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Book review: Young widow's memoir presents a poignant look at overcoming grief

Ashlee Birk was left a widow after the murder of her husband and a single mother to five children at the age of 28 without any forewarning. It left her world seemingly shattered. Birk began to... Read more »

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One more way celebrity moms are just like the rest of us

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Celebrity moms Amanda Peet and Zoe Saldana have publicly discussed their breastfeeding difficulties, calling attention to the fact that breastfeeding challenges are not uncommon. Read more »

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Reader voices: The loss of a dog

I thought I was protecting my children by lying about the death of our dog. Turns out, the truth provides the most peace. Read more »

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ValueSpeak: Being engaged as a parent

There were pressures, deadlines and hard decisions to make. But for two hours at least, Nile was there for his daughter, right when she needed him. Read more »

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Child adversity, mental health challenge may speed up physical aging process

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Researchers have found that children who experienced childhood adversity or suffered psychiatric disorders when young may age faster at a cellular level. The stress is also linked to health... Read more »

Jan. 23, 2015

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Va. Senate panel rejects adoption by unmarried gay couples

A Virginia Senate committee has rejected a proposal to provide adoption rights to unmarried gay couples. Read more »

Jan. 23, 2015

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Scholars to discuss vital roles of marriage, family at Home Truths conference

The Wheatley Institution of Brigham Young University will partner with the Institute for Family Studies to host the first Home Truths conference Saturday, Jan. 24, where scholars will discuss the... Read more »

Jan. 22, 2015

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Young adults prefer to share chores and child-rearing, but it may require support from this unlikely place

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Most young men and women would like to balance work and family responsibility equitably, according to a study in the American Sociological Review. But doing so may require supportive workplace... Read more »

Jan. 22, 2015

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Does taking advantage of family leave benefits hurt your reputation at work?

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President Obama advocated for family friendly workplace policies such as parental leave and paid sick leave in his recent State of the Union address. But often, workers who actually take advantage... Read more »

Jan. 22, 2015

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Amy Choate-Nielsen: Even kids sometimes wonder who their ancestors are — and what do they look like?

A recent trip to the urgent care doctor's office got my daughter thinking about life, death — and family history. Read more »

Jan. 21, 2015

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Motherhood Matters: To grouchy moms everywhere

For several years now, I’ve been trying to live under the guise that I’m one of those fantastic moms whose entire life is made up of silver linings. Read more »

Jan. 21, 2015

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Cut the cost of child care: Saving tips for parents who use day care

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Many families are shocked when they learn how expensive childcare can be. But knowing a few cost-cutting strategies can help keep down the expense. Read more »

Jan. 21, 2015

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Smartphone apps that can help stressed teens

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New tech tools can help teens cope with stress, using what is often a teen’s favorite possession: a smartphone. Read more »

Jan. 21, 2015

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Linda & Richard Eyre: New Year’s resolution No. 3: A yearlong focus on Jesus

A study of Christ can be approached as a resolution of the mind and as an attempt to model our thoughts more closely on the nature and personality of Jesus. This is often useful and appealing even... Read more »

Jan. 21, 2015

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Want your child to eat more fruits and veggies? Here's how

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New research finds that waiting until after recess to feed students can increases a their fruit and veggie intake by about 54 percent. Read more »

Jan. 20, 2015

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Why it's important to be sensitive to your child's needs

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A new study explains why parents should make sensitivity a focus during a child's early developmental years. Read more »

Jan. 18, 2015

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Student testing: Deciding when enough is enough

Do students take too many tests? Read more »

Jan. 17, 2015

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How to talk to your child about the negative effects of porn

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With pornographic images and videos just a tap away on any smartphone, laptop or tablet these days, experts say it's not just a matter of if kids see porn, but when. How parents address the problem... Read more »

Jan. 17, 2015

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Obama to renew push for paid leave for working parents

Renewing a push for paid leave for workers, President Barack Obama on Thursday will call on Congress, states and cities to pass measures to allow millions of workers to earn up to a week of paid... Read more »

Jan. 14, 2015

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10 daddy tips for raising a daughter

I’ve put together a list of 10 things that I try to focus on so that my daughter can grow up to be the caring, thoughtful adult that I long for her to be. Read more »

Jan. 14, 2015

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Don't want materialistic children? Avoid these parenting tactics

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A new study found that when parents include material goods as part of their parenting techniques it can potentially create problems for their children as they grow up and become adults. Read more »

Jan. 14, 2015

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Linda & Richard Eyre: New Year’s resolution No. 2: Pray more, pray better

With all of our temporal resolutions this new year — the diets and the commitments to be more punctual, honest or kind — perhaps we should also make a spiritual resolution: to pray... Read more »

Jan. 13, 2015

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Amy Choate-Nielsen: Grandpa's gesture comes in handy after all of these years

My path along motherhood is full of mistakes — but I'd like for my kids not to remember any of them. Read more »

Jan. 13, 2015

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Here's how to talk to unwed parents about the benefits of marriage

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Marriage rates are down and out-of-wedlock birth rates are up — way up — in the United States. What are the consequences for America's families, and what are creative solutions to the... Read more »

Jan. 13, 2015

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Some things hugs can't fix

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A loving mom can't overcome the anxiety and aggression caused by corporal punishment; her otherwise warm demeanor may make it worse, according to research from Duke University. Read more »

Jan. 13, 2015

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