Marriage & Parenting

Motherhood Matters: Why your teenager might be happier without a smartphone