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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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  • RECIPE: Creamy Margarita Popsicles

    I saw this recipe on Pinterest the other night and just had to try it. I did a taste test or three for you and these are so good. Sure, making a margarita drink is much faster but these are worth the wait....

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  • White Lies, Bluffs, and One Direction

    Remember the day when your kids were little and you could throw out little bluffs to them? You know the ones… “you keep your room clean for 2 weeks and you can get that puppy” or “if you don’t hit your brother the entire day, you ...

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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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  • “I’m So Cranky” Mom Parody of “Fancy”

    There’s a lot of crankiness in my house. Whining, complaining, tantrum throwing … and that’s just from the adults. When the kids get in on it, forgettaboutit, it’s misery central over here....

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    Irish Coffee, Perfect Ponchos, And A Change of Life

    I’m going through a change of life. Not THE change of life, but I’m definitely in the throes of a major life change.

    With the last of our four children leaving for college next year, the obvious change is that we won’t need all this space any longer. The five-bedroom house is already too breezy, too quiet. But as I ready myself for the move to a smaller place, I’m feeling a definite shift happening within.

    I’m buying ponchos.

    And flowy tops.

    Drinking Irish coffee and checking out condos “in town.” READ MORE

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  • 37 Easy DIY No-Carve Pumpkin Ideas

    No need to wield a giant knife, risking injury to yourself and others. These no-carve pumpkin ideas will help your pumpkins last longer, too!...

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  • So Long, It’s Been Good To Know You.

    I’m a good mother. I’m not a perfect mother. I could easily fill up 100 pages with mistakes I made just this weekend. But unlike the deep bouts of doubt I once had over whether I was a good actor or singer, or the doubts I can have toda...

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    Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka - You Can't Always Get What You Want

    You Can’t Always Get What You Want

    I’ve spent the last 45 days, give or take, complaining. Bitching. Griping. Moping. In a serious wave of funk. And it’s time to stop. Since my friends are far too kind to tell me to “Get over yourself, you idiot,”...Read More
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  • 5 Ways To Celebrate Mother’s Day

    My family has a Mother’s Day tradition that I dearly love and look forward to every year. Each year, we collectively gather at a Mexican restaurant for dinner. And each year, I feel pretty bad for the staff after we’ve gone. Our group h...

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  • Modern Mothers: Mommy Bloggers InfoGraphic

    Check out this infographic on "Mommy" Bloggers commissioned by H&R Block. According to the infographic, Mom Bloggers are "women who have at least one child in their household and have read or contributed to a blog in the past 30 days." That...

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    Accidental Vagina

    My daughter had a great idea: she wanted to start a book club! She decided the first book would be Junie B. Jones, 1st Grader: Aloha-ha-ha, perfect book to read the summer before heading into 1st grade.

    I printed a list of discussion questions, planned on rainbow kebabs and Hawaiian-themed crafts, and at the center of the shindig… there would be a cake. A glorious volcano cake. How difficult could that be? I’d simply use the Wonder Mold we already owned— you know, the one you use to make the dress and stick the doll torso in the top? Only we’d stick sparklers in the top, frost it with chocolate, get some molten lava flowing down its sides and boom, done. Right? READ MORE

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  • Cat Puke, Crisis And Honesty

    I’m going to post a photo of cat puke as my Facebook status or maybe just my broken air conditioner. I’m tired of the parade of adorable smiling children, close ups of flowers and panoramic shots of mountains and oceans at sunset. I’v...

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  • Live The Life You’ve Always Imagined

    What The Flicka presents: Summer Book Club. Join us each week as we read through the Fifth Avenue Trilogy from Harlequin! We all have a story. Some of our stories glisten with love, optimism, and support. For others, the pages are worn and ...

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