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Why We Need Feminism

When you have a girl body you get used to it. Misogyny. An ever present hum that you ignore because you are too busy doing all the things that boy bodies do—sometimes better, sometimes worse, most often the same. You...Read More
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  • What I Learned From Parenting A Son

    What I’ve learned by parenting a son I grew up with a sister, no brothers. My father traveled a lot for work, so the majority of my childhood it was just us girls at home. There were definitely some perks of that that have helped me in my...

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  • Most Popular Christmas Toys of 2013

    Can you believe that Christmas 2013 is less than two weeks away? (9 days, to be exact).  Last year, I wrote a post about the year’s most popular Christmas toys. It was helpful for me and, hopefully, for my readers as well. So, I decided ...

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    Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka - Seasons of Depression
    Crystal Ponti

    Seasons of Depression

    An old cherry tree sits just outside my bedroom window. For several seasons I’ve watched it blossom to life—ripening with evergreen and fruit. I’ve also witnessed that life slowly drifting away in the cool autumn breeze. As the branches empty one by one, I sit and gaze without expression.

    Each leaf that falls reminds me of a ten-year-old girl buried deep in a closet, hiding behind bags of old clothes. Ashamed of the tears, she desperately tries to hide her sorrow from the world. A tattered Mickey Mouse muffles her sobs. READ MORE

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  • What I Wish I Would Have Known About Body Image

    Nothing hits a girl’s self-esteem harder than middle school and high school. Suddenly, you go from the happy-go-lucky girl playing outside, getting bruises, and generally not worrying about how you look to a girl who obsesses about her ap...

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  • 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....

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    Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka? - The Navy Yard Shooting: Close To Home
    Elle Davis

    The Navy Yard Shooting: Close To Home

    I’ve never had anything like this hit so close to home before and I’m in such disbelief. My head was swirling around with the faces of the people my husband and I know who work at the Navy Yard. My husband’s former coworkers and our friends. The agony of not knowing if they’re safe or if we will later find out that they were a victim of such an unbelievable tradegy. READ MORE

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  • The Checkout Line Makes People Ask Dumb Adoption Questions

    Remember when your teacher told you, “The only dumb question is one you don’t ask.” That is not always true. This is a true story about dumb questions....

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  • 25 DIY Summer Activities For Kids

    Summer is in full force now, and we’ve collected some of the coolest DIY activities for kids that we could find around the web! Check out these 25 crafty ideas that will keep your kids from playing the “I’m bored” ca...

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    Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka? - And Then She Shouted, "She Doesn't Have Kids!"
    Erin K Moffat

    And Then She Shouted, “She Doesn’t Have Any Kids!”

    The controversial new TIME cover reads, “The Childfree Life: When Having It All Means Not Having Children.”

    As someone without kids, I can tell you that I live in my grandmother’s basement, and I don’t have it all. I think “having it all” has an exclusive meaning to each individual—your life should be your decision. Someone once said to me, “I believe women can have it all, but not all at once.”

    What is “having it all” anyway?

    People always want something better, or something more. I’m not even talking about the other debate of settling for something that you don’t want. With or without the family, are we as people ever satisfied? READ MORE

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  • Who The Flicka?: Sarah Rudell Beach

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

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  • Dog Pulls Girl Around House

    Well, that’s one way to sweep the floor....

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    Laura Diamond

    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 waver, caving to “please” for junk food (why must Gatorade be so red, Cheetos so orange?).

    Right now my gut tells me to bury my twelve-year-old son’s smartphone in a cement grave. But do I have the fortitude to do it? READ MORE

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  • Recipe: Buffalo Mac n’ Cheese

    Whether you're going to a pot luck, BBQ, or hosting your own party for Memorial Day, this Buffalo Mac n' Cheese recipe is sure to be a hit. The best part (other than the taste) is that it's quick and easy. This is a party favorite, so we ca...

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  • If Adults Acted Like Toddlers

    Call me jealous if you must (and if you’re into accuracy), but sometimes I look at my 2-year-old and wish I could get away with the stuff she does. Not that I condone her behavior, mind you. But I do sort of admire it. Toddlers have t...

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    Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka? - Life-versary
    Erin K Moffat

    Life-versary

    I’m quickly approaching my _ _ th birthday which is oh so close to _ _. Ahhhh!  For some reason turning _ _ is really hard for me. Turning _ _ wasn’t nearly as difficult.

    I should celebrate with that kick ass 80’s prom party that I wanted to have when I turned _ _, 5 years ago. I should be excited that I’m having a Life-versary thanks to my mom carrying me in her body for 9 months and transporting me into the world. Thanks mom, I truly do appreciate it! READ MORE

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  • On The Set: General Hospital

    General Hospital is a beloved soap opera that continues entertaining viewers each day. I recently got the rare opportunity to tour the famous set of this historic show....

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