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Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka? - Vacation?
Kristen Daukas

What IS a Vacation?

The Rooster and I went out to dinner last night to meet up with a friend that he had graduated high school with 29 years ago. It was a nice evening and we were talking about the possibility of them relocating down to our fine state of North Carolina after her daughter graduated from high school. We were discussing the pros and cons of each town and what she was looking for – essentially a place for a young retirement. The evening was going great and eventually, the conversation turned to a beach trip that we are taking in a few weeks. READ MORE

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Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka? - Burn Your Bras And Wear Pink
Danielle Tumminio

Burn Your Bra AND Wear Pink

A few weeks after I had my daughter, I met a woman with a girl a few days younger than mine. She wore a green onesie that read “Baby Activist,” and her name was Cameron, chosen specifically for its gender neutrality.

I thought I’d be that kind of mother, the kind who painted her feminist values onto the heart and soul of her child. That’s probably because I always thought of myself as a feminist — even as a tween, I had a Rosie the Riveter keychain, and when I got my first driver’s license, I would pop in my Helen Reddy cassette and imagine that I was woman, and one day, the world would hear me roar. READ MORE

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Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka? - Maybe It's Time We Stop Saying This

Maybe It’s Time We Stop Saying This

My son fell the other day and started crying....Read More
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Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka - Beach Day With Kids

The Beach: People With Kids VS. People Without Kids

I have two boys.  They require a crap ton of preparation before heading to the beach. As much as I adore summer and the time I get with them I find myself sometimes longing for the days when all it took...Read More
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  • Babies and Lemons

    This is either the meanest or most hilarious thing these parents have ever done. Either way, handing your kid a lemon for the first time is a recipe for an amazing video....

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  • Want To See Something REALLY Scary?

    I don’t think I’m ever one to second-guess other parents … until Halloween. On All Hallows Eve, I transform into Judge Judge-y McJudgerson. I am that mom. The one who cuts her kids off from trick-or-treating about the time they’re e...

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    Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka - Dear Bladder
    Deva Dalporto

    Dear Bladder

    Dear Bladder,

    OK, we have to talk. You have become extremely high maintenance. I can’t take you to the bathroom every 20 minutes. I’ve got better things to do. Like take my preschooler to the bathroom every 20 minutes.

    Your persistent need to be emptied is cramping my style. I’d like to be able to “hold it” like the good old days. Remember them? I’d like to not leak when I laugh or cough or smile too widely. I’d like to be able to go out and not stress about whether there will be a bathroom nearby. I get seriously anxious when I’m at the park and there’s no John in sight because I know you’re going to start whining, “I gotta go! I gotta goooooo! Empty me ooooout!” You’re worse than a toddler. READ MORE

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  • Cupcake Shirt

    We were at Target this weekend (also known as My Social Life) (also known as My Boyfriend) buying both groceries and pants for my middle child, Alex. The groceries, I should clarify weren’t strictly for Alex, but rather stuff that we ...

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  • Back To The Mat: Week 1

    I was drawn to yoga in my mid-twenties—the sweat and serenity factor appealed after years of hard-core running and aerobics. It was love at first stretch. Thrice weekly sessions kept my mind peaceful and my body limber. No matter how hect...

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    Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka - My First Mother's Day

    My First Mother’s Day

    I had just had my first child in November and I looked forward to my first Mother’s Day like a young child anticipates Christmas morning the first year they really understand that concept of Santa and gifts....Read More
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  • No More Drama

    I’ve had just about enough of all the drama in my life. Not to steal too much from my girl Mary J, but The BadAssMama is here to tell you that I refuse to let the expectations, limitations and generalized stereotypes of other people intru...

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  • A Mom Filmed a Time Lapse of Trying To Put Her Twins To Bed. The Result Is Kind of Painful To Watch And Really Hilarious.

    This poor mom seems to be caught in a never ending loop. We’d expect nothing less from life with twins!...

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