Expressing Motherhood

The Big Issue That Moms Should Be Talking About… But Aren’t

I am passionate about car crashes. Did you know car crashes are the #1 cause of death to young people? That 40,000 kids are treated each year in emergency room for pedestrian-car accidents?...Read More
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  • Diamonds and Water: An Economic Analysis of Motherhood

    The best part of my day is… … when I manage to find a few moments to myself, in a quiet and empty house. I sit in my favorite chair and read a good book, with a cup of coffee flavored with a yummy creamer. It is calming, rejuvenating, n...

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    We Have A BIG Announcement

    Co-creating, producing and directing Expressing Motherhood since 2008 has brought me immense joy.

    There is such power when people are brave enough to get up on stage and share their intermost thoughts. I sit backstage under a blue light and am in awe of the experience. READ MORE

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  • 12 Minute At-Home Ab Workout!

    What do you mean you don’t have time to get dressed, drive to the gym, work out, drive home, shower, and get dressed again? If you’re constantly running around from one appointment to the next and you feel like your life can be ...

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  • Hanging Up The iPhone

    Knowing your gut and standing by it is the holy grail of parenthood. As a mom of two boys, twelve and eight, there are some circumstances where it’s easy to follow my gut: swimming lessons, completed homework, good manners. Other times I ...

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    Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka - Don't Pretend You Haven't Wished For This

    Don’t Pretend You Haven’t Wished For This

    Phone fantasies for moms.

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  • Jazz Parenting

    I read a fascinating article in the New York Times a few weeks ago. It compared the process of creativity in innovation to jazz music. While the most skilled jazz musicians are best known for their mind-blowing improvisation, they must trul...

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  • (Mostly Westside) Preschools

    When the “Wee Village Preschool” accepted my 3 yr old Henry, I thought that I had found my people. They had teachers with sunny faces and happy voices. It had a sort of hippy feeling to it. There were woodchips in the sandbox instead of...

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    Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka - New Challenge

    New Challenge

    Since my last show ended, Expresing Motherhood, a little over a month ago, I haven’t scheduled another one which means I haven’t been as attached to my iPhone. I’ve been reading “The Big Disconnect,” by *&%&^% a must read. The...Read More
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  • We All Need To Hear These Words

    I went to the Children’s Museum this morning here in town and had an experience that I will probably never forget. My son and I were in the elevator (daughter is at camp – a wonderful invention – I would like to kiss deeply the person...

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  • Mom-o-matic

    I have a confession to make. My main job as a mom is to help my kids grow up to be kind, loving, responsible adults. But truth be told, I’d rather put it on auto-pilot and hope to hell that it all works out in the end. There – I’ve sa...

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    Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka - Strong Enough
    Expressing Motherhood

    Strong Enough

    Recently I was at a city park and I saw a tall, strong man dressed in all black and wearing some clunky jewelry put his 4 year-old boy into a tree. The boy started asking to be let down.

    People started to look at the man and the boy.


    The dad did not let the boy down.

    The boy started to cry, he was pleading with his dad to let him down.

    The dad seemed ashamed his boy was crying and he left him there for too long. READ MORE

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  • Can’t Sleep?

    Sleep is supposed to be our number one beauty aid, but I have trouble falling asleep. So much trouble that in the past I used Lunesta, Ambien, and other various prescription sleeping aids. The problem was that I could feel the after-effects...

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  • My Week of Observing Cartoons – They are Seriously Messed Up, Folks!

    So this week, I decided to take a keen, sarcastic look into the cartoons my children watch. Normally, I use their tv time as a way to cook, check email, or read the latest celebrity insanity on People.com. However, this week, I decided to w...

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    Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka - Expressing Motherhood On Stage Helped Me Find My Normal
    Expressing Motherhood

    Expressing Motherhood On Stage Helped Me Find My Normal

    Normal.

    What is it anyway?

    When it comes to motherhood, normal is… well, anything but.

    You might think you have it all figured out before that first baby comes. Heck, I’m sure we think we’ve got it all figured out before we even conceive, or attempt to, anyway. You make your birth plan, the nursery is perfectly set up in a way even Pottery Barn would be envious of and you fantasize day in and day out of the lovely strolls up and down the neighborhood you’ll take with your new wee one, teaching the child about the pretty leaves on the trees.

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  • Cloud Dough!

    Cloud dough is a great sensory activity for preschool kids. It is moldable and feels silky smooth, so get out those sand toys. I made it late at night and ended up spending a good 20 minutes playing with it by myself......

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  • I’m Socially Skill-less

    My husband recently told me that I pulled a bait and switch on him. When we met, I was a super social, outgoing extrovert. I could hold a mean conversation. Politics? Yes, I have an opinion! Religion? Sure, let’s chat! Current events? Bri...

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