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U.S. women’s national soccer team finds strength in motherhood

The U.S. women's national soccer team is a team of mothers.

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Linda & Richard Eyre: Is family the 'end' and everything else the 'means'?

We frequently mistake plans for goals. We go after things but don’t ask ourselves why we want those things or what they will lead to. We frequently mistake the means for the ends, and the... Read more »

June 30, 2015

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Brooke Romney: Why we are taking the fun out of life

My children have a problem. They think the purpose of life is to have fun. Read more »

June 28, 2015

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We're doing youth soccer wrong: The culture of winning hurts player development

The culture of winning can have a significant negative impact not only on their children’s enjoyment of the sport, but ultimately on their development as well. Read more »

June 26, 2015

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Motherhood Matters: Video games are the messenger, not the enemy

What a child really needs to experience is mastery. Here are five ways to help children master a skill without sitting in front of a screen. Read more »

June 25, 2015

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'Wigglers welcome': Arts organizations provide performances for children with special needs and their families

Utah arts organizations offer events for families with children who have special needs so they can enjoy a night of cultural performances that have been adapted and have more lenient audience rules. Read more »

June 23, 2015

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Linda & Richard Eyre: Being a champion for your grandchildren

How can we, as grandparents, be effective champions of and for our grandkids? How do we become their biggest cheerleaders and best supporters and encouragers? Read more »

June 23, 2015

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4 ways to save for your child’s college education now

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An education is one of the greatest gifts a child can receive, but the price tag for this gift is getting more expensive each year. Read more »

June 23, 2015

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The underlying spiritual themes of Pixar films and what they teach kids

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With underlying spiritual themes in its popular films and an upcoming short featuring religion, Pixar is fostering kids' spiritual side. Read more »

June 23, 2015

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Child custody reforms push for equal time with both parents

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Twenty states are considering shared parenting for parents after separation or divorce as part of a reform in family courts. There are many ways fathers, and those who support them, are trying to... Read more »

June 23, 2015

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The site new parents are looking to for tips

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ZEFR, a YouTube marketing and data company, released a study on Thursday that shares research on the massive amount of pregnancy and parenting tips shared on YouTube, and how YouTube is becoming a... Read more »

June 23, 2015

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The one piece of advice your mom gave you that never goes out of style

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Your mother always told you to mind your manners, but manners were the first thing to go in the hectic office environment. Read more »

June 22, 2015

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Media dumbing down dads: accurate or unfair?

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A study came out looking at the personality and actions of fathers on TV shows. Most act like total idiots. But why? Another study shares most people believe they take their dad for granted and... Read more »

June 21, 2015

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Erin Stewart: Bringing daddy style to parenting

The special traits a father brings to his children are irreplaceable. Read more »

June 21, 2015

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Motherhood Matters: 3 ways to be a less annoying parent

I don’t plan on giving up being annoying altogether, but I have learned that I can be a much more pleasant parent if I simply tweak the delivery of my expectations. Read more »

June 18, 2015

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Maryland decides free-range parenting is not neglect

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Maryland officials are beginning to make the lines on free-range parenting more clear and have decided that children who play outside are not neglected, unless they are harmed or face a substantial... Read more »

June 17, 2015

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Tiffany Gee Lewis: 4 more essential tools for rearing boys in a troubled world

As boys continue to be marginalized by modern society, parents need to take responsibility for rearing their boys into men. Here's how. Read more »

June 16, 2015

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Linda & Richard Eyre: Kids graduating? 'The best is yet to be'

I (Linda) clearly remember feeling my heart beat a little faster as I proudly watched our first little daughter graduate from her preschool class many years ago when we lived in McLean, Virginia. Read more »

June 16, 2015

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Erin Stewart: Grateful for all types of moms

Not everyone can be a crafting superstar, but that’s OK. You never know how other mothers may be counting on the unique gifts you take for granted. We’re all different so we can help... Read more »

June 16, 2015

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A letter to my boys: The real reason I say no to electronics

This world needs more selflessness. This world needs more connection. This world needs more love. We can’t learn these behind a screen. Read more »

June 16, 2015

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How extended child care hours can hurt struggling parents

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What will happen if child care hours are extended? Most parents will work later. Read more »

June 15, 2015

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The summer threat to young people's health many parents forget

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Although diligent with sunscreen, parents can forget to talk to their children about the risks associated with tanning salons, health experts say. Read more »

June 13, 2015

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Two-parent families more prominent in northern than southern U.S.

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There is a distinct line between northern and southern states in the U.S., and this time, it's about family structure. Research has found that the North is more likely to host children who grow up... Read more »

June 12, 2015

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Motherhood Matters: How to make summer learning fun

Although children may have left traditional reading, writing and arithmetic at the school door, there are plenty of ways to have fun and engage their brains during the summer. Read more »

June 12, 2015

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Brooke Romney: The blessings of being raised by a low-maintenance mother

I have varicose veins that scare children, love handles I can't help but pinch, stretch marks like cat scratches and plenty of wrinkles already, but it's all OK because my mom taught me something... Read more »

June 11, 2015

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Military families fight to stay connected, even on Father's Day

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Military dads and their families may not always be physically together at a time like Father's Day, but staying connected is just as important to them, no matter the time of year. Read more »

June 10, 2015

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