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Millennial working women more likely to pause career for families

Surveys found women in the millennial generation are more likely to plan for pauses in their careers.

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Erin Stewart: Grateful for all types of moms

Not everyone can be a crafting superstar, but that’s OK. You never know how other mothers may be counting on the unique gifts you take for granted. We’re all different so we can help... Read more »

June 16, 2015

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A letter to my boys: The real reason I say no to electronics

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 »

June 16, 2015

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How extended child care hours can hurt struggling parents

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What will happen if child care hours are extended? Most parents will work later. Read more »

June 15, 2015

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The summer threat to young people's health many parents forget

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Although diligent with sunscreen, parents can forget to talk to their children about the risks associated with tanning salons, health experts say. Read more »

June 13, 2015

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Two-parent families more prominent in northern than southern U.S.

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There is a distinct line between northern and southern states in the U.S., and this time, it's about family structure. Research has found that the North is more likely to host children who grow up... Read more »

June 12, 2015

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Motherhood Matters: How to make summer learning fun

Although children may have left traditional reading, writing and arithmetic at the school door, there are plenty of ways to have fun and engage their brains during the summer. Read more »

June 12, 2015

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Brooke Romney: The blessings of being raised by a low-maintenance mother

I have varicose veins that scare children, love handles I can't help but pinch, stretch marks like cat scratches and plenty of wrinkles already, but it's all OK because my mom taught me something... Read more »

June 11, 2015

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Military families fight to stay connected, even on Father's Day

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Military dads and their families may not always be physically together at a time like Father's Day, but staying connected is just as important to them, no matter the time of year. Read more »

June 10, 2015

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Linda & Richard Eyre: The 7 decisions baby boomers can and should make

As baby boomers, because of our longer life spans, we have more opportunity than any previous generation to make these seven personal, destiny-determining decisions. Read more »

June 9, 2015

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Amy Choate-Nielsen: Time lends age-old perspective on childhood memories

One short moment changed my perspective on my most famous childhood memory. Read more »

June 9, 2015

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Erin Stewart: Beyond granite: What kind of home are you building?

I got lost in the details of building a new house until I refocused on what kind of home I want for my family. Read more »

June 9, 2015

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Motherhood Matters: The only real solution to parenting problems

In this world of life-changing apps, must-read parenting books, top 10 lists and promises that this is the answer to all your parenting woes, I vote to take a step back and return to where this... Read more »

June 9, 2015

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San Francisco considers health warning on soda advertising

San Francisco officials are deciding whether to impose a warning on ads for a favorite drink of children and a bane of public health advocates: Sugary soda pop. Read more »

June 9, 2015

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North Carolina garden takes inspiration from quilts

It's not uncommon to see floral patterns on quilts. But how about flowers planted in a quilt pattern? Read more »

June 9, 2015

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No such thing as multitasking: Mother dissolves photography business to spend more time with children

I've lost count of the hundreds of hours I've spent staring at my computer screen. I'm saddened when I think of the number of times I've shooed away tiny hands from my keyboard that were only... Read more »

June 7, 2015

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The benefits of learning new words

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June 7, 2015

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Want to know when you’re going to get pregnant? Check your genes

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A new study says that genes could potentially tell us why people have babies at certain times of their lives, which may be reason for pregnant women to get genetic testing. Read more »

June 5, 2015

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Motherhood Matters: Saying no

I have never had much trouble saying no to things that would detract from my happiness rather than add to it. For me, feeling comfortable saying no comes down to four basic strategies. Read more »

June 3, 2015

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The kind of parenting that can help your children better deal with stress

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A recently released study found that strength-based parenting, where parents find and deliberately work to build their children's strengths, can help children better cope with stress and become... Read more »

June 3, 2015

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The first sign your marriage is in trouble

There is not a guaranteed formula for why marriages fail or succeed. But there are some predictable characteristics. A few common patterns emerge as a relationship begins to dissolve. The initial... Read more »

June 2, 2015

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Dance can give children much-needed confidence

As I waited for my daughter to enter the stage for her tumbling routine, I felt nervous. As one who has never had confidence in anything related to dance, I was worried my own insecurities would... Read more »

June 2, 2015

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Tiffany Gee Lewis: Essential tools for raising boys in troubling times

Boys continue to fall behind, both in school and society. Here are eight tools to help raise your boys to be men. Read more »

June 2, 2015

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Fewer students report being bullied, but it’s still an issue

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New numbers released by the Department of Education shows that for the first time since 2005, the percentage of students being bullied has dropped. Read more »

June 2, 2015

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Carmen Rasmusen Herbert: 'Mombods' are beautiful

My mombod is an Ironman, the ultimate fighting champion. And so is yours. Read more »

June 2, 2015

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Why my husband never sleeps on the couch and other marriage advice to ignore

There's good advice and not-so-good advice when it comes to marriage. Here are 6 ideas you can ignore as you work to strengthen your marriage and find happiness with your spouse. Read more »

May 31, 2015

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