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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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    Shower, Interrupted

    Sometimes I’m shocked and, to be honest, a bit fascinated by the amount of dirt and grime I’m willing to leave on my body and hair and still go out in public. Now, I haven’t always had such poor hygiene. At one time I too enjoyed dail...

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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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    This Father Came Home To A Very Interesting Redecoration

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  • Elizabeth Jayne Liu

    Sorry If I Embarrass You, Kid

    I’m writing with one eye closed. This usually only happens after I lose one contact lens, and I shut the gimp eye to see half-decently with the good eye. High rollers might bust out a brand-new lens, but I can’t. It throws off 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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    I have a new favorite ingredient: Pumpkin Pie Vodka. As a self-proclaimed pumpkin freak, this was the best invention ever. It is so, so good! When I first got it, there weren’t many recipes out there for it, so I started “researchin...

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    Friday Etsy Find: Baby Mickey Mouse Costume!

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    Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka? - Moore, Oklahoma PSA

    Moore, Oklahoma PSA

    The horrible tragedy that occurred in Moore, Oklahoma on May 20th, 2013 has effected the lives of thousands of people. People lost their homes, their loved ones, their pets, and for some… their kids. READ MORE

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    Imagine a house at the end of an unobtrusive street, a house that is visible only to those who need it. A house that breathes and laughs, on whose walls hang shelves of thousands of books and portraits of famous women, paintings that come t...

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    “A Little Too Close” Episode 2: Dave King and Esther Povitsky

    One of the more memorable dates from my digital series LA’d last year was with Comedy Writer Dave. If you’d like to see the disasterous date in it’s entirety you can watch it here. In my pursuit to get to the bottom of my ...

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    Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka? - A Very Unusual Day
    Sabrina Wind

    A Very Unusual Day

    For my job, I go to many unusual places. But this was the most unusual I had been in. On this day, we were in a strip club. READ MORE

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    Felicitations: Happy Birthday WTF!

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    Safe Haven Giveaway!

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    Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka? - Producing Past Cancer
    Expressing Motherhood

    Producing Past Cancer

    My mother always forbade me to cut off my breasts. It was something we went back and forth on frequently. I saw what the breast cancer had done to her the first and second time and what she had went through in her mastectomy, so I told her that if the opportunity came, I’d have them removed. My mother would literally raise her finger to me, snarl and order me not to do it, simply for the sake of doing it.

    I never promised her I wouldn’t. READ MORE

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