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Most children in the world are happy, even when they have less

Around the world, children under the age of 12 are happy, but that can change dramatically as they grow up.

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20 things I wish I would have known before having children

If you, like me, have ever wished you could request a copy of the instruction manual that was missing when your child was born, perhaps you can gain some wisdom from this list of things I wish... Read more »

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Millennials still reluctant to move out, even with economy improving

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Although the job market's improving, millennials don't seem in a hurry to leave the nest and launch out on their own, according to the Pew Research Center. Read more »

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Motherhood Matters: 4 ways to help your children get along

As with so many parts of mothering, the easiest thing to do is not always best. These four approaches are worth the extra effort. Read more »

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Think twice about where you get your baby advice

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A study released by Pediatrics found that many mothers report receiving inaccurate and conflicting advice on caring for a new baby, and often don't receive much advice from doctors at all —... Read more »

July 31, 2015

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Dear daughter, when did I last wash your hair?

There will be a last fort with chairs and blankets. There will be a last story before bed. There will be a last outfit put on a Barbie doll. We don't need to know when the last one will be. We just... Read more »

July 30, 2015

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Millennial working women more likely to pause career for families

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Recent surveys have found women in the millennial generation are more likely to plan for pauses in their careers and professional lives, as opposed to entirely giving up working or choosing to work... Read more »

July 30, 2015

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What I learned after my son broke his foot

Recently, my 22-month-old son fell from the kitchen chair, breaking his right foot. For days I coddled him, protecting him from getting hurt again. But, he was determined to keep going. Watching... Read more »

July 28, 2015

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Linda & Richard Eyre: Passing the torch

Many of us have the hope that our children will carry on in our footsteps as they continue with the same cause that their parents have pursued. It’s great when your kids pick up your torch... Read more »

July 28, 2015

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Erin Stewart: Put down the phone and drive

No email, text or phone call is worth putting my family at risk with distracted driving. Read more »

July 28, 2015

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Salt Lake protesters take their message to Planned Parenthood

Protesters carrying signs against abortion gathered outside a Planned Parenthood Association of Utah office Tuesday afternoon to call on government officials to strip funding from the reproductive... Read more »

July 28, 2015

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No matter the challenges, immigrant family's approach is: 'It's OK, we don't mind'

The first thing you need to know about Byron and Anita is this: those aren’t their real names. Read more »

July 28, 2015

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Millennial parents more likely to say their children are their best friends

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A new study has found that millennial parents are more likely to report their children are their best friends and decision-making in their family is more shared between parents and kids, instead of... Read more »

July 26, 2015

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Do parents still care about their baby's gender in 2015?

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In the mid–80s to mid–90s, parents seemed less inclined to wish for both sons and daughters. Some experts predicted that gender preference would continue to wane as gender roles become... Read more »

July 25, 2015

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Linda & Richard Eyre: What defenders of traditional marriage may be forgetting

The largest threat to our society and to our economy is not the way people define marriage, but how enthusiastically and committedly they participate in it. Read more »

July 22, 2015

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'What Pet Should I Get?' and 10 other Dr. Seuss books for your kids

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Nearly 25 years after his death, the beloved Dr. Seuss has a new book that will be released soon, and it’s sure to capture the hearts of a new generation of children. Read more »

July 22, 2015

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Carmen Rasmusen Herbert: Surrendering control in your marriage

All I know is that once I got past the wrinkled-nose “oh brother” prejudgments of “surrendering” and tried to read and process with an open mind, some miraculous things... Read more »

July 22, 2015

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Erin Stewart: Are you raising a 'mean girl'?

The tendency toward queen bee or wannabe starts way before the teenage years, and mothers are the first line of defense. Read more »

July 21, 2015

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Amy Choate-Nielsen: Posterity can be powerful motivator in life's challenges

A race has no comparison to battling cancer, but even so, running helped me gained a glimpse of what it means to be driven by something other than yourself. Read more »

July 21, 2015

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4 ways to help your child become a successful adult

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If your children don't get along well with others in kindergarten, is it possible that their behavior could affect their future success? A new study suggests it might. Read more »

July 21, 2015

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U. professor finds new trends between age and divorce rates

A recent study by a University of Utah professor shows that divorce rates for couples who marry in their teens and after their early 30s are on the rise. Read more »

July 21, 2015

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Motherhood Matters: The anti-summer-bucket-list campaign

I want my family to be free to pursue whims. I want us to wake up in the morning and do what our hearts need. I want a bucket list with just one single item: enjoy. Read more »

July 18, 2015

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1 thing that could decrease your risk of divorce

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Your risk of getting divorce may not rely so heavily on compatibility between couples, but rather the age they get married. Read more »

July 18, 2015

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How to handle the finances of a child who moves back home

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More and more adult children are moving back with their parents. Here's how to make sure money doesn't strain the arrangement. Read more »

July 17, 2015

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How you and your spouse can conquer conflicts over friends

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It's not unlikely for your spouse and your friends to have some disagreements. Here's what you can do to make sure those conflicts don't ruin your marriage. Read more »

July 16, 2015

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Medical robot helps children with autism understand social cues

"Medi" the medical robot can walk, talk, dance and tell stories. It's breaking down barriers with autistic children who struggle socially. The robot demonstrates emotions and the child guesses the... Read more »

July 16, 2015

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