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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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  • Christina Antus

    The Cupcake Diet

    I recently read an article by Jillian Michaels that talked about the difficulty of dropping vanity pounds. Vanity pounds are pounds we want to lose, but our bodies don’t think we need to lose. Because we’re made for survival. Not app...

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  • Felicity Huffman

    Mom and Dad Calendars

    Here is one more thing about traveling with toddlers, traveling without them. I realize some people never have to cross that bridge, but for those of us that do, here are some ideas, again gathered from The Sisterhood, for coping with the p...

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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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  • 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 branch...

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  • Elizabeth Jayne Liu

    My Scrapping Skills Are F*cking Legit

    I’ve been going to Corner Bakery for their Loaded Baked Potato Soup once or twice a week for the past few months. Sometimes, I upgrade to a bread bowl for an extra $1.89. I don’t do it all of the time because I don’t want ...

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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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  • Kelli Nelson

    5 Inexpensive Gift Ideas for Father’s Day

    1.  Make a date with dad. Take him out for a movie and popcorn, but stay away from the romantic comedies and chick flicks. Let dad choose something with lots of guy action. We’re talking super heroes, sci fi, shootouts, and car chases. ...

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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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  • Deva Dalporto

    Texting Acronyms For Moms

    We all use LOL and WTF, but what if there was a texting shorthand just for moms? I think it would look something like this: EYDB: Eat your damn broccoli LI: Losing it IBY: Is it bedtime yet? EFT: Epic freaking tantrum...

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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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  • Suzanne Krull

    Tough Love: The Binky Addiction

    When visiting my newborn for the first time, a very wise, experienced Mother gave me some sage advice, “get rid of her binky as soon as possible, otherwise you’ll never be able to do it later on.” Three and a half years later, I am la...

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  • Jessica Garvin

    5 Pieces of Marriage Advice… From A Divorcee

    When I first got married, I thought that I was supposed to abide by some pre-set all encompassing marriage rules. There were all these bits and pieces of advice that were thrown at me the year of my engagement. Aunts and Uncles and women at...

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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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    Quick & Easy Fish Tacos

    I created my own fish tacos the same day @WhatTheFlicka asked for dinner pictures on Twitter. I was craving them and there aren’t any restaurants near me that serve them. So I just got my favorite ingredients together and made a healt...

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    So Not Cool.

    Obviously someone didn’t find this funny. ...

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