Marriage & Parenting
Many preventable child deaths go up in the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day.
Here’s to my kids’ other moms and dads, the men who are happy to kneel in the dust by first base and tie someone’s cleats or the women who pick up a toddler who has fallen on the... Read more »
If we ban everything that might be risky for our children, how much will be left? Read more »
The trick is knowing when to let things flow in a natural way and when to push your plan through even in the wake of resistance and chaos. Read more »
It's not enough to knit sweaters for our children and grandchildren — no. Dexterous fingers need more. They need to knit something smaller, faster: They need to knit hats for cats. Read more »
Pets benefit children in unexpected ways. Read more »
Four books with coordinating plush toys from the author/illustrator team Philip C. Stead and Erin E. Stead are available at Kohl’s stores through June 27 as part of the Kohl’s Cares... Read more »
Falling in love is spontaneous, unexpected, surprising, a little reckless and oh so easy. Rising in love is deliberate, thought-out, scheduled and sometimes very, very hard. Read more »
Dear Mr. Dad: We really need my salary to make ends meet, but the prospect of leaving my baby is making me miserable. I have no idea what I can do to feel better about this situation. Read more »
When we were children, we often wanted to speed up time — so that our birthday or Christmas would arrive sooner. But as we age, we find ourselves wishing we could slow down time. Read more »
Autism and other developmental disabilities are increasingly prevalent, meaning more and more of us know and interact with people who see the world differently. These are a few of the lessons my... Read more »
My girls will always be my babies, but they are growing up as I say goodbye to an era of my motherhood and remind myself to soak it all in. Read more »
The Maryland couple who made national headlines for letting their children walk home unaccompanied from a park are in potential trouble with Child Protective Services again after the kids were... Read more »
Mothers everywhere, hang on through those difficult stages, and know that you are not alone. Try to enjoy life where you are by looking for beautiful moments of joy that are sometimes hidden behind... Read more »
When Cynthia Kersey brought her grandchildren home to raise, she wondered how she'd pay for the medications and diapers and food. A study says some kids living with grandparents don't get vital... Read more »
This world needs more selflessness. This world needs more connection. This world needs more love. We can’t learn these behind a screen. Read more »
Research suggests that parents who figure soon the baby will be old enough to help out around the house may be in for a surprise. Between school and extracurricular activities, children remain... Read more »
It began innocently enough. A new friend was coming over in 20 minutes so I could show her how to use a baby wrap. When I got off the phone with her, I looked around my house and panicked. Read more »
In a video the family put up, Cher Lair could hardly believe her eyes when she cut into the cake and saw the color pink. Read more »
Two children and eight years after my first foray into childbirth, my body is still not exactly what it was pre-baby. And it probably never will be. The truth is, childbirth changes your body in... Read more »
I feel its important to share my experiences with the messed up side of Instagram. I am not writing this to scare anyone, I just wish that I would have been more educated before I had to learn the... Read more »
What responsibility does the baby boomer generation have to the rest of the world? It’s a question all of us in that generation should ask ourselves. Read more »
After finding no significant differences between the cognitive functioning of pregnant and post-partum women and that of non-pregnant women, neuroscientists at BYU recently released a study... Read more »
In the busy, secular world in which we spend our days, a deeper spiritual focus rarely happens without consistent, conscious effort. It doesn’t happen without a plan for coming to know Christ... Read more »
You've shown your children, all these moments, that the phone is more important than they are. Read more »
Family history research is all about the stories that bind us together. Here is one from my life. Read more »
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Information for parents about the film "Tomorrowland." Read more »
Here are five movies from various platforms families may want to consider, as recommended by the Deseret News features department and Ok.com. Note: Since not all are appropriate for younger... Read more »
A new study shows that children who are bilingual, or are at least regularly exposed to a second language, may better understand what other people may want, need or see. Read more »
A recent survey shows the gap between the qualities men want in their wives and the qualities men want in their daughters. Read more »
The Social Security Administration unveiled last week that Noah was the most popular boy name in 2014. Here's how popular boy names have changed over time. Read more »
Improving child care needs to become a national priority, Hillary Rodham Clinton said on Wednesday, and she urged Republicans in Congress to provide more federal money to help working families care... Read more »
When I'm sitting on the sidelines of my daughter's soccer games, there is a cheer that bothers me: "Pretty girls don't play ball." Well, I beg to differ, and here's why. Read more »
With summer around the corner, I am barely able to keep up with the demands of the school year. Read more »
Experts and parents agree that social and emotional learning — so-called "emotional intelligence" — is the key to success in many of life's arenas. Developing it is a process that... Read more »
It is difficult to overestimate the value of music, particularly classical music, in the quality of life and in the creation of warm and cultured homes. Read more »
More than 1 billion young people are at risk of losing their hearing thanks to repeated and prolonged use of personal electronic devices such as earbuds and smartphones, according to the World... Read more »
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