Marriage & Parenting
Electronic cigarettes have surpassed traditional smoking in popularity among teens, the government's annual drug use survey finds. Read more »
We tried a Christmas tradition many years ago that got traction and stuck, and since then it has grown bigger and bigger and is now practiced by our children in their families and neighborhoods.... Read more »
This year, I'm living by my sister's Christmas motto: “If I can't do it cheerfully and with loving kindness, then I don't do it.” Read more »
Here, we offer a holiday gift of hope to those parents who can only imagine coal in the stocking of their tough-to-live-with progeny. Read more »
Congress is taking some whole grains off the school lunch line. Read more »
In 2012, Craig and Crystal Stapley became the messengers for Jolly Old St. Nick after their children kept asking why Santa wouldn’t write back. Read more »
I really like the idea of taking some of that simplicity and gratitude from the Thanksgiving season and extending it into December. Read more »
Christian parents the world over face a Christmas dilemma. We don’t want our young children’s belief in Santa, nor the gradual growth away from that belief, to be confused in their... Read more »
Busy lives may require sacrifices, but forgoing handmade gifts for the holidays doesn't have to be one of them. We only need to plan well to have our crafts and give them away too. Read more »
Worried that toy stores, fast food chains, and other retailers are tracking your kids online this holiday season? A landmark 2013 law aimed at protecting the privacy of America's youngest mobile... Read more »
Whether we tie up our gifts to him in a box beneath the tree or just keep them in our heart, our gifts of love to Jesus and to each other are the best ones. Read more »
Researchers find that nearly 55 percent of U.S. infants sleep with unsafe bedding material that may increase the risk of SIDS. Read more »
You've probably done more than one of these. If you don't watch out, you could be setting your child up for failure. But there is still time to fix it. No child is a completely lost cause. Read more »
If we teach our children nothing else in those first couple years of life, let's teach them these four lessons. Read more »
Life takes its twists and turns and then we must refocus. If a person can refocus, there will be other dreams to follow. Read more »
Christmas is going digital at the White House this year. Read more »
A child’s odds of breaking out of poverty or gaining a college education are heavily shaped by the father’s income and education level, says Richard Reeves of the Brookings Institution. Read more »
Does the hassle and commercialization of Christmas drive you nuts? I remember one Christmas years ago when I finally decided to be a little more disciplined and deliberate in how our family... Read more »
During National Adoption Month, my thoughts turned to all the men and women who want nothing more than to be parents. Read more »
I will never stop believing that, someday, what we’ve gained is going to feel so much bigger than what we gave up. Read more »
When my kids were young, I would sometimes wonder what I had done wrong when child after child was born into our family with a hefty dose of “strong will.” Read more »
The No Child Left Behind education law could be making a political comeback. Read more »
What's it like to be the sister of Buster Posey, starting catcher for the San Francisco Giants? Or the brother of Steve Young, Hall of Fame quarterback? Or the sister of James Valentine, lead... Read more »
The purpose of fear is to prepare the body to respond to potential threats, but when it is caused by irrational beliefs it can instead lead to stress and paranoia. Read more »
Two stillborn babies in one Utah family led a concerned father to take on the state Legislature and make changes to the state's stillbirth law, but hospitals and funeral homes have been left... Read more »
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