Marriage & Parenting
I have a pretty good sense of how to nurture my children, but some circumstances catch me off guard.
Here are five movies from various platforms that families may want to consider, as recommended by the Deseret News Features department and OK.com. Read more »
I was going to write a post today called, “The Chore Chart that Saved My Sanity," but it felt a little disingenuous as I looked around my house and realized I was living in a hot mess. Read more »
The news of parents having triplets is a joyous time, but for the Saxtons, the joys also brought some added stress most people don’t have. That’s because up until a few days ago, the... Read more »
It's probably time I make some more apologies to explain my appearance and behavior at the morning preschool drop-off. Read more »
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a likely Republican candidate for president, said Monday that parents should have some choice on whether to vaccinate their children. Read more »
The first Home Truths Conference hosted by the Institute for Family Studies and The Wheatley Institution was held Saturday, Jan. 24, in Anaheim, California. Read more »
Parents read to their kids, monitor their screen time and engage them in extracurricular activities, but poverty is a tricky challenge to overcome, according to a briefing paper released Wednesday... Read more »
Once a month, baby-toting young women gather in a YMCA conference room to share tips, talk about and demonstrate breast-feeding — an age-old yet sometimes shunned practice in their community. Read more »
We can find beauty and happiness in just about any situation if we look hard enough. Read more »
Dad, your kids don’t need you to help them live the fullest life; they need you to help them find the deepest life. You don’t have to show them the world; you just have to listen to the... Read more »
Winter has a way of slowing people down when it comes to physical activity. For some reason, kids never seem to get the memo. Read more »
There are three kinds of marriage that are completely conflict-free, and you wouldn't want any of them. Read more »
In school, work, even on the playground, the integrity score is more integral than the outcome. And if our children leave home knowing nothing but that, they're bound to find success. Read more »
A couple's decision to let their children play alone a mile from home has raised questions on how much freedom young children should have to roam. Read more »
I'm here to say there is nothing more productive than stopping to reflect, assess, dream and plan when it comes to the long-term project of raising human beings. Read more »
Ashlee Birk was left a widow after the murder of her husband and a single mother to five children at the age of 28 without any forewarning. It left her world seemingly shattered. Birk began to... Read more »
Celebrity moms Amanda Peet and Zoe Saldana have publicly discussed their breastfeeding difficulties, calling attention to the fact that breastfeeding challenges are not uncommon. Read more »
I thought I was protecting my children by lying about the death of our dog. Turns out, the truth provides the most peace. Read more »
There were pressures, deadlines and hard decisions to make. But for two hours at least, Nile was there for his daughter, right when she needed him. Read more »
Researchers have found that children who experienced childhood adversity or suffered psychiatric disorders when young may age faster at a cellular level. The stress is also linked to health... Read more »
A Virginia Senate committee has rejected a proposal to provide adoption rights to unmarried gay couples. Read more »
The Wheatley Institution of Brigham Young University will partner with the Institute for Family Studies to host the first Home Truths conference Saturday, Jan. 24, where scholars will discuss the... Read more »
Most young men and women would like to balance work and family responsibility equitably, according to a study in the American Sociological Review. But doing so may require supportive workplace... Read more »
President Obama advocated for family friendly workplace policies such as parental leave and paid sick leave in his recent State of the Union address. But often, workers who actually take advantage... Read more »
Amy Choate-Nielsen: Even kids sometimes wonder who their ancestors are — and what do they look like?
A recent trip to the urgent care doctor's office got my daughter thinking about life, death — and family history. Read more »
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