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Felicity Huffman's Startup Site Lets Working Moms Be 'Real' About Motherhood

Felicity Huffman's Startup Site Lets Working Moms Be 'Real' About Motherhood
Parenting website What the Flicka is the brainchild of actress Felicity Huffman. / Credit: WhatTheFlicka.com

Despite her popular television role, Felicity Huffman is no desperate housewife. The mother of two leads a busy but fulfilling life balancing motherhood, acting and running her startup website, WhatTheFlicka.com.

What exactly is What the Flicka? On the site's About page, Huffman describes it as a "haven for moms, sisters, women or just about anyone who could use a little pick me up, a little help, or a little company on the road trip of life." The mom-focused community site features articles, personal stories and forums designed to provide a safe space for mothers to share their parenting experiences, and know that they aren't alone.

AOL's "Acting Disruptive" video series highlights celebrity entrepreneurs like Huffman who are solving old problems in new ways. In this installment, Huffman talks to host Max Lugavere about the idea behind What the Flicka. Mothering, she said, can be difficult and guilt-ridden, especially for working moms, but many won't admit to feeling that way for fear of being judged.

"I think what is being disruptive right now with motherhood is saying it out loud," Huffman said. "Anything your experience is, it's okay."

Huffman and Lugavere then drop in on a mommy-and-me yoga class, where the pair asks the participants what they wish they had known about motherhood. One of the mothers discusses the guilt she feels over leaving her children to go to work, which Huffman understands as a working mother herself.

"I need to go to work, and yet I am just racked with guilt all the time," Huffman said.

Learn more about Huffman's take on modern motherhood, and how What the Flicka is helping moms struggling with work-life balance and other parenting issues connect with others who have been through them in this edition of "Acting Disruptive."

Originally published on BusinessNewsDaily.

Nicole Fallon
Nicole Fallon

Nicole Fallon received her Bachelor's degree in Media, Culture and Communication from New York University. She began freelancing for Business News Daily in 2010 and joined the team as a staff writer three years later. She currently serves as the assistant editor. Reach her by email, or follow her on Twitter.