Marriage & Parenting
Utah would need to increase foster care stipends as much as 70 percent to cover actual costs of providing care.
New national report says fathers are more involved than ever before. But they still need help in a nation that has two distinct fatherhood experiences, one for haves and the other for have-nots. Read more »
Fathers directly impact children, women and the economy in ways that often get overlooked. Here are some fascinating truths about the ways that dads who consistently show up for their kids... Read more »
Almost two-thirds of stay-at-home moms contribute to household income in some way, and 25 percent run their own businesses from home. Read more »
Finding a man like my own dad was paramount for me when I was dating, and even though my husband and my father are very different in many ways, they are similar in their love and loyalty to their... Read more »
As I walked past our large front window, I could see that the whole family was in the living room together, except for the baby, who had gone to bed. I stopped for a minute to look inside as an... Read more »
As a mom of seven, I have often felt a sense of pride in my ability be physically fit despite the turmoil that is motherhood. Recently, I have realized that I am strong because I have children. Read more »
As wild and smelly as we are right now, I know these are some of the memories that will last us a lifetime — if we can all survive long enough to remember. Read more »
As part of the financial ministry that my husband and I direct, we conduct a kids-and-money session each year. We ask adult participants to bring in children and young adults to talk about money... Read more »
Anyone looking for easy, family friendly meals will find them in Micah Klug's new cookbook, "50 Freezer Meals." The recipes are easy, well-balanced and, most importantly, designed to make ahead... Read more »
We often ask parents what they think is their biggest parenting challenge. The No. 1 vote-getter is entitlement. The best way for parents to deal with this widespread problem is to understand that... Read more »
Father’s Day seems to be less complicated than Mother’s Day — at least in my little world. Most fathers I know are happy with a couple handmade cards from their kids and maybe a... Read more »
Heartbreaking reactions of a few mothers of the victims of the Orlando nightclub shooting. Read more »
Moms are supposed to do their best to protect their kids, but sometimes it takes Mama Bear strength to fend off danger. A mom and daughter were shopping in Hernando, Florida, when a man grabbed the... Read more »
Every child needs more magic and heroism in this world. They need dads who know that success at home isn’t a byproduct of life; it is life. Read more »
Davis County children under the age of 18 can enjoy a free lunch this summer thanks to a federally funded program and Davis School District Nutrition Services. Adults wishing to purchase lunch can... Read more »
Yes, it is hard to leave, but distance from the day-to-day offers valuable gifts. Read more »
The controversial film "Vaxxed" arrived in Utah theaters this week. The movie makes claims of a government coverup of a connection between the MMR vaccine and autism, a theory that has been widely... Read more »
I love being a mother. I also find it all-consuming. It takes every ounce of my attention and energy. It stretches me in every dimension of who I am, every single day. Read more »
A Texas school won't allow members of the National Honor Society to wear graduation stoles. It's another example of how we are messing up our kids by tiptoeing around hurt feelings. Read more »
Parenting landed under the critical spotlight of online media this past week with two recent incidents of children finding themselves in dangerous circumstances after being separated from their... Read more »
Fathers who yell or are otherwise verbally hostile to their teenagers will find those kids less cooperative at home and with strangers, according to a new study that says mothers who yell don't see... Read more »
Parents should review the dangerous practices that put teen drivers and those around them at risk — and look at the example they're setting themselves. During the "deadly days of summer,"... Read more »
Carmen Rasmusen Herbert: Parenting distractions and what I've learned from the tragedy at the Cincinnati Zoo
What I know is that children can be slippery. They can disappear in an instant even when you are consciously and diligently watching. Read more »
The 7-year-old Japanese boy who went missing nearly a week ago after his parents left him in a forest as punishment was found unharmed Friday, police said, in a case that had set off a nationwide... Read more »
Kids don’t award fun points for just packing the picnic and loading them up in the car and driving them to fun venues. You have to actually be fun. Read more »
Being a soccer mom means so much more than shuttling kids to and from games and practices with snacks in tow. Here are six ways you know you’re a soccer mom. Read more »
We are lucky to live in a community where our families can enjoy this level of talent and caliber of entertainment. We had a couple of experiences this past week that illustrate this. Read more »
What may set Janis Cantwell apart from other contestants on "American Ninja Warrior" is her Yale doctorate in chemistry, her career as a professor at the University of Utah and her 5-year-old... Read more »
Asking for help when your baby blues don't go away doesn't make you less of a mother. Read more »
A new study shows allowing your children to cry themselves to sleep poses no long-term stress or emotional effects for them. Doing so can also be beneficial to establish a consistent sleep schedule... Read more »
Today’s teens are hungry for information about sexuality and how to put their worlds into context, yet far too many parents — their best sources of information — are far too silent. Read more »
“The lemons are necessary ingredients, just as trials and hardships are necessary ingredients to make us grow stronger and appreciate the good in life.” Of course, it’s up to us... Read more »
As the final events of the school year wrap up, I am excited to spend more time with the children at home, but there is always a piece of me that is slightly overwhelmed and wonders how in the... Read more »
Sharing online photos of your children via social media must be done responsibly by avoiding tasteless or embarrassing content. Allowing your children to create their own social identity is the key... Read more »
I tend to store stress in my shoulders — but I wonder where my mother and my grandmother put theirs. Their strength helps me when I feel like I might snap. Read more »
Utah Foster Care will host three community meetings to discuss how to become a licensed foster parent in Utah. There are some 2,700 children in foster care in Utah, and 1 in 4 is Latino. Two of... Read more »
Motherhood is meant to make me become the person I really want to be, if I will let it. Read more »
A recommendation to let children as young as two months cry it out to go to sleep has parents picking sides on whether the self-soothe method is good or bad for babies. Read more »
Most people know perinatal mood disorders as "postpartum depression" or the "baby blues." For Emily Dyches, it meant anxiety, panic attacks and PTSD. Her family wants to share her difficult story... Read more »
According to Huffpost Parents, divorced parents who complain to their children about their ex can make them feel uncomfortable about expressing love for both parents. Here's how to raise happy and... Read more »
"Move It," a new exhibit at Discovery Gateway Children's Museum in Salt Lake City, opened Saturday. The exhibit is meant to promote health and physical activity as children develop. Read more »
Land the helicopter and park the snowplow. If you're going to emulate a mode of transportation, make it the submarine. Read more »
These three recently released books offer tips and insights on weight loss, wellness and developing healthy habits. Read more »
A small group of parents gathered at the state Capitol Wednesday, calling on lawmakers to act against the directive from the Obama administration telling schools to allow transgender students to... Read more »
The easy thing to do when we feel wronged is to snap back, shoot off the harsh email or kvetch in some online forum. It's a lesson my son learned the hard way. Read more »
Along with the barbecues and other fun events that come with Memorial Day, take time this year to teach your children about the importance of this holiday. Read more »
As I joyfully watched my 2-year-old climb along the side of an iron fence as he used his newly acquired motor skills, a nearby adult came by and told him that it was not safe to climb. I beg to... Read more »
We meet many families that have gone through much worry and grief because of a single bad decision that one of their children made. Kids get blindsided by peer pressure that they had not... Read more »
With summer just around the corner, many families will be at the parks and in their backyards for picnics and barbecues. Read more »
New and expectant parents flocked to a Manhattan pier to scope out the latest gear and services at the New York Baby Show, where companies large and small from around the world peddle everything... Read more »
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