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Hang on through those difficult stages: 3 lessons for overwhelmed mothers

Mothers everywhere, hang on through those difficult stages, and know that you are not alone.

Linda & Richard Eyre: Baby boomers, rejoice! 65 is the new 45

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 »

March 24, 2015

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Parents seeking urban lifestyles for kids

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 »

March 24, 2015

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Look ma, no soil! Gardening with air, water, fish fertilizer

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 »

March 24, 2015

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Motherhood Matters: When kids are mean

Although watching your child face unkindness from his or her peers can be heartbreaking, there are ways that we can help them navigate the harsh realities of the world. Read more »

March 19, 2015

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Erin Stewart: What shopping looks like as a mother

From potty breaks to runaway kids, shopping is just one of the pre-mommy pleasures I have bid farewell. Read more »

March 19, 2015

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Run, build, stay: How islanders survived Vanuatu's cyclone

When her roof started collapsing during the cyclone, Christine Iakangem felt she had no choice but to grab her 1-week-old baby Angeline and start running. Read more »

March 19, 2015

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Linda & Richard Eyre: The 'big tent' of families

As different as people are in their ideologies and worldviews, they are all basically the same when it comes to their families, particularly their hopes, dreams, worries and concerns for their... Read more »

March 17, 2015

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AP Photos: Lotusland gardens mix whimsy, conservation

Ganna Walska, a wealthy Polish opera singer, created the Lotusland garden in her own likeness — beautiful, eccentric, intelligent, quixotic, romantic, spiritual — on a private estate... Read more »

March 17, 2015

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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 »

March 16, 2015

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7 tips from a dedicated dad: Eat school lunch, put down the phone, be home by 6 p.m.

My wife and I have five kids, five unique, amazing little kids. We love eating out. We love going to the beach. We love being in public. Almost every time we’re out, we get asked, “Are... Read more »

March 16, 2015

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FBI tactics in persuasion can be used by parents, too

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Rather than relying on tough guy tactics, FBI agents rely on the power of persuasion to achieve subtle influence and defuse confrontation. Read more »

March 15, 2015

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Teaching inmates skills to be great dads

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Tony Duran was 17 when he became a dad, too scared to do much with the baby because it seemed so tiny. But in a recent parenting class at the Utah State Prison, he's stroking the cheek of his... Read more »

March 12, 2015

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Motherhood hits home for Kelly Clarkson, in life and music

Giving birth to her first child — and watching her husband tend to their daughter — made Kelly Clarkson realize how much her father wasn't around when she was growing up. Read more »

March 12, 2015

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Millennials are even more likely than older adults to approve of spanking

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The majority of U.S. adults, including young adults, believe that sometimes spanking is necessary, but corporal punishment is harmful to children, according to child development experts. Read more »

March 12, 2015

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You're way too good a parent to raise a narcissist — or are you?

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Your kid may be the greatest ever born, but expressing that thought may create a self-centered monster. New research suggests that too much praise creates narcissism. Read more »

March 11, 2015

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5 pointless phrases parents use every day

"Say what you mean, and mean what you say" takes on an entirely new meaning when talking to your kids. Read more »

March 10, 2015

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Erin Stewart: Why moms make great employees

Mothers are some of the hardest working employees in the office, but they often get overlooked. Read more »

March 10, 2015

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Linda & Richard Eyre: In parenting, love is always the answer

Normally I love snow days. Everything canceled. Lots of time to be together, read, play games, drink hot cocoa. But they’re quickly losing their charm around here. Read more »

March 10, 2015

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In defense of 'dad jokes'

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Dad jokes are popular on the Internet and on TV, but what makes a man start telling corny jokes almost the moment he becomes a dad? Read more »

March 10, 2015

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Marriage tip: Stop treating your husband like a child

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Effective marriage communication is based on an adult-adult, not parent-child, model. Read more »

March 7, 2015

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10 things I’d tell my single, 20-something self

I was single well into my 30s, and being single was a struggle for me, but I learned a few things along the way. If I were to give myself advice while I was still single and in my 20s, here’s... Read more »

March 6, 2015

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Sibling 'rivalry' can do more harm than other bullying forms

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Harsh sibling rivalry is common, can have lasting mental health impact and most often goes unreported, a new study says. The research also indicates it may make reporting of outside bullying less... Read more »

March 5, 2015

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Motherhood Matters: My minivan is a sacred place

I want my car to be one of my children’s sacred places, just like it was for me. I want to have conversations and make memories as we drive. Read more »

March 3, 2015

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Linda & Richard Eyre: Introducing kids to the finer things in life

There is a refining influence and a taste for excellence that can grow early in children who get out of their world of large and small screens and routine schoolwork once in a while and see a great... Read more »

March 3, 2015

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Erin Stewart: A bossy mom and a fun dad and how I'm trying to change that

When my daughter told me I was bossy and her dad was fun, it was time for me to take a look at our family dynamics. Read more »

March 2, 2015

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