in Los Angeles. Not because I didn’t enjoy men, but rather because I was somewhat shy and felt more comfortable ...

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  • Marriage

    My Husband’s Talent: Burping Curse Words

    If my husband were in a talent competition, he would have a few things in his bag of tricks to choose from.  While riding the mechanical bull may not be his strongest skill, rope climbing, monkey bars, and nose whistling would all be in the running.  There is one skill, however, that he does better than anyone I know.  No one else I know is uncouth enough to do this with the gusto and frequency that he does. READ MORE

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  • Ellen Etten

    A Little Too Close

    Last year, I did a lot of dating. This year, I’ve decided to get to the bottom of things – rather than date harder, I will date smarter. With my series “A Little Too Close”, I’ve decided to interview people fro...

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  • What The Flicka

    Cocktail Recipe: How To Make A Seabreeze

    This drink is delicious and a breeze to make!...

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  • Marriage

    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 The Flicka

    These Are Not The Noises You’d Expect To Hear From A Baby

    Either this baby is possessed, or there is about to be a surprise in her diaper....

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  • Danielle Tumminio

    Pregnant Foods

    So you’re pregnant. And you need to eat. And you’re not supposed to have more than 300 more calories a day, but in the meantime, you’re getting all these messages like: “Eat more calcium! It’s good for your baby’s bones, and whi...

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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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  • Felicity Huffman

    Dance Like There’s Nobody Watching

    Back in May, we had our first What The Flicka contributors’ brunch. It was fantastic to meet everyone in person and bond over omelets and coffee. To break the ice I wrote questions and tucked them under everyone’s plates.  How much bet...

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  • Deva Dalporto

    Let It Go: Mom Style

    Like everyone else on the planet, I love “Let It Go.” And Idina Menzel. So I had to do my own mommmy-fied version. And TADA! Here it is! I hope you’ll laugh and enjoy as I screech my way through the song in my yoga pants...

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  • Marriage

    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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  • Sharon Rawlette

    Easy Microwave Chai

    One of my favorite cool-weather drinks is the chai latte. I used to have them only in coffee shops. That frothy goodness didn’t seem like something I could whip up at home. But I was wrong! With a little experimentation, I found a super-e...

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  • What The Flicka

    Father—Daughter Duet: Tonight You Belong To me

    What happens when your kid gets scared from fireworks outside? You bust out the ukulele and sing a song with them! This dad had a great idea for a way to keep his little girl distracted. Well, she was distracted for the most part—througho...

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