Marriage & Parenting
Running can be arduous when you're lugging around an extra 20 pounds. So why did I run?
Every year, teens die in motor vehicle crashes. In a third, the teen was driving. The adults in their lives can play a big role in keeping them alive. Read more »
Beans have become my gratitude practice, reminding me to keep searching, leaf by leaf, for small joys. Read more »
Hydrogen, by itself, has unique properties. Oxygen has its own set of qualities. But when they are combined, in a committed, fused sort of way, they become marvelous, clear, flowing, life-giving... Read more »
Here are a few of my ideas for managing and balancing the busy routines of everyday life. Read more »
A PTA form went viral for its realistic take on how overwhelming parents' lives are. Read more »
Crushed by a boulder, a Utah dad is lucky to be alive after a wild week in the wilderness with his son. Read more »
Results for some of the states that participated in Common Core-aligned testing for the first time this spring are out, with overall scores higher than expected, though still below what many... Read more »
It takes a new father's brain a little longer to change circuitry, compared with a mom's brain, but the impact a child has on that brain is profound. Read more »
Cut Video offered some American children traditional school lunches from across the world, and, as their faces show, they thought some were better than others. Read more »
Could a new type of parenting — "Intuitive Parenting" — be the answer for a balance experts want parents to find between the two intense sides of helicopter parenting and free-range... Read more »
This father's experience with phone apps during his wife's pregnancy shows the true place of apps in our lives. Read more »
There are plenty of unappealing responsibilities associated with raising children. If we are going to do these things anyway, why not give them more exciting, appealing descriptions? Read more »
When we ask the question of whether you should trade your independence for interdependence, most people say "No!" Their first instinct is that they don’t want to trade their independence for... Read more »
As kids of all ages head back to school, moms are left facing the question: Who am I once my babies are gone? Read more »
It’s amazing how everything works out even when I give Kayden the time he needs. Read more »
Using IVF and other procedures typically used to help those with infertility issues, parents are choosing to pay big bucks for the ability to decide the sex of their babies. Read more »
Gone are the spending sprees. Teens are shopping like their parents during the back-to-school season, and that's putting a lot of pressure on retailers to change the way they market to them. More... Read more »
Review: 'Blissful and Domestic' blogger who learned the hard way shares tips for 'Living a Beautiful Life on Less'
Self-proclaimed budgeting diva Danielle Wagasky offers tips and experiences to help make ends meet and stretch each dollar in “Living a Beautiful Life on Less.” Read more »
New research highlights how reading to young children benefits their growing brains. Read more »
A new Child Trends report identifies factors in early childhood that may be linked to later bullying. And it offers suggestions on buffers that may head off child-to-child aggression. Read more »
A new analysis by FiveThirtyEight found that raising a ballerina costs approximately $100,000. It's a crazy sum for almost any family, but especially so for kids from low-income families. Read more »
While headlines nationwide trumpet companies that are expanding maternity and paternity leave, about a fourth of new mothers are back at work within two weeks, report says. Read more »
It’s not in my personality to be silent and still. But I want to have those moments because I have found that these moments are where the magic of motherhood lies. Read more »
Bite-sized freezer muffins are a great staple for breakfast, lunch or an after-school snack. Read more »
Offering your children a selection of healthy choices for lunch allows them to build a quick and delicious lunch that they will eat. Read more »
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According to a paper from the Economic Policy Institute, families in most states spend more on child care than they do on rent. In addition, child care costs more than college in 24 states. Read more »
When I picked my son up from his first day of 4th grade, my usual (enthusiastically delivered) question of “How was your day?” was met with his usual (indifferently delivered)... Read more »
All too often parents will side with their young athlete when conflict arises. While there are times when this is necessary, doing so when smaller conflicts arise will undermine the coach,... Read more »
Running can be so arduous, and even embarrassing, when you're lugging around an extra 20 pounds. So why did I run during those difficult months? Read more »
Marriage therapists and experts agree that having a performance review about your marriage could help your relationship grow and remain strong. Read more »
A Chicago couple's grandparents offered to give them $10,000 to name their child, according to The New York Times. And this isn't the only case of people, or businesses, putting a price on what... Read more »
I have written this column with a very specific woman in mind. She is the woman who feels that even her best efforts haven’t been enough lately. She is tired. She is worn out. Read more »
Living out of a suitcase for three months has taught me just how few possessions I need to enjoy life. Read more »
Julian Garcia and Harleigh Jurgens listen as Carolyn Corry, Pleasant Grove Library librarian, reads a story to children at Mountainland Head Start at in Pleasant Grove on Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015. 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. Because not all are appropriate for younger children,... Read more »
Give your teenager the environment he needs to experience full, human development. Don’t let him lose his identity in a silicone prison. Read more »
To ensure I live in the moment and don’t allow anxiety or fear to spoil a minute of my new life as a mother, I keep a record of our special moments. Read more »
As a grandparent, you are positioned to create the kind of family narrative that can make your grandchildren stronger and more resilient. Read more »
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