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Amy Iverson: Showing kids how to make politics great again

It's a great opportunity for parents to talk with their kids about appropriate political behavior.

Summer eating: Experts offer tips on becoming a 'Master of the Grill,' summertime food safety

With summer just around the corner, many families will be at the parks and in their backyards for picnics and barbecues. Read more »

May 17, 2016

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Highlights from the New York Baby Show

New and expectant parents flocked to a Manhattan pier to scope out the latest gear and services at the New York Baby Show, where companies large and small from around the world peddle everything... Read more »

May 17, 2016

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Carmen Rasmusen Herbert: 'Dancing with the Stars' contestant Ginger Zee says people's opinions 'weigh on me'

“I like to empower all moms to lift each other up. We’re not all the same, we do different things, we parent different. At the end of the day, we’re all moms and we take care of... Read more »

May 16, 2016

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Mom's comics depict humorous realities of parenthood

Alison Wong created a comic strip that depicts the early years of motherhood. She draws the comics to help herself laugh and to help others through the challenges of parenting. Read more »

May 16, 2016

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Erin Stewart: Why the forgotten moments of motherhood matter most

Our babies won't remember the days when we toted them on our hips, but they will remember that we were there — always. Read more »

May 15, 2016

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11 Utah educators honored for lifelong impact on students

Utah educators received Huntsman Awards for Excellence in Education Friday at the Little America Hotel. Recipients include one administrator and two teachers from elementary, middle and high... Read more »

May 14, 2016

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Motherhood Matters: When passive-aggressive comments damage friendships

For all our understanding of social graces, political correctness, manners and etiquette, women have a long way to go in understanding the role that passive-aggression plays in damaging... Read more »

May 12, 2016

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Carmen Rasmusen Herbert: Being respectful even when we disagree

Phrases such as “yes, ma’am” and “no, ma’am” are almost unheard of here. Instead of spending so much time teaching our young ones the ABCs, perhaps we should... Read more »

May 11, 2016

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Sherry Young: Good advice for ending the school year on a high note

Why do kids, especially teenagers, do crazy stuff? Maybe it's because their brains aren't fully developed. At the end of the school year, it would be nice for them to have something extra to do to... Read more »

May 11, 2016

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Motherhood Matters: You can't always get what you want

What do you want most for yourself? For your marriage? For your family? Read more »

May 10, 2016

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Amy Choate-Nielsen: Country roads take me back to Oklahoma

As I was driving down the street a few nights ago, I realized how things change. What was foreign can become familiar. Where you once felt lost can help bring you home. Read more »

May 10, 2016

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Arianne Brown: The day I stopped stigmatizing cheerleading

For the past few years, my daughter has wanted to try cheerleading. Fueled by stigmas I have carried for years, I have always discouraged her. This year was different. Here's why. Read more »

May 10, 2016

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Erin Stewart: Are your kids addicted to their phones?

More than 50 percent of teens in a recent survey said they are addicted to their mobile devices. How can parents cut the cord? Read more »

May 9, 2016

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Will embryo selection replace how pregnancy traditionally begins?

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A recent article in Quartz suggests that embryo selection and the desire to weed out illness, undesirable traits will fundamentally change the way pregnancies begin. Read more »

May 9, 2016

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New Utah abortion rule puts some doctors at odds with the law

A Utah law that requires doctors to administer pain medication to the fetus when performing abortions after 20 weeks gestational age has put many doctors and legislators at odds Read more »

May 7, 2016

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Motherhood Matters: We’re singing in the rain

Have you ever had a moment when things didn’t go according to plan and you were able to turn lemons into lemonade? Read more »

May 6, 2016

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How lousy parenting can be passed on to the next generation

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A University of Rochester researcher recently told a gathering of pediatricians that poor parenting practices can be handed down from one generation to the next. Read more »

May 6, 2016

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Mothering across generations: An evolving love story

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Rachel Johnson worried less as a new mother than she does now that her daughter has a child. She knows more now. She's got a mother-in-law she relies on, and she's navigating how much is too much... Read more »

May 5, 2016

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Motherhood Matters: Making the most of now

As a mom, I feel pressure to preserve every moment of my four children’s lives. Read more »

May 4, 2016

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Tiffany Gee Lewis: All the world's a staged (house)

