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How to Talk to Your Child About Death

What do you do when there is a death that directly impacts your child? A person or a pet that is physically part of their life?

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.
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10 Ways My Expensive Arts Degree Prepared Me for Parenthood

My expensive arts degree from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts was money well spent - I learned a whole lot of stuff that helps me be an awesome mom.

Summer Survival Guide: Beach and Boardwalk

RealityMom Joey Fortman has found the best beach toys to make your trip to the beach or boardwalk a little more enjoyable with little ones!

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.

How One Conversation With My Mom Shaped My Parenting

There is a popular adage that says, “Never judge someone by the opinion of others.” While my mom didn’t say these exact words, I can still remember the conversation when she imparted this wisdom.

Sometimes You Can’t Walk It Off

I stepped funny before school drop off—I was probably doing and thinking of a thousand different things at the time, in that way that anyone who has ever gotten a kid off to school is fully familiar with—and felt a pop.

Summer Survival Guide: Backyard Toys

RealityMom Joey Fortman does a review of the perfect summer kids products that you need to enjoy with the kids for backyard survival this year!

You’re Body Shaming Chrissy Teigen? Give Your Head A Shake.

Last week, supermodel Chrissy Teigen was photographed with husband John Legend in the background, and he appears to be cringing.

Parenting is Not an Innate Ability

Parenting is not an innate ability. It does not live in all of us and then magically presents itself the day our children are born.