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Show Us Your Family Photos!

Hi everyone! In case you haven’t seen it, our annual issue of Real Simple Family is out on newsstands (and available for download). And we want your help illustrating one of the stories on RealSimple.com. For our story on tips for taking a better family photo, we want to showcase family photos from our readers that exemplify those tricks. To […]

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Got a Picky Eater in the House?

Does your son eat only white foods? Have a daughter who treats vegetables as a villain? Are you tired of preparing healthy meals that  your kids won’t eat? Share your picky eater dilemmas with Real Simple! Elizabeth Pantley, best-selling author of The No-Cry Picky Eater Solution, will select some stories and offer her expert advice and tips on how to […]

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Build a Blanket Fort

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvmgTzgi4us&feature=player_embedded What do you need for a super-secret hideaway?  A stack of sheets, a pile of pillows, some clothespins–and a bunch of really creative kids. Watch this stop-motion video of fort-building in action. See more blanket forts built by Real Simple.

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Shot@Life Blog Carnival Winner: Ilina Ewen of Dirt & Noise

As the media partner of Shot@Life, Real Simple is proud to share the winner of Shot@Life’s Blog Carnival. The Blog Carnival, which happened last week, invited bloggers to share memories and milestones from childhood, in conjunction with information about Shot@Life and their mission to give every child access to vaccinations. Enjoy the winning post! A Tale of Immigration and Immunization by […]

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What’s Appropriate to Wear to Work?

Our fashion department is working on bringing you some great clothing that you can wear to the office in an upcoming issue, but we want to know what kinds of clothing is okay to wear where you work. Help us out and help shape the story by checking off the items in the list below that you can/would wear to […]

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What Will You Delegate?

Do you spend most of your days tackling to-dos? Want to become more efficient–or learn how to pass the buck? Sign up for our two-week boot camp, and we’ll give you smart strategies and simple tips for getting your kids, partner, and friends to pitch in. What is the one thing you’d delegate? Vote below and tell us anything that […]

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Slow-Cooker Orange Honey Tilapia from A Year of Slow Cooking

Before I began using my slow-cooker daily, I pretty much thought of it as a glorified pot roast machine. Don’t get me wrong—the slow-cooker makes a fantastic pot roast, but it also makes a deliciously moist, steamed fish. With little-to-no cleanup. And it doesn’t stink up the kitchen. Score! Orange Honey Tilapia serves 4 4 tilapia filets (frozen is just […]

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Slow-Cooker Spiced Coconut & Almond Rice Pudding from With Style and Grace

Entrees and soups aren’t the only things you can make in your slow-cooker. Take a look at this recipe from Lisa, who shares gluten-free recipes and entertaining ideas on her blog With Style and Grace.     Slow-Cooker Spiced Coconut & Almond Rice Pudding Serves 4-5 Ingredients 1/2 cup basmati rice 1 can light coconut milk 1 cup almond milk […]

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Slow-Cooker French Dip Sandwiches from Simply Scratch

There really isn’t anything you can’t prepare in a slow-cooker. From spoon bread to zucchini lasagna, when you’re using a slow-cooker you get to just set it and forget it. My all-time favorite recipe to make in my slow cooker is French Dip Sandwiches. There’s minimal prep work and the end result tastes as if you slaved over the stove, […]

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21 Days of Healthy Eating—Complete!

Well, my 21 days are up as of today. And I’m happy to say that over the last three weeks of really focusing on my eating habits, I have made some happy changes, some telling realizations, and some real progress. The happy changes -I’m sticking to a food structure. -I’m pushing my breakfast a little later, which I have found […]

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