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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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  • Jenny Hills

    How To Find Passion in the Everyday

    It’s an indisputable reality: much of our time is spent doing the same routine tasks day after day. Wouldn’t life would be so much better if we could spend it doing what we want instead of what’s required of us? You know the drill: ge...

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    Baby Knows Best by Deborah Carlisle Solomon

    Your baby knows more than you think. That’s the heart of the principles and teachings of Magda Gerber, founder of RIE (Resources for Infant Educarers), and Educaring. Baby Knows Best is based on Gerber’s belief in babies’ ...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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    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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  • 5 Reasons I’m Unqualified To Teach My Preschooler About Her Private Parts

    I recently read a blog post about how important it is to teach toddlers about their body parts. Apparently, simply knowing the correct words for male and female genitals deters predators who know that these children will be more able to rep...

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    Dogs And Babies Sleeping

    Put babies and dogs together and what do you get? Cuteness overload. We invite you to take a well-deserved break from whatever you’re doing and enjoy this “awwww” moment with us! ...

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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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    Bedroom Talk

    WARNING: This post contains adult content and will not be understood by those who do not have an excessive amount of children who sleep anywhere other than their own beds... A while back, Felicity (Flicka) posted about a special retreat ...

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  • Dawn Yanek

    9 Universal Truths About Babies

    Babies—they’re just like us! Only smaller…and cuter…and louder…and poopier. Right? Wrong....

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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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    Lizzy the Zombie Baby

    What does a zombie do? This baby is about to show you....

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    We Challenge You To Watch This Without Laughing

    What’s better than a laughing baby?...

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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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  • Stacie Burrows

    Frida & Marilyn Jewelry

    I’ve never been a fahionista. My sisters used to tease me saying that I dressed like a homeless man. In my defense, slouchy Gap clothes look great on models. But on me, let’s just say that if I was standing on a corner waiting to cross ...

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    15 Problems Only Mom-Bloggers Understand

    Your mommy blog started off as celebration of your children, who now only distract you from your mommy blog. 1. You make your kids do art projects you know will look pretty on the blog. Whether they want to or not. 2. On the rare occasion...

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