Marriage & Parenting
Radical adventure playgrounds offer opportunities for unstructured free play, but encouraging play can foster a child's development in any environment. Read more »
Children of parents who talk about the negative impacts of pornography are more likely to have negative views of porn when they get into college and are thus less likely to use it. Read more »
Fostering a sense of closeness and connection may be more important than resolving disagreements. Read more »
I just wanted to tell you that I think you are doing a great job! Don’t pay attention to those dirty looks and nasty comments from people who don’t understand that you are not trying to... Read more »
The five things that are most commonly blamed for divorce are the very five things that have to be the topics of open, constant communication if a marriage is to be strong and lasting. Read more »
I'm always sad when I hear people grumble, "I hate Valentine's Day!" If Valentine's Day centers on what others do for you, you'll always be disappointed. Switch your focus to spreading love around... Read more »
Valentine’s Day celebrates relationships, whether of the romantic variety or with family and friends. Here are 10 delightful picture books that have crossed our desks recently and are about... Read more »
In general, I’m a live and let live kind of girl. But allowing your children to watch or read “Fifty Shades of Grey” can cause significant damage to your child and their future... 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 »
It's probably time I make some more apologies to explain my appearance and behavior at the morning preschool drop-off. 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 »
We can find beauty and happiness in just about any situation if we look hard enough. 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 »
For several years now, I’ve been trying to live under the guise that I’m one of those fantastic moms whose entire life is made up of silver linings. Read more »
With pornographic images and videos just a tap away on any smartphone, laptop or tablet these days, experts say it's not just a matter of if kids see porn, but when. How parents address the problem... Read more »
My wedding day was beautiful, but I’m not convinced it was the biggest day of my life. Read more »
I recently took my rightful place in the chain of awkward sex talks that have been passed down from mother to daughter for generations. Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
I’m convinced the No. 1 cause of divorce is not adultery, financial problems or irreconcilable difference. Those are most often symptoms of a deeper problem. Read more »
Create a lasting and fulfilling marriage by adopting these 10 guiding principles. Read more »
Technology blinds us to danger, a danger of kids growing up a little fast, knowing more than they should at a young age, and exchanging inappropriate information for it to only POOF disappear... Read more »
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