Marriage & Parenting
I'm here to say there is nothing more productive than stopping to reflect, assess, dream and plan.
While baptizing 33 babies in the Sistine Chapel on Sunday, Pope urged mothers to breast-feed their infants if they were hungry. Read more »
My wedding day was beautiful, but I’m not convinced it was the biggest day of my life. Read more »
I recently took my rightful place in the chain of awkward sex talks that have been passed down from mother to daughter for generations. Read more »
If shedding a few pounds is one of your New Year’s resolutions, forget the typical, quick-fix fad diets that make you feel terrible and that produce results that never seem to last. Instead,... Read more »
How much quality, one-on-one time will you spend with your spouse that does not revolve around the kids, work or managing day-to-day life? Read more »
This is a great time to discuss what’s working and not working in our families and decide on some things we’re going to work on together. Read more »
Imagine a world in which your garage door opens automatically as you pull into the driveway. The living room lights and heater turn on — perhaps the oven starts warming up, too. In the... Read more »
Think of your marriage like a business partnership. Do you have a clear business plan? An obvious direction? If not, there's a problem. Read more »
My mommy resolutions for 2015 are simple, but will have a huge impact on my relationship with my children and with myself. Read more »
Tired of hearing people grouse about a tuned-out, apathetic younger generation? Read more »
BYU East Carolina University are conducting a study of different marriage enrichment formats to learn which approaches benefit couples the most. Enrichment is not therapy; it is education designed... Read more »
We'd like to introduce you to our simple, free YouTube channel that shares short, no-nonsense ideas for raising responsible kids in this increasingly irresponsible world. Read more »
While standing at the sideline of my son's soccer game, I heard a dad yelling threatening words to his son. I wanted to say something, but didn't. I regret not stepping in. Here is what I wish I... Read more »
Retailers are pushing another batch of mind-numbing products this year that top the worst toys for 2014. Read more »
As educators continue making sense of this year's testing results and an abundance of other performance metrics, parents are wondering what something as simple as a letter grade means for their... Read more »
A handful of communities are considering prosecuting or fining parents of underage children who are caught drinking. Read more »
Here are some simple steps to help you give your kids the gift of giving this holiday season. Read more »
Punishments prove to be counterproductive when a child lies, says a new study. If your children are lying more after you have punished them for being dishonest, one problem may be that you need to... Read more »
Electronic cigarettes have surpassed traditional smoking in popularity among teens, the government's annual drug use survey finds. Read more »
We tried a Christmas tradition many years ago that got traction and stuck, and since then it has grown bigger and bigger and is now practiced by our children in their families and neighborhoods.... Read more »
This year, I'm living by my sister's Christmas motto: “If I can't do it cheerfully and with loving kindness, then I don't do it.” Read more »
Here, we offer a holiday gift of hope to those parents who can only imagine coal in the stocking of their tough-to-live-with progeny. Read more »
Congress is taking some whole grains off the school lunch line. Read more »
In 2012, Craig and Crystal Stapley became the messengers for Jolly Old St. Nick after their children kept asking why Santa wouldn’t write back. Read more »
I really like the idea of taking some of that simplicity and gratitude from the Thanksgiving season and extending it into December. Read more »
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I'm here to say there is nothing more productive than stopping to reflect, assess, dream and plan when it comes to the long-term project of raising human beings. Read more »
I thought I was protecting my children by lying about the death of our dog. Turns out, the truth provides the most peace. Read more »
There were pressures, deadlines and hard decisions to make. But for two hours at least, Nile was there for his daughter, right when she needed him. Read more »
For several years now, I’ve been trying to live under the guise that I’m one of those fantastic moms whose entire life is made up of silver linings. Read more »
Celebrity moms Amanda Peet and Zoe Saldana have publicly discussed their breastfeeding difficulties, calling attention to the fact that breastfeeding challenges are not uncommon. Read more »
President Obama advocated for family friendly workplace policies such as parental leave and paid sick leave in his recent State of the Union address. But often, workers who actually take advantage... Read more »
A study of Christ can be approached as a resolution of the mind and as an attempt to model our thoughts more closely on the nature and personality of Jesus. This is often useful and appealing even... Read more »
Researchers have found that children who experienced childhood adversity or suffered psychiatric disorders when young may age faster at a cellular level. The stress is also linked to health... Read more »
New tech tools can help teens cope with stress, using what is often a teen’s favorite possession: a smartphone. Read more »
A Virginia Senate committee has rejected a proposal to provide adoption rights to unmarried gay couples. Read more »
Many families are shocked when they learn how expensive childcare can be. But knowing a few cost-cutting strategies can help keep down the expense. Read more »
Young adults prefer to share chores and child-rearing, but it may require support from this unlikely place
Most young men and women would like to balance work and family responsibility equitably, according to a study in the American Sociological Review. But doing so may require supportive workplace... Read more »
New research finds that waiting until after recess to feed students can increases a their fruit and veggie intake by about 54 percent. Read more »
Amy Choate-Nielsen: Even kids sometimes wonder who their ancestors are — and what do they look like?
A recent trip to the urgent care doctor's office got my daughter thinking about life, death — and family history. Read more »
The Wheatley Institution of Brigham Young University will partner with the Institute for Family Studies to host the first Home Truths conference Saturday, Jan. 24, where scholars will discuss the... Read more »
Ashlee Birk was left a widow after the murder of her husband and a single mother to five children at the age of 28 without any forewarning. It left her world seemingly shattered. Birk began to... Read more »
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