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Tiffany Gee Lewis: How to get happiness at a bargain rate

Sure, you can buy happiness. The problem is, most of us try to buy it in the wrong places.

Linda & Richard Eyre: Linda & Richard Eyre: Top parenting ideas No. 5 — Refining family traditions

Everyone, particularly every child, needs an identity larger than himself — something he belongs to, feels part of, gains security and protection from. This deep identity and security should... Read more »

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Motherhood Matters: How I justify mommy fun

Most of us are probably familiar with the catchy 80’s song “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun.” Well, I’m here to tell you that moms just wanna have fun, too —no, they need to... Read more »

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Wright Words: 8 summertime activities under $8

What if long car trips, cross-country adventures or expensive excursions aren’t on the summertime agenda? Read more »

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Erin Stewart: 5 tips for moms to survive and enjoy summer

Tips to keep your sanity while school's out, and maybe even enjoy it. Read more »

June 27, 2016

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Child rescue from hot car is second Utah case in 2 days

A Logan police officer suffered minor injuries Monday after breaking the window of a woman's car to get a trapped toddler out. The incident occurred a day after a 1-year-old was left in a car for... Read more »

June 27, 2016

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Motherhood Matters: For the lonely mothers in the summer

Like many mothers, my heart has always anticipated the school bell on that last day, releasing the troops for summer vacation. Read more »

June 26, 2016

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Banished to the backyard and other parenting approaches to discipline

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A New Mexico couple tried many things to curb their teenage son's stealing. Their latest attempt to rein in the youth has garnered national attention and a lot of second-guessing: They've banished... Read more »

June 25, 2016

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Carmen Rasmusen Herbert: Life, choices and looking for the positive

"I look for the positive things," June Davidson said. "I do not even dwell on the negative — I know it’s there, but I don’t dwell on it.” Being positive and not worrying... Read more »

June 24, 2016

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Dave Ramsey says: You might not need life insurance if you're 'self-insured'

If you have enough money through your pensions, investments and savings, you may be what is known as “self-insured.” Read more »

June 21, 2016

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Raising citizens: Tips to help parents teach their kids about the political process

In 2016, it’s hard to get away from politics. Children are not oblivious to the politically charged atmosphere, and there are ways for parents to help them be comfortable with the political... Read more »

June 21, 2016

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Motherhood Matters: 7 little traditions to help you cherish your children

I need to face it: My kids are going to grow up. And that’s already happening much faster than I feel good about. Here are some ideas that have helped me soak in my "babies" for as long as... Read more »

June 21, 2016

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Erin Stewart: Is nagging hurting your marriage?

Why I hate to be called a nag, and what happened when I decided to change my behavior. Read more »

June 21, 2016

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Some non-parents are happier than parents — and the gap is bigger in America

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Research shows American parents are less happy than non-parents — and the gap is bigger in America than in other countries. The fix for that appears to be in the workplace. Policies impact... Read more »

June 21, 2016

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Crafting family summer playtime that's both fun and affordable

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With three kids ages 1-7, Kate Bugbee said it's not simple finding summer activities that will interest everyone. And it's not always easy to figure out how to afford it, either. But there are... Read more »

June 21, 2016

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Kids with parents in prison are more likely to have children before marriage

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Kids with a parent or other household member in prison are 44 percent more likely to have their first child before marriage, according to a new study from a researcher at Princeton University. Read more »

June 20, 2016

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Family coping with 2 sons' suicides hope free app will save others

A West Jordan family coping with the suicide deaths of two teenage sons is helping spread awareness of the SafeUT cellphone app, which provides youths confidential connections to SafeUT crisis... Read more »

June 19, 2016

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Lessons this grandpa learned while watching 4 grandchildren solo for 13 days

Watching four children solo for 13 days turned out to be an adventure unlike anything I had ever done. Read more »

June 19, 2016

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How American fatherhood has changed over time

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New national report says fathers are more involved than ever before. But they still need help in a nation that has two distinct fatherhood experiences, one for haves and the other for have-nots. Read more »

June 19, 2016

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Fathering facts: Some things you may not know about dads

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Fathers directly impact children, women and the economy in ways that often get overlooked. Here are some fascinating truths about the ways that dads who consistently show up for their kids... Read more »

June 18, 2016

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The 4 types of modern moms

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Almost two-thirds of stay-at-home moms contribute to household income in some way, and 25 percent run their own businesses from home. Read more »

June 17, 2016

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Carmen Rasmusen Herbert: How fathers are real-life heroes

Finding a man like my own dad was paramount for me when I was dating, and even though my husband and my father are very different in many ways, they are similar in their love and loyalty to their... Read more »

June 16, 2016

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Motherhood Matters: From the outside looking in

As I walked past our large front window, I could see that the whole family was in the living room together, except for the baby, who had gone to bed. I stopped for a minute to look inside as an... Read more »

June 16, 2016

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Arianne Brown: I am strong because I have children, not despite the fact

As a mom of seven, I have often felt a sense of pride in my ability be physically fit despite the turmoil that is motherhood. Recently, I have realized that I am strong because I have children. Read more »

June 15, 2016

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Carmen Rasmusen Herbert: Surviving summer one day at time

As wild and smelly as we are right now, I know these are some of the memories that will last us a lifetime — if we can all survive long enough to remember. Read more »

June 14, 2016

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Michelle Singletary: In case of financial emergency, ride the lion

As part of the financial ministry that my husband and I direct, we conduct a kids-and-money session each year. We ask adult participants to bring in children and young adults to talk about money... Read more »

June 14, 2016

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Cookbook review: Family friendly freezer meals for the busy family

