Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka - Congratulations! You Survived the Holidays.
Angela Keck

Congratulations! You Survived The Holidays.

If you’re reading this post then let me offer you congratulations, you successfully survived the holidays. You didn’t let your family, or your in-laws drive you stark raving mad, and while you may have self-medicated (no one ever did figure out where that extra bottle of wine disappeared to) you won’t hear any judging coming from me. A mom’s gotta do what a mom’s gotta do!

Now that the unwrapping frenzy is over and the kids have already forgotten who gave them what gift, it’s time to get back to the normal life of being a mom. READ MORE

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Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka - Single Mom Card

Pulling The Single Mom Card

It’s almost 11pm and I’m still working. Yes, I know lots of people work late (I was in the restaurant biz for 13 years). I’m not complaining. I chose a job (read: I got tired of being laid off) in...Read More
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Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka - Bells Rolled Off The Stage
Elle Davis

My Bells Rolled Off the Stage

When I was younger and living in Small Town, USA, my grammar school would have a Christmas Pagent for each grade from K-6. It was quite an event in my small town and we would have it in a big auditorium.

My grandfather’s wife would always make me the best costumes and when I was in kindergarten or 1st grade, I had to dress up as an elf. Yeah, there’s not enough humiliation when you’re a kid but hey, let’s make you dress up as an elf as well! Woo hoo!
There were some bells that were sewn onto my shoes and before we went on stage I kept on making sure I wasn’t going to have any bell issues. READ MORE

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Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka - Ugly Christmas Sweater Party

The Ugly Christmas Sweater Party and the Jew

I have never been to an Ugly Christmas Sweater party.  I have never been to Christmas party for that matter.  I grew up in a predominantly Jewish neighborhood, joined a predominantly Jewish sorority in college, and moved to a predominantly...Read More
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Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka - Holiday Traditions
Crystal Ponti

Merry Freakin’ Christmas: Crazy Holiday Traditions

Christmas is a strange holiday. Really, it is! What other event has us sitting around a dead tree pulling candy from our socks and singing the praises of an overweight immortal who shimmies down chimneys for a living? I mean he’s not a roof technician, people!

Aside from national yuletide affairs, families often have their own customs, too. And some of these are pretty darn wacky. Take my family. Growing up we celebrated by ordering Chinese takeout on Christmas Eve. Let’s think about that for a minute. Chinese food on Christmas Eve.


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Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka - Holiday Procrastinator
Beth Markley

The Holidays Are Not For Procrastinators

So, it’s T-minus-two-weeks before Christmas, and not only have we not shopped, decorated, or completed the Christmas letter, I’m not even tempted to arrange the reasons why in a  cute Twas the Night Before Christmas format.

And for that you’re welcome.

Of course, because I’m a giver, I’m going to put off all the holiday rigamarole for another little while, pour another cup of coffee, and contemplate the

3.5 ways I will have destroyed Christmas before it even gets here READ MORE

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