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Meet the sandwich generation caring for both aging parents and young children

The “sandwich generation” has mounting financial burdens and an increase in family responsibility.

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Whooping cough is making a comeback — Here's why

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Whooping cough, measles and other preventable vaccines are making a comeback, thanks to an anti-vaccine movement whose members might surprise you. Read more »

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Erin Stewart: What my husband has taught me about parenting

But now, after years of (mostly successful) co-parenting, I don’t just tolerate my husband’s very male style of parenting, but appreciate all it has taught me. Read more »

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Linda & Richard Eyre: Does commitment come first or last?

Viewing commitment as something you do after you are sure that the relationship will work out is backwards. In truth, commitment is the one thing that can cause the relationship to work out.... Read more »

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Amy Choate-Nielsen: The truth behind tall tales: Every family has at least one

Hearing the stories from my family history sometimes feels like I'm listening to a fable. It can't be true. Read more »

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14 ways to make sure the one you love still loves you

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It's more than just giving them a compliment or putting a ring on their finger. Here are 14 ways to show someone how much you care about them. Read more »

Sept. 26, 2014

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An 'unlikely father of five': Comedian Jim Gaffigan talks about the rewards, challenges of parenting

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There was a time in his life when Jim Gaffigan would get on an airplane, see a parent with a child and think, “Weirdo, why would you do that to yourself?” Read more »

Sept. 25, 2014

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Carmen Rasmusen Herbert: Is fear holding you back?

“There should be a time limit,” I said. “One minute to decide or get pushed off!” We all laughed. But then I glanced back up at this woman who was struggling with her... Read more »

Sept. 24, 2014

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In the Whirled: 9 ways to be the meanest mom (in a good way)

Fellow members, you know who you are. You wield that secret club card called Limits and Responsibility. For the uninitiated, here is the nine-step requirement for membership in the Mean Mom Club. Read more »

Sept. 24, 2014

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Linda & Richard Eyre: Why faith and family matter to everyone

Should faith and family matter to you if you don’t have faith or a family? Yes, because the only things strong enough to balance society and restrain the excess power of big business and big... Read more »

Sept. 23, 2014

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Being a 'soccer mom' is no picnic

For years I wanted to be a soccer mom. I would see seemingly put-together moms taking their kids to games and practices. It looked like the good life. Now it is my life, and while I proudly wear... Read more »

Sept. 23, 2014

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Erin Stewart: Moms: Get off the sidelines and into the moment

When I put down the camera and joined the fun, I reclaimed my spot in the memories. Read more »

Sept. 23, 2014

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20 things I will not regret doing with my kids

These are just 20 things I won’t regret doing with my kids. Simple things, really. Read more »

Sept. 23, 2014

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Motherhood Matters: 3 ways to embrace your child's unique personality and interests

I’d like to suggest three things to consider if you find yourself in this situation of having a child very different from you. Read more »

Sept. 22, 2014

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25 ways I know my husband loves me

Noticing the good things your husband does for you will go a long way in helping your realize how deep his love really is. Read more »

Sept. 20, 2014

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Sherry Young: The world is indeed a glorious place, and autumn is a gift

Hopefully there is still time in the autumn of our lives to make a trek with the family back to our memories. Then again, does it really matter? There are exciting things to do and beautiful places... Read more »

Sept. 17, 2014

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The faith of a father, written in an old journal

An old journal brought back memories of my father's encouraging me to write. I gained insight into life from my father’s positive attributes. His recording his experiences in a journal left a... Read more »

Sept. 17, 2014

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5 reasons your children lie and how to help them tell the truth

Kids are notorious for fibbing. Like most childhood challenges, there are many reasons for the behavior. Read more »

Sept. 17, 2014

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Motherhood Matters: If Pinterest makes you feel like a failure as a mother

My mother didn't specialize in home decor or gourmet cooking, and she didn't lift weights or run marathons. But she makes me feel like I am the most important, wonderful person ever born. Read more »

Sept. 17, 2014

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Linda & Richard Eyre: If we lose marriage, what else will we lose?

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On "NBC Nightly News" last week, anchor Brian Williams reported that, for the first time in history, there are more U.S. adults who are single than who are married. Let us suggest five frightening... Read more »

Sept. 17, 2014

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Erin Stewart: How to survive your preschooler's loony years

Let’s take a closer look at the traits that make 3-year-olds absolutely nuts. Read more »

Sept. 16, 2014

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21 things seen in dating that could hurt your marriage

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Dating someone and think they're the one? You may want to read this list and see if they are showing some of these signs. Read more »

Sept. 16, 2014

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Joseph Cramer, M.D.: The role of rocks in the Gaelic nations

There are so many rocks in Gaelic territories that everything is made from them: walls, roads, buildings, more walls, homes, roofs, castles — did I also mention walls — abbeys and... Read more »

Sept. 15, 2014

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10 compliments your kids need to hear

Kids need compliments. Use these 10 compliments to show your kid how much you care. Read more »

Sept. 15, 2014

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Things that changed my view of marriage forever

One day I woke up and realized I didn't love my husband. That simple realization forever changed the way I viewed marriage. Read more »

Sept. 12, 2014

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42 ways to make your kids feel absolutely loved

We’ll do everything we can to make sure our family identity seeps into every corner of their souls, so that they know without a doubt that they always have a place where they belong. Read more »

Sept. 11, 2014

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