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12 Empty Threats Moms Make

Parents make empty threats to their kids all of the time. I totally feel you should occasionally follow through on some of those threats–I’ve even written about it before (here)....Read More
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  • JJ Keeler

    Goodbye Amanda Peterson, Thank You for the Memories

    For people my age, the death of Amanda Peterson at forty-three has been quite sad. We’ve been through this before, of course, us Generation Xers – River Phoenix, Brittany Murphy, Corey Haim, Whitney Houston. But it is this one that has ...

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  • Ashlen "the Kidspert" Sheaffer

    DIY BBQ Invitations

    School may be back in session, but I refuse to let summer go. I decided to throw together a quick backyard BBQ. The menu is set with some great recipes I found at dole.com/sunshine, all adding a tropical touch with Dole Pineapple Juice. ...

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    Felicity Huffman's What the Flicka - For the Love of Coffee

    My Lifetime Love Affair With Coffee

    I am in the twilight of my forties. When I made my entrance into the world, the milkman brought the white liquid in glass containers, calls were made on a rotary phone, and if you should be unlucky enough to...Read More
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    Dog Pulls Girl Around House

    Well, that’s one way to sweep the floor....

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  • Crystal Ponti

    5 Romantic Places To Kiss Your Sweetie

    What The Flicka presents: Summer Book Club. Join us each week as we read through the Fifth Avenue Trilogy from Harlequin! Every woman fantasizes about that perfect kiss …the one that remains forever etched in our memories, a smoldering pa...

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    Felicity Huffman's What the Flicka - If Animals Could Talk

    If Animals Could Talk…

    Today I was sweeping the driveway and a bird hopped about 5 feet away from me with a worm hanging from its mouth. Without thinking I said: “Hi birdie!” (For the record, I know he wasn’t going to talk back.)...Read More
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  • Chef Stuart O'Keeffe

    The Ultimate Home-Cooked St. Patrick’s Day Dinner

    St. Patrick’s Day is around the corner, and everyone needs to know how to make corned beef and cabbage. My mom would serve ours growing up with a parsley sauce. It’s just too good, and you must try it....

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  • Helen Mitternight

    The Woman I Wanted To Be

    Smarter. Thinner. Kinder. Richer. Really, aren’t all our New Year’s resolutions designed to turn us into a new and improved version of ourselves?...

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    Felicity Huffman's What the Flicka - Make Me Lose My Shit

    “You’re Going to Make Mommy Lose Her Shit”

    “You’re going to make mommy lose her shit.” These are the exact words I spoke to my three children today as they fought, screamed, and whined their way through our weekend. Seriously, no matter how patient I was with them,...Read More
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  • Jennifer Oradat

    10 Things We Still Love As Adults (That We Probably Shouldn’t)

    The day you become a mom is the day that you  transition into becoming a bona fide adult. We’re supposed to embrace responsibility and let go of the things that kept us mired in our own childhoods. But those things were kinda awesome, wh...

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  • What The Flicka

    My Daughter Has Chosen The Dark Side

    This little girl’s devious laugh might have you questioning her motives, but one thing’s for sure—evil has never looked so cute!...

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    Sarah Cottrell

    Moms Gone Wild

    Every night is roughly the same around here. I make dinner. The kids look at it and make wild protests that will not eat “compost” or “whatever this is”. My husband and I start in with the lying and the cajoling to get them to take at least a few bites. READ MORE

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  • Beka Shane Denter

    A Broken Bond

    I haven’t seen my father in over ten years. Our relationship is best described as being broken. I miss him terribly and I’m equally responsible for this sad state we’ve come to. After years of back and forth, I think we’ve both deci...

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    Bedtime (Imagined By Kids)

    This is the absolute best way to tell a story. If you ever wanted to see adults acting out a story as told by kids, you’re in luck because its our new favorite thing!...

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    I’m Imperfect: Here are My 10 Not-So-Nice Mom Moves

    I hate to say it but I have done or said all of these to my daughter when she was younger....Read More
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  • Beka Shane Denter

    A Re-do On “I Do”

    We recently celebrated our five-year wedding anniversary. I hadn’t really put much thought into it, as I had recently given birth to our second daughter and our oldest, a toddler, was in full-force tantrum mode. My husband and I, like man...

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  • Amanda Mushro

    Summer Book Club: Scandalize Me by Caitlin Crews

    What The Flicka presents: Summer Book Club. Join us each week as we read through the Fifth Avenue Trilogy from Harlequin! Ladies, summer just got a whole lot hotter and revenge never looked so good.  The much anticipated second book in the...

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