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A Month Of “Letting Go”

With the end of April comes the end of our month-long discussion of Letting Go. What The Flicka contributors shared their own “Letting Go” stories, from ending relationships to sending kids to college to giving up the war on bedtime....Read More
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  • Erin K Moffat

    RIE-SPECT: MAMA CAN YOU HEAR ME? PART II

    When I was in my early 20’s I was in a beauty pageant – or scholarship program, if you will. My platform was promoting self-esteem in today’s youth. When it was time for the Q&A portion of the pageant, they asked me a question tha...

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  • Deva Dalporto

    Yes, My Kid Is Tiny. STFU!

    If one more person tells me what to feed my kid I’m going to lose it....

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    Felicity Huffman

    Overcoming Obstacles: The Icing On The Cake

    Brought to you by Cake, starring Jennifer Aniston and Felicity Huffman, now on Blu-ray and DVD

    I can’t seem to get my daughters to go to sleep at a decent hour. Around 9:30 the unraveling starts, by 10 the shouting begins, and by 10:30 the crying is in full force. By the way, I am the one unraveling, shouting and crying.

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  • Ashlen "the Kidspert" Sheaffer

    What If Parents Followed Through On All Those False Threats They Use To Motivate Their Kids?

    I’m queen of empty threats with my kids. “Eat your dinner or I’ll never feed you again.” “Get ready or I’ll leave you here by yourself.” “Stop or we’ll leave the store.” Experts say empty threats arenR...

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    Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka - Losing A Child

    Losing A Child

    A little over a week ago, an a cool blustery fall day, my family loaded into our minivan, and drove in silence. Well, as much silence as is possible when you have a three-year-old and nearly two-year-old in the back...Read More
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    Watch This Whoopie Cushion Elicit The Best Baby Laugh Ever

    It must be great to be so amused by the little things in life!...

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  • Carrie Wible

    Wow, There Really IS An App For That: 5 Apps I Discovered When I Caved And Bought An iPhone

    So, I have decided to get with the 20th century and get me an iPhone. (wait, what? It’s the 21st century? Man, it’s worse than I thought!) ...

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    Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka - Holding On While Letting Go
    Karen

    Holding On While Letting Go

    Holding on and letting go. Two completely different concepts, right? But right now I find myself trying to balance them both.

    I have two boys, teenagers at this point. One is a freshman in college. The other is a senior in high school. I’m not sure how this all happened, I just know that old cliché “time flies” is a cliché for a reason. READ MORE

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  • Susan Long

    A Year Of Lasts And Letting Go

    Since I became a mother, life has been a series of firsts. I have photo albums filled with those memories of the milestones my children have met. This year has been different. This has been a year of lasts. My oldest daughter is a senior, s...

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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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    Leah Vidal

    I Said Goodbye To An Old Love Today

    I said goodbye to an old love today. My heart squeezes in my chest every time I allow myself to think about it. The pain is still fresh and the memories hit me uninvited as they slam into my unsuspecting mind and pin me down, holding me hostage until I have to catch my breath and take the journey. It wasn’t all heartbreak and these glimpses of what it once was often bring a bittersweet smile with them though I fight the pull with every tiny movement of the over twenty muscles it takes to smile, or so they say. READ MORE

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    See The Amazing Moment A Woman Who Was Born Deaf Hears For The First Time

    We can imagine that after 40 years of silence, being able to finally hear might be pretty overwhelming....

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    Not A Fan Of Wookies

    How NOT to introduce your child to star wars....

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    Letting Go Of My Youth

    Before I became a parent, I never really thought about how much motherhood would involve letting go. I, like many parents, was focused on what I would gain: a daughter. Still, I knew things would change. I knew I’d have...Read More
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  • Sarah Rudell Beach

    of Toddlers and Tyrants: The Anatomy of Tantrums

    “PUT IT IN THE GARBAGE!” “PUT IT IN THE GARBAGE!” “PUT IT IN THE GARBAGE!” {Yell at the highest volume possible, repeat for four straight minutes, include tears, wails, and kicking, and insert strange guttural vocalizations at r...

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  • Beth Markley

    Want To See Something REALLY Scary?

    I don’t think I’m ever one to second-guess other parents … until Halloween. On All Hallows Eve, I transform into Judge Judge-y McJudgerson. I am that mom. The one who cuts her kids off from trick-or-treating about the time they’re e...

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