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Pope Francis to moms: It’s OK to breast-feed in public

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While baptizing 33 babies in the Sistine Chapel on Sunday, Pope urged mothers to breast-feed their infants if they were hungry. Read more »

Jan. 12, 2015

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My life is going to be so much bigger than my wedding day

My wedding day was beautiful, but I’m not convinced it was the biggest day of my life. Read more »

Jan. 12, 2015

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Erin Stewart: Having 'the talk' with my daughter awkward but worthwhile

I recently took my rightful place in the chain of awkward sex talks that have been passed down from mother to daughter for generations. Read more »

Jan. 9, 2015

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Linda & Richard Eyre: A logical diet that works and lasts

If shedding a few pounds is one of your New Year’s resolutions, forget the typical, quick-fix fad diets that make you feel terrible and that produce results that never seem to last. Instead,... Read more »

Jan. 7, 2015

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No wonder you don't love each other anymore

How much quality, one-on-one time will you spend with your spouse that does not revolve around the kids, work or managing day-to-day life? Read more »

Jan. 6, 2015

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Motherhood Matters: Setting simple family resolutions

This is a great time to discuss what’s working and not working in our families and decide on some things we’re going to work on together. Read more »

Jan. 5, 2015

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Raise your home's IQ: smart gadgets take center stage at CES

Imagine a world in which your garage door opens automatically as you pull into the driveway. The living room lights and heater turn on — perhaps the oven starts warming up, too. In the... Read more »

Jan. 5, 2015

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The easiest way to fix your marriage begins with pen and paper

Think of your marriage like a business partnership. Do you have a clear business plan? An obvious direction? If not, there's a problem. Read more »

Dec. 30, 2014

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Erin Stewart: My top 5 resolutions for 2015

My mommy resolutions for 2015 are simple, but will have a huge impact on my relationship with my children and with myself. Read more »

Dec. 30, 2014

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Young generation no slouches at volunteering

Tired of hearing people grouse about a tuned-out, apathetic younger generation? Read more »

Dec. 29, 2014

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Couples sought for marriage enrichment study at BYU

BYU East Carolina University are conducting a study of different marriage enrichment formats to learn which approaches benefit couples the most. Enrichment is not therapy; it is education designed... Read more »

Dec. 23, 2014

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Linda & Richard Eyre: Sharing new 'recipes' for parenting, marriage and work-life challenges

We'd like to introduce you to our simple, free YouTube channel that shares short, no-nonsense ideas for raising responsible kids in this increasingly irresponsible world. Read more »

Dec. 23, 2014

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Arianne Brown: Threatening your young athlete is never OK

While standing at the sideline of my son's soccer game, I heard a dad yelling threatening words to his son. I wanted to say something, but didn't. I regret not stepping in. Here is what I wish I... Read more »

Dec. 23, 2014

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Erin Stewart: Inane toys you won't find under my tree this year

Retailers are pushing another batch of mind-numbing products this year that top the worst toys for 2014. Read more »

Dec. 22, 2014

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What does a letter grade mean for my child's school?

As educators continue making sense of this year's testing results and an abundance of other performance metrics, parents are wondering what something as simple as a letter grade means for their... Read more »

Dec. 20, 2014

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Some communities suggest penalizing parents for underage drinking at home

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A handful of communities are considering prosecuting or fining parents of underage children who are caught drinking. Read more »

Dec. 20, 2014

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Motherhood Matters: Three steps to helping kids love giving

Here are some simple steps to help you give your kids the gift of giving this holiday season. Read more »

Dec. 19, 2014

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Why you should think twice before punishing your children for lying

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Punishments prove to be counterproductive when a child lies, says a new study. If your children are lying more after you have punished them for being dishonest, one problem may be that you need to... Read more »

Dec. 18, 2014

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Survey: E-cigs surpass regular cigs in teen use

Electronic cigarettes have surpassed traditional smoking in popularity among teens, the government's annual drug use survey finds. Read more »

Dec. 16, 2014

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Mormon Parenting: A 'Children for Children' Christmas concert

We tried a Christmas tradition many years ago that got traction and stuck, and since then it has grown bigger and bigger and is now practiced by our children in their families and neighborhoods.... Read more »

Dec. 15, 2014

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Erin Stewart: Cutting the Christmas crazy

This year, I'm living by my sister's Christmas motto: “If I can't do it cheerfully and with loving kindness, then I don't do it.” Read more »

Dec. 15, 2014

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Duce's Wild: Hope for parents of tough-to-live-with kids

Here, we offer a holiday gift of hope to those parents who can only imagine coal in the stocking of their tough-to-live-with progeny. Read more »

Dec. 13, 2014

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Congress relaxes whole grain standards for schools

Congress is taking some whole grains off the school lunch line. Read more »

Dec. 10, 2014

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Family seeks to keep magic of Santa alive through letter service

In 2012, Craig and Crystal Stapley became the messengers for Jolly Old St. Nick after their children kept asking why Santa wouldn’t write back. Read more »

Dec. 9, 2014

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Motherhood Matters: How to avoid the Christmas craziness and stay sane this season

I really like the idea of taking some of that simplicity and gratitude from the Thanksgiving season and extending it into December. Read more »

Dec. 9, 2014

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