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9 Items Moms Need An Advanced Degree To Purchase

Many moons ago, I had to flash an ID for beer.  I’ve now decided that the grocery store should also make it mandatory for shoppers to provide proof of procurement expertise when purchasing certain products.  I’ve made this decision based on my own inability to accurately select from the 17,000+ options provided for each product, without thorough study and careful contemplation.  Surely if we all had some kind of advanced grocery-getting degrees, the shopping experience would be better for everyone. READ MORE

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  • Stephanie Baroni-Cook

    I Don’t Love My Baby

    “I don’t love my baby”, she said to me nonchalantly and with such a straight face that I laughed because I thought she was joking. Still laughing, I asked, “You’re joking, right?” and then I saw it in her eyes, glassy from tears...

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  • Marie Bollman

    What Do Stay At Home Moms Do All Day? Let Me Tell You…

    Yes, I am a Stay at Home Mom.    Yes, All of my kids are in school now. And yes, I hate it when you ask me what I do with all of my “free time.” It’s been one month since my youngest started kindergarten. For one month I’ve been a...

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  • Lessons

    7 Things Your Mother Needs To Hear You Say

    When I was a child, my mother was the center of my universe.

    She seemed to alight from high, and softly land in all the right places.

    She never raised her voice, and never ever raised her hand. All she had to do was look at me and say, ‘Cheryl Aaaann’. READ MORE

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    Pop-n-lock Grandma

    While you were worried about Grandma falling and breaking a hip or forgetting to take her meds, she was mastering the choreography to superstar Usher’s 1997 break out hit “You Make Me Wanna”. You call it a throw back?...

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  • Chef Stuart O'Keeffe

    ‘Tis The Season: Quick Guide To Grilling + Sticky Ribs Recipe

    First off, let me just tell you how excited I am to be joining the team here at What The Flicka! I cannot wait to share all my fun recipes and great tips from the kitchen. I want to be your go-to guy when it comes to mastering your kitchen,...

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    Elizabeth Jayne Liu

    My Scrapping Skills Are F*cking Legit

    I’ve been going to Corner Bakery for their Loaded Baked Potato Soup once or twice a week for the past few months. Sometimes, I upgrade to a bread bowl for an extra $1.89. I don’t do it all of the time because I don’t want luxury to become my standard. Plus, all of the soups come with a focaccia roll anyway, and it’s really not that hard to dig out a little soup moat. I treat myself to these soup lunches on the days I go to therapy. READ MORE

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  • Crystal Ponti

    Pumpkin Bars

    Caden’s grandmother gave me this recipe years ago, which has been in her family for many years. Moist and bursting with flavor, these pumpkin bars are easy to make and the recipe is pretty much fail proof. The frosting is not too overpowe...

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  • Lessons

    A Promise Everyone Needs To Make

    It’s 5am and I’m looking for something. In my head, I mean…and I can’t quite get to it. Something I remembered, something I forgot, something I need to do – does this happen to you? “I have too much on...Read More
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  • Sarah Cottrell

    5 Signs You Are An Internet Troll

    As a blogger with connections to writers all over the world I hear a lot of complaining about the trolls ruining the comment sections of articles, especially those posted on the bigger blogs like Huffington Post or Scary Mommy. My own work ...

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  • What The Flicka

    Terrible Presents? Kids Cried. We laughed.

    These kids are not too happy when they receive these “presents” from Santa Claus. We know it’s sort of mean, and by mean, we actually mean hilarious! So keep watching to see what made some of them yell “TAKE IT BACK!...

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  • Lessons

    These 3 Fearless Girls Ended Up On National Television And Shocked Everyone

    Somewhere in America, there is hope because of brilliant, fearless girls like this.

    In an amazing, seriously, AMAZING performance on The Queen Latifah Show that is called “Somewhere in America”. These fearless girls; Belissa Escobedo, Rhiannon McGavin, and Zariya Allen get real about the issues America has their generations facing.  READ MORE

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    JJ Keeler

    Suck It Cupid: Valentine’s Day During Childhood VS Adulthood

    With Valentine’s Day only a few days away, I can’t help but reminisce about the V-days of yore (ah, yore, such a wonderful time!). I remember when this day evoked all kinds of emotions….mainly fear, fear that the Punky Brewster valentines I was handing out would be met with zero reciprocation.

    Now, it’s a day that evokes worry: What will we do? Where will we find a sitter? Can we get a reservation? Why am I even thinking about all this when I know that we won’t leave the house because Dateline is on? READ MORE

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