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Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka - Post-Adoption Bitterness

Post-Adoption Bitterness

How many times have you heard someone say admiringly “girlfriend is totally rocking that angry, bitter thing?” How ‘bout never? Lately, I’ve recognized bitterness in myself. It feels funny, like shoes that don’t fit but that I’m wearing anyway. I...Read More
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  • A Happy Day With TV Mom Marion Ross

    TV Mom extraordinaire Marion Ross has played lots of mothers but will always hold a special place in many of our hearts as Mrs. C on Happy Days. Now that I’m in my 50′s, I was thrilled to go back to the ’50s through Marion’s fa...

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  • I Still Get High on the Weekend

    Ahhhh…Saturday morning, up early and ready to go get my next fix before my family awakes. It will take me a half-hour before the high sets in so I quietly sneak out of the house, pizza from last night in my right hand and my cell phon...

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    Watching Television With My Husband… Always An Adventure!

    If it weren’t for my husband’s need to hold a clicker and constantly bounce around channels we would have long ago cut the cable cord and watched television programming strictly through a service like Netflix or Hulu. As it is,...Read More
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    Helen Mitternight

    What The Hell Happened To You?

    My bed is next to my closet and the doors of the closet are all mirrors. So, nearly every morning, I wake up and the first thing I see is my own reflection. And let me tell you, it’s a sobering way to start the day.

    Now, to be sure, there are some days that I see my reflection and my eyes are all full of sleep and haze and I think, “Damn. Look how cute I am!”

    But most days, I see my cheeks sagging pillow-ward, my breasts sliding precipitously into the mattress, and my stomach (when I’ve kicked off the covers) looking like dough that’s risen past the confines of the pan. And I think, “Damn! What the hell happened to you?” READ MORE

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  • This Kid Has Moves!

    We can never get enough of good dancing baby videos, and this kid is one of the best!...

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  • My Mothering Scorecard

    Everyone needs feedback on their job performance, and moms are no exception. I thought I was overdue for a review, but first, a self-appraisal. Voilà — My Mothering Scorecard. I wanted to tally the stats of my mothering scorecard and see...

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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 typical “working mother”. Waking up at 5am while the baby still slept so I could sneak in a shower. Waking her up from dreamland, nursing her before getting her dressed for daycare, gulping down my morning cup of coffee whilst semi-watching the news on CNN. No matter how early I woke up, I inevitably always felt rushed leaving the house with my to-do list dancing around in my brain: Did I grab my purse? Did I make enough bottles? Did I leave the garage door open? Shit, I left my coffee on the counter. READ MORE

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  • DIY Hairstyles: Creating A Pull-Through Braid

    Only slightly more complicated than a regular braid but holds so much longer!...

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  • I Want it ALL

    It’s time to change the conversation on working motherhood. As far as we have come in equality on many fronts, working mothers – particularly women executives – continue to face undue scrutiny and battle the perception that they are n...

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    Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka - Parenting Fails
    Jill Robbins

    Two Random Parenting Fails

    I think we’re good parents most of them time, great parents some of the time. But other times, we just suck. Here are two examples of our less than shining moments in parenthood. Keepin’ it real. READ MORE

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  • This Little Girl Has Something To Say About The Avengers’ Marketing Campaign

    “The messages the toy stores are telling us are wrong!” Riley just turned six and has something to say about The Avengers, Black Widow, and toy marketing....

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    Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka - Goodbye Summer

    Goodbye Summer (the season, not the person)

    Dear Summer,

    You are my favorite season of the year, and I’m sad to see you go. I keep trying to convince you to stay, but apparently I “repulse you in swimwear.” Whatever. I still love you because you give me an excuse to wear flowy dresses that hide my stomach fat.

    Not only do they hide bulges, the dresses allow me to get away with not wearing Spanx, which makes me more pleasant to others. I’m far happier when I’m not scratching my crotch every five seconds and whining that my ribs are breaking from the force of nylon. Thanks for that. READ MORE

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  • Amazing Portraits of Four Sisters Taken Over Forty Years

    We’ve all seen the photo albums of someone documenting themselves over a period of time, but these four sisters documented something more important than their change in appearance. It’s the evolution of the sisters and the way they inte...

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  • Irish Kiss

    In case you didn’t already know, I love coffee. LOVE it. It is the reason I live and breathe, it’s how I wake up in the mornings and quite honestly, it’s my anti-bitch device. In most cases, anyway. So when my friend found...

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