Marriage & Parenting
Utah would need to increase foster care stipends as much as 70 percent to cover actual costs of providing care.
Utah elected the nation's the first female state senator in 1896, when Martha Hughes Cannon defeated her husband and four other candidates to win the job. Read more »
An Irish psychologist is making waves with his suggestion that parents teach their kids to fight back. Read more »
Oregon State University and Stanford University teamed up with a group of Girl Scouts to show that when children learn about a certain subject, parents are likely to emulate their changed behavior. Read more »
Utah would need to increase foster care stipends as much as 70 percent to cover actual costs of providing care for children in the state's custody, one national study says. Utah foster parents seek... Read more »
I sat beside the tub and poured water over Ivy’s belly, wishing I could make the noise and chaos behind me disappear. Read more »
Instead of newborn babies sleeping in a separate nursery after birth, hundreds of hospitals are encouraging mothers to let their infants stay in their rooms. Read more »
All of us can quickly become inundated with social media posts about disturbing news events. Sometimes the worst in humanity brings out the best in all of us. We can make an effort to sift through... Read more »
Like many little girls, I grew up on PB&Js. Unlike many little girls, my peanut butter sandwiches always metamorphosed into something more. Read more »
We went to another national park this summer for family vacation, and, just like last year, we had another meltdown. But this time, my son's crying, screaming tantrum was actually helpful. Read more »
The vitamin aisle at the supermarket looks a lot like the candy aisle these days. Are gummy vitamins making us healthier or destroying our teeth? Read more »
The latest debate in parent shaming makes me wonder how far we'll go in judging each other. Read more »
There are so many fabulous people out there, particularly wonderful women and mothers. There is the woman I watched on a news show recently showing her success in losing 163 pounds naturally by her... Read more »
A team of University of Utah researchers and their startup company, NeuroVersity, have partnered with various organizations to host two new summer camps that teach computer skills to students with... Read more »
No matter how many times my boys do stupid things, I always ask them the same question: Why? Their answer is always the same: “I don’t know.” Read more »
I am aware, every day, that I live in a bubble. We are only a short drive from Falcon Heights, Minnesota, where Philando Castile was shot last week. But we might as well live in a different... Read more »
Flipping through the newspaper a few months back, I found some really thought-provoking stuff on motherhood in a syndicated Reuter’s column by Sue Pleming called “Perspective: A Move to... Read more »
To combat underage drinking, a Utah Latino coalition has joined with Parents Empowered for the first time to launch an initiative informing parents of the harmful effects. Read more »
Every business seems to have one — on a plaque, on the wall — an attractively worded statement of vision and purpose and goals. Families can benefit as much as businesses by developing... Read more »
Planning a family road trip this summer? Here are some tips for success — especially when traveling with kids. Read more »
All too often children who excel in athletics yet struggle academically are seen as unintelligent. Recently, my youngest daughter had an experience that illustrates this point. Athletes are not... Read more »
I've learned through personal experience that smartphone games can be fun distractions, but they can also suck up way too much of your time and attention. Read more »
During their working years, women tend to earn less than men, and when they retire, they're more likely to live in poverty. Read more »
A new study says avoiding social situations and immersing oneself instead in "problematic" media like pornography or violent video games can increase one's isolation and make future healthy... Read more »
Sherri Jensen wanted a farm to instill work ethic and responsibility in her 8 children. She used music instead, and one of them has graduated from Juilliard with a master's degree in viola... Read more »
Several theaters throughout Utah are offering family friendly movie options this summer, including SCERA Center for the Arts in Orem, Water Gardens Theatres in Salt Lake and Utah counties, and... Read more »
There are a slew of anonymous apps out there that teens are using. Anonymity online has become a useful and scary tool for cyberbullying. This article talks about ways kids are using these apps,... Read more »
The process of mutual sharing in media consumption was the topic of a panel during FanXperience, and several experts shared perspectives on how such practices can protect children and encourage... Read more »
Parents are often looking for ways to teach their children to be good money managers. Michelle Singletary suggests a version of The Game of Life. Read more »
The Fourth of July is about independence and history and barbecues and family fun, but for a lot of families, it's a trip to the emergency room. Here's what parents need to know to keep kids safe... Read more »
Today is the first day of summer for my family. School is out, the weather is great, and we are excited. So why did I end up in such a grumpy mood this morning? Read more »
Sure, you can buy happiness. The problem is, most of us try to buy it in the wrong places. Read more »
Maintaining a health and fitness regimen while on vacation is often a hard thing to do. Here are five tips on how to stay healthy while on vacation. Read more »
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 »
Summer reading programs, offered by public libraries, help kids and teens avoid "summer slide" and have fun reading over the summer. Libraries also offer programs for adults, and librarians... Read more »
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 »
What if long car trips, cross-country adventures or expensive excursions aren’t on the summertime agenda? Read more »
Tips to keep your sanity while school's out, and maybe even enjoy it. Read more »
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 »
Like many mothers, my heart has always anticipated the school bell on that last day, releasing the troops for summer vacation. Read more »
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 »
"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 »
If you have enough money through your pensions, investments and savings, you may be what is known as “self-insured.” Read more »
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 »
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 »
Why I hate to be called a nag, and what happened when I decided to change my behavior. Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Watching four children solo for 13 days turned out to be an adventure unlike anything I had ever done. Read more »
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