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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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  • Anatomy Of A Mid-Life Crisis

    As I approach a big birthday (why is it that we mainly commemorate the ones that end in 5’s and 0’s?), I find myself reflecting on the truths of life—both life in general and mine in particular. And while I’m old enough to know that...

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  • How To Stop Your Spouse From Driving You Crazy

    Sure, there were things about my wife that gently pressed my buttons when we got together; annoying habits, odd turns of phrase and other minor stuff. Then we had children and what were once mild irritants began to drive me nuts! I mean, se...

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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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  • Burning the Turkey with Cigarettes

    Having people over for dinner, or hosting the more formal “dinner party” used to freak me out. So I hit the problem head on and decided to have a lot of dinner parties. It worked and I can now have people over with pleasure. Then I deci...

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  • Pretty Sure We Shouldn’t Be Laughing At This

    Okay, we might feel a little guilty for giggling but the baby is fine! Dogs and babies never cease being the best combination ever....

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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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  • An Open Letter To New Moms…

    In 2001, I was a freshly-turned-twenty-one year old discharged from the hospital with a baby (my baby, I should add, in case you think I’m some kind of baby-stealer). Single-parenthood looming on the horizon, I’d moved back in w...

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  • 5 Quick, Healthier Breakfasts For Picky Eaters

    It’s often challenging to get a good breakfast into our picky little eaters, especially when time is limited. The problem with cold cereal, though it is fast, is it doesn’t stay with us long, and we’re soon hungry again. Don’t get m...

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    AN OPEN LETTER TO ABBY LEE MILLER

    An Open Letter to Abby Lee Miller of Dance Moms

    Dear Abby Lee Miller, Your show, Dance Moms has been on for three years now. We’ve been watching your dancers grow up before our very eyes. It’s very clear to the rest of us how talented, kind and beautiful they...Read More
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  • This Little Girl Has Mastered The Blame Game

    Well, if she didn’t do it then who did? ...

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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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