Marriage & Parenting
If you are a married mom, you may want your husband to be more involved.
My girls will always be my babies, but they are growing up as I say goodbye to an era of my motherhood and remind myself to soak it all in. Read more »
The Maryland couple who made national headlines for letting their children walk home unaccompanied from a park are in potential trouble with Child Protective Services again after the kids were... Read more »
Mothers everywhere, hang on through those difficult stages, and know that you are not alone. Try to enjoy life where you are by looking for beautiful moments of joy that are sometimes hidden behind... Read more »
When Cynthia Kersey brought her grandchildren home to raise, she wondered how she'd pay for the medications and diapers and food. A study says some kids living with grandparents don't get vital... Read more »
This world needs more selflessness. This world needs more connection. This world needs more love. We can’t learn these behind a screen. Read more »
Research suggests that parents who figure soon the baby will be old enough to help out around the house may be in for a surprise. Between school and extracurricular activities, children remain... Read more »
It began innocently enough. A new friend was coming over in 20 minutes so I could show her how to use a baby wrap. When I got off the phone with her, I looked around my house and panicked. Read more »
In a video the family put up, Cher Lair could hardly believe her eyes when she cut into the cake and saw the color pink. Read more »
Two children and eight years after my first foray into childbirth, my body is still not exactly what it was pre-baby. And it probably never will be. The truth is, childbirth changes your body in... Read more »
I feel its important to share my experiences with the messed up side of Instagram. I am not writing this to scare anyone, I just wish that I would have been more educated before I had to learn the... Read more »
What responsibility does the baby boomer generation have to the rest of the world? It’s a question all of us in that generation should ask ourselves. Read more »
After finding no significant differences between the cognitive functioning of pregnant and post-partum women and that of non-pregnant women, neuroscientists at BYU recently released a study... Read more »
In the busy, secular world in which we spend our days, a deeper spiritual focus rarely happens without consistent, conscious effort. It doesn’t happen without a plan for coming to know Christ... Read more »
You've shown your children, all these moments, that the phone is more important than they are. Read more »
Family history research is all about the stories that bind us together. Here is one from my life. Read more »
In all the controversy over appropriate prom attire, are we missing the chance to teach kids about true modesty? Read more »
More time spent parenting doesn’t necessarily lead to better outcomes for children, according to a recent study. Read more »
Just being aware of time passing isn’t enough. I need to be doing it differently, not just thinking about it differently. Living it more, not dwelling on it more. I’m a father who needs... Read more »
A Yale researcher has found seven barriers to including fathers in parenting programs. Leaving them out is bad news for children, according to studies. Read more »
I’ve read books and articles and listened to podcasts and presentations, and I feel like I have a pretty good sense of how to nurture my children, but there are still circumstances that catch... Read more »
“Marriage is hard.” I had heard that statement all my life. But I suppose because I was young and my head was full of qualities that I just knew I’d find in a spouse, I never... Read more »
Women from the organization Big Ocean Women defended motherhood and promoted families at the United Nations in New York City last week. Read more »
A couple of generations ago, 45-year-olds thought a lot about their next 20 years and asked how they would make it the most full and productive time of their lives. Today, it's 65-year-olds who can... Read more »
A small but growing number of parents are bucking a trend when it comes to raising their kids: Rather than move to suburbs as their parents once did, many are opting to stay in or near downtown. Read more »
Who needs soil to sow a sustainable garden? You can cultivate plants in mid-air, float them in mineral-enriched water or add nutrients for an organic harvest by using your own fish for the fertilizer. Read more »
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In a video by Journey Box Media, parents apologize for what they did as children. Read more »
Stephanie Webb is a stepmother who works hard to help the kids thrive while honoring the memory of their mother. The role of stepmother comes without a map, but the skills needed also bring out the... Read more »
A look at the words to avoid when women face infertility, and the best ways to help. Read more »
If you are a married mom, chances are what you really want for Mother’s Day is for your husband to be more involved with your kids, to prioritize parenting a little higher and to be more of a... Read more »
At Vermont's Norwich University, 20 high school students will build computers they'll be able to take home. At Dakota State University in South Dakota, about 200 students will learn about... Read more »
As I write this, I’m sitting in the makeup aisle of a local store. A friend recently texted me from a different makeup aisle and told me it felt like one of the most oppressive places in the... Read more »
A new study suggests that even after divorce, a child will suffer less stress when a traditional, two-parent family shares custody of the child. Read more »
A boy in Colorado saved his mother's life by calling 9-1-1 after she went into diabetic shot. Here's a video that shows the power of a son's love for his mother. Read more »
There are a lot of rather insulting phrases or cliches that get used in a miserable attempt to describe what it is like to get a little older. We need to examine and redefine a bunch of these old... Read more »
Vicki Hoefle's "Straight Talk" parenting book pairs trust-your-gut advice with proven strategies to help parents raise "grow" children to become capable adults. Read more »
It's hard to stand out at graduation when dozens, hundreds or even thousands of your classmates are dressed in identical caps and gowns. Read more »
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