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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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Parents are short changing their girls when it comes to financial education

Women are not as good with financial matters as men. It's a stubborn stereotype, and if there is any truth to that statement, it may be because it has been made into a self-fulfilling prophecy by... Read more »

Sept. 11, 2014

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10 ways to stand strong as a widow

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Becoming a widow is not an easy thing to handle, but people can survive the tragedy. Here is how widows can cope with the problems they now face. Read more »

Sept. 10, 2014

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How the prince charming fallacy is hurting your marriage

Many women look for their own Prince Charming when they get married. But did you know this is actually doing your marriage more harm than good? Find out why. Read more »

Sept. 10, 2014

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Water skiing can create great memories

On a recent trip to Lake Powell, I was given the rare chance to go water skiing. As I skied, I was filled with memories of the many times I had done this before, and the many times I had watched my... Read more »

Sept. 9, 2014

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Linda & Richard Eyre: Reports on cost of raising children discourage potential parents

Here we go again. Yet another report has been circulating recently that claims it costs a quarter of a million dollars to raise a child to age 18. And this, the report ominously warns, does not... Read more »

Sept. 9, 2014

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Motherhood Matters: Woman battling cancer teaches daughter that motherhood is worth fighting for

No one has taught me more about optimism in the face of adversity than my mother. Read more »

Sept. 9, 2014

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Court hears arguments over gay marriage's impact

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A debate over whether children would be harmed or helped by legalizing gay marriage was the main focus when a federal appeals court in San Francisco waded again into the issue of the... Read more »

Sept. 9, 2014

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Why my husband never sleeps on the couch and other marriage advice to ignore

There's good advice and not-so-good advice when it comes to marriage. Here are 6 ideas you can ignore as you work to strengthen your marriage and find happiness with your spouse. Read more »

Sept. 9, 2014

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Erin Stewart: Cut the comparisons between stay-at-home and working moms

Why, oh, why does everything always have to come down to comparisons between working and stay-at-home moms? Read more »

Sept. 8, 2014

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Wright Words: Why my kids' computer is in the living room

A new report by Covenant Eyes says that nine out of 10 boys and six out of 10 girls were exposed to pornography before the age of 18. Even the unintentional exposure is shocking: 28 percent of 16-... Read more »

Sept. 8, 2014

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Motherhood Matters: 3 reasons I don't pay my kids an allowance

My kids are young and I think, at least for for now, that the lessons they would learn from getting an allowance or being paid to do household chores are more damaging than the potential gains in... Read more »

Sept. 7, 2014

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ValueSpeak: Life is a journey, not a destination

My mother dreamed of having a large family. More than anything else, Dad wanted a place where his family could gather. While they didn't precisely fulfill them, their lives were still enriched by... Read more »

Sept. 7, 2014

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12 odd places to give birth

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Giving birth can happen anywhere at any time. Read more »

Sept. 5, 2014

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LDS parents create mobile phone contract for teenage son

Our oldest turned 14, had been asking for a mobile phone, and following a fair amount of discussion and postponing the inevitable, we graciously relented. Here is the contract we asked him to sign... Read more »

Sept. 5, 2014

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Four ways to ruin your marriage without even trying

Having a good marriage requires a lot of hard work--but having a bad marriage is easy. You just have to do these four simple things. Read more »

Sept. 4, 2014

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Sherry Young: Life lessons about popularity

I thought, “If when we're young, we could only envision our posterity and the exponentiality of it and the love we will feel for our family, perspective would make us not care if our hair... Read more »

Sept. 3, 2014

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Motherhood Matters: 6 reasons to never give up on motherhood

Some days are long and stressful, and we have to work frantically just to keep up, but during those times, we can remember that our work, whether appreciated or not, is sustaining the lives of our... Read more »

Sept. 3, 2014

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Linda & Richard Eyre: More co-habitating before equals less marriage after

The averages show that the longer couples co-habitate before marriage the shorter their marriage will be. Statistics also reveal that the more sexual partners a person has before marriage, the... Read more »

Sept. 2, 2014

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The introvert's guide to enjoying motherhood

Introverted moms struggle finding quiet time. But this essay talks about how one mom was able to find joy in her very noisy household. Read more »

Sept. 2, 2014

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3 reasons to make time for daddy-daughter dates

As the first man your daughter ever loved, you have a responsibility to model the type of man you want her to love in the future. Read more »

Sept. 2, 2014

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Living with Children: Late nights, not school start time, the problem for teens

New research finds that teens whose school days begin later than the national norm of approximately eight o’clock achieve at higher levels than teens who start school earlier. The researchers... Read more »

Sept. 2, 2014

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5 parenting lessons from movies

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Some say there aren't enough good parents in the movies. False. Plenty of good parents have graced the silver screen while teaching invaluable lessons. Read more »

Sept. 1, 2014

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Linda & Richard Eyre: How media could help the family

In Chapter 10 we will look at some of the things that the larger institutions of our society could do (or stop doing) to better support the smallest institution of the family. Read more »

Aug. 28, 2014

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Take away the TV, increase your sixth-grader's emotional intelligence

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Preteens who turned off the TV and stepped away from other screens for a few days were much better at reading other people's emotions, according to a new study. They also managed to have fun, the... Read more »

Aug. 27, 2014

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Linda & Richard Eyre: Social problems and the decline of family

The clear connection between the decline of families and the world’s social problems cannot be ignored. The trick is figuring out which is the cause and which is the effect. Read more »

Aug. 27, 2014

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