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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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  • Mother’s Day Gift Guide

    Mother’s Day is this weekend! So rather than succumbing to cliches, like buying your mom flowers or massage coupons (borrrring), we’ve got a few gifts that are sure to make you the favorite child in the family....

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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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  • 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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  • 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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    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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  • Oops! Was That Me?

    It happens to all of us, but we usually don’t cry about it....

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  • 5 Simple Recycling Tips For New Recyclers

    Over the past few years, I’ve become über aware of the amount of trash my kids and I are discarding to fill the earth. I find myself evaluating the recyclability of each and every item before allowing the kids and myself to toss it into ...

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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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  • YLVIS “The Fox” Parody – What Does Your Mama Say?

    We’re all about parody videos here at What The Flicka (recent favorites include contributor Deva Dalporto’s Let it Go – Mom Style and What Does the Kid Say) and we’re adding this one to our list!...

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  • Top 5 Viral Dad Videos For Father’s Day

    There are few things we here at What The Flicka love more than a good dad video. Maybe wine, or ten minutes of silence, but we digress....

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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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  • WTF? – Parenting Conflicts

    So your kid got bad grades on their last report card. You think it’s best to change the wifi password and remove TV privileges, but your partner thinks it’s best to take away the entire computer and have them massage your feet f...

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  • WTF? Your Kids And Alcohol

    There comes a point when you’re faced with the difficult task of talking to your kids about drugs and alcohol. But when is it the appropriate time? And when that time comes, what exactly do you say to them? Those are the questions tha...

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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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  • I Am So Freakin’ Pissed

    The best part of this video may actually be this little girl’s grandparents in the background laughing so hard they cry....

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  • RECIPE: Healthy Chocolate Banana Ice Cream

    Healthy dessert for kids? Count us in!...

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