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4 Parent-Teacher Conference Mistakes to Avoid

It's easy to make rookie mistakes during your parent-teacher conference, but follow these simple rules and you'll have an easier school year.
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Letter to My Daughter on her First Day of High School

Dear Daughter, Tomorrow you start high school and I couldn't be more excited for you. There are a few things I'd like to share with you before you go...

Bedtime for Crazy Pants: How We Turned Bedtime from Chaos to Calm

Bedtime at my house is bedlam. Every night plays out the same: things go flying, the shrieks get louder. Boys go crazy, Mom goes bonkers.

#RealMomGiftGuide Back-to-School Mom Hacks

I know that back-to-school pure hell for some. I do have a few things up my sleeve ready for when I need a "save me" product.

Preparing for Your First College Drop Off

As college drop-off day approaches, you and your teens are likely to wrestle with a wide range of emotions. Remember to breathe.

How To Deal With Teenagers when they lie, and keep lying

I catch him lying, he knows he’s lying, he knows I know he’s lying…and he lies anyway.

Getting First Day Ready for Back to School

If you could use some help getting started on the right foot this school year Understood.org is also offering a free First Day Ready Guide to help.

Potty Training: When It Feels Like it Will Never End

When we started our potty training journey with my son, I thought that starting early, well before kindergarten was a good idea...

Avoid the Summer Slide: Sneak in Some Learning!

It's summer, time for a break and a recharge, but summer can be hard for parents—kids are home and want to be entertained. How do you avoid the dreaded summer slide?

Forget the Spa, Adventure is my Self Care

For me to really fill my cup, I have to seek out an adventure that pushes me to my physical limits and makes me weak in the knees.