Last night, I did something I rarely do—I sat down and watched three full hours of television. I tuned in to the first airing of MAKERS a documentary about the “women who make America,” a joint production between PBS and AOL. It was so fascinating to me to see stories about so many firsts for women: the first woman to […]
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Cats love my husband. I really have no idea why. But if he finds himself in a cat household, sitting in one place for any length of time, invariably a cat will leap into his lap. Last week we had dinner with friends who have two cats; let’s call them Ray and Petey. After dinner we repaired to the living […]
In our soon-to-be-released April issue, we’ll be sharing some sage advice from Brené Brown, research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work and the author of Daring Greatly. A couple of years ago, she gave a TEDx Talk on vulnerability, and we think it’s still worth watching. What do you think of her advice? Tell us in […]
As Kristin announced earlier this week, Real Simple launched a powerful online forum with All You, Health, and Essence magazines that simply asks: What 1 simple change would you make to help keep our kids safe in the wake of the Newtown tragedy. We want to hear from you (submit your #1simplechange)! We also reached out to incredible voices in the […]
Thanks to the frigid cold weather, your kids have been cooped up indoors day and night, and their toys are getting more use than usual. If your son or daughter has been toting around a teddy bear or stuffed elephant that was once white and fluffy, and is now brown, matted, and torn, here’s how to bring it back to […]
Teach your little ones the importance of charitable giving by creating a jar to store money for charity.