How Well Does Your Toddler Really Understand Emotions?

New findings explain when children start to comprehend more complex emotions, like pride. 

Family-Reunion Fun

Make the most of your time together with these games and activities.

How to Dye Easter Eggs

Five simple steps for adding a coat of color to those hard-boiled eggs.

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.

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.