Marriage & Parenting
Motherhood is a lot of hard stuff, but motherhood is also a lot of good stuff.
We stand three times taller than a typical child. We'd have to cozy up to a mammoth 18 feet tall to get the same feeling. Imagine how tall a chair or a crib would seem. Picture your house as a... Read more »
Pediatricians have a new prescription for schools: later start times for teens. Read more »
A generation ago, no one would have questioned the premise that the family is the basic unit of society. Today, it is questioned from many sides. Read more »
Religious values in a community might be able to influence whether or not a woman works, regardless of her own religious leanings, showing how powerful moral communities can be on individual... Read more »
While I’m prepping my house and brain and closets for the school year, I also like to take time every year to prep my kids for the social component of school. Read more »
Conservatives should "stop the fight" over Common Core and instead consider the benefits that the academic standards offer students in struggling schools, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said... Read more »
Many Americans believe kids as young as 12 need adult supervision if they're going to play in public places, inside or outside, poll says. And a high number would criminalize allowing a 9-year-old... Read more »
Studies and research alike have found benefits from breast-feeding. Some have disputed them, but here are 10 of those benefits for both kids and mothers. Read more »
We are mothers raising children, which puts us in one of the most unpredictable (albeit beautiful) workplaces imaginable. We can’t do everything all at once, but we can empower ourselves by... Read more »
Yes, it is the 21st century. Yes, the whole world is online. Yes, the communications for your job are important. Yes, at times you must be readily available. But despite all those factors, you do... Read more »
If it takes a village to raise a child, then people whom we consider family don't necessarily have to share our DNA. Read more »
Even as parents try harder and put forth more effort, raising responsible and values-centered children is getting harder and harder. Read more »
I began my motherhood career absolutely in favor of exclusive breast-feeding. Since becoming a foster and adoptive mother, my opinion has changed. Read more »
We tend to undervalue and underestimate commitment. We forget about its pervasive power. When real commitment is felt, and expressed, it has a way of shrinking problems, of making them look... Read more »
If you have school-age children, you probably know that Stephen Covey’s “7 Habits” series has been modified and monetized for youngsters. Read more »
In the end, depression will be fought and conquered personally and privately. But that doesn’t mean anyone — mothers, fathers, sons or daughters — should wage the battle alone. Read more »
Pornography exposure is inevitable in today's sex-saturated society, and experts say the way parents respond to that exposure and communicate with their kids is crucial to their child's — and... Read more »
Whether our families are in crisis or not, these simple, doable ideas for nourishing our relationships and building memories can be applied with real success. Read more »
Jeehye Tomyn, founder of Our Little Lullaby, found herself at a crossroads when being a stay-at-home mom left her yearning to work. But with a commitment to stay at home with her son she got... Read more »
When the physical limitations of multiple sclerosis kept Julie Jensen from doing what she believed a "good" mother was supposed to do, she was forced to reexamine her beliefs and, in the process,... Read more »
stepson moved into an apartment at a university, we went to the supermarket. Because he liked (and knew how to cook) chicken legs, I explained that if he bought a large package and froze a portion... Read more »
We are all born into family. And we hope that family will surround us when we exit this world. In between, family provides us with our greatest joys and deepest sorrows. Read more »
Together and separately, we have written more than 40 books over the past four decades. But we feel that none of our previous writing has been anywhere near as important our new book, "The Turning." Read more »
A Utah couple needs funding help for a new style of children's book that "takes the fun off the page." Read more »
Kids love to be the best, but putting too much of an emphasis on winning can lead to kids wanting to succeed whatever the cost. How can children learn to compete in a way that prepares them for the... Read more »
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