Marriage & Parenting

How to create a do-it-yourself summer camp for kids

As a family, we brainstormed a list of things that would be good to do each day. Here's what we came up with.

Aggravated by your kids? You're not alone

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A Child Trends research brief says kids aggravate their parents more than they did 15 years ago. And that could lead to less effective parenting. Read more »

April 6, 2014

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Pastor Rick Warren joins Esiason conversation, says put family first

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Pastor Rick Warren reminisces about disappointing a group in order to put family first. It's part of the conversation surrounding Boomer Esiason's suggestion that the birth of a child is no reason... Read more »

April 4, 2014

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Tips for Living: Overcoming digital addictions

Digital distractions are around almost every second of the day. If not careful, technology can take over our lives. Here are 10 tips for overcoming digital distractions. Read more »

April 3, 2014

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Linda & Richard Eyre: Advice for LDS parents on talking to kids about same-sex marriage

We are writing today from Kuala Lumpur, a remarkable melting pot and combination of cultures and faiths. It reminds us of how important it is for religions to understand each other, and that each... Read more »

April 2, 2014

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Carmen Rasmusen Herbert: 'I'm not bossy, I'm the boss'

“When a little boy asserts himself, he's called a ‘leader.’ Yet when a little girl does the same, she risks being branded ‘bossy.' … By middle school, girls are less... Read more »

April 2, 2014

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Book review: 'Overcoming Fake Talk' can help improve relationships

John R. Stoker’s "Overcoming Fake Talk" requires readers to take a long, hard look at their conversational intelligence. The results of that hard look can improve your relationships and your... Read more »

April 1, 2014

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Book review: '180 Experiences' encourages married couples

Author Dustin A. Wiggins' book gives couples activities to do together to strengthen their marriage and relationship. Read more »

April 1, 2014

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What growing green beens taught me about being a grateful mother

Beans have become my gratitude practice, reminding me to keep searching, leaf by leaf, for small joys. Read more »

April 1, 2014

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Dear soon-to-be dad: 10 rules for when your wife becomes a mom

From my experience becoming a mother three times over, and watching my husband do the same, these 10 rules will help you both get through the transition with as few bumps as possible. Read more »

April 1, 2014

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New report details racial gap among US children

In every region of America, white and Asian children are far better positioned for success than black, Latino and American Indian children, according to a new report appealing for urgent action to... Read more »

April 1, 2014

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Joseph Cramer, M.D.: Parenting less like Nietzsche and more like Goldilocks

My least favorite saying is the quintessential queen of exhortations: “That which does not kill us makes us stronger.” We have the German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche to thank for... Read more »

March 31, 2014

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Autism diagnoses spike 30 percent, CDC says, and experts suggest why

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Autism diagnosis climbed again, this time jumping 30 percent over two years ago, the Centers for Disease Control reported Thursday. Experts were quick to point out this is likely not higher... Read more »

March 28, 2014

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Savoring the sweet moments of motherhood

The joys of life, and particularly of motherhood, come and go in the moments. Read more »

March 28, 2014

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New family film 'Nowhere Safe' warns of dangers of bullying, promotes kindness

Director Brian Brough and executive producer Paul Parkinson have teamed up for a new, locally produced movie called "Nowhere Safe," which warns young people of the dangers of cyberbulling and... Read more »

March 26, 2014

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Book tells how Disney films unlocked autistic boy's emotions

In his new book, "Life, Animated," Ron Suskind tells the remarkable story of how Disney movies unlocked his autistic son's emotions. Read more »

March 26, 2014

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Finding the right balance between morals and health care

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A former congressman has spoken out about how Congress should find a balance between providing health care and not striking down on people's morals. Read more »

March 25, 2014

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Parenting is not a sedentary lifestyle

Parenting is not a sedentary lifestyle. With a squat down to pick up a toy, or a run up and down the stairs to grab a diaper and wipes, you will quickly find that you are not in nearly as bad of... Read more »

March 25, 2014

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With a season on-deck, Dusty Baker's garden grows

Dusty Baker looks at his overgrown collard greens and heads to the shed for his scissors. It's time for an impromptu harvest in his garden. Read more »

March 25, 2014

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The most important task on a mother's never-ending to-do list

In the midst of a never-ending to-do list, Tiffany Sowby reflects on what will be most important in six months and 16 years. Read more »

March 25, 2014

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Parents are key to combating pornography, experts say

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Pornography is increasingly prevalent, but with education, proactive steps and a willingness to engage in ongoing conversations, parents can teach their children about healthy sexuality and how to... Read more »

March 22, 2014

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Millions of kids to test new education assessments

What's on the new Common Core-based exams? More than 4 million kids in U.S. schools soon will have a clue. Read more »

March 22, 2014

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Foreign adoptions by Americans decline sharply, partially due to Russian ban

The number of foreign children adopted by U.S. parents plunged by 18 percent last year, to the lowest level since 1992, due in part to Russia's ban on adoptions by Americans. Read more »

March 21, 2014

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Where to take your family for spring break

Fun, family-oriented spring break ideas as suggested by a mother fed up with winter. Read more »

March 21, 2014

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Company rolls out new campaign following concerns over open toilet ad

A company is rolling out a new ad campaign and an offer for customers after a previous mailer featuring a child playing with a rubber ducky next to an open toilet drew criticism over safety concerns. Read more »

March 21, 2014

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Dear mom: These are the glory days

The recognition is more subtle, yes, but the peace of these glory days far surpasses the accolades of those old glory days. Read more »

March 20, 2014

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