Marriage & Parenting

Erin Stewart: Preparing kids to be kind, strong at school

While I’m prepping my house for the school year, I also prep my kids for the social component of school.

Huckabee: 'Stop the fight' over Common Core

Conservatives should "stop the fight" over Common Core and instead consider the benefits that the academic standards offer students in struggling schools, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said... Read more »

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10 potential benefits of breast-feeding

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Studies and research alike have found benefits from breast-feeding. Some have disputed them, but here are 10 of those benefits for both kids and mothers. Read more »

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Motherhood Matters: How to get twice as much done by cutting your to-do list in half

We are mothers raising children, which puts us in one of the most unpredictable (albeit beautiful) workplaces imaginable. We can’t do everything all at once, but we can empower ourselves by... Read more »

Aug. 20, 2014

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How to miss a childhood: The dangers of paying more attention to your cell phone than your children

Yes, it is the 21st century. Yes, the whole world is online. Yes, the communications for your job are important. Yes, at times you must be readily available. But despite all those factors, you do... Read more »

Aug. 20, 2014

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Amy Choate-Nielsen: Meaningful family relationships are forged in life's 'village'

If it takes a village to raise a child, then people whom we consider family don't necessarily have to share our DNA. Read more »

Aug. 19, 2014

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Linda & Richard Eyre: Who’s winning the war on families?

Even as parents try harder and put forth more effort, raising responsible and values-centered children is getting harder and harder. Read more »

Aug. 19, 2014

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Motherhood Matters: Why I don't care whether you breast-feed or bottle-feed

I began my motherhood career absolutely in favor of exclusive breast-feeding. Since becoming a foster and adoptive mother, my opinion has changed. Read more »

Aug. 18, 2014

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Linda & Richard Eyre: Real commitment in family can shrink problems

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We tend to undervalue and underestimate commitment. We forget about its pervasive power. When real commitment is felt, and expressed, it has a way of shrinking problems, of making them look... Read more »

Aug. 18, 2014

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Balancing Act: Following 7-step path to parenting Zen

If you have school-age children, you probably know that Stephen Covey’s “7 Habits” series has been modified and monetized for youngsters. Read more »

Aug. 18, 2014

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Erin Stewart: What not to think when a loved one is battling postpartum depression

In the end, depression will be fought and conquered personally and privately. But that doesn’t mean anyone — mothers, fathers, sons or daughters — should wage the battle alone. Read more »

Aug. 14, 2014

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How to talk to your kids about porn

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Pornography exposure is inevitable in today's sex-saturated society, and experts say the way parents respond to that exposure and communicate with their kids is crucial to their child's — and... Read more »

Aug. 14, 2014

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Motherhood Matters: 2 simple ways to heal overwhelmed, disconnected families

Whether our families are in crisis or not, these simple, doable ideas for nourishing our relationships and building memories can be applied with real success. Read more »

Aug. 13, 2014

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Success of baby-clothing business surprises stay-at-home mom

Jeehye Tomyn, founder of Our Little Lullaby, found herself at a crossroads when being a stay-at-home mom left her yearning to work. But with a commitment to stay at home with her son she got... Read more »

Aug. 13, 2014

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Tips: Mom of five says MS diagnosis helped her discover 'The Essence of a Mother'

When the physical limitations of multiple sclerosis kept Julie Jensen from doing what she believed a "good" mother was supposed to do, she was forced to reexamine her beliefs and, in the process,... Read more »

Aug. 13, 2014

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College-bound teens need to learn life skills

stepson moved into an apartment at a university, we went to the supermarket. Because he liked (and knew how to cook) chicken legs, I explained that if he bought a large package and froze a portion... Read more »

Aug. 12, 2014

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Linda & Richard Eyre: Why the world needs to make family a top priority

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We are all born into family. And we hope that family will surround us when we exit this world. In between, family provides us with our greatest joys and deepest sorrows. Read more »

Aug. 12, 2014

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Linda & Richard Eyre: Is the family breaking, and can it be repaired?

Together and separately, we have written more than 40 books over the past four decades. But we feel that none of our previous writing has been anywhere near as important our new book, "The Turning." Read more »

Aug. 12, 2014

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Utah couple writes children's book that helps parents interact

A Utah couple needs funding help for a new style of children's book that "takes the fun off the page." Read more »

Aug. 11, 2014

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4 ways to encourage healthy competition in kids

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Kids love to be the best, but putting too much of an emphasis on winning can lead to kids wanting to succeed whatever the cost. How can children learn to compete in a way that prepares them for the... Read more »

Aug. 10, 2014

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Nebraska same-sex marriage ban unwavering

As state bans on same-sex marriages fall across the country, some Nebraska officials are holding strong to that state's status of having one of the nation's most restrictive laws, which affects... Read more »

Aug. 9, 2014

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Teenagers: Engaging less in high-risk activities since 1991

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The national Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance survey finds that about a third of high school students drink regularly, a quarter recently had a physical fight and more than a third are sexually... Read more »

Aug. 9, 2014

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ValueSpeak: Let them eat quiche

Those who knew Dad best knew he had The Gift. Read more »

Aug. 8, 2014

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Carmen Rasmusen Herbert: Katherine Heigl wants to stay at home

"I felt like my priorities were messed up," Heigl says. "I was putting so much time and energy into just my work. I was raised to believe that family comes first." Read more »

Aug. 8, 2014

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New campaign helps couples see 'love nuggets' in relationships

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Struggling couples may not need to visit a marriage counselor to fix their problems. Little gestures of love can go a long way in creating intimacy and establishing a more stable connection,... Read more »

Aug. 7, 2014

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Why you should never make your daughter diet

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Research says there are medical reasons you should never place your daughter on a diet. Read more »

Aug. 7, 2014

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