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  • 5 Reasons Motherhood Literally Stinks

    Motherhood is ushered in with a plethora of new smells.  Some are sweet, like the slightly soured milk smell of a little baby.  Or, the smell of a baby’s blanket.  But, sometimes, motherhood stinks.  Literally. 1.) Blowouts Happen...

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  • Selfishness Is A Virtue

    Before I had kids, I thought that the best moms were the June Cleaver’s of the world. They seemed to live and breathe only to care for their children. Sending each one off to school with a homemade lunch, accompanied by a handwritten love...

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    This First-Time Mommy’s Sanity Was Saved With A Camera

    My first baby was one that the books (and my pediatrician) referred to as ‘spirited’.  What that really means is from the moment they are born, IF they are awake, they ARE screaming.  ‘Spirited’ is not to be confused with colic.  Spirited hangs on much longer.  She also never slept for more than 2 hours at a time (often 45 minutes) for months and months.  Even as an older baby, she didn’t sleep well and was crying most of the time.  It wasn’t a ‘something hurts’ cry, it was an ‘I’m pissed’ cry. READ MORE

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  • 10 Ways To Know You Aren’t Done Having Kids

    Deciding to add to your brood can be a difficult decision, but luckily for you, I have devised a simple quiz to help you determine if you can expect a bun in your oven in the near future. While sitting among the ladies waiting for a pap sme...

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  • 4 Things We Learned From Friends With Kids

    Every so often, a movie comes along that moves us to tears and makes us reevaluate who we are as a woman, a parent, and a lover. Friends With Kids is not that movie. We did laugh though. And then laughed some more. And then swooned over Chr...

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    Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka - I'm So Vain

    I’m So Vain, I Probably Think This Post Is About Me

    Recently, I divulged to a friend that I had undergone a cosmetic procedure several years ago, a secret that I had only revealed to a small group of inner circle confidantes.

    She shrugged, seemingly not fazed in the least by my confession. “Well, you’ve always been vain,” she commented casually.

    Naturally, I was taken aback by her remark, not to mention a bit hurt. I did not think of myself as vain. Vain people, especially women, are villainous, self-obsessed and narcissistic – willing to stop at nothing to maintain their physical appearance, even if it means killing close family members that rival their own beauty. (See Snow White and possibly many other fairy tales…) Certainly I was no two dimensional cartoon character, but the exchange forced me to examine my own thoughts on what it meant to be proud versus conceited and where that line was drawn. READ MORE

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  • Who The Flicka?: Pat Geyer

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

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    And That’s When I First Knew My Mother In Law Was Crazy

    Hindsight. It’s an amazing thing. Hindsight transports me back in time and allows me to travel through twenty years of marriage all over again. With hindsight (and an oversized box of wine), I’ve been able to zero in on the...Read More
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  • Love Means Not Having to Hold in Your Farts

    My marriage has reached a new level. THE FART. As a means of communication. You know, like morse code. Except not like that at all....

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  • More Like ‘Surprise-In-The-Box’

    Surprise! Oh how we all have these moments, but we’re not normally that amused – especially after the 3rd time!...

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    Confessions of A Late Bloomer

    I am a late bloomer.

    I always have been. Each year on my birthday I receive a phone call from my mother to remind me of how long it took to get me out of her uterus. “Oh, I remember where I was [fill in the birthday blank] years ago!” she clucks. “Enduring 10 hours of labor trying to give birth to you! God, I thought you’d never come out.” I thank her for the call and suggest she send an ecard next year. READ MORE

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  • 17 Things I Will Never Judge Another Mother On… And One Thing I Will

    1.) Whether you breastfeed your six-year-old 2.) Or never breastfed at all because formula just seems less gross than attaching a minature person to your boob 3.) What your baby’s hair looks like (looking at you Beyonce) 4.) Whether you c...

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  • 5 Simple Recycling Tips For New Recyclers

    Over the past few years, I’ve become über aware of the amount of trash my kids and I are discarding to fill the earth. I find myself evaluating the recyclability of each and every item before allowing the kids and myself to toss it into ...

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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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  • TV Mom Tuesday: Becky Asks Roseanne For Birth Control

    Here’s a classic Roseanne clip for TV Mom Tuesday! In this scene, Roseanne is approached by her daughter, Becky, about getting birth control. Her reaction? Priceless....

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  • Winter White Cosmopolitan

    You all know I take my job here at What The Flicka very seriously, don’t you? I mean, when I know I’m going out to dinner at a place that has a cocktail list, I study it ahead of time to decide which one I’m going to try f...

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