Kids & Parenting

My Last Year In Office as Mom-in-Chief

A Lame-Duck Mother Assesses Her Tenure

The One Thing Your Kid Needs—and Isn’t Getting

It’s quiet. Plain, simple, boring, vanilla-flavored quiet. How do you help them turn off the noise of their lives? And why is it so crucial? Here’s some sound advice.

5 Yoga Poses for Kids

Who says adults are the only ones that can benefit from a little time on the yoga mat? Susan Verde, author of I Am Yoga ($8,, shares five kid-friendly poses, along with whimsical illustrations excerpted from her book. The moves, which include downward dog and the aptly-named child's pose, are targeted for children between the ages of four and 10.

10 Newborn Gifts That Real Simple Editors Swear By

Celebrate a new bundle of joy with one of these tried-and-true presents.

11 Ways to Bust Boredom and Keep Kids Busy During Holiday Travel

Whether you go by plane, train, or automobile, these picks will keep unruly passengers (from baby to tween) blissfully occupied.

Teacher Gifts That Teachers Actually Want

We quizzed a group of educators on what gift they’d most appreciate this season. Give one of their creative ideas to your favorite teacher and you’ll earn a gold star.

Is Being Fair Really That Important?

Stop worrying about each kid getting the same size cookie or an identical number of gifts, because the short answer to the question above is NO. Here's what children really mean when they scream, "That's not fair!" and the response from you that helps them build character.