Marriage & Parenting
I think for many moms today, busy kids mean accomplished kids. It’s not easy to scale back.
Fun, family-oriented spring break ideas as suggested by a mother fed up with winter. Read more »
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 »
The recognition is more subtle, yes, but the peace of these glory days far surpasses the accolades of those old glory days. Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
The decline of comics pages in newspapers may be directly attributable to the end of Calvin and Hobbes. Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
How a simple picture book helped create my greatest memory of Disneyland. Read more »
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 »
I need to work on enjoying the "doing" and accepting the process as part of the goal. Read more »
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 »
Several married same-sex parents say the Utah Attorney General's Office is unjustly intervening in their adoption cases. Read more »
There are signs of grooming that parents should be aware of to empower their children to detect and report abuse. Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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On any given day, tourists pay nearly $100 per person to get into Orlando's theme parks. There, they may be waited on by homeless parents. Read more »
I think for many moms today, busy kids mean accomplished kids. It’s not easy to scale back. It requires an active choice to protect free time. Read more »
Michelle Obama's annual question-and-answer session with the children of Executive Office employees took a serious turn Thursday when a 10-year-old girl in the front row told the first lady that... Read more »
When we make deliberate choices with our resources, we create, either consciously or subconsciously, a family culture. We communicate to our children that certain things are important while others... Read more »
Americans as a whole live well, and leaving the USA can make us appreciative, especially when we render service to others. Read more »
As a family, we brainstormed a list of things that would be good to do each day to keep our bodies and brains active and our house clean. Here's what we came up with. Read more »
When we have a little extra disposable income, what should we spend it on? Everyone’s circumstances are different and unique, but it might do all of us some good to try to think a little... Read more »
When our kids are young, is motherhood supposed to be our sole pursuit? Is it OK to have other things we’re also spending significant time on? Read more »
Money issues are the top predictor of divorce. Here are some of the main money issues that can hurt your marriage and what you can do to solve them. Read more »
Parental investment in children makes a big difference in how well those kids will do in college. And dad's involvement brings unique benefits to the mix, according to family expert Brad Wilcox of... Read more »
For my son's sixth birthday party, he asked if he could take his friends on our favorite hike. Not wanting to plan a traditional birthday party, this seemed like a great idea — and it was. Read more »
Experts and parents shed some light on the dark side of sibling rivalry. It can help kids learn skills and strengthen bonds, or it can tear families apart. Read more »
When I was a kid, I always wanted to be a twin. By the time I was old enough to figure it out, it was too late. My mother agreed. Now, I've realized there are 7 million Google results for "Joe... Read more »
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