Marriage & Parenting

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Do moms need a purpose beyond motherhood?

When our kids are young, is motherhood supposed to be our sole pursuit? Is it OK to have other things we’re also spending significant time on? Read more »

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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 »

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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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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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Aggravated by your kids? You're not alone

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A Child Trends research brief says kids aggravate their parents more than they did 15 years ago. And that could lead to less effective parenting. Read more »

April 6, 2014

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Pastor Rick Warren joins Esiason conversation, says put family first

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Pastor Rick Warren reminisces about disappointing a group in order to put family first. It's part of the conversation surrounding Boomer Esiason's suggestion that the birth of a child is no reason... Read more »

April 4, 2014

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Tips for Living: Overcoming digital addictions

Digital distractions are around almost every second of the day. If not careful, technology can take over our lives. Here are 10 tips for overcoming digital distractions. Read more »

April 3, 2014

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Linda & Richard Eyre: Advice for LDS parents on talking to kids about same-sex marriage

We are writing today from Kuala Lumpur, a remarkable melting pot and combination of cultures and faiths. It reminds us of how important it is for religions to understand each other, and that each... Read more »

April 2, 2014

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Carmen Rasmusen Herbert: 'I'm not bossy, I'm the boss'

“When a little boy asserts himself, he's called a ‘leader.’ Yet when a little girl does the same, she risks being branded ‘bossy.' … By middle school, girls are less... Read more »

April 2, 2014

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Book review: 'Overcoming Fake Talk' can help improve relationships

John R. Stoker’s "Overcoming Fake Talk" requires readers to take a long, hard look at their conversational intelligence. The results of that hard look can improve your relationships and your... Read more »

April 1, 2014

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Book review: '180 Experiences' encourages married couples

Author Dustin A. Wiggins' book gives couples activities to do together to strengthen their marriage and relationship. Read more »

April 1, 2014

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