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Healthy Snacking

Getting Real With Shadra Bruce From fruit snacks and juices to crackers and cookies, there are a lot of snack choices in the grocery store isles. If your…

Play Dates for Adults

Getting Real With Shadra Bruce It’s all too easy to get wrapped up in the social life of your child. Even when you do spend time interacting with…

Blood Doesn’t Equal Family

Getting Real with Shadra Bruce Think of the first five people that you would call in an emergency. Are they blood relatives? If they’re not, do you consider…

Stepparenting

Traditions Aren’t Just for Holidays

Every family has their own traditions, especially on the holidays. Hot chocolate on Christmas eve,…

Stepmoms: Just Be There with an Open Heart

Getting Real With Shadra Bruce It was heartbreaking for me watching our older kids wait…

Mom is Just a Title

Getting Real with Shadra Bruce I started seriously dating Dave when Derek was 11 and…

The “Wicked” Stepparent: Don’t Take it Personally

Getting Real with Shadra Bruce Blending a family is no easy task. As much as…

Stepparenting Is Parenting without Preparation

Getting Real With Shadra Bruce When you have a baby, you have 9 months or…

Stepparenting – Resources to Help You

    Getting Real With Shadra Bruce No matter where you are on the journey…

Raising Healthy Kids

Time-Out Doesn’t Work: Now What?

Getting Real With Shadra Bruce Your child has earned time in the corner again, like every child is bound to do. Problem is, your child doesn’t quite mind…

Breed Curiosity and Adventure in Your Kids

Everyone has their comfort zone, no matter the age. We all have a preferred activity or lifestyle, and it is hard to stray into the unknown. But we…

Discover the Why Behind Your Child’s Behavior

Getting Real With Shadra Bruce Children of all ages engage in irritating behaviors that are likely to drive you crazy. Sometimes, it seems like it is wired into…

Are Video Games Corrupting Your Child?

Getting Real With Shadra Bruce Violent video games are always getting the blame for the destruction of today’s innocent youth. Yes, it must be the violent video games…

Work at Home

Choose YOUR Path

Getting Real with Shadra Bruce Dave and I both quit our corporate jobs years ago and exchanged our office spaces for…

The Benefits of Working at Home for Moms

As someone who has truly profited (both financially and emotionally) from being a work-from-home mom for the last seven years, it…

Working from Home Is Hard but Rewarding Work

Getting Real With Shadra Bruce When I said goodbye to my “atrocious boss” and decided to work from home almost 10…

Fire Your Boss and Work from Home

Getting Real With Shadra Bruce When you’re raising kids, your priority as moms and dads is to make sure you provide…

Chris Crossing

Eternity with One Eye

View from the Dragonfly’s Back MomsGetReal Soul Feeder Chris Wilcox I love the new trend towards “real” in advertising. Dove’s Real Beauty campaign, Cameron Russell’s vulnerable TED…

Work at Home

Choose YOUR Path

Getting Real with Shadra Bruce Dave and I both quit our corporate jobs years ago and exchanged our office spaces for classrooms. We went back to school…

Creating Balance

Play Dates for Adults

Getting Real With Shadra Bruce It’s all too easy to get wrapped up in the social life of your child. Even when you do spend time interacting…

Exercise Series

Fitness Partners Improve Workouts

Getting Real With Shadra Bruce When Dave and I moved to Utah, the one thing we decided to get rid of that was a big sacrifice was…

Frugal Living

5o Ways to Declutter Your Life

Over the last several years, Dave and I have been focusing on simplifying our lives. From not buying stuff just to buy it to using what we…

Kid Safety

iParentTV Helps Parents Stay a Step Ahead of Tech

-SPONSORED- One lucky MomsGetReal reader will win a one-year subscription ($49) to iparent.tv! The subscription includes a password and login to the site and access to articles,…

On Motherhood

Special Needs vs. Exceptional

Getting Real With Shadra Bruce There is a lot of fuss concerning the politically correct terms for individuals with disabilities. Not so long ago the term “mentally…