I was at my breaking point. Thank you for coming into our lives when I needed it most. Brianna S. Mother of 3 under 3

I cannot say enough positive things about the impact on my parenting. I feel so much more connected to my 3 year old. Sarah B. Mother of 2

I admittedly have rolled my eyes at parents who sound like they are using self-help books to manage their children’s behavior. This felt like real information that will work in the real world for real improvement for me and my family. Brian S. Father of 2

You help us provide free programs and services—–classes, workshops, parenting groups, coaching sessions, resources, and mentorship—to families from every walk of life.

You help us equip parents with practical and powerful tools to strengthen their family and improve their relationship with their child.

You help us be a proactive resource in our community aimed at preventing child abuse as well as both the short and long-term effects of a poor parent-child relationship—including anxiety, aggression, mental illness, addiction, depression, etc.

You help us make a positive difference in our homes, schools, community, and world by helping us in our mission to support parents!


  1. MAKE A DONATION–Any amount is appreciated and put towards our FREE programs and services for families.  You can also choose to sponsor one (1) family for $50, Sponsor two (2) families for $100, or Sponsor our Healthy Families Scholarship Program where families in need receive 6 free coaching sessions by making a donation of $300 or more. Make a tax deductible donation online here. Or mail a check to:
    • Real Life Families
    • P.O. Box 88
    • Savoy, IL 61874
  2. DONATE YOUR STUFF–Drop off any good-condition baby or kid items to All Things Kids, Inc.2710 N Mattis Ave A, Champaign, IL 61822 and let them know you want your items to go to the Real Life Families account.
  3. SHOP ON AMAZON SMILE–Every time you make a purchase through amazonsmile.com, you will make a family smile by supporting our mission to strengthen them.  Sign up in 5 easy steps…
    1. Visit smile.amazon.com
    2. Sign in to your Amazon.com account.
    3. Search for the charity of your choice.
    4. Choose Real Life Families.
    5. Start shopping on amazonsmile.com every time!

Real Life families is a 501c3 non-profit organization.