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Recent research suggests that Republicans are more happily married than Democrats.

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Brooke Romney: 16 things I want my boys to know before the first day of school

I wanted to share a few things with you before the big day that I hope you will remember. Read more »

Aug. 18, 2015

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Motherhood Matters: If all else fails, just give up

Did I really just type that title? Aren’t we supposed to keep trying and never give up? Read more »

Aug. 18, 2015

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Carly Fiorina may be taking a harder pro-vaccination stance than other GOP candidates

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What at first looks like a nod to anti-vaccine populists actually shows a harder edge than most state laws. The GOP candidate actually takes a harder pro-vaccination stance than most states. Read more »

Aug. 18, 2015

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Erin Stewart: I am a stay-at-home mother, not a housewife

Husbands may not understand why laundry and dishes are never done, but here's the key: My job is to be a mother, not June Cleaver. Read more »

Aug. 18, 2015

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The Clean Cut: Artistic couple creates time-lapse pregnancy video

John and Sara Jennings created a time-lapse video to document Sara's pregnancy and their preparations for the baby's arrival. Read more »

Aug. 17, 2015

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Parents: What I wish you would do when your child stares at my daughter

When you try to hide these obvious conversations that are happening right in front of us, it feels like you’re hiding from our family. It feels like the small gap between us that your child... Read more »

Aug. 17, 2015

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Motherhood Matters: What I do instead of yelling

Sometimes yelling slows the action or stops a certain behavior, but it comes at a price. A child’s feelings get hurt. I feel guilty because I didn’t keep my cool, and there’s... Read more »

Aug. 16, 2015

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Sesame Street is moving to HBO, raising some questions for parents

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Sesame Street is the backbone of PBS's programming. Now it's headed to HBO. The move is good for business, and Sesame Street's longevity, but perhaps bad for the egalitarian spirit at the show's core. Read more »

Aug. 16, 2015

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12 picture books that share summer adventures

These 12 picture books that have recently crossed our desks share an adventure, whether it’s a plan that goes unexpectedly awry, learning a new skill, making a new friend or taking a trip and... Read more »

Aug. 15, 2015

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Can’t wait for the kids to go back to school? These parents can’t either

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As a kid, the end of summer was something to be mourned. It meant the end of freedom and the start of school. For parents, the day is less dread and more excitement. Read more »

Aug. 12, 2015

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Linda & Richard Eyre: Pro-family people (and groups) need to unite, not divide

If family-centric groups of different political stripes are critical of and fight against each other, we weaken our ability to fight against the many forces that are harming children. Read more »

Aug. 12, 2015

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Erica Layne: What I wish I'd mastered as a new mom

There were days when I lived to put the kids down and then could do nothing more than curl up in bed with my good friends Pillow and Netflix. Years, in fact. Read more »

Aug. 12, 2015

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Motherhood Matters: A warning for expecting mothers

Now, almost two weeks after my daughter's birth, I have found that while the warnings were useful and accurate, they were lacking in some areas. Read more »

Aug. 11, 2015

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No reason to feel guilty: Women raised by working mothers are more likely to earn higher wages

Even though women raised by working mothers are more likely to earn higher wages, the narrative of working motherhood remains tinged with guilt. Read more »

Aug. 11, 2015

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Does investigation of 'free-range' parenting put families at risk?

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A Chicago nonprofit legal advocacy organization says too many child welfare investigations of "free-range" parenting put families at risk, take resources away from real instances of neglect. Read more »

Aug. 11, 2015

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Erin Stewart: How to handle those #MomFail moments

Every mother feels like a failure at some point, but the trick is to realize our children don't dwell on our mistakes nearly as much as we do. Read more »

Aug. 11, 2015

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Teens 'speak out' about foster care at annual summit

Some 200 youths in foster care or those who have aged out of state care are speaking out about their experiences as part of the 14th annual Youth Summit underway at Weber State University. Read more »

Aug. 7, 2015

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Teens are swapping passwords as a sign of trust, but it can backfire

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Teenagers do some pretty dumb things — it’s a proven fact. However, the new trend in bad decision-making may leave them exposed on the Internet. Read more »

Aug. 7, 2015

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Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, Mayor Ralph Becker unveil effort to inspire youths, protect public lands

U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell announced Thursday Salt Lake City's part in a national initiative to connect children with nature and thus inspire the next generation of outdoor stewards to... Read more »

Aug. 6, 2015

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The surprising way parents are helping their children with their homework

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If you thought calculating a tip at a restaurant is a struggle, you haven’t seen the math homework kids are bringing home these days. Read more »

Aug. 6, 2015

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Motherhood Matters: How moms can combat negative thinking

Through the use of coping statements, I have learned to accept myself and my life — imperfections and all — and as a result, I am generally a much happier, more positive person than I... Read more »

Aug. 6, 2015

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5 road trips that are perfect for family bonding

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Summer is the perfect time to hit the open road and see the unusual sights the U.S. has to offer. Read more »

Aug. 5, 2015

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How to know if a child (or a parent) is addicted to screens

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Recent data say that some children spend up to seven hours a day looking at computer or phone screens. So how can parents know if their child is addicted to screens? Read more »

Aug. 5, 2015

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Linda & Richard Eyre: Preschoolers can learn almost anything, but they can't learn everything

Most parents know how incredibly impressionable 3- and 4-year-olds are. They are like little sponges. They can learn almost anything they are exposed to. Read more »

Aug. 4, 2015

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Amy Choate-Nielsen: Sharing stories enriches family history experience

As the countdown to a new school year begins, I'm reminded of my own elementary school days. The good — and the not so good. Read more »

Aug. 4, 2015

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