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.

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Committing to Myself: I’m Going To Lose Weight

I’m fat. I hate it and sometimes I hate my body. But I’m done feeling this way. I'm committing to myself. I'm going to lose weight.

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Are Childless Aunties Getting a Bad Rap?

Aunts are the first ones moms blame for buying noisy gifts and filling the kids with sugar before swanning off to their child-free life and leaving mom to deal with the consequences. But are...

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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...

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Vail is the Perfect Summer Destination with Your Teen

On a hosted mother-daughter trip to Vail, I quickly realized that Vail is the perfect summer destination for families with teens.

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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?

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How to Parent When You Have Hearing Loss

I sound like a broken record, even to myself. But I have no alternative. I have hearing loss. I need to teach my children how to speak so I can hear them.

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.

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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!

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Fun Ways to Keep Your Kids Cool This Summer

Water is seriously magical. All you need is a bucket of water, a pool, water gun, or a sprinkler to make your child and her friends happy and engaged.

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