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Preparing for a New Sibling

We asked our #RealityMoms what steps they took when preparing for the arrival of a new sibling.

The Sixth Stage of Grief: Fear that It Will Happen Again

We all know the stages of grief—denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. I’ve been through them...and added a sixth stage—fear.

Ten Things You Need to Know About Motherhood

As new mothers, we all want to know the secret that all the other good moms seem to know. Here are ten tips that will help you, mama.

How I Explained Addiction to My Kids

There were some things in I wasn't prepared to parent through. Having to explain their father's struggles with addiction to my kids was one of those things.

How to Deal with the School Bully

Bullying. The not so last frontier of childhood. Despite the passing of decades, it is one piece of childhood that refuses to go away.

I Want Her To Be Forever Young

The other night, as we sat giggling in my daughter's bed discussing how much fun her birthday party was, I realized this is such a big moment.

There is Nothing Positive About Addiction: It’s a Disease

Before, if someone was talking about addiction in a negative way and I would instantly jump up with statistics and facts. Not any more.

Teens, Tech, and Money: Gaining Control of those Mystery Charges

When they were still bitties, my boys spent $250 on Smurf berries. They had no idea they were spending real money—and neither did we until our credit card statement showed up.

Seven Illustrated Books that Celebrate Immigration

Moving from one country to another can be a hard thing for kids to understand. We've got seven books that celebrate everything that immigration entails.

Letting Go of the “Wish” Daughter I Never Had

Your name is Emily. You are loved. Fiercely. You complete our family, and it is hard to imagine being without you. But you don’t exist. You never did. And you never will.