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This generous #RealityMom or #RealityDad has shared their wisdom with us.

The Reason Grief Feels Eternal

Your wound is the entry point of the loss. It is agonizingly long in the beginning and then, before you know it, twenty-seven years have passed.

She Was More than A Friend…She Was My Soul Sister

Four years ago, I spent a very rainy Friday afternoon in a temple sitting with other mourners as I listened to a rabbi say beautiful things about a friend I knew…

How Do I Manage an Emotionally Unavailable Husband?

My partner is amazing. He's a great human. A wonderful father, an amazing provider, and a good person. But he's also emotionally unavailable.

Listen to Me Anyway

I remembered that Isla’s still three years old. And so, I met her where she was. "Listen to me anyway," I said. "Because I’m your mother."

We Asked #RealityMoms: What About Allowance?

We asked our #RealityMoms writers how they approach allowance in their houses—and not surprisingly, they each had a different answer.

Parenting Leaves a Big Knot in Your Throat

I've come to realize parenthood means constantly having a knot in your throat. It starts at birth and recurs again and again as they grow.

What’s On Your Dad’s List?

Don't tell their husbands and fathers, but we asked our Reality Moms what gifts they were considering for the dads in their life this Father's Day.

A New Season of Parenting: Moving to College

If this “Yo-Yo Mom” has learned nothing else in this season of parenting, it’s that the return never lasts long enough. So I plan to relish our time together. I’m going to ignore the...

9 Reasons I Love Having Adult Children

rather than dwell on the growing pains of change in our relationship, I prefer to celebrate the positive side of being a parent to my adult kids. And there are so many reasons why...

13 Reasons You Should Watch 13 Reasons Why

When you watch 13 Reasons Why (it's more detailed and different from the book), it will (hopefully) start a discussion about the tough topics with your teens. Whether they're 13 or 18, they're either...