#ParentsIRL

Gone are the days of the perfect parent: enter the era of celebrating your ‘mom flaws’. #ParentsIRL is all about what parenthood is REALLY like, because what we once thought of as ‘imperfections’—stretch marks, using dry shampoo—are just proof that you’re living your life as a mindful, loving parent.

Keeping House, IRL

Making a Child Comfortable in Two Homes

It can be tough for kids to get used to the idea of having two places to call home. Here's how to help them make the adjustment.
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5 Ways to Love the House You're In

You don't have to hire an expensive contractor or move houses to start to love your home. Experts share easy ways to embrace the home you're in.
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How to Clean Your House Faster

Use these shortcuts from parents and pros to make your place playdate-presentable without stress.
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I Tried Healing Crystals in My Family Home, Here's What Happened

It may sound woo-woo, but I found out that adding rocks and gems to your life is a seductively simple way to ease stress, harness the power of nature, and connect with your kids.
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The Burnout Epidemic is Disproportionately Affecting Women—Here's What Moms Can Do

If high stress, exhaustion, little-to-no alone time, and difficulty juggling everything on your plate sound familiar, it's quite possible you're experiencing burnout—a condition affecting American moms at epidemic levels.
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The Identity Crisis of the Stay-at-Home Parent When the Kids Go to School

Now that two of my three children are in school full time, I have more time for myself at home. Am I still a stay-at-home dad or something else?
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18 Genius Hacks to Keep Your Home Organized

These tricks, tips, and products will help keep your home tidy and your sanity intact.
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Why Kids Are Moving Out Later and How Parents Can Deal

Wondering when your kid will be ready to move out of your house? It might be later than you think, and there are lots of reasons why.
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5 Ways to Make the Most of Weeknights With Your Kids

If you’re frustrated that you get only a few hours with your kids, try these simple strategies to optimize your moments, and trust that they’re enough.
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More #ParentsIRL

Why I Chose to Have a Child With Down Syndrome

Author and father Chris Kaposy shares why our society needs to have a greater acceptance of children with Down Syndrome in his new book, Choosing Down Syndrome: Ethics and New Prenatal Testing Techniques.​
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Why I Won't Go Off My Psychiatric Medications If I Get Pregnant

Women are often forced to choose: motherhood or mental health. Here, one mother refuses to make that choice for her second pregnancy.