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Carmen Rasmusen Herbert: Cutting the Christmas crazy

This year for Christmas, my husband and I decided to try the “three gifts only” idea for our children.

Steve Eaton: It won’t be a wonderful life if you end up without a pink knit cap

Life gets real busy. I got a sneak peak into how I might feel about my own life if I finish it without a pink knit cap. Read more »

Nov. 14, 2014

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Motherhood Matters: The teen brain

There are some simple takeaway messages we should remember as we help kids navigate these tricky neurological waters. Read more »

Nov. 13, 2014

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Does using marijuana shrink the brain?

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Chronic marijuana use was shown to shrink one region of the brain, while also increasing brain connectivity. Read more »

Nov. 13, 2014

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Gender makes a difference for baby language exposure, a study reports

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A recent study says that infants react more to words coming from their mothers. Read more »

Nov. 13, 2014

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Quick actions by Centerville officer save life of toddler

A toddler was expected to survive from a near drowning thanks to the quick actions of a Centerville police officer. Read more »

Nov. 12, 2014

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White House now turning to girls of color

The White House is planning to focus on improving the lives of girls and women of color, after months of complaints that they were left out of the "My Brother's Keeper" initiative for young men. Read more »

Nov. 12, 2014

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Amy Choate-Nielsen: DNA might have something to say about what siblings have in common

Sometimes I wonder how much my relationship with my family is shaped by shared experiences and how much it's shaped by shared genes. Read more »

Nov. 11, 2014

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Linda & Richard Eyre: A better Thanksgiving tradition

Years ago, Thanksgiving weekend for our growing family was a time to scramble around seeing grandparents and trying to get started on some Christmas shopping. Thanksgiving Day itself was all about... Read more »

Nov. 11, 2014

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Newborn edition: 10 things mommy blogs taught me to worry about

For a young single adult gal, mommy blogs are oddly enticing, but a bit too much mommy blog time can cause a bit too much pre-mommy-stress time. Read more »

Nov. 11, 2014

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Utah father, CEO of billion-dollar startup shares secret to work-life balance

Ryan Smith is a husband, father, son, sibling, grandson, friend and the CEO of Provo-based Qualtrics, an online surveying and data collection company that is worth more than $1 billion. Read more »

Nov. 11, 2014

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Crisis nurseries seek help to replenish infant formula supply

The Family Support Center is asking for the public's help in replenishing its supply of infant formula used in its crisis nurseries in Midvale, Sugar House and West Valley City. Read more »

Nov. 11, 2014

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Joseph Cramer, M.D.: Don't wait for patience

Instead, it is the patience of seconds that is the hardest. This form of patience is essential throughout a hectic day caring for kids. Patience of parenting is tougher than daily chiseling on hard... Read more »

Nov. 10, 2014

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Stepfamily relationships affect elder caregiving plans

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Researchers find that stepchild and step-parent relationship closeness is a key factor for elder caregiving plans. Read more »

Nov. 10, 2014

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Motherhood Matters: 9 easy ways to fill November with thanksgiving

Here are nine simple traditions my family has developed over the years that help us turn November into a month of gratitude and joy. Read more »

Nov. 7, 2014

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Little green army men, Rubik's Cube make toy HOF

It's mission accomplished for little green army men. Read more »

Nov. 6, 2014

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Sherry Young: Learning the art of love can 'Up Your Game'

When I look back at myself as a young bride, I was of course attracted and attached to my new husband, but also saw myself as naÏve about what it took to keep a marriage going. Read more »

Nov. 5, 2014

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Why I didn't marry my soul mate and neither should you

The internet is filled with articles describing how we can find our soul mate. I, however, declare to the world, once and for all, that we need to stop looking for our soul mate. Read more »

Nov. 5, 2014

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In the Whirled: 6 ways for families to give thanks

There is no better time to foster gratitude than during this month of thanks and giving. We can take this opportunity to shape the culture of families toward one of appreciation. Read more »

Nov. 5, 2014

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Erin Stewart: Teaching our kids that life isn't all about fun

I want to teach my children to be grateful for all of life's experiences, even if they aren't all full of fun. Read more »

Nov. 4, 2014

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Linda & Richard Eyre: Turning the noun of Thanksgiving into the verb of 'Thanks-giving'

We are happy to have Halloween over and to be able to shift our focus to what may be the best family holiday of all — Thanksgiving. It's our favorite. But sadly, in our broader society,... Read more »

Nov. 4, 2014

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Mothers supporting mothers

For families who have children with autism, access to resources and support is important. But for much of the state, that support is hours away. One Southern Utah mom made a difference in her... Read more »

Nov. 4, 2014

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Do men talk openly about balancing work and family?

I'm quite good at balancing things. Plates on my head, scoops of ice cream on a cone, a child in one arm and several bags of groceries in the other while trying to open a door. Read more »

Nov. 4, 2014

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Sesame Street marks 45th birthday

You don't get to be the longest-running children's show in U.S. TV history by doing the same thing over and over. So even though parents who grew up watching "Sesame Street" can still see old... Read more »

Nov. 3, 2014

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Rebuilt Hawaii town offers look at life after lava

Ten miles from the Hawaii town of Pahoa that is being menaced by a stream of lava from Kilauea volcano, there's another community that was almost entirely swallowed by the molten rock nearly 30... Read more »

Oct. 31, 2014

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Erin Stewart: Halloween costumes to terrify Mom

I’ve been thinking about the kinds of creatures that could give moms a fright this Halloween. I’m not talking about witches and monsters; I’m talking about the truly, deeply... Read more »

Oct. 28, 2014

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