Marriage & Parenting

How to create a do-it-yourself summer camp for kids

As a family, we brainstormed a list of things that would be good to do each day. Here's what we came up with.

Sherry Young: In the USA, most of us live well, and leaving the USA can make us appreciative

Americans as a whole live well, and leaving the USA can make us appreciative, especially when we render service to others. Read more »

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Linda & Richard Eyre: When it comes to financial decisions, ask yourself, which lasts longer?

When we have a little extra disposable income, what should we spend it on? Everyone’s circumstances are different and unique, but it might do all of us some good to try to think a little... Read more »

14 hours ago

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In the Whirled: The money tree: How we teach our kids about spending

When we make deliberate choices with our resources, we create, either consciously or subconsciously, a family culture. We communicate to our children that certain things are important while others... Read more »

14 hours ago

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Why a big part of a student's college success starts with dad

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Parental investment in children makes a big difference in how well those kids will do in college. And dad's involvement brings unique benefits to the mix, according to family expert Brad Wilcox of... Read more »

20 hours ago

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A birthday party hike to remember

For my son's sixth birthday party, he asked if he could take his friends on our favorite hike. Not wanting to plan a traditional birthday party, this seemed like a great idea — and it was. Read more »

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Joseph Cramer, M.D.: While we are our names, there is a lot more to us

When I was a kid, I always wanted to be a twin. By the time I was old enough to figure it out, it was too late. My mother agreed. Now, I've realized there are 7 million Google results for "Joe... Read more »

April 21, 2014

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5 money issues that can destroy your marriage

Money issues are the top predictor of divorce. Here are some of the main money issues that can hurt your marriage and what you can do to solve them. Read more »

April 18, 2014

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Tips for living: Advice to moms

Author and Time Out for Women presenter Emily Watts offers five tips to mothers to help them avoid becoming overwhelmed. Read more »

April 17, 2014

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Have an irritable toddler? Here's one simple solution

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Two recent studies find that watching too much TV negatively affects toddlers' behavior. Read more »

April 15, 2014

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Amy Choate-Nielsen: Changing names is a generations-old dilemma

Eight years after I got married, I still wonder if I should have changed my name. Read more »

April 15, 2014

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Wright Words: Despite horrific fire, Mormon couple has inspiring message for the world

The Avery family was tested in ways most cannot fathom. On a spring afternoon like any other, Dirk, Naomi and their five children — members of the Hartwood Ward in the Fredericksburg Stake... Read more »

April 15, 2014

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Pro sports becoming more open to paternity leave

When New York Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy was criticized on talk radio for spending three days with his family after the birth of his son, teammates, coaches and opponents leapt to his defense. Read more »

April 14, 2014

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Ask Angela: With so few choices, should I just marry him?

Marriage is about more than love, so should I just marry this guy? Help! Read more »

April 14, 2014

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Why I stopped reading mommy blogs

In all our efforts to glean ideas from other mothers, there’s the potential to lose touch with our own intuition. Read more »

April 14, 2014

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In Our Lovely Deseret: Daughters and mothers encompass one eternal round

The beauty of womanhood is in the faces of 8-year-olds to 80-year-olds. Nothing is more rare and lovely than mothers and daughters, loving, supporting each other, bound with all the mothers who... Read more »

April 13, 2014

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ValueSpeak: Faith is not for wimps

Sometimes it's hard to embrace God's will and trust his answers, especially when his answers just bring up more questions. But faith is not for wimps. Read more »

April 11, 2014

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Wright Words: Did I blow the choice between free lunch and a friend?

A few days ago, I had lunch with a buddy at a local restaurant. The food was fine, sure, but this is a friend who makes the menu irrelevant. Read more »

April 11, 2014

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'Controlled choice': Does mixing kids based on family income improve education?

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"Controlled choice” allows parents to rank their preferences from a list of schools, and kids are then assigned by the district based on parent preference and on targeted ratios for mixing... Read more »

April 10, 2014

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5 movies to watch on Netflix with your family (+quiz)

What should you do after dinner tonight? Watch a movie with the family. Here are five great picks that are streaming on Netflix. Read more »

April 9, 2014

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Sherry Young: Life's still small moments can pass us by unless we pay attention

Just like grandchildren, there will be an end to our moments. Be still. Breathe deep and look around you. Spring is the very best time to practice. Read more »

April 9, 2014

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Get off Facebook and go play with your kids

Social media has a lot to offer, but we shouldn't let something good distract us from what is truly great -- our kids. Read more »

April 9, 2014

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Linda & Richard Eyre: Lesson from Singapore on supporting families

As we spoke to Buddhists, Muslims and Christians, we were reminded of how great it is that parents, when thinking about their love, their hopes and their fears for their children, become united in... Read more »

April 9, 2014

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In the Whirled: When the music saves you

High culture has the power to humanize and enrich our lives. As much as our society might think that everything is awesome and we should just let it go, we don’t know when we will need to... Read more »

April 9, 2014

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More women choosing to be stay-at-home moms, Pew study says

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A new study from Pew Research Center says more women are choosing to be stay-at-home moms. They are still a minority, compared to working moms, but the number has been growing. Read more »

April 8, 2014

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Joseph Cramer, M.D.: What if Mr. Watson had just stayed put?

Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone. He was ecstatic when he said the first words, “Mr. Watson, come here; I want to see you.” Watson came immediately. But Bell would wonder... Read more »

April 7, 2014

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