Marriage & Parenting

Why I limit my children's extracurricular activities

I think for many moms today, busy kids mean accomplished kids. It’s not easy to scale back.

Where to take your family for spring break

Fun, family-oriented spring break ideas as suggested by a mother fed up with winter. Read more »

March 21, 2014

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Company rolls out new campaign following concerns over open toilet ad

A company is rolling out a new ad campaign and an offer for customers after a previous mailer featuring a child playing with a rubber ducky next to an open toilet drew criticism over safety concerns. Read more »

March 21, 2014

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Dear mom: These are the glory days

The recognition is more subtle, yes, but the peace of these glory days far surpasses the accolades of those old glory days. Read more »

March 20, 2014

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5 things you should never do in a marriage

Marriage is a fairy tale only if you take the time to nourish it. If you lack respect and take the marriage for granted, you'll never live happily ever after. Read more »

March 19, 2014

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Dear mom: What to do when life is dark and you can't see the light at the end of the tunnel

If you are navigating a tunnel right now, don’t you believe for one second that you have to go through it in the dark. Read more »

March 19, 2014

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Linda & Richard Eyre: One trend toward commitment to family and marriage

In America as a whole, marriage is losing ground. But there is a countertrend going on within a particular demographic group where both the quantity and the quality of marriages are on the upswing. Read more »

March 19, 2014

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How raising kids within routines boosts social and emotional health

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Routines are important throughout childhood, experts say, because they boost children's development of social and emotional health and their sense of security. Read more »

March 17, 2014

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Why breastfed babies are so smart

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Breastfeeding helps babies in lots of ways, but it may not be the key to getting little guys on track to succeed in school. A BYU study shows cognitive development is revved up by reading to... Read more »

March 14, 2014

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Kids are still reading 'Calvin and Hobbes'

The decline of comics pages in newspapers may be directly attributable to the end of Calvin and Hobbes. Read more »

March 6, 2014

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The rough road of single motherhood — and one mom who defied the odds

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Evidence continues to point to single motherhood as a link to poverty, yet single motherhood is on the rise. Why are so many women putting children ahead of marriage? Some answers lie in economics... Read more »

March 6, 2014

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Study finds 'educational' products can't make babies geniuses, or give them an advantage

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A new study finds no evidence to believe claims that babies gain an edge when using "educational" products. Some parents still believed their infants learn more than they would have, however. Read more »

March 5, 2014

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First lady to host 3rd kids' recipe challenge

Michelle Obama is working again with Epicurious and the departments of Education and Agriculture on a third nationwide recipe contest to promote healthy eating among kids. Read more »

March 5, 2014

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Linda & Richard Eyre: Our love-hate relationship with movies

Movies are today’s storytellers, and unless you know the stories of a culture or a society, you don’t know that culture or society. Read more »

March 4, 2014

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Amy Choate-Nielsen: Why money doesn't grow on my family tree

As I learn more about the women in my family history, I find that there's nothing stereotypical about the quirks we have in common. Read more »

March 4, 2014

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Reading 'Roller Coaster' makes a real ride come to life

How a simple picture book helped create my greatest memory of Disneyland. Read more »

March 4, 2014

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Deseret News editor discusses 'The Father Factor' with NPR talk show host

In a March 4 interview with NPR, Deseret News Editor Paul Edwards spoke with Michel Martin, host of "Tell Me More," about the critical role fathers play in American families. Read more »

March 4, 2014

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The biggest parenting mistake

I need to work on enjoying the "doing" and accepting the process as part of the goal. Read more »

March 4, 2014

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New York bill would hold students back if parents don't take parenting classes

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A bill before the New York Legislature would require parents of grade school children to take four parent-support classes. The children of parents who don't attend the classes would be held back... Read more »

March 3, 2014

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Same-sex couples claim Utah attorney general wrongly intervening in adoption cases

Several married same-sex parents say the Utah Attorney General's Office is unjustly intervening in their adoption cases. Read more »

Feb. 28, 2014

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Protecting children: Identifying signs of a child being groomed for sexual abuse

There are signs of grooming that parents should be aware of to empower their children to detect and report abuse. Read more »

Feb. 28, 2014

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ValueSpeak: Born to tweet

To be honest, I’ve been hesitant to embrace Twitter, probably because my idea of social networking is a nice piece of bond paper, a quality pen and a stamp. Read more »

Feb. 28, 2014

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Carmen Rasmusen Herbert: Passing the torch: Parents of Olympians live their dreams

There will come a point when there is a sort of “passing of the torch,” when I let go of some of my dreams and let my children achieve theirs … and, in a beautiful way, their... Read more »

Feb. 25, 2014

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The art — and heart — of caring for aging parents

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Twenty years ago, when she was trying to care for her aging, increasingly frail parents, Virginia Morris looked for a guide to help, but didn't find much. So she wrote the book herself. Read more »

Feb. 25, 2014

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Guide to caregiving provides simple steps and easy-to-follow advice

Virginia Morris' "How to Care for Aging Parents" is for those who struggle to figure out end-of-life issues, from companionship to organization and personal safety. Read more »

Feb. 25, 2014

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Should welfare programs pay more attention to dads?

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Based on decades-old stereotypes that single mothers are raising children alone and single dads are “deadbeats,” the majority of U.S. anti-poverty programs almost exclusively serve... Read more »

Feb. 25, 2014

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