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25 reasons I know my husband loves me

Noticing the good things your husband does for you will help your realize how deep his love is.

Amy Choate-Nielsen: When it comes to family, blood is thicker than fighting over a toy

As I watch my kids play, pester each other and play some more, I'm just glad they have each other. Read more »

Aug. 5, 2014

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At granny's house: More children raised by grandparents than before

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The number of children being raised by their grandparents shot up, doubling from 2000's 2.4 million to 4.9 million in 2010, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Read more »

Aug. 5, 2014

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How the cult of overwork keeps women out of the workforce and hurts families

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Working the standard 40-hour week isn't enough for many employers, who expect workers to spend an extensive amount of time in the office, at the expense of family time. Read more »

Aug. 5, 2014

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10 of the most influential baby names in history

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There's a lot of importance in a name. But who has made their name work for them throughout history? Here's a list of the most powerful names from throughout history. Read more »

Aug. 4, 2014

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Steve Eaton: Why are there giant robot footprints in your backyard?

Whatever you do, don't go outside tonight. Trust me. If you have to go out, just stay away from the University of Utah. Read more »

Aug. 1, 2014

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ValueSpeak: Finding peace in 'shocknado'

I have a problem — something that deeply concerns and troubles me. It was like being in some kind of shocknado, with all of this trauma swirling around me, and no real solutions to which I... Read more »

Aug. 1, 2014

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Linda & Richard Eyre: Utah’s interesting, divided society

We love Utah. We love the mountains and the desert. We love the people. We even love the interesting and unique culture. But on some levels, a kind of divided, two-sided,... Read more »

July 31, 2014

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Tips for living: Author provides a guide to 'Choosing Your Eternal Companion'

In 1995, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released a document called "The Family: A Proclamation to the World." Robert K. McIntosh uses this to instruct the reader in how to choose... Read more »

July 30, 2014

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Motherhood Matters: 3 ways to support children in their interests

Do your children have interests and talents in areas that are new to you? How do you encourage them? Read more »

July 30, 2014

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All families need to have the financial 'talk'

It's the conversation that many families put off. And then put off some more. Read more »

July 28, 2014

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Motherhood Matters: How to control a teenager

How do you continue to have control over your teenager while still maintaining a positive relationship that will last into adulthood? Read more »

July 28, 2014

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Allies With Families a lifeline for families with children with mental illness, behavioral disorders

Allies with Families, a Utah nonprofit organization, offers support and resources to parents and their children with emotional, behavioral and mental health needs. A community-based program,... Read more »

July 26, 2014

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Bilingual parents: Talking to your child in your native language makes it easier for them to learn English

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Studies have found that parents who aren't native speakers of the majority language in their community should still talk to their child in whatever language they know best. Read more »

July 26, 2014

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Sherry Young: Moving — a life changing event for all

Many hands make light work and that can be said about much of our lives especially when good friends show up to unload an ABF truck on a hot day in Gilbert, Arizona. Read more »

July 23, 2014

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Motherhood Matters: 3 unbelievably simple parenting ideas that work

Did you know that children need a minimum of eight touches during a day to feel connected to a parent? Read more »

July 21, 2014

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Motherhood Matters: Tried-and-true road trip tips for families

Different things will work for different families, but here are some hard-won tips that work for my family that might help make your road trips less stressful and more joyful. Read more »

July 16, 2014

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The important thing about yelling

What had become of me that I needed to scream at two precious little people who I loved more than life? Read more »

July 15, 2014

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Insights from the Behavioral Science Guy: More teaching, less threatening can lead to greater influence

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Bad behavior is more often due to a lack of skills than to bad motives. When we learn to recognize our tendency to ask, “Why would a reasonable, rational and decent person do this?” our... Read more »

July 8, 2014

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Insights from the Behavioral Science Guy: Five tips for parents of electronics addicts

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Use behavioral science tactics to help children take control back from the game controller and other electronic devices. Read more »

June 17, 2014

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Why I post about my children online

The key to parenting in the digital age isn't about your children at all. It's about you. Read more »

Jan. 13, 2014

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Setting up students in high school to succeed in college

The right kind of preparation in high school can make a big difference in keeping students on track for college completion. Read more »

Oct. 22, 2012

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Dear sweet mom who feels like she is failing

You are a good mom. You matter. You are making a difference. Read more »

Sept. 10, 2012

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