Marriage & Parenting
I looked down at my sonís legs, tanner now in the summer than they had been in the spring...
As I joyfully watched my 2-year-old climb along the side of an iron fence as he used his newly acquired motor skills, a nearby adult came by and told him that it was not safe to climb. I beg to... Read more »
We meet many families that have gone through much worry and grief because of a single bad decision that one of their children made. Kids get blindsided by peer pressure that they had not... Read more »
With summer just around the corner, many families will be at the parks and in their backyards for picnics and barbecues. Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
What do you want most for yourself? For your marriage? For your family? Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
As a mom, I feel pressure to preserve every moment of my four children’s lives. Read more »
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 »
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 »
Spring is the season for traditional planting, but for some burgeoning gardeners, nontraditional options may be more realistic. Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Some of our best moments as a family come when we take the time to talk as equals. Read more »
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 »
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 »
Research shows that the first food many babies are given includes levels of arsenic that may be cause for concern. Read more »
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 »
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 »
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