Anyone looking for easy, family friendly meals will find them in Micah Klug's new cookbook, "50 Freezer Meals." The recipes are easy, well-balanced and, most importantly, designed to make ahead... Read more »

June 14, 2016

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Linda & Richard Eyre: Top 10 parenting ideas, No. 4 — A family economy

We often ask parents what they think is their biggest parenting challenge. The No. 1 vote-getter is entitlement. The best way for parents to deal with this widespread problem is to understand that... Read more »

June 14, 2016

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Motherhood Matters: Speak his love language this Father's Day

Father’s Day seems to be less complicated than Mother’s Day — at least in my little world. Most fathers I know are happy with a couple handmade cards from their kids and maybe a... Read more »

June 14, 2016

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Orlando shooting reveals parents' fears and anguish

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Heartbreaking reactions of a few mothers of the victims of the Orlando nightclub shooting. Read more »

June 14, 2016

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Florida woman fights to stop daughter's abduction and other tales of mama bear rescues

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Moms are supposed to do their best to protect their kids, but sometimes it takes Mama Bear strength to fend off danger. A mom and daughter were shopping in Hernando, Florida, when a man grabbed the... Read more »

June 14, 2016

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Erin Stewart: To all the superhero dads on Father's Day

Every child needs more magic and heroism in this world. They need dads who know that success at home isn’t a byproduct of life; it is life. Read more »

June 14, 2016

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Davis School District offering free summer lunches

Davis County children under the age of 18 can enjoy a free lunch this summer thanks to a federally funded program and Davis School District Nutrition Services. Adults wishing to purchase lunch can... Read more »

June 10, 2016

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Motherhood Matters: Why getaways matter

Yes, it is hard to leave, but distance from the day-to-day offers valuable gifts. Read more »

June 10, 2016

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Controversial 'Vaxxed' film comes to Utah

The controversial film "Vaxxed" arrived in Utah theaters this week. The movie makes claims of a government coverup of a connection between the MMR vaccine and autism, a theory that has been widely... Read more »

June 9, 2016

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Motherhood Matters: Giving yourself credit for the growth you cannot see

I love being a mother. I also find it all-consuming. It takes every ounce of my attention and energy. It stretches me in every dimension of who I am, every single day. Read more »

June 7, 2016

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Erin Stewart: Life isn't fair so let's stop coddling our kids

A Texas school won't allow members of the National Honor Society to wear graduation stoles. It's another example of how we are messing up our kids by tiptoeing around hurt feelings. Read more »

June 6, 2016

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Parenting incidents endangering children spark anger and empathy

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Parenting landed under the critical spotlight of online media this past week with two recent incidents of children finding themselves in dangerous circumstances after being separated from their... Read more »

June 6, 2016

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Teens tune out dads who yell, cooperate less both at home and with strangers

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Fathers who yell or are otherwise verbally hostile to their teenagers will find those kids less cooperative at home and with strangers, according to a new study that says mothers who yell don't see... Read more »

June 5, 2016

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How to keep your teen driver safe during the deadly driving days of summer

Parents should review the dangerous practices that put teen drivers and those around them at risk — and look at the example they're setting themselves. During the "deadly days of summer,"... Read more »

June 3, 2016

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Carmen Rasmusen Herbert: Parenting distractions and what I've learned from the tragedy at the Cincinnati Zoo

What I know is that children can be slippery. They can disappear in an instant even when you are consciously and diligently watching. Read more »

June 3, 2016

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Japanese boy who went missing in forest found

The 7-year-old Japanese boy who went missing nearly a week ago after his parents left him in a forest as punishment was found unharmed Friday, police said, in a case that had set off a nationwide... Read more »

June 2, 2016

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Motherhood Matters: A few good moms

Kids don’t award fun points for just packing the picnic and loading them up in the car and driving them to fun venues. You have to actually be fun. Read more »

June 1, 2016

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Arianne Brown: 6 ways you know you're a soccer mom

Being a soccer mom means so much more than shuttling kids to and from games and practices with snacks in tow. Here are six ways you know you’re a soccer mom. Read more »

May 31, 2016

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Linda & Richard Eyre: Performances that exceed expectations

We are lucky to live in a community where our families can enjoy this level of talent and caliber of entertainment. We had a couple of experiences this past week that illustrate this. Read more »

May 31, 2016

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U. professor competes on 'American Ninja Warrior'

What may set Janis Cantwell apart from other contestants on "American Ninja Warrior" is her Yale doctorate in chemistry, her career as a professor at the University of Utah and her 5-year-old... Read more »

May 31, 2016

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Erin Stewart: Breaking the stigma of postpartum depression

Asking for help when your baby blues don't go away doesn't make you less of a mother. Read more »

May 30, 2016

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It is harmless to let babies cry themselves to sleep, study shows

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A new study shows allowing your children to cry themselves to sleep poses no long-term stress or emotional effects for them. Doing so can also be beneficial to establish a consistent sleep schedule... Read more »

May 29, 2016

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Why discussions about sex should begin at home, not Google

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Today’s teens are hungry for information about sexuality and how to put their worlds into context, yet far too many parents — their best sources of information — are far too silent. Read more »

May 27, 2016

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Carmen Rasmusen Herbert: How Alex Boye's 'Lemonade' helped me after I missed my flight home

“The lemons are necessary ingredients, just as trials and hardships are necessary ingredients to make us grow stronger and appreciate the good in life.” Of course, it’s up to us... Read more »

May 26, 2016

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Motherhood Matters: One way moms, children can make the most of summer break

As the final events of the school year wrap up, I am excited to spend more time with the children at home, but there is always a piece of me that is slightly overwhelmed and wonders how in the... Read more »

May 26, 2016

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