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Studies show different roles of mothers benefit children in different ways

Both stay-at-home and working mothers can be of benefit to children, teaching different things.

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‘Wife bonus:’ Is paying women extra for child care and housework the answer?

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Even though motherhood and a happy family may be their own reward, some women are getting an added “wife bonus” as an extra incentive for managing their household and taking care of... Read more »

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Motherhood Matters: How to be anchored by the beautiful moments of motherhood

I have developed a few strategies to give the rare, perfect moments in motherhood even more weight so they can anchor me through the difficult moments I face every day. Read more »

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Why my husband never sleeps on the couch and other marriage advice to ignore

There's good advice and not-so-good advice when it comes to marriage. Here are 6 ideas you can ignore as you work to strengthen your marriage and find happiness with your spouse. Read more »

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Erin Stewart: Are your possessions stealing your happiness?

I am reclaiming my life from all the "stuff" weighing my family down. Read more »

May 27, 2015

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How different types of mothers have different effects on their kids

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Both stay-at-home mothers and working mothers can be of benefit to children, teaching different things and helping in different aspects of their lives. Read more »

May 25, 2015

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'Such a stress reliever': In Rhode Island, residents already have paid family leave

As President Barack Obama pushes for a federal law to get paid leave to care for a new baby or an ailing relative, residents of one of the three states that already provide it sing its praises,... Read more »

May 25, 2015

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Many hospitals stop giving free formula to new moms to encourage nursing, study says

Many U.S. hospitals have abandoned sending breastfeeding new moms home with formula freebies, according to government researchers who found a big decline in a practice they say discourages nursing. Read more »

May 25, 2015

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Carson Ellis' picture book 'Home' depicts dwellings both realistic and fantastic

Carson Ellis is the author and illustrator of the picture book “Home,” which depicts about two dozen types of homes ranging from the realistic to the fantastic. Read more »

May 23, 2015

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Why exposing your children to another language is one of the best things you can do

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A new study shows that children who are bilingual, or are at least regularly exposed to a second language, may better understand what other people may want, need or see. Read more »

May 23, 2015

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'Tomorrowland': 3 points for parents

Information for parents about the film "Tomorrowland." Read more »

May 22, 2015

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Five for Families: ‘Cinderella’ adds depth to classic tale

Here are five movies from various platforms families may want to consider, as recommended by the Deseret News features department and Ok.com. Note: Since not all are appropriate for younger... Read more »

May 21, 2015

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Clinton says childcare needs to be a national priority

Improving child care needs to become a national priority, Hillary Rodham Clinton said on Wednesday, and she urged Republicans in Congress to provide more federal money to help working families care... Read more »

May 20, 2015

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Erin Stewart: Why do men want 'strong' daughters but 'sweet' wives?

A recent survey shows the gap between the qualities men want in their wives and the qualities men want in their daughters. Read more »

May 20, 2015

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Recreational noise a serious threat to young people’s hearing

More than 1 billion young people are at risk of losing their hearing thanks to repeated and prolonged use of personal electronic devices such as earbuds and smartphones, according to the World... Read more »

May 20, 2015

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Emotional intelligence is no accident

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Experts and parents agree that social and emotional learning — so-called "emotional intelligence" — is the key to success in many of life's arenas. Developing it is a process that... Read more »

May 20, 2015

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Thanks for the music

It is difficult to overestimate the value of music, particularly classical music, in the quality of life and in the creation of warm and cultured homes. Read more »

May 19, 2015

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Erin Stewart: Limping to the end of the school year

With summer around the corner, I am barely able to keep up with the demands of the school year. Read more »

May 19, 2015

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Arianne Brown: Pretty girls can too play ball

When I'm sitting on the sidelines of my daughter's soccer games, there is a cheer that bothers me: "Pretty girls don't play ball." Well, I beg to differ, and here's why. Read more »

May 18, 2015

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Suicides rates stay low for young children, but troubling increase among black boys

Suicides by young children are rare and the low rate has held mostly stable except for a troubling increase among black boys, two decades of U.S. data show. Read more »

May 18, 2015

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The most popular boy names from 1960 to 2013

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The Social Security Administration unveiled last week that Noah was the most popular boy name in 2014. Here's how popular boy names have changed over time. Read more »

May 18, 2015

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ValueSpeak: Who's feeling The Pressure?

That last-second free throw during an NBA playoff game may be stressful or filled with anxiety or even extreme tension. But it is definitely not The Pressure. Read more »

May 16, 2015

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#AdviceForNewParents trending to share tips and tricks

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USA Today highlighted a hashtag that is trending recently on Twitter — #AdviceForNewParents. People share the good, the bad and the ugly tips and tricks for new parents. Read more »

May 16, 2015

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Boxing fan accelerates plans to renovate Ali's boyhood home

Muhammad Ali's brother on Friday recalled their wrestling matches while growing up in their family's modest Kentucky home. No punches were supposed to be thrown because their parents wouldn't allow... Read more »

May 15, 2015

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Prying parents: Phone monitoring apps flourish in S. Korea

Lee Chang-june can be miles from his 12-year-old son but still know when he plays a smartphone game. With the press of an app he can see his son's phone activity, disable apps or totally shut down... Read more »

May 15, 2015

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Motherhood Matters: If you start feeling like a loser mom

Each of us wants to know if we are doing a good job as deliberate mothers, but because this process lasts a lifetime — with few immediate rewards — we simply don’t know. And that... Read more »

May 13, 2015

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