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Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka - The Lesson I Learned in High School

The Lesson I Learned in High School That Has Changed The Way I See Things

I was a nervous wreck my junior year of high school—nightmares about college admissions and SAT scores haunted me; I couldn’t seem to get a grasp on physics and I completely ignored social concepts like dating because they were far,...Read More
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  • (Mostly Westside) Preschools

    When the “Wee Village Preschool” accepted my 3 yr old Henry, I thought that I had found my people. They had teachers with sunny faces and happy voices. It had a sort of hippy feeling to it. There were woodchips in the sandbox instead of...

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  • Interviewed by my Daughter…

    I was just interviewed by my daughter! I know this sounds as “bass ackward” as, “my daughter just drove me to work,” but here is the story. My daughter, Georgia, is a beautiful ten year old who happens to be razor smart and dyslexic...

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    Latitude Adjustments

    Geographically speaking, 10 degrees separate Oberlin, Ohio (82˚) from Richmond (72˚), at least on the longitudinal scale. In 54 years—my entire life—I never lived anywhere other than northeast Ohio. Then, last September, I moved to Richmond. On the life-experience scale, the...Read More
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  • Ten Things You Can Learn From Your Children Right Now

    It isn’t really until you are an adult that you truly appreciate childhood. I guess it’s like everything in life, hindsight is 20/20. Childhood moves quickly and you suddenly find yourself trying to navigate the waters of adulthood. The...

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  • 5 Different Ways to Ask the Same Annoying Question!

    “Do you have a boyfriend?” For single people, this is the dreaded question from people you haven’t seen in a while; your nail tech, your grandmother and pretty much everyone else that you speak to on the planet…The Straight Shooter ...

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    Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka - 17 Things I Will Never Judge Another Mother On

    17 Things I Will Never Judge Another Mother On… And One Thing I Will

    1.) Whether you breastfeed your six-year-old 2.) Or never breastfed at all because formula just seems less gross than attaching a minature person to your boob 3.) What your baby’s hair looks like (looking at you Beyonce) 4.) Whether you...Read More
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    Dear Supernanny

    Dear Jo,

    Can I call you Jo? I don’t have to call you Supernanny do I?

    Jo, have you forsaken me? READ MORE

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  • Date Night: Italian White Bean and Tuna Salad

    First, let me admit something. When I decided to call this a “Date Night” salad, I was being sarcastic. Kind of. You see, I have this rule about eating garlic and onions, especially raw garlic and onions. That rule is: only eat it with ...

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  • Amazing Portraits of Four Sisters Taken Over Forty Years

    We’ve all seen the photo albums of someone documenting themselves over a period of time, but these four sisters documented something more important than their change in appearance. It’s the evolution of the sisters and the way they inte...

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    Are You One of The People Who Uses This Saying?

    There is a saying that I have heard many times over my teaching career; I am sad to admit, I used to say it. READ MORE

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  • Mr. Peabody & Sherman + Giveaway!

    Almost four weeks ago, the ladies at What the Flicka? sent me to Universal City for a blogger’s prescreening of the animated film Mr. Peabody & Sherman, which comes to theaters on March 7th. Directed by Rob Minkoff, this film takes sc...

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