Marriage & Parenting

Do moms need a purpose beyond motherhood?

Is motherhood supposed to be our sole pursuit? Is it OK to have other things we're spending time on?

Book review: '180 Experiences' encourages married couples

Author Dustin A. Wiggins' book gives couples activities to do together to strengthen their marriage and relationship. Read more »

April 1, 2014

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What growing green beens taught me about being a grateful mother

Beans have become my gratitude practice, reminding me to keep searching, leaf by leaf, for small joys. Read more »

April 1, 2014

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Dear soon-to-be dad: 10 rules for when your wife becomes a mom

From my experience becoming a mother three times over, and watching my husband do the same, these 10 rules will help you both get through the transition with as few bumps as possible. Read more »

April 1, 2014

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New report details racial gap among US children

In every region of America, white and Asian children are far better positioned for success than black, Latino and American Indian children, according to a new report appealing for urgent action to... Read more »

April 1, 2014

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Joseph Cramer, M.D.: Parenting less like Nietzsche and more like Goldilocks

My least favorite saying is the quintessential queen of exhortations: “That which does not kill us makes us stronger.” We have the German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche to thank for... Read more »

March 31, 2014

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Autism diagnoses spike 30 percent, CDC says, and experts suggest why

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Autism diagnosis climbed again, this time jumping 30 percent over two years ago, the Centers for Disease Control reported Thursday. Experts were quick to point out this is likely not higher... Read more »

March 28, 2014

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Savoring the sweet moments of motherhood

The joys of life, and particularly of motherhood, come and go in the moments. Read more »

March 28, 2014

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New family film 'Nowhere Safe' warns of dangers of bullying, promotes kindness

Director Brian Brough and executive producer Paul Parkinson have teamed up for a new, locally produced movie called "Nowhere Safe," which warns young people of the dangers of cyberbulling and... Read more »

March 26, 2014

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Book tells how Disney films unlocked autistic boy's emotions

In his new book, "Life, Animated," Ron Suskind tells the remarkable story of how Disney movies unlocked his autistic son's emotions. Read more »

March 26, 2014

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Finding the right balance between morals and health care

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A former congressman has spoken out about how Congress should find a balance between providing health care and not striking down on people's morals. Read more »

March 25, 2014

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Parenting is not a sedentary lifestyle

Parenting is not a sedentary lifestyle. With a squat down to pick up a toy, or a run up and down the stairs to grab a diaper and wipes, you will quickly find that you are not in nearly as bad of... Read more »

March 25, 2014

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With a season on-deck, Dusty Baker's garden grows

Dusty Baker looks at his overgrown collard greens and heads to the shed for his scissors. It's time for an impromptu harvest in his garden. Read more »

March 25, 2014

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The most important task on a mother's never-ending to-do list

In the midst of a never-ending to-do list, Tiffany Sowby reflects on what will be most important in six months and 16 years. Read more »

March 25, 2014

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Parents are key to combating pornography, experts say

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Pornography is increasingly prevalent, but with education, proactive steps and a willingness to engage in ongoing conversations, parents can teach their children about healthy sexuality and how to... Read more »

March 22, 2014

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Millions of kids to test new education assessments

What's on the new Common Core-based exams? More than 4 million kids in U.S. schools soon will have a clue. Read more »

March 22, 2014

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Foreign adoptions by Americans decline sharply, partially due to Russian ban

The number of foreign children adopted by U.S. parents plunged by 18 percent last year, to the lowest level since 1992, due in part to Russia's ban on adoptions by Americans. Read more »

March 21, 2014

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Where to take your family for spring break

Fun, family-oriented spring break ideas as suggested by a mother fed up with winter. Read more »

March 21, 2014

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Company rolls out new campaign following concerns over open toilet ad

A company is rolling out a new ad campaign and an offer for customers after a previous mailer featuring a child playing with a rubber ducky next to an open toilet drew criticism over safety concerns. Read more »

March 21, 2014

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Dear mom: These are the glory days

The recognition is more subtle, yes, but the peace of these glory days far surpasses the accolades of those old glory days. Read more »

March 20, 2014

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5 things you should never do in a marriage

Marriage is a fairy tale only if you take the time to nourish it. If you lack respect and take the marriage for granted, you'll never live happily ever after. Read more »

March 19, 2014

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Dear mom: What to do when life is dark and you can't see the light at the end of the tunnel

If you are navigating a tunnel right now, don’t you believe for one second that you have to go through it in the dark. Read more »

March 19, 2014

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Linda & Richard Eyre: One trend toward commitment to family and marriage

In America as a whole, marriage is losing ground. But there is a countertrend going on within a particular demographic group where both the quantity and the quality of marriages are on the upswing. Read more »

March 19, 2014

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How raising kids within routines boosts social and emotional health

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Routines are important throughout childhood, experts say, because they boost children's development of social and emotional health and their sense of security. Read more »

March 17, 2014

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Why breastfed babies are so smart

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Breastfeeding helps babies in lots of ways, but it may not be the key to getting little guys on track to succeed in school. A BYU study shows cognitive development is revved up by reading to... Read more »

March 14, 2014

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Kids are still reading 'Calvin and Hobbes'

The decline of comics pages in newspapers may be directly attributable to the end of Calvin and Hobbes. Read more »

March 6, 2014

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