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Linda & Richard Eyre: Separating belief in Christ from belief in Santa

Christian parents the world over face a Christmas dilemma. We don’t want our young children’s belief in Santa, nor the gradual growth away from that belief, to be confused in their... Read more »

Dec. 9, 2014

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To the Trader Joe’s employee who noticed my family in the parking lot

Some days I get tired of it all and just want to be a family — not the adoptive family, not the family with special needs children, not the unique family — just a family. This was one... Read more »

Dec. 9, 2014

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Photo-transfer projects make easy handmade gifts

Busy lives may require sacrifices, but forgoing handmade gifts for the holidays doesn't have to be one of them. We only need to plan well to have our crafts and give them away too. Read more »

Dec. 9, 2014

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Mobile apps still collect information on kids

Worried that toy stores, fast food chains, and other retailers are tracking your kids online this holiday season? A landmark 2013 law aimed at protecting the privacy of America's youngest mobile... Read more »

Dec. 8, 2014

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An 'elephant mom' stands up for the right to parent as she pleases

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No "tiger" mom, this "elephant" mom doesn't let her kids cry themselves to sleep. They're not working on developing grit. She wants to be a warm, safe place where her children can be as big or as... Read more »

Dec. 8, 2014

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Erin Stewart: Keeping Christ in Christmas

Whether we tie up our gifts to him in a box beneath the tree or just keep them in our heart, our gifts of love to Jesus and to each other are the best ones. Read more »

Dec. 8, 2014

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Over half of U.S. infants sleep with unsafe bedding

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Researchers find that nearly 55 percent of U.S. infants sleep with unsafe bedding material that may increase the risk of SIDS. Read more »

Dec. 6, 2014

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7 ways you may be ruining your child

You've probably done more than one of these. If you don't watch out, you could be setting your child up for failure. But there is still time to fix it. No child is a completely lost cause. Read more »

Dec. 5, 2014

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4 lessons your baby needs to learn in the first 2 years of life

If we teach our children nothing else in those first couple years of life, let's teach them these four lessons. Read more »

Dec. 5, 2014

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Sherry Young: Big dreams and real life sometimes collide, but character will always win

Life takes its twists and turns and then we must refocus. If a person can refocus, there will be other dreams to follow. Read more »

Dec. 3, 2014

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5 parenting mistakes you may be making right now

If parents were given report cards, here are the five subjects our kids might say we're failing. Read more »

Dec. 3, 2014

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White House Christmas decorations go digital

Christmas is going digital at the White House this year. Read more »

Dec. 3, 2014

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Like father like child: why your future may be closely tied to your father's income and education

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A child’s odds of breaking out of poverty or gaining a college education are heavily shaped by the father’s income and education level, says Richard Reeves of the Brookings Institution. Read more »

Dec. 3, 2014

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Linda & Richard Eyre: Making Christmas more meaningful

Does the hassle and commercialization of Christmas drive you nuts? I remember one Christmas years ago when I finally decided to be a little more disciplined and deliberate in how our family... Read more »

Dec. 2, 2014

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Erin Stewart: Keeping hope through infertility and adoption

During National Adoption Month, my thoughts turned to all the men and women who want nothing more than to be parents. Read more »

Dec. 2, 2014

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What we've lost and what we've gained by having children

I will never stop believing that, someday, what we’ve gained is going to feel so much bigger than what we gave up. Read more »

Dec. 2, 2014

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Strong-willed children are a blessing, not a curse

When my kids were young, I would sometimes wonder what I had done wrong when child after child was born into our family with a hefty dose of “strong will.” Read more »

Dec. 1, 2014

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No Child Left Behind gets renewed focus

The No Child Left Behind education law could be making a political comeback. Read more »

Dec. 1, 2014

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In the shadow: What life is like having a famous sibling

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What's it like to be the sister of Buster Posey, starting catcher for the San Francisco Giants? Or the brother of Steve Young, Hall of Fame quarterback? Or the sister of James Valentine, lead... Read more »

Dec. 1, 2014

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Ebola, ISIS and how to find balance in a culture of fear

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The purpose of fear is to prepare the body to respond to potential threats, but when it is caused by irrational beliefs it can instead lead to stress and paranoia. Read more »

Nov. 29, 2014

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Lawmakers to rehash Utah's stillbirth law due to unintended consequence

Two stillborn babies in one Utah family led a concerned father to take on the state Legislature and make changes to the state's stillbirth law, but hospitals and funeral homes have been left... Read more »

Nov. 27, 2014

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Evangelicals with gay children challenging church

Linda Robertson did what they believed was expected of them as good Christians. Read more »

Nov. 27, 2014

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Motherhood Matters: Do you want your child to be cool, popular?

Please don’t encourage your child to be cool and popular for popularity's sake. Read more »

Nov. 26, 2014

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African-American family stories: How Thanksgiving gatherings help me relive family history

The Thanksgiving family stories that I heard throughout my youth are a wonderful reflection of the African-American oral tradition. They allow me to relive my family history with current relatives... Read more »

Nov. 25, 2014

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15 picture books for gift giving

Here are 15 suggested recent titles that can delight the lover of classics, those who appreciate unique art, the aficionado of ABC and number books and readers who enjoy sharing stories with children. Read more »

Nov. 25, 2014

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