"I am hooked. All of the families chosen for the program — no matter how squared away some may seem to be — all need a little tweaking. And while watching the chaos unfold was what initially got me watching, I have stuck around because it is truly captivating to see how other people parent and run their households. It’s actually turning out to be slightly informative."

Dehydration occurs when the body does not receive as much water as it needs. Without enough water, the body is unable to function properly. Depending on how much fluid is missing from the body, dehydration can range from mild to severe.

"During the last seven years that I’ve lived with a toddler or preschooler, I’ve learned to pick your battles and that the truth isn’t always the best for your sanity. Here are a few fibs I’ve told my 3-year-old lately. And you know what? I don’t even feel bad about it."

"As parents, it can be all too tempting to try and plan something for every day of our kids’ summer vacations. There are far more summer activities available to kids and families than there were in my childhood. It’s possible to have kids booked almost every day of the break. I encourage you to resist that temptation. Make it your goal to hear the phrase “I’m bored” at least three times this summer."