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Trivia: Firstborn is Number One

Good news for all of the eldest children out there: A new study reported by The Guardian appears to show that if you’re the firstborn child in your family and female, you are statistically more likely to be the most ambitious and well-qualified of your whole clan. As for the magic number between ages for kids, the study found that […]

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Bookmark This Blog: Reasons My Son is Crying

As awful as it can be when your kid is throwing a fit, turns out, when other people’s kids are having a meltdown, it’s actually pretty funny. Reasons My Son is Crying posts parents’ photos of their children mid-tantrum, along with the hilariously trivial reason for each blowup (presented deadpan). Our favorite post: The sobbing toddler above, captioned, “I broke […]

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Open Letter to Coaches Everywhere from a Busy Working Mom

Dear _________ Coach, First, thank you for coaching my son’s ________ team. I have never been a coach myself, but imagine the job involves long hours, recalcitrant/sleepy/hormonal/dim-witted kids and weather that is too cold/hot/rainy/windy to make your ________ team as effective as it can be. And the parents! Let me just say we mean well. And when we are making […]

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A Surefire Way to Stay Accountable

You *know* you ought to take the stairs instead of the elevator and floss every night… and yet, sometimes not doing those good-for-you extra steps is all the more tempting. If you’re a parent and trying to hold yourself accountable to small goals, try this tip from reader Rachel R.S.: Enlist your kids. When we asked our Facebook fans for […]

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On Body Image

Show of hands: Who has struggled with their body image? Okay, put your hands down (I’m lowering mine). Now, who has finally grown secure in her own skin only to have her pre-teen or teenage daughter begin to question things like why she doesn’t look as thin as so-and-so and why her thighs are so “blarby”? Okay, put your hands […]

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Cute DIY Valentines

Have you seen our DIY Pixy Stix hearts? Here’s a quick refresher for you: Imagine our delight when reader Loni R. tagged us in this post on Instagram!: Have you made something or used an idea you saw in Real Simple or on realsimple.com? If so, share it on Instagram or Twitter, and be sure to tag us in it—we love sharing […]

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When Your Own Family Hates Your Cooking

There is a new, sad little pattern that happens almost nightly in my household and it goes like this: Me: “Time for dinner!” Kids thunder down the stairs. 15-year-old: “What’s for dinner?” Six-year-old: “What’s for dinner?” Me: “Blah blah*“ 15-year-old: “Ugh.” Six-yearold (whining): “I hate blah blah.“ 15-year-old: “Can I make myself an omelet?” Six-year-old: “Me too?” Me: Silent, head in […]

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Get Real on the Internet, Day 2: Kids and Pets Photos

Welcome to Day 2 of Get Real on the Internet Week! New to the campaign? Get the details here. Sure, cute pictures of your angelic kids and pets are always crowd-pleasers on social media. But today, we dared readers on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram this twist on the typical posts: Day 2: Does your kid (or your pet) do anything that drives you up […]

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Don’t Throw Away Greeting Cards

If you were inundated by season’s greetings, don’t toss them. As you purge your home of all things holiday, set aside any old greeting cards to sent to St. Jude’s Ranch for Children.

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Bedding for Toddlers to Teens from Remodelista.com

I’ve been on a mission to transform my son’s room in to a “big boy room” before our next child is born in late January. And, to be perfectly honest, needing the crib for baby #2 is the main impetus for this transition. I’ve really enjoyed the project because I never got around to decorating a nursery for our son. […]

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