More Family

How to Help Your Daughter Love Her Body

It’s a daunting task in today’s world—and, sorry, you can’t outsource it. In fact, the most influential person, especially when your kids are young, is you. Time to stop complaining about your thighs.

How the Grinch and Rudolph Helped Me Connect with My Autistic Son

Benj, a child with autism, was aloof and distant. His mother, Priscilla, was desperate to reach him. How did she do it? Call it a holiday miracle.

 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.


Girl meets boy. Boy already has kids. So then what? Sarah Humphreys shares her story of nebulous identity, awkward assimilation, and true love.

6 Twists on Back-to-School Basics

August is winding down, and that means it’s time to start gearing up for class. From pens to planners to backpacks, these study essentials are almost too cool for school.

8 Problem-Solving Products—for Parents!

Got kids at home? These eight little helpers can conquer your daily dilemmas.

6 School Lunch Containers That Make Packing Easier

Make this school year less stressful with items that help you easily organize your child’s lunch.

How to Teach Kids About Money at Every Age

Whether your kids are 4 or 14 these tools will help them think like an investor.

The Truth Is I Never Left You

When her mother called to say that she was selling the family’s ancestral home in Buenos Aires, Didi Gluck thought that a part of her past would be forever lost. What she found was greater than anything that could be confined to four walls.

How Can I Get My Child to Take His Medicine?

Help the medicine go down with these great tricks.