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Erin Stewart: Halloween costumes to terrify Mom

I’ve been thinking about the kinds of creatures that could give moms a fright this Halloween. I’m not talking about witches and monsters; I’m talking about the truly, deeply... Read more »

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Linda & Richard Eyre: Our love/hate relationship with Halloween

Halloween, it seems, is second only to Christmas in the minds of kids — and in the minds of retailers and merchandisers. But for parents, it is a mixed bag. Read more »

Oct. 28, 2014

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Motherhood Matters: Do you love Halloween or hate it?

What do you think of Halloween? Do you think it’s fun or do you think it’s frightful? Does it seem a little out of control these days? Read more »

Oct. 28, 2014

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Marriage isn’t about romance

The movies sell us romance but true love is nothing like the movies. Marriage is real-life people doing real-life things trying to achieve a happily ever after. Read more »

Oct. 28, 2014

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Obtaining driver's license a rite of passage that eludes most teens in Utah foster care system

Less than 2 percent of Utah teens in the state foster care system are able to obtain driver's licenses. Foster teens and the Division of Child and Family Services are asking lawmakers to consider a... Read more »

Oct. 23, 2014

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Which language should bilingual parents teach their children? Research says both

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Recent research studies and experts suggest that teaching your child two languages will enhances his or her brain development. Read more »

Oct. 23, 2014

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In the Whirled: 9 tips for survival parenting

Every parent knows that sometimes, especially in those early years, you are battling extreme conditions. For all you parents still in the throes of survival mode, here are nine tips for survival... Read more »

Oct. 22, 2014

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Erin Stewart: Speed-dating for a mom friend?

Mommy friends are about the hottest commodity a stay-at-home mom can have, so it’s no wonder we’re always on the lookout for solid fellow mothers to add to our Rolodex of go-to... Read more »

Oct. 21, 2014

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The 'boo' stops here!

I had finally figured out how to work the "boo" system until my husband intervened. Read more »

Oct. 21, 2014

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Book review: 'How to Hug a Hedgehog' empowers parents to help teens

Parenting teenagers can be tricky, but Brad Wilcox and Jerrick Robbins offer some valuable insights to help reduce the pitfalls of parent-teen relationships and other situations. Read more »

Oct. 21, 2014

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Linda & Richard Eyre: Do we teach our kids joy, or do they teach us?

Through the years, we have thought a great deal about joy. One of the things we have concluded is that the greatest joys of all come in and through and because of families. Read more »

Oct. 21, 2014

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Motherhood Matters: Three books that changed my life this year

With hundreds of thousands of books published every year, it’s clearly impossible to read them all (especially for a busy mother). Read more »

Oct. 21, 2014

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Watch: Wheatley conference on family

The Wheatley Institute of Brigham Young University is sponsoring a conference today, titled "Family is Crucial: Views from Law and Social Science." Read more »

Oct. 20, 2014

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Playing favorites can increase the chance a child will use drugs and alcohol

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Children who feel like they're not the favorite sibling are more likely to abuse substances if they grow up in families low on warmth and interaction, according to a new study from Brigham Young... Read more »

Oct. 19, 2014

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Chris and Sally Mart create a refuge for children, build a family

Chris and Sally Mart have adopted 17 children over the years, and most require constant attention Read more »

Oct. 18, 2014

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Motherhood Matters: Why we should nurture wonder

I believe in keeping our children young as long as we can. There's no need to hurry up the maturity. Read more »

Oct. 15, 2014

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Facebook, Apple pay for egg freezing, sperm donors

Free lunches, dry cleaning, massages — frozen eggs? Read more »

Oct. 15, 2014

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Linda & Richard Eyre: It's not overpopulation that threatens the developed world

Many of us grew up hearing warnings about overpopulation — the crowding, the depleting of resources, the pollution and the inability of the earth to sustain so many people. But things change. Read more »

Oct. 14, 2014

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What parents need to know about 'unrated' DVDs

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Unrated DVDs and Blu-rays have become a popular part of the home video market. Parents should be aware of the content and definitions of unrated DVDs so they can make better movie viewing decisions... Read more »

Oct. 14, 2014

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Erin Stewart: The key to happy family home evenings

As a mother, I find myself in charge of corralling the troops for our weekly night together and I have learned a lot along the way about what family home evening should and shouldn’t be. Read more »

Oct. 14, 2014

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Parent education expert Janet Lansbury to visit Salt Lake

Author, educator and child-care professional Janet Lansbury will speak Oct. 14 at 7 p.m. at Saint Sophia School, 5341 S. Highland Drive. Read more »

Oct. 13, 2014

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Joseph Cramer, M.D.: Everyone is a critic, and that's too many

They say, “Everyone's a critic.” If that is the case, there are a lot of critics in the world. And if each of those critics were to pronounce their opinion two to three times a day,... Read more »

Oct. 13, 2014

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Davis School District parent seminars address suicide, bullying

Suicide, substance abuse, bullying and Internet safety are being addressed in seven parent seminars scheduled in the Davis School District. Read more »

Oct. 13, 2014

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Trick or Peeps! Holiday creep extends to Halloween

Holiday creep, it seems, is here to stay, and it's spookier than it used to be. Read more »

Oct. 13, 2014

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Sticking to the plan and running my own race

After years of relying on others to carry me to the finish line of the St. George Marathon, this year, I decided to run my own race. By sticking to my plan and staying on pace, I was able to better... Read more »

Oct. 7, 2014

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