Kids & Parenting

5 Writers on the Powerful Bond Between Dads and Daughters

Reflections on that cozy, complicated, heartwarming, wondrous, one-of-a-kind relationship—in pictures and words.

These Are the Most Popular Baby Names in the U.S.

The Social Security Administration just released their 2015 list.

JetBlue Has a Genius Idea for Dealing With Crying Babies on a Flight

Because we’ve all been there, either as a passenger or as a parent.

8 Social Media Rules Every Parent Needs to Know

Expert tips on etiquette, safety, and keeping the peace at home.

You Might Want to Think Twice About Texting While Playing With Your Baby

It might affect their attention span, according to new research.

You Need to Read This Bedtime Story to Your Daughter

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls takes readers through 100 illustrated stories of strong, creative, powerful women.

Pinterest Is Making It Easier for Moms to Get Parenting Ideas

The social media network has a new feature just for moms.

19 Powerful Books About Motherhood

Real Simple editors and readers weigh in on the books that have moved them most.

How to Talk to Kids About College Costs

According to financial expert Ron Lieber, the author of The Opposite of Spoiled, “you can’t just unload all the information 
at once—kids need time to digest and ask questions.” Here 
is Lieber’s wise advice on revealing the right details at the right time, in four separate conversations over as many years.

The Best Skincare Products for Babies

When it comes to caring for your baby’s skin, hair, and nails, the options can be overwhelming. Here, six standouts that are safe enough for baby, but work so well, you just might start using them, too.

9 Unexpected Lullabies That Will Have Your Child Asleep in No Time

We asked for the non­-traditional lullabies you sing (or used to sing) at night. These soothing tunes are bedtime classics in their own right.

6 Ways to Display Your Kid’s Artwork

Instead of letting your child’s drawings clutter your fridge door or countertops, hang a few artfully and don’t feel guilty about tossing the others.