Marriage & Parenting
All three women cite motherhood and their faith in God as key factors in their success.
A bill that backers say relieves loving families of unnecessary expenses of hiring attorneys for their disabled children in guardianship proceedings is before the Utah House of Representatives.... Read more »
Former Utah Gov. Mike Leavitt cautioned this week that failure of the Utah Foster Care Foundation would set back foster care two decades. The foundation could shutter on June 30 unless it receives... Read more »
The joy of outdoor winter play has officially worn off, and kids and adults alike are ready for the next season to emerge, and it can't seem to come soon enough — but it will come. Read more »
With the right preparation and some creativity, playing outside and participating in snow sports can be an enjoyable time for the family. Read more »
I know there are as many theories to raising children as there are people in this world, and I guess what it comes down to is we are our own children’s experts. Read more »
One dad's struggle to find a niche for his son leads him to fencing classes. Read more »
A cruise is the perfect environment for weight gain: food everywhere, huge dining rooms and buffet lines, long hours at sea with nothing to do but eat, and limited time and opportunity for... Read more »
I tied pink ribbons around trees with my two little girls to honor another little girl who returned to heaven this week. Read more »
As mothers, we do not need to burn ourselves out with expectations that we will plan outrageously fun and magical activities for our children every single day of their lives (or even every single... Read more »
"Picture how lovely it will be in your home when you don’t yell. Imagine yourself responding calmly, maybe even empathetically ... to the things you yell about today. Keep revisiting that... Read more »
Family size research can yield interesting and sometimes contradictory findings. Read more »
Parenting is a lot like learning the violin. It can take years to hear the music. Read more »
I (Richard) knew the things I wanted to teach my grandchildren — the legacies of insight that I wanted to leave them — but I didn’t know how to get them interested or keep them... Read more »
I confess, I resist messes. It’s a self-absorbed effort to simply spare myself some work. Ironically, that mentality exhausts me. It makes me the kind of mom I don’t enjoy being... Read more »
Motherhood doesn't require us to put our personal dreams in a box and take them out 18 years later. Read more »
"Dear Pope Francis," 10-year-old Mohammed begins, "Will the world be again as it was in the past?" Read more »
Going through the toddler years six times with six children has taught me perspective and patience. Read more »
Jeremy Jackson from Jackson & Leroy construction company tells how involving an architect on a remodeling job impacts the project large or small. Read more »
The current version of the SAT college entrance exam has its final run this weekend, when hundreds of thousands of students nationwide will sit, squirm or stress through the nearly four-hour... Read more »
I realized how my parents must feel as they encounter new technology and see their children integrate it into their lives. And when I realized the 1960s weren't that long ago, I felt really old. Read more »
We generally find much to admire in other places and other cultures as we travel. What we are always looking for, as you might guess, are good families and good parenting. Read more »
The research of three economists is questioning whether children are better off in smaller families while also emphasizing the importance of providing children with time, resources, affection and... Read more »
It has always been important for me to feel like my kids can come to me with any problem and we can work it out together. Read more »
I've been battling a case of the "Shoulds," those little thoughts that tell me I am simply not good enough. Read more »
I don’t want to be wishing away their childhood, because I want to enjoy it. But I also want them to enjoy it. I want them to look back on this time as a magical, happy time “when our... Read more »
Parenting doesn’t come with a book of instructions on how to help families deal with challenging issues such as autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and divorce — but the... Read more »
If, like me, you want to keep a journal but struggle to find the time as a busy mother, here are five tips. Read more »
Vault apps, or apps that act as hiding places for illicit photos and messages, are popular among some teens. Here's what parents should watch for. Read more »
The eat-half habit will still not reach its full potential for taking weight off and keeping it off unless one more habit is added, and that habit is — you guessed it — the exercise habit. Read more »
I was forced to mature and to realize that children often behave in ways that have very little to do with our parenting. I became a better, less-judgmental friend because of it. Read more »
Even if daughters of working mothers do make more money, does that equate to a more successful life? Read more »
I have learned how accepting and even inviting help can smooth the bumpy road of motherhood. Read more »
Chick-fil-A announced a new service, “Mom’s Valet,” which allows parents to place their order at the drive-thru and then go inside where a table will be prepared with highchairs... Read more »
Parents face challenges monitoring and guiding their teens' use of social media, smartphones and other digital technologies. Most take a hands-on approach, a new Pew survey finds. Read more »
Melissa Cook is challenging the California surrogacy law as unconstitutional after the intended father of the triplets she's carrying allegedly demanded she abort one. Read more »
Last week’s article suggested that we simply eat half of each meal and stop, and that we bridle our appetites until eating half becomes a habit. Here are two habits to develop in preparation... Read more »
I knew the importance of rest going into motherhood, but for some reason, my beautiful and demanding son didn’t know Sunday was my day off. Read more »
Turns out that smart TVs can be, well, pretty dumb. Read more »
A dad struggles with knowing when to have the "talk." Read more »
Breakfast does not have to be boring; it can also step away from sugary cereals and processed toaster items. Honey, wheat, banana and oats create moist and healthy muffins resembling corner bakery... Read more »
New Year's Eve celebrations aren't always a party — but that's not necessarily a bad thing. Read more »
Learn the warning signs and what to do to fight the "me, me, me" culture. Read more »
One thought ran through my mind as I watched the toddler bouncing around the pediatrician’s waiting room: “I would never let my kid out of the house like that!” Read more »
Many New Year’s resolutions involve losing weight. If you have tried before and failed, or if you have lost weight but then gained it back, you may need a new approach — and the... Read more »
I commit right now not to become the most amazing Mother of the Year in 2016. But I can also resolve to take baby steps by making more practical resolutions that I can actually keep this year... Read more »
Advent came alive in a whole new way four years ago when, in the span of one dark December, my world changed from infertility to fertility. Read more »
Sometimes in an effort to do what I think my family needs, I forget that the very nicest gift I can give my children is a happy mother. Read more »
We are facing it this week: the annual battle to instill the true meaning of Christmas into our young children and grandchildren. Read more »
It's OK if young folks live with their folks. It's not a sign that they are financial failures. Given the current economic reality for so many, the new normal is economic interdependence. Read more »
Christmas can be a rough time for mothers, but we can look to Mary for an example of faith in the face of trials. Read more »
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