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100 deadly days of summer: What you must do to keep your kids safe

Many preventable child deaths go up in the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

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Want to fight underage drinking? It starts with dad

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According to a recent study done in Taiwan, fathers have a stronger influence on a child’s drinking habits than mom does. Read more »

May 7, 2015

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Brown lawns loom this summer in California

It was with more hope than accuracy that the founder of this Orange County city picked the name Garden Grove in 1874 for what was little more than an open plain under the Southern California sun. Read more »

May 7, 2015

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Motherhood and the power for good

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Mothers have the power to shape society, not just by influencing family members at home, but by advocating for good causes. Read more »

May 7, 2015

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Linda & Richard Eyre: For Mother's Day, consider recommitting to fatherhood

Mother's Day is a good time for fathers to give the gift that their spouses really want — recommitting to being more involved with the kids, prioritize parenting a little higher and being a... Read more »

May 6, 2015

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Erin Stewart: Celebrating the unique motherhood of adoption

This Mother's Day, I'm rejoicing in the love and unique bond between a birth mother and an adoptive mother. Read more »

May 6, 2015

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What your baby's cry is trying to tell you

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According to the National Taiwan Normal University, researchers claim to have developed a listening device that can translate your baby’s cries into words, telling parents exactly what is... Read more »

May 5, 2015

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Summer camps with a mission: To create cybersecurity experts

At Vermont's Norwich University, 20 high school students will build computers they'll be able to take home. At Dakota State University in South Dakota, about 200 students will learn about... Read more »

May 2, 2015

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Book review: Method meets intuition and flourishes in 'Straight Talk' parenting book

Vicki Hoefle's "Straight Talk" parenting book pairs trust-your-gut advice with proven strategies to help parents raise "grow" children to become capable adults. Read more »

May 1, 2015

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The Clean Cut: Newfound perspective inspires parents to say, 'I'm sorry, Mom'

In a video by Journey Box Media, parents apologize for what they did as children. Read more »

May 1, 2015

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5-year-old boy uses unique superpower to save his mom from death

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A boy in Colorado saved his mother's life by calling 9-1-1 after she went into diabetic shot. Here's a video that shows the power of a son's love for his mother. Read more »

May 1, 2015

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Stepmoms navigate sometimes-tricky trail, but relationship rewards can be great

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Stephanie Webb is a stepmother who works hard to help the kids thrive while honoring the memory of their mother. The role of stepmother comes without a map, but the skills needed also bring out the... Read more »

May 1, 2015

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The most important sacrifice you can make for your child after divorce

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A new study suggests that even after divorce, a child will suffer less stress when a traditional, two-parent family shares custody of the child. Read more »

April 30, 2015

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From the makeup aisle: Advice from a father to his daughter about worthiness, beauty

As I write this, I’m sitting in the makeup aisle of a local store. A friend recently texted me from a different makeup aisle and told me it felt like one of the most oppressive places in the... Read more »

April 30, 2015

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Utah mother receives honor for work in education

Diana Peterson, a local mother, humanitarian and educational activist, was recently honored at the Lincoln Center Education Annual Benefit Gala for her work in child education. Read more »

April 29, 2015

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Linda & Richard Eyre: Good cliches for getting older

There are a lot of rather insulting phrases or cliches that get used in a miserable attempt to describe what it is like to get a little older. We need to examine and redefine a bunch of these old... Read more »

April 28, 2015

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What not to say to a woman struggling with infertility

A look at the words to avoid when women face infertility, and the best ways to help. Read more »

April 28, 2015

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Want to stand out in cap and gown? Decorate the mortarboard

It's hard to stand out at graduation when dozens, hundreds or even thousands of your classmates are dressed in identical caps and gowns. Read more »

April 28, 2015

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Entrepreneurs hatch hen-rental idea for fans of fresh eggs

The name of Jenn Tompkins' company sends customers into fits of laughter. Read more »

April 28, 2015

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One thing 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 »

April 27, 2015

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Power of Moms: The 21-day motherhood challenge

Perhaps I’m stubborn. Perhaps I’m foolish. But I believe in the joy and transformation that comes with working hard, really hard, at the right things. I know motherhood is one of those... Read more »

April 26, 2015

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'Little Boy': 3 points for parents

Information for parents about the film "Little Boy." Read more »

April 24, 2015

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'Age of Adaline': 3 points for parents

Information for parents about the film "Age of Adaline." Read more »

April 24, 2015

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Five for Families: 'Monkey Kingdom' teaches positive messages

Here are five movies from various platforms families may want to consider, as recommended by the Deseret News features department and Ok.com. Note: Since not all are appropriate for younger... Read more »

April 24, 2015

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Motherhood Matters: My kids' other parents

Here’s to my kids’ other moms and dads, the men who are happy to kneel in the dust by first base and tie someone’s cleats or the women who pick up a toddler who has fallen on the... Read more »

April 22, 2015

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Erin Stewart: Are trampolines too dangerous for backyards?

If we ban everything that might be risky for our children, how much will be left? Read more »

April 22, 2015

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