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Why I Called The Fire Department Last Night

Last night LAFD employed 2 large firetrucks and 8 heroes to rescue me and my family from a wild animal. No one was injured and the animal was removed and returned to its natural habitat. My home, however, will never...Read More
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  • Lucky Us: Twitter Chat Recap!

    Join What The Flicka? as we explore bestselling author Amy Bloom’s new book Lucky Us, a deeply moving and fantastically funny novel of love, heartbreak, and luck. Alright @AmyBloomBooks, let’s kick things off and get #LuckyUsChat starte...

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    Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka - KINDERGARTEN IS HELL

    KINDERGARTEN IS HELL

    Kindergarten should come with a warning. Don’t beat around the bush. Don’t candy-coat it. Just come right out and tell us that kindergarten is hell, for parents anyway. It began like any other school day. My oldest son, Jimmy, was...Read More
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  • Happy Hellish Holidays

    It’s already November isn’t it? My family is already staring at me with their tongues extended to the floor expecting a marvelous Thanksgiving feast and I haven’t saved nearly enough for Christmas sales, or presents for that matter. E...

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  • A Party In His Pants

    This is definitely not how that ball was intended to be played with, but we’re pretty sure this is way funnier. ...

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    Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka - He Said "Get Help or We're Through"

    He Said “Get Help or We’re Through”

    “Get help or we’re through. You’re not the woman I married,” my husband, Jim, said to me....Read More
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  • Who The Flicka?: Christina Antus

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

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  • You Wouldn’t Guess What Is Making This Kid Laugh So Hard He Drools

    What common household object is just SO hilarious that this baby can’t quite handle it?...

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    Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka - I Have Never Felt Beautiful
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    I Have Never Felt Beautiful

    I was tagged a few days ago to participate in the “I feel beautiful” challenge that is going around on Facebook.  If you haven’t seen this particular Facebook meme it works like this, a friend uploads 5 pictures of herself that make her feel beautiful, and she tags 5 friends to do the same thing.

    The only problem is, I don’t feel beautiful.

    I have never felt beautiful.

    I don’t have a single photograph of myself from my entire lifetime where I look at it and think that I looked beautiful in the picture, or that I felt beautiful on that day and time.

    To put it simply, I have never felt beautiful.  Ever. READ MORE

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  • Never Too Young To Start

    A baby and her daddy watch football and celebrate an interception!...

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  • I Am Going To Throw This Baby Off The Balcony

    I swear to God I am going to throw this baby off the balcony. Okay, I’m not Michael Jackson. I love my child. The moment the nurse laid her on my chest, she looked into my eyes, and I fell in love. And then… she screamed. FOREVER. T...

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    The Barbie Incident

    Each time I open one of my kid’s lunch bags, I feel like a TV executive looking over the latest Nielsen ratings. The goldfish are gone—yea, we have a hit. The popcorn looked like a sure-fire winner yet it was untouched. Pull it.

    I am ruthless. I can’t waste time and money on a snack that doesn’t score.

    As a mom, I have to make quick decisions every day. Many are no more important than what snack to buy at the market.Too often the stakes are higher. Some choices, whether they are made quickly or with much prayer and thought, have deeper consequences. READ MORE

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  • Baby Meets Koala

    There’s no such thing as too many baby + fuzzy animal videos. We’re happy to help you fulfill all of your cute video needs! This baby meeting a koala for the first time is about as cute as it gets....

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  • If I Were 22: Embrace Your Inner Newbie

    When I meet people, they often end up asking me for advice. Sometimes I get this question from students, other times it’s from young people starting out in their careers. They ask me, “If you could do it all over again, what would you d...

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    Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka - I'm Retiring Two Body Parts

    I'm Retiring Two Body Parts

    Another body part is retiring. Well, 2 actually.

    I have made no secret about the fact that I am in a state of simultaneous mourning / elation this year. 2014: the first time in 6 years that I will not be pregnant or nursing — because we have decided to retire my uterus and declare that 3 kids in 5 years is probably enough kids. READ MORE

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  • Simple Whipped Body Butter

    This whipped body butter looks good enough to eat and the smell is divine. There are many different recipes out there for body butter but I made up this recipe on the fly. It only has 3 ingredients: coconut oil, avocado oil, and vanilla ess...

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  • Have You Ever Had A Dream Like This?

    This week’s MommyTube video is truly a golden oldie. We love this kid to pieces, and the truth is, even if you’ve seen this video a hundred times, it never stops being funny. It’s like cheese…it just gets better with...

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