In honor of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death last week, I decided to stage not a play but a house. My house. Read more »

May 4, 2016

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Linda & Richard Eyre: Top parenting ideas, No. 2 — The 'Ancestor Stories Book'

Interesting research reveals that one of the factors that contributes most to a child’s grit and resilience is knowing the stories of his or her grandparents and great-grandparents. Read more »

May 3, 2016

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Creative gardening: How to be smart with your space, climate

Spring is the season for traditional planting, but for some burgeoning gardeners, nontraditional options may be more realistic. Read more »

May 3, 2016

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Safe Kids Day is May 7 in Farmington

Safe Kids Davis County is helping families get ready for summer by highlighting health and safety during the 16th annual Safe Kids Day on Saturday, May 7, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at the Davis County Legacy... Read more »

May 3, 2016

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Ogden quadruplets now home; family receives surprise donations

An Ogden couple experienced the miracle of birth times four when their quadruplets were delivered by cesarean section at McKay-Dee Hospital March 3 at just 28 weeks. Read more »

May 3, 2016

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Study: Flu vaccine for pregnant women a 'public health priority'

Researchers are calling flu shots for pregnant women a "public health priority" after a study found that the vaccine confers a significant protection for newborns in the first six months of their... Read more »

May 2, 2016

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Erin Stewart: Putting the family council to work

Some of our best moments as a family come when we take the time to talk as equals. Read more »

May 2, 2016

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Terminating parental rights: State policies vary widely

For child-welfare agencies across the United States, it's the ultimate sanction: terminating the rights of parents to raise their own children due to concerns about abuse and neglect. Read more »

April 30, 2016

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Motherhood Matters: What if I don't like playing with my kids?

I was recently with a group of my trusted girlfriends when I sheepishly admitted that I don’t like playing with my kids. Read more »

April 29, 2016

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Baby's introduction to food may include some arsenic, too

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Research shows that the first food many babies are given includes levels of arsenic that may be cause for concern. Read more »

April 29, 2016

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The effects of spanking children may surprise some parents

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Researchers examined 75 studies spanning a half century to figure out what spanking does and does not do. They found the effects linger into childhood in ways that may surprise parents. Read more »

April 28, 2016

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Wright Words: Why your physical and spiritual workouts have more in common than you might think

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 »

April 26, 2016

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Erin Stewart: How I degrade myself as a mom with this one word

I send a subtle message every time I say "I'm just a mom" or "I just have two kids." Read more »

April 25, 2016

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Danger in a small package: Laundry pod poisonings on the rise, study shows

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 »

April 25, 2016

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Carmen Rasmusen Herbert: Do chore charts really work?

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 »

April 25, 2016

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Teen moms trust their own feelings, rather than medical advice, on this safety topic

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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 »

April 24, 2016

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Motherhood Matters: Why you'll be amazed by the beauty of motherhood — in hindsight

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 »

April 20, 2016

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Tiffany Gee Lewis: Lessons for aging gracefully

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 »

April 19, 2016

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Linda & Richard Eyre: Top parenting ideas — The repenting bench

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 »

April 19, 2016

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Utah becomes first state to declare pornography a public health crisis

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 »

April 19, 2016

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Officer rushing wife to hospital delivers his own baby in his squad car

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 »

April 19, 2016

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Q&A: How home roles for men and women have changed over time

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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 »

April 19, 2016

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Motherhood Matters: 4 ways to fight negative self-talk in motherhood

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 »

April 14, 2016

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Symposium to help parents 'stop yelling, start connecting' with children

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 »

April 13, 2016

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Making homemade baked cheese crackers

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 »

April 12, 2016

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Erin Stewart: The power of a good dad

A father who is present can make all the difference for a child. Read more »

April 11, 2016

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Motherhood Matters: Can lower expectations lead to more happiness?

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 »

April 11, 2016

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Motherhood Matters: Expanding motherhood

I may not be a stay-at-home mother, but I do spend my days mothering. Read more »

April 10, 2016

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Adoption search reveals he's 'Tiny Tim,' an infant abandoned in December 1951

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 »

April 8, 2016

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Smart security system helping kids with autism be more independent

A growing number of Utah families are using smart home technology to help their children who struggle with autism. Read more »

April 8, 2016

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4 things I wish parents understood about protecting their children from pornography

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 »

April 8, 2016

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