Marriage & Parenting
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When Yale's Amy Chua wrote "Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother," she launched a debate about what's involved in raising high-achieving kids. Now, a study says folks who focus their kids solely on... Read more »
We left just as the Boston bombings unfolded. Paired with the pain in Syria (and all over this planet, actually) I started feeling defeated. This world is rotting with tragedy and hate and here I... Read more »
My body thanks me when I clean it and move it and use it to do good. And I thank it every second of every day for giving me three beautiful children. My body has done far more for me than I can... Read more »
Natalie Jones said she believes there is no greater opportunity to serve God than to raise his children. Read more »
A gay Minnesota lawmaker leading the push to legalize same-sex weddings in the state told colleagues Thursday that gay couples "contribute to the same Minnesota system as everyone else" and deserve... Read more »
I have learned many valuable lessons about wielding power well throughout my career on Wall Street. But these pale compared to what I have learned about power at home. Read more »
When the teenage years hit, the sacrifice factor quadrupled instead of easing as I once thought. The physical demands turned from late night feedings to late night waiting. From wiping bums to... Read more »
Even the most novice chess player recognizes the most powerful piece in the game — the elegant, versatile queen. She moves powerfully across the board, influencing the moves of every other... Read more »
In the two decades I have researched at the intersection of gender and security, I have come to realize that the love of mothers for their children is what keeps the whole world revolving. Read more »
Every year, 57 million women worldwide give birth without the help of trained health workers, circumstances in which risk of infection is extremely high and many mothers and babies die. A number of... Read more »
Flowers and jewelry are great, but what moms say they really crave is time off from laundry and cooking, shared activities, meaningful conversations and a chance to get to know each other differently. Read more »
Child abuse public service announcements use lenticular technology to show children a way to get help. Read more »
No mothers are perfect, but taken collectively they are a lot closer to perfection than any other grouping of human beings. And they are the most indispensible group of all. Read more »
Find it hard to discern between dinnertime and real time? Many people across the globe are choosing to unplug and have real life experiences instead. Read more »
In honor of Mother's Day on May 12, a non-denominational video highlighting the important role mothers play is being shared on family- and faith-based websites, including LDS.org. Read more »
The annual Mother's Day reckoning that places mom's value in terms of real-world wages says her value has dropped for the third time, but it's still higher than most moms think, according to... Read more »
For a solid year, I was just seconds away from the deepest feelings of despair, teary sadness, anger at the cruelty of this unfairness, inadequacy as a woman, shame that apparently something was... Read more »
Lia Collings shares a realization about motherhood and its purpose from a painting titled "Teach These Souls to Fly" in this essay published in "Choosing Motherhood." Read more »
Motherhood provides a compelling parallel to the Atonement. The Savior relied on the similarities to explain the necessity of re-birth to salvation, and comparing the two provides enlightening... Read more »
A recent study from Pediatrics suggests that parents who suck on their child's pacifier in order to clean it may reduce the risk of allergies. Read more »
Drawing significant information from a wide variety of scholars and researchers, the LDS Church pays "Homage to the Home" in a new commentary published Monday on the church's Newsroom website. Read more »
Stay-at-home moms are embracing what Los Angeles Times columnist Alexandra Le Tellier calls a "foodie" culture as part of a solution to social ills. Can "femivores" feed their families well and... Read more »
Financial responsibility starts at home — and kids are watching mama closely. Read more »
This is not just for Mother's Day; it is for every day. It is for those who are in pain. It is for those who are healed. This is for you. Read more »
For the days when we think everyone else has it altogether. For the days we're sure anyone else would do this job better. Read more »
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Zach Sobiech has more than 4 million views of his YouTube video featuring his song, "Clouds." But Zach has done much more in his 18 years than create successful music. After being diagnosed with... Read more »
Tykes are sending their folks to emergency rooms with concussions, eye injuries and broken teeth. But "unintentional parental abuse" shouldn't destroy closeness, experts say. You just have to learn... Read more »
After discovering that her stepdaughter was bullying a classmate about the clothing she wore, this stepmother took the opportunity to teach her stepdaughter what it's like to "like in another's... Read more »
Unexpected as it may sound, a new study finds that the Utah capital and its outskirts have the nation's highest percentage of gay or lesbian couples raising children. Read more »
When Duke and Becky Mossman decided to expand their family garden, they were interested in growing vegetables and berries and nuts. But they were also interested in growing great kids. Working the... Read more »
In an attempt to possibly debunk the “exaggerated” claims that childbirth is “the worst kind of pain there is,” two YouTube clips show men who experience the pains of labor... Read more »
Homemade meals can provide greater control over ingredients — an important consideration given that one-third of U.S. children are obese or at risk of obesity. But the question inevitably... Read more »
The joys of aging don’t get much attention — in fact, you may not even believe that they exist. The reason is that you’ve been programmed not to believe it by a messed up culture... Read more »
Texas photographer Jaime C. Moore celebrated her 5-year-old daughter’s birthday by commemorating five women whose sacrifices and dedication made women’s lifestyles possible today. Read more »
Yahoo!, The Christian Post and Marin Independent Journal say Disney succumbed to pressures and removed the adult Merida image from Disney's princess site. Yet, according to IGN, the original Pixar... Read more »
Of women from households bringing in less than $50,000 per year, 77 percent no longer identify with the middle class, according to a recently released consumer study. Read more »
Schools must teach today's students to be innovators as preparation for a changing job market, experts say. Read more »
Men who were diagnosed with ADHD as children are more likely to be obese when they're adults, according to a new study. Read more »
France will see its first gay weddings within days, after French President Francois Hollande signed a law Saturday authorizing marriage and adoption by same-sex couples and ending months of... Read more »
When it comes to meaningful reporting on education, the environment and the family, Deseret News reporters stand out in the Rocky Mountain region. Read more »
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