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Motherhood Matters: 3 ways to embrace your child's unique personality, interests

I'd like to suggest three things to consider if you have a child very different from you.

Sherry Young: The world is indeed a glorious place, and autumn is a gift

Hopefully there is still time in the autumn of our lives to make a trek with the family back to our memories. Then again, does it really matter? There are exciting things to do and beautiful places... Read more »

Sept. 17, 2014

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The faith of a father, written in an old journal

An old journal brought back memories of my father's encouraging me to write. I gained insight into life from my father’s positive attributes. His recording his experiences in a journal left a... Read more »

Sept. 17, 2014

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Motherhood Matters: If Pinterest makes you feel like a failure as a mother

My mother didn't specialize in home decor or gourmet cooking, and she didn't lift weights or run marathons. But she makes me feel like I am the most important, wonderful person ever born. Read more »

Sept. 17, 2014

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Linda & Richard Eyre: If we lose marriage, what else will we lose?

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On "NBC Nightly News" last week, anchor Brian Williams reported that, for the first time in history, there are more U.S. adults who are single than who are married. Let us suggest five frightening... Read more »

Sept. 17, 2014

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Erin Stewart: How to survive your preschooler's loony years

Let’s take a closer look at the traits that make 3-year-olds absolutely nuts. Read more »

Sept. 16, 2014

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21 things seen in dating that could hurt your marriage

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Dating someone and think they're the one? You may want to read this list and see if they are showing some of these signs. Read more »

Sept. 16, 2014

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Joseph Cramer, M.D.: The role of rocks in the Gaelic nations

There are so many rocks in Gaelic territories that everything is made from them: walls, roads, buildings, more walls, homes, roofs, castles — did I also mention walls — abbeys and... Read more »

Sept. 15, 2014

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10 compliments your kids need to hear

Kids need compliments. Use these 10 compliments to show your kid how much you care. Read more »

Sept. 15, 2014

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Things that changed my view of marriage forever

One day I woke up and realized I didn't love my husband. That simple realization forever changed the way I viewed marriage. Read more »

Sept. 12, 2014

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42 ways to make your kids feel absolutely loved

We’ll do everything we can to make sure our family identity seeps into every corner of their souls, so that they know without a doubt that they always have a place where they belong. Read more »

Sept. 11, 2014

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Parents are short changing their girls when it comes to financial education

Women are not as good with financial matters as men. It's a stubborn stereotype, and if there is any truth to that statement, it may be because it has been made into a self-fulfilling prophecy by... Read more »

Sept. 11, 2014

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10 ways to stand strong as a widow

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Becoming a widow is not an easy thing to handle, but people can survive the tragedy. Here is how widows can cope with the problems they now face. Read more »

Sept. 10, 2014

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How the prince charming fallacy is hurting your marriage

Many women look for their own Prince Charming when they get married. But did you know this is actually doing your marriage more harm than good? Find out why. Read more »

Sept. 10, 2014

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Water skiing can create great memories

On a recent trip to Lake Powell, I was given the rare chance to go water skiing. As I skied, I was filled with memories of the many times I had done this before, and the many times I had watched my... Read more »

Sept. 9, 2014

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Linda & Richard Eyre: Reports on cost of raising children discourage potential parents

Here we go again. Yet another report has been circulating recently that claims it costs a quarter of a million dollars to raise a child to age 18. And this, the report ominously warns, does not... Read more »

Sept. 9, 2014

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Motherhood Matters: Woman battling cancer teaches daughter that motherhood is worth fighting for

No one has taught me more about optimism in the face of adversity than my mother. Read more »

Sept. 9, 2014

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Court hears arguments over gay marriage's impact

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A debate over whether children would be harmed or helped by legalizing gay marriage was the main focus when a federal appeals court in San Francisco waded again into the issue of the... Read more »

Sept. 9, 2014

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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 »

Sept. 9, 2014

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Erin Stewart: Cut the comparisons between stay-at-home and working moms

Why, oh, why does everything always have to come down to comparisons between working and stay-at-home moms? Read more »

Sept. 8, 2014

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Wright Words: Why my kids' computer is in the living room

A new report by Covenant Eyes says that nine out of 10 boys and six out of 10 girls were exposed to pornography before the age of 18. Even the unintentional exposure is shocking: 28 percent of 16-... Read more »

Sept. 8, 2014

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Motherhood Matters: 3 reasons I don't pay my kids an allowance

My kids are young and I think, at least for for now, that the lessons they would learn from getting an allowance or being paid to do household chores are more damaging than the potential gains in... Read more »

Sept. 7, 2014

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ValueSpeak: Life is a journey, not a destination

My mother dreamed of having a large family. More than anything else, Dad wanted a place where his family could gather. While they didn't precisely fulfill them, their lives were still enriched by... Read more »

Sept. 7, 2014

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12 odd places to give birth

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Giving birth can happen anywhere at any time. Read more »

Sept. 5, 2014

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LDS parents create mobile phone contract for teenage son

Our oldest turned 14, had been asking for a mobile phone, and following a fair amount of discussion and postponing the inevitable, we graciously relented. Here is the contract we asked him to sign... Read more »

Sept. 5, 2014

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Four ways to ruin your marriage without even trying

Having a good marriage requires a lot of hard work--but having a bad marriage is easy. You just have to do these four simple things. Read more »

Sept. 4, 2014

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