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In the Whirled: 9 ways to be the meanest mom (in a good way)

Fellow members, you know who you are. You wield that secret club card called Limits and Responsibility. For the uninitiated, here is the nine-step requirement for membership in the Mean Mom Club. Read more »

Sept. 24, 2014

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Linda & Richard Eyre: Why faith and family matter to everyone

Should faith and family matter to you if you don’t have faith or a family? Yes, because the only things strong enough to balance society and restrain the excess power of big business and big... Read more »

Sept. 23, 2014

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Being a 'soccer mom' is no picnic

For years I wanted to be a soccer mom. I would see seemingly put-together moms taking their kids to games and practices. It looked like the good life. Now it is my life, and while I proudly wear... Read more »

Sept. 23, 2014

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Erin Stewart: Moms: Get off the sidelines and into the moment

When I put down the camera and joined the fun, I reclaimed my spot in the memories. Read more »

Sept. 23, 2014

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20 things I will not regret doing with my kids

These are just 20 things I won’t regret doing with my kids. Simple things, really. Read more »

Sept. 23, 2014

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Motherhood Matters: 3 ways to embrace your child's unique personality and interests

I’d like to suggest three things to consider if you find yourself in this situation of having a child very different from you. Read more »

Sept. 22, 2014

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25 ways I know my husband loves me

Noticing the good things your husband does for you will go a long way in helping your realize how deep his love really is. Read more »

Sept. 20, 2014

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Sherry Young: The world is indeed a glorious place, and autumn is a gift

Hopefully there is still time in the autumn of our lives to make a trek with the family back to our memories. Then again, does it really matter? There are exciting things to do and beautiful places... Read more »

Sept. 17, 2014

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The faith of a father, written in an old journal

An old journal brought back memories of my father's encouraging me to write. I gained insight into life from my father’s positive attributes. His recording his experiences in a journal left a... Read more »

Sept. 17, 2014

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5 reasons your children lie and how to help them tell the truth

Kids are notorious for fibbing. Like most childhood challenges, there are many reasons for the behavior. Read more »

Sept. 17, 2014

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Motherhood Matters: If Pinterest makes you feel like a failure as a mother

My mother didn't specialize in home decor or gourmet cooking, and she didn't lift weights or run marathons. But she makes me feel like I am the most important, wonderful person ever born. Read more »

Sept. 17, 2014

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Linda & Richard Eyre: If we lose marriage, what else will we lose?

National Edition

On "NBC Nightly News" last week, anchor Brian Williams reported that, for the first time in history, there are more U.S. adults who are single than who are married. Let us suggest five frightening... Read more »

Sept. 17, 2014

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Erin Stewart: How to survive your preschooler's loony years

Let’s take a closer look at the traits that make 3-year-olds absolutely nuts. Read more »

Sept. 16, 2014

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21 things seen in dating that could hurt your marriage

National Edition

Dating someone and think they're the one? You may want to read this list and see if they are showing some of these signs. Read more »

Sept. 16, 2014

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Joseph Cramer, M.D.: The role of rocks in the Gaelic nations

There are so many rocks in Gaelic territories that everything is made from them: walls, roads, buildings, more walls, homes, roofs, castles — did I also mention walls — abbeys and... Read more »

Sept. 15, 2014

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10 compliments your kids need to hear

Kids need compliments. Use these 10 compliments to show your kid how much you care. Read more »

Sept. 15, 2014

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Things that changed my view of marriage forever

One day I woke up and realized I didn't love my husband. That simple realization forever changed the way I viewed marriage. Read more »

Sept. 12, 2014

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42 ways to make your kids feel absolutely loved

We’ll do everything we can to make sure our family identity seeps into every corner of their souls, so that they know without a doubt that they always have a place where they belong. Read more »

Sept. 11, 2014

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Parents are short changing their girls when it comes to financial education

Women are not as good with financial matters as men. It's a stubborn stereotype, and if there is any truth to that statement, it may be because it has been made into a self-fulfilling prophecy by... Read more »

Sept. 11, 2014

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10 ways to stand strong as a widow

National Edition

Becoming a widow is not an easy thing to handle, but people can survive the tragedy. Here is how widows can cope with the problems they now face. Read more »

Sept. 10, 2014

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How the prince charming fallacy is hurting your marriage

Many women look for their own Prince Charming when they get married. But did you know this is actually doing your marriage more harm than good? Find out why. Read more »

Sept. 10, 2014

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Water skiing can create great memories

On a recent trip to Lake Powell, I was given the rare chance to go water skiing. As I skied, I was filled with memories of the many times I had done this before, and the many times I had watched my... Read more »

Sept. 9, 2014

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Linda & Richard Eyre: Reports on cost of raising children discourage potential parents

Here we go again. Yet another report has been circulating recently that claims it costs a quarter of a million dollars to raise a child to age 18. And this, the report ominously warns, does not... Read more »

Sept. 9, 2014

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Motherhood Matters: Woman battling cancer teaches daughter that motherhood is worth fighting for

No one has taught me more about optimism in the face of adversity than my mother. Read more »

Sept. 9, 2014

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Court hears arguments over gay marriage's impact

National Edition

A debate over whether children would be harmed or helped by legalizing gay marriage was the main focus when a federal appeals court in San Francisco waded again into the issue of the... Read more »

Sept. 9, 2014

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