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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 Moms Say vs. What They Really Mean

    At 38 weeks pregnant with my 3rd child (who will probably be over 9 lbs like his siblings and who recently dropped on top of my bladder and “pelvic region” with great gusto), I have redefined some Mommyhood terminology....

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  • Neat Freak Chronicles: If I Step On One More Barbie Shoe!

    How many times have you walked through your child’s room to kiss him or her goodnight, only to have the moment ruined by the pain of a Barbie shoe or a Matchbox car impaling the arch of your naked foot?  And how many times do you tell yo...

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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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  • 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 branch...

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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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  • Need A Hand Or… Paw?

    Adorable and impressive. Having an extra bit of help can make a big difference!...

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  • WTF? Responses to: Sibling Rivalry

    Last week Felicity Huffman asked how you handled sibling rivalry, and here’s what you had to say! Add your own comments below and don’t forget to subscribe to the What The Flicka YouTube channel so you can catch our next video!...

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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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  • The Longest Date

    I’ve discovered my new best friend. Not that she is aware of my affection. But I’ll state it right here and now: Cindy Chupack, I want to be your BFF. It took just a few pages into her new book,  “The Longest Date: Life as a Wife,...

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  • Your Comprehensive Guide To Poop

    Your poop gives good indication on the status of your body, from what you need to add to your diet, to whether you may be at risk for certain diseases. Find out all about it here:...

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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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  • Reflexology and Massage To Spice Up Your Sex Life

    Reflexologist Michelle Ebbin shares some massage techniques that will help spice things up in the bedroom!...

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  • Conversations with a 2-year-old

    We all know that kids say the darndest (and cutest) things, but this conversation gets a wee bit awkward with the twist this dad put on it! Today’s MommyTube is sure to put a smile on your face! Watch out though, serious giggles ahead...

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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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  • They May Never Stop Laughing

    We can’t tell who’s enjoying this more, the kid or the parents? ...

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  • Types of Pregnant Women

    Late in my first trimester, my husband and I attended a party where we were proud to tell the wide variety of strangers we made small talk with that we were expecting our first child. The reactions were pretty much what you’d expect: Did ...

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