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How to Share the News With Your Kids

As the devastating story of the bombing at the Boston marathon unfolded, I turned on the TV news. Then I realized I have a 2-year-old. I wasn’t sure what kind of images to expect on the screen—something that could potentially scare or scar him, even at this early age. I wish Kid President had a nightly news broadcast. But until he […]

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How to “Kid-Proof” Your Apple Device

If your kid’s like to watch cartoons or play games on your iPad, you’ve probably caught them tapping around in other applications. Thanks to “Guided Access,” a new feature in iOS 6.0, it’s easy to prevent photos from getting deleted or emails from accidentally being sent. Here’s how:

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1 Simple Change: Why Boston’s Mayor Demands a Gun Plan

Gun control legislation hits the Senate floor today, in what many are anticipating to be an emotionally charged debate. We have held our own debate at 1simplechange.com (more than 2,000 readers have submitted their ideas, have you?), and reached out to many notables to get their take on what needs to happen to help keep our kids safe. The responses range […]

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10 Great Kids Books via Entertainment Weekly

Our colleagues over at Entertainment Weekly have put together a list of the 10 Great Kids Books from 2012. To see the full list, click here. Personally, I am so glad to find new book recommendations for my son—I absolutely love Brown Bear and Goodnight Moon, but we desparately need some diversity in our nightly reading line-up. More from RealSimple.com: 4 Lunch Ideas […]

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Leaning In vs. Lying Down: Where Do You Stand?

This week, our managing editor, Kristin van Ogtrop shared her thoughts on Lean In the ubiquitous book by Sheryl Sandberg. Her conclusion? She’d rather stand up straight instead. Read the piece here: http://bit.ly/12amQIG. And here’s how you reacted.

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What Do You Do When Your Dog Hates You?

These pictures are all you need to know about the cruel fate that has befallen our beloved dog this week. That’s right: we got a puppy. I swear it seemed like a good idea at the time. The backstory:  our dog, Uki, is a reject from Guiding Eyes for the Blind (of course, Guiding Eyes prefers the much gentler—if completely […]

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Sheryl Sandberg’s Book: What Do You Think?

If you are a living, breathing, human resident of our fine nation, at this point you can’t escape Sheryl Sandberg and her new book, Lean In. I am less interested in the book itself (which I read, though quickly) than I am in all the conversation around the book.  I really can’t figure out what I think about the whole […]

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Don’t Forget to Spring Forward!

It’s that time of the year again! Time to set your clocks forward one hour before you go to bed tonight for the start of Daylight Savings Time. The bad news: You’re going to lose an hour of sleep, unless you get under the covers earlier than normal. The good news: You’ll still have some daylight left once you leave […]

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A *Good* Story About an Airline

It seems like most of the news (not to mention tweets and facebook status updates) about airlines these days is negative. So, I was happy to read this story about an airline that held a plane for a passenger on his way to see his ill mother before she passed away. The passenger’s first flight was delayed and he would […]

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There’s a Sinkhole in My Head

We’ve all been thinking a lot about sinkholes this week, because of everything that’s happening in Florida, suddenly the sinkhole capital of the world.  And the more I thought about sinkholes, the more I realized that I have sinkholes all over my life. To wit: 1. Sinkhole next to the phone in the kitchen. That’s where the unsigned, green high school athletic […]

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