Marriage & Parenting
I thought I’d take this opportunity to share three fantastic books that are well worth the read.
Viewing commitment as something you do after you are sure that the relationship will work out is backwards. In truth, commitment is the one thing that can cause the relationship to work out.... Read more »
Hearing the stories from my family history sometimes feels like I'm listening to a fable. It can't be true. Read more »
Those who fall under the “sandwich generation” have mounting financial burdens and an increase in family responsibility. Read more »
It's more than just giving them a compliment or putting a ring on their finger. Here are 14 ways to show someone how much you care about them. Read more »
An 'unlikely father of five': Comedian Jim Gaffigan talks about the rewards, challenges of parenting
There was a time in his life when Jim Gaffigan would get on an airplane, see a parent with a child and think, “Weirdo, why would you do that to yourself?” Read more »
Motherhood is a lot of hard stuff. And some days involve one crazy and frustrating thing after another, but motherhood is also a lot of good stuff. And some golden moments count way more than all... Read more »
“There should be a time limit,” I said. “One minute to decide or get pushed off!” We all laughed. But then I glanced back up at this woman who was struggling with her... Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
When I put down the camera and joined the fun, I reclaimed my spot in the memories. Read more »
These are just 20 things I won’t regret doing with my kids. Simple things, really. Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Kids are notorious for fibbing. Like most childhood challenges, there are many reasons for the behavior. Read more »
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 »
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 »
Let’s take a closer look at the traits that make 3-year-olds absolutely nuts. Read more »
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 »
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 »
Kids need compliments. Use these 10 compliments to show your kid how much you care. Read more »
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 »
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 »
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Less than 2 percent of Utah teens in the state foster care system are able to obtain driver's licenses. Foster teens and the Division of Child and Family Services are asking lawmakers to consider a... Read more »
Children who feel like they're not the favorite sibling are more likely to abuse substances if they grow up in families low on warmth and interaction, according to a new study from Brigham Young... Read more »
Chris and Sally Mart have adopted 17 children over the years, and most require constant attention Read more »
I had finally figured out how to work the "boo" system until my husband intervened. Read more »
Every parent knows that sometimes, especially in those early years, you are battling extreme conditions. For all you parents still in the throes of survival mode, here are nine tips for survival... Read more »
The Wheatley Institute of Brigham Young University is sponsoring a conference today, titled "Family is Crucial: Views from Law and Social Science." Read more »
Recent research studies and experts suggest that teaching your child two languages will enhances his or her brain development. Read more »
With hundreds of thousands of books published every year, it’s clearly impossible to read them all (especially for a busy mother). Read more »
Mommy friends are about the hottest commodity a stay-at-home mom can have, so it’s no wonder we’re always on the lookout for solid fellow mothers to add to our Rolodex of go-to... Read more »
Parenting teenagers can be tricky, but Brad Wilcox and Jerrick Robbins offer some valuable insights to help reduce the pitfalls of parent-teen relationships and other situations. Read more »
Through the years, we have thought a great deal about joy. One of the things we have concluded is that the greatest joys of all come in and through and because of families. Read more »
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