Kids & Parenting

How to Love the Hard-to-Love People in Your Life

You know who they are. The needy friend. The bothersome great-aunt. Teenagers (yours sometimes, everyone else’s all the time). These aren’t people you can cut out of your life. So how do you foster some affection for trying people? Start with these strategies.

How Busy Moms Can Save Time

The best time-saving tips, from quick dinner recipes to ingenious beauty shortcuts.

10 Dinnertime Conversation Starters

Tired of the monosyllabic grunts? The silent pea-pushing? Spin this handy cutout wheel for a question guaranteed to perk up your table talk.

6 Snow Day Accessories

Scooters, sleds, shoes, and more: these toys will make your next snow day fly by.

How to Recover From Emotional Exhaustion

A big fight. Or a day of parenting fails. Or maybe (yay!) an engagement. No matter the high or low from the day before, it can be hard to wake up and carry on as usual. So don’t. Here is some expert advice on how to react, restart, or return to earth after an emotional event. Ready? Let’s rise—and shine.

Nate Berkus’s First-Ever Nursery Collection Is Here

The interior designer (and dad to toddler Poppy) has designed a nursery and layette collection for Target, which debuts on January 8 in select stores and online. Of course, it’s full of adorable and whimsical items that you probably won't mind keeping when your baby grows up.

The Most Popular Baby Names from Around the World

Though these names are the most common for newborns in other countries, they’re sure to stand out here in the U.S.

The 4 Reasons I Absolutely Dread Halloween

Every year Real Simple’s editor-in-chief feels tricked into enjoying a holiday that has never been a treat.

Here’s How Pregnancy Changes Your Brain to Make You a Better Mom

Women lose gray matter in certain areas when they’re expecting, and that may help them be more attuned to their babies, researchers say.

5 Old-School TV Shows Your Kids Will Want to Binge-Watch

These are the blast-from-the-past picks Real Simple editors swear by.