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8 Reasons Costco Is Heaven

Hey, you know that song from “Frozen” that starts with “do you wanna build a snowman?” Of course you do. Oh…song stuck in your head? Sorry. Welcome to my world. Around my house, we sing “do you wanna go to...Read More
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  • Who The Flicka?: Julia Arnold

    Who The Flicka? is an ongoing series where we spotlight our amazing contributors and make them answer our questions....

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  • TV Mom Tuesday: Juanita And The Bath

    What happens when your kids get too big for you to carry anymore? They pretty much figure out that they have a new found power over you. Take Juanita from this Desperate Housewives clip, for example. Bath time is when SHE says so! What̵...

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    Aging In The Fast Lane

    I was born pretty. (At least by my grandfather’s standards). He told me so, every time I saw him, and I believed him. My mother and father were beautiful. A beautiful couple. They bred well. My sister is a knock-out....Read More
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  • The Battle for Equality

    I’ve fought most of my life in the battle of equality (in various forms) for women. I grew up watching my mom fight, and we both continue to fight on behalf of my 5 year-old daughter. I spent the better part of my adult life working harde...

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  • Man Cold

    It’s not just any cold, it’s a man cold. Much more severe than a regular old cold us women get. This hilarious comedy sketch finally reveals the truth about this widespread epidemic. Poor little bunny....

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    The Game Your Mother Warned You About

    “…but I love it,” you whisper quietly, head bowed, hands folded in your lap, while a single tear runs down your nose....Read More
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  • On Turning 40

    There are two types of people who will tell you that ‘Life Begins at 40’ or ’40 is the New 20’ or any of that other nonsense that people feel obligated to console you with as you approach a milestone which optimistically marks the m...

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  • Creamy Garlic-Poppy Seed Salad Dressing

    There’s no need to buy premade salad dressings if you have a little extra time. Why? Because they are easy to make at home, and you can control the amount of oil and salt added....

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    Head Bitch Of The PTA

    2015 could be my year to rule. I’m picturing myself on the campaign trail. I’m super good at kissing babies and making up bullshit, so I’m in there, right? I’m already writing my acceptance speech and picking out my outfit...Read More
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  • That Time I Was Five And Accidentally Learned About Sex Because I Hid In A Cabinet

    Did you know that October is Let’s Talk month? It promotes opening up a dialogue with kids when it comes to sex. So, let’s talk about sex. I have a pre-schooler but I’m sure in the blink of an eye, she’ll be asking q...

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  • I Could Never (Ever) Be A Stay-At-Home Mom: But… I am.

    I used to work. Nope, scratch that, I still work (it’s just not in an office anymore, but more on that later). What I mean is, I used to have a typical 7:30am-4pm J-O-B, the kind that included an actual paycheck and benefits. I was your t...

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    Elise Free

    It Was Something To Be Missed

    Our neighbors just had a baby. I can hear him downstairs crying like a cat mews – that frantic, breathless song. It brings me back to almost four years ago when Addie chirped and mewed, cooed and gurgled, clucked and purred. Oh how I miss those baby sounds. READ MORE

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  • Who Knew That Letting My Son Use The Men’s Room Would Be One Of The Bigger Decisions Of My Life

    Never in a million, trillion, gazillion years would I have ever, EVER thought that one of the biggest decisions of my life would be when and if I should let my son use the men’s room. Without me. Alone in there. With men....

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  • Deck The Balls With String And Spandex

    My husband and I are spending the holidays on a beach, avoiding the annoyances that come with the holidays, like Christmas cards bragging about the lives of people we barely know, obligatory parties where the liquor isn’t top shelf, and e...

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    Top 5 Reasons I Will Cut You

    Have you seen the shower scene in Psycho? Yes, that would be me, headed toward my husband with a big, shiny knife; preferably sharp. For as long as I can remember, I’ve told Andy (the infamous husband) that I would...Read More
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  • The Ultimate Cold Weather Soup

    I make a lot of soup this time of year, when the weather begins to get cooler. Pea soup has always been one of my favorites, especially when paired with some crispy bacon!...

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  • Coffee, My Low-Cost Health Insurance?

    Oh great day in the morning! I have another reason to love coffee! Not only is it a twice daily comfort to me, but a new study shows that it may also save my life! Well, not only my life but yours too! Yippee! I bet my fellow What The Flick...

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