Marriage & Parenting

How to get twice as much done by cutting your to-do list in half

We can’t do everything all at once, but we can empower ourselves by creating do-able lists.

How to tame a princess — or not

This essay talks about raising a strong-willed little girl who think she's a princess. Perhaps I'm part of the problem? Read more »

July 1, 2014

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Erin Stewart: Making the most of summer

Summer is an amazing time with my kids, but it can also be a little daunting to fill all those days. So here are some summer rules we stick by in our house to keep the days full and everyone... Read more »

June 30, 2014

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Elsa is the latest Disney heroine to spark a naming boom

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Parents charmed by the character Elsa in "Frozen" are choosing in large numbers to name their baby girls after her. She's not the first Disney heroine to spark a naming boom. Read more »

June 28, 2014

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First comes service, then comes marriage

Men and women looking for a hot meal and comfort attended a luncheon Friday at Pioneer Park that would normally just be shared with friends and family of Mariah Genck and Tanner Larsen. The couple... Read more »

June 27, 2014

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10 things I learned when I stopped yelling at my kids

One mother shares the top 10 things she learned from not yelling at her four boys for 365 days straight. Read more »

June 26, 2014

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Why doctors are making a new push for parents to read to kids — even infants

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For the first time, the American Academy of Pediatrics has issued guidelines on reading to kids — including infants. Start early, read often and if a family may be too poor to have its own... Read more »

June 26, 2014

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Picture books that help children with their feelings

A selection of picture books that address the feelings of young children, including moodiness, anger, pouting, etc. Read more »

June 24, 2014

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Linda & Richard Eyre: Bad statistics that stop people from having kids

Why are fewer people getting married and having children today? And why do those that have children have fewer of them? We believe that one reason is the barrage of family-undermining, doomsday... Read more »

June 24, 2014

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UHP urges proper car seat use

The Utah Highway Patrol is using its Boost 'Til 8 campaign to encourage parents to ensure they have proper car seats for their children. Read more »

June 24, 2014

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Doctors to parents: Read to children every day starting in infancy

The nation's largest pediatricians' group says parents should read aloud to their children every day starting in infancy. Read more »

June 24, 2014

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Grandmother baby showers: New trend annoys moms-to-be

Grandma-to-be baby showers — a trend designed for a woman's friends to equip her with essential baby-caring gear — are becoming popular. Some critics say it takes attention away from... Read more »

June 20, 2014

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US: Better college stats needed on dating violence

The Obama administration wants colleges and universities to compile more thorough statistics on stalking, dating violence and domestic violence. Read more »

June 19, 2014

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Utah, Mormon parents of 18 children share story of love, family and adoption

Deanne and Doug Walker have 18 children — nine adopted and nine biological. They said their experience of having and adopting children has strengthened their testimony of eternal families and... Read more »

June 19, 2014

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

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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Linda & Richard Eyre: Should you have kids or pets?

Pope Francis made some news last week when he suggested that choosing pets over kids could be a problem. He suggested that our culture had convinced some people they were better off shunning... Read more »

June 17, 2014

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Jenny Oaks Baker and a career built for the goodnight kisses

Jenny Oaks Baker, the Grammy-nominated violinist from Utah, traded a sweet gig with the National Symphony to be home with her kisses, but from that grew a solo career that let her have it all. Read more »

June 17, 2014

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Do fathers know how essential they really are?

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Dads truly matter. As fathers commit their lives to their children, they build something in their children no other can do in the same way. And it makes all the difference. Read more »

June 16, 2014

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Paternal Parenting: Mentoring counters media messages on fathering

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Despite high levels of fatherlessness in America, more and more men want to be there for their kids, both physically and emotionally. Yet many dads still struggle to know what it means to be a good... Read more »

June 13, 2014

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Summer pregnancy 101: Beat the heat and keep your baby healthy

Pregnancy can be uncomfortable. Utah's summer heat can make it even worse. Make sure you're doing what it takes to keep you and the baby healthy. Read more »

May 28, 2014

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What growing green beens taught me about being a grateful mother

Beans have become my gratitude practice, reminding me to keep searching, leaf by leaf, for small joys. Read more »

April 1, 2014

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How (and why) to be the meanest mom in the world

When your kids tell you you’re mean, take it as a compliment. The rising generation have been called the laziest, rudest, most entitled kids in history. Don’t give up. They may think... Read more »

Nov. 12, 2013

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Matt Walsh: 'You’re a stay-at-home mom? What do you do all day?'

We get a lot of things wrong in our culture. But, when all is said and done, and our civilization crumbles into ashes, we are going to most regret the way we treated mothers and children. Read more »

Oct. 11, 2013

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Kate applauded for not hiding new mommy tummy

As Kate and William showed off the royal baby, what caught the eye of many women was not the new heir to the throne but the Duchess of Cambridge's post-childbirth silhouette: that little bump under... Read more »

July 25, 2013

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