Marriage & Parenting
Asking for help when your baby blues don't go away doesn't make you less of a mother.
A few weeks ago, I returned to the gym after what we’ll call a “personal hiatus.” It was just long enough to be awkward when I walked back in the heavy glass doors, but not long... Read more »
I send a subtle message every time I say "I'm just a mom" or "I just have two kids." Read more »
Parents love them for their convenience. Manufacturers know they’re a hit. But experts are saying that the brightly colored laundry detergent pods flying off the shelves are a danger to... Read more »
It’s been so sweet to see my boys going above and beyond trying to earn more stars so they can get a treat or special privilege. Our chore charts really have improved the overall feeling and... Read more »
Teen moms trust their guts when it comes to infant sleep, even when their instincts directly contradict the advice from experts, small study finds. Read more »
Sometimes life feels heavy, but the investments we make early on are worth it. I am amazed at how quickly things have changed. Read more »
Americans are good at many things, but we’re dismal at the aging process. Here's what we can do to make it better. Read more »
Every parent with two or more children has faced the challenge of fighting, bickering, arguing, or, as it is sometimes gently described, “sibling rivalry.” Read more »
Utah became the first state in the country to declare pornography a public health crisis, and called on the industry and businesses Tuesday to help keep "evil, degrading, addictive" materials away... Read more »
Not even her father's speeding police cruiser could get baby Bexleigh Clark to the hospital before she was ready to be born. The healthy baby girl was delivered by her father early Tuesday on the... Read more »
In 1992, amid predictions that family life was about to fall apart, Stephanie Coontz published "The Way We Never Were," a look at marriage and nostalgia. Twenty-four years later, as she releases an... Read more »
I realized that I need to take control of my thoughts and find ways to appreciate myself as a mother. I started to look for ways to feel like a good mom. Read more »
Utah Foster Care is offering a limited number of seats to the general public for the upcoming symposium featuring Dr. Laura Markham, author of "Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids: How to Stop Yelling and... Read more »
These are easy to prepare and delicious to eat. If you love cheese, this will be a keeper recipe. They can be baked as a brittle cracker or as a softer version with a traditional taste. Read more »
A father who is present can make all the difference for a child. Read more »
Should I expect my life to be generally calm and serene? Should I expect my house to be neat and tidy? Should I expect to be on time to everything? Read more »
I may not be a stay-at-home mother, but I do spend my days mothering. Read more »
To surprise and some shock, Kim Stevens of Roy learned recently that he was abandoned shortly after his birth in December 1951. His daughter-in-law's internet sleuthing revealed he was ‘Tiny... Read more »
A growing number of Utah families are using smart home technology to help their children who struggle with autism. Read more »
As societies across the globe become more and more accepting of immorality, it can sometimes feel like protecting our families from the onslaught of pornography is an insurmountable task. Read more »
This 9-year-old was old enough to scoop bigger media on the story, and now she's fighting back against criticism that she should be doing little-girl things instead. Read more »
In these tales of far off and magical lands, characters learn about courage, friendship and how to take charge of their life. Read more »
Marcus Webster is getting ready to head off for college. As his life unfolds, he and his mom wonder if he's learned what he needs to know and what skills he must still develop in order to thrive as... Read more »
Why those awkward conversations are necessary and totally worth it. Read more »
GOP legislative leaders are stirring up support for an override session to restore $4.5 million in funding for early education programs vetoed by Gov. Gary Herbert. Read more »
The Provo School District invites all parents and students in seventh through 12th grade to attend a Youth Protection Parent Seminar at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, April 11, at Provo High School, 1125 N.... Read more »
Carmen Rasmusen Herbert: From 'Hampsterdance' to hallelujah: Primary songs save the day one car ride at a time
I’ve thought about how my boys can learn songs so fast, and they are often singing them word for word. How much of a positive impact do the words in “Scripture Power" have on their day? Read more »
Gov. Gary Herbert waited until just before his midnight Wednesday deadline to veto three bills and budget line items in three others passed by the 2016 Legislature. Read more »
I need to work on enjoying the “doing” and accepting the process as part of the goal. Read more »
You remember the Beatles' song "When I'm Sixty-Four" — and the legitimate questions it asks. But way back when we first heard it, the questions seemed so hypothetical, so far in the future.... Read more »
Each year, my kids come at me with school fundraisers, and I hate it. This is my suggestion as to how we can both come out ahead. Read more »
Food blogger Ashley Whitmore's cookbook "Kitchen Meets Girl" is a great resource for new cooks and experienced hands looking for inspiration. Read more »
These individual dessert gardens are a pretty and tasty April Fools' Day delight with a surprise. Read more »
My dad mailed me a stack of ribbons I won at an elementary school event I don't remember — but they still mean something special to me. Read more »
One day, I asked my 5-year-old why he was angrier with me lately and quicker to throw a fit. He thought for a while and said, “You are always feeding the baby, and he always needs something... Read more »
How I'm trying to turn mayhem into magic during the all-important bedtime routine. Read more »
Carmen Rasmusen Herbert: Justin Bieber cancels meet-and-greets, says they're driving him 'to the point of depression'
I guess you could argue that it just comes with the job and all the perks make up for the inconveniences, but being famous isn’t necessarily as joyous and incredible as it’s promoted to... Read more »
One man's struggle to decide whether to buy a gun. Read more »
A pot full of barbecue hamburgers is sure to keep a family of avid Easter rock hunters happy and full. Read more »
The idea of our six youngest children sitting in close proximity for a full hour on live TV in front of 25 million people was, to say the least, terrifying. We could imagine dozens of embarrassing... Read more »
It's getting harder to shield the younger kids from disturbing images of international disasters, manmade or natural. But a child's age should govern how you address what happened and the steps you... Read more »
The ability to look back and laugh can make all the difference in how parents approach new challenges and put difficult times behind them. Read more »
Utah author Ally Condie's middle grade novel "Summerlost" shares an emotional story dealing with a personal loss and finding friendship, as well as a mystery to be solved in a setting that pays... Read more »
Boys need to be physical, to be loud and adventurous, to take risks and explore the world around them. May we all celebrate and root for the exuberance of boys. Read more »
From mischievous leprechauns to that demanding Elf on the Shelf, moms don't need to jump on every Pinterest bandwagon to give their kids a happy childhood. Read more »
Utah ranks last in student participation in school breakfast programs, as only about a third of eligible, low-income students take part. Efforts are under way to change the perception of such... Read more »
Easter was fun, cheap and easy when my children were toddlers. But life with teenagers isn't always easy or cheap. Here are five ways to help involve tweens and teenagers in celebrating the meaning... Read more »
Experts say that adding this type of activity to family routine can have lasting positive impact on a child, from improving relationships to boosting relaxation, calming anxiety and helping school... Read more »
Parents have a huge challenge in helping their children to adopt the values of their family culture rather than the values of their peer culture, or the internet culture, or the media and celebrity... Read more »
Treat your own leprechauns to a fun St. Patrick's Day dinner featuring a leprechaun garden, Irish Soda Bread and other tasty treats that will magically disappear. Read more »
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