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Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka - Lost and Found: The Spirit of Santa Claus

Lost and Found: The Spirit of Santa Claus

Once upon a time, Santa, the man, was revered in my household. My oldest son absolutely loved him. When he was five, he told me he actually wanted to be Santa when he grew up. Our youngest son lit up...Read More
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  • Handling “I’m Bored!”

    There are two words that I currently hate more than most.  I would happily take a handful of crude potty words or even a few of the milder swear words instead of … I’m bored! Ugh! I don’t know if it is the sight of him standing among...

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    Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka? - Stop Pressing The Snooze Button
    Jennifer Taormina

    Stop Pressing The Snooze Button

    We all have a story…this is just the first chapter of mine.

    In the fall of 2011, I hit a wall. I’ll call this wall “The Big Kahuna,” because it wasn’t made of Velcro. It was made of the most heavy-duty super glue I could have ever imagined, and I couldn’t bounce back because I was glued on tightly – that damn adhesive got me, and I didn’t know what to do or where to go, because I didn’t want to allow myself to be weak.

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  • Two Random Parenting Fails

    I think we’re good parents most of them time, great parents some of the time. But other times, we just suck. Here are two examples of our less than shining moments in parenthood. Keepin’ it real....

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  • RECIPES: Grilled Cocktails

    How’s a grilled vodka lemonade sound? What about a grilled peach bellini? Well, if you’re at all sane you’re probably ready for the recipes right about now:...

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    Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka? - Gobble Gobbler
    Marcia Kester Doyle

    Gobble Gobbler

    Thanksgiving is my favorite time of the year. The stress of Christmas shopping hasn’t begun yet—no standing in line at 3:00a.m. for dolls that burp, hiccup and pee in their pants. I get enough of that at home. No maxing out credit cards that suck the life out of my finances and take the majority of my adult life to pay off. No blinking lights synchronized to hip-hop Christmas music or re-gifting of moldy fruit cakes from 2009. Does anyone actually eat those things? READ MORE

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  • Period Piece

    Ladies, we all know how much “that time of the month” sucks. We’re tired, we’re moody, we’re hungry for everything covered in chocolate, and sometimes we just want to curl up in a ball and cry!...

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  • 4 Things We Learned From Friends With Kids

    Every so often, a movie comes along that moves us to tears and makes us reevaluate who we are as a woman, a parent, and a lover. Friends With Kids is not that movie. We did laugh though. And then laughed some more. And then swooned over Chr...

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    Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka? - Expressing Gratitude
    Susan Long

    Expressing Gratitude

    There are a few more gray hairs on my head today and I have earned every one of them. I went through a harrowing experience and now, as Thanksgiving is fast approaching, I am expressing gratitude that my daughter and I are safe. READ MORE

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  • Half the Sky – Women Still Aren’t Equal

    A male friend recently told me I sound like I hate men. As the wife of a Marine and mother to two teenage sons, I am far from a man-hater. When I pressed this friend for details, he said, “You always post things on Facebook about female e...

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    Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka? - My Handbag, Myself
    Lois Alter Mark

    My Handbag, Myself

    The other night, as we were getting ready to go out, my husband asked me once again if I really needed everything in my purse – a word I use loosely since the bag I carry is closer in size to a small suitcase than to a dainty little handbag. Because my 50-year-old hormones were raging, rather than simply saying, “Yes, honey, I do,” I proceeded to dump the contents to show him exactly what I was toting around with me. READ MORE

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  • Hump Day Cocktail: Limoncello Martini

    I have two words for you: Limoncello Martini. Holla! (I can’t pull off “Holla” in real life, so I thought I’d try it in print.) Over Memorial Day weekend, I went out to dinner with my partner-in-crime, Donna. We tried this l...

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  • The Ten Rules of Parenting

    Tonight as I was making dinner I could hear my children laughing in one of their bedrooms. They were playing and having fun and most importantly staying out of my hair while I made dinner. I decided to go see what they were up to and as I w...

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    Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka? - We Are "The Capitol"
    Laura Diamond

    Kids, We Are “The Capitol”

    When The Hunger Games: Catching Fire alights on movie screens this weekend, I’ll be lining up with my tween sons to see it. Rather than worry that it is too violent, I’ll use it to talk about the real life violence it symbolizes off-screen – in the Congo, in China, and in America. I will confess with not a little shame, “Guys, we are The Capitol.” READ MORE

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  • The Lunch Box Taco

    My children are deep into the school year, and so my quest for great lunch ideas continues. But before we get into our ideas, and hopefully hear yours, let’s put this whole school lunch thing into perspective. I, like a lot of Moms, spend...

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