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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?

Confession: I Don’t Want to be Mommy

Right now, today: I don’t want to be Mommy. I want this season to pass. I want to wake up on the other side of their childhood.
A Summer Bucket List for Mom

A Summer Bucket List for Mom

Every summer I vow to make a summer bucket list with my family. I decided to draw up a bucket list that only a mom could truly appreciate.

No Underwater Piano for My Kid

Underscheduled? My daughter looks at hobbies like a buffet—today she is on another ballet kick, last month it was pottery. She can't pick just one.

10 Tips for Taming the Homework Monster

As a parent, I struggled with whether I helped too much with homework, nagged too much or was being naïve in taking their word when they didn't have any.

Summer Vacation Can’t Come Soon Enough

Summer vacation is right around the corner and I've survived another school year. Only 20 days remain and I've got this.

What To Do When The Summer Blahs Hit

RealityMoms is nothing if not proactive, so we asked our moms what their favorite inexpensive go-tos are when the summer boredom hits.

Should My Child Swim Alone?

When can I let my child swim alone? It's not a simple yes or no answer. There are some things that have to be considered.