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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…

Little Heroes

Despite the fact that we work at home, we are not immune to the demands of life when children return from school. Just because we are home doesn’t…

Why Diets Fail

There are many fad diets out there, most targeted specifically at women. Lose 10 pounds in one week, shrink belly fat, and get toned by consuming strange mixtures…

Stepparenting

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…

Adjusting to Life in a Blended Family

Probably one of the more notable challenges of living in a blended family is adjusting…

Raising Healthy Kids

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…

#Balance: Don’t Force Extracurricular Activities on Your Kids

Getting Real With Shadra Bruce Even before your first child is born, you spend time thinking about everything you want them to accomplish: the sports you would like…

Raising Picky Eaters

Getting Real with Shadra Bruce For years Kira would eat nothing for lunch but PB&J sandwiches. Even into her teens, she still hesitated to eat anything that “looked…

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

Yuck it Up: Change the World One Giggle at a Time

Getting Real With Shadra Bruce Get up. Go to work. Sit in traffic. Drive home. Sit in traffic. Go to sleep. Lather, rinse, repeat. For most, this…

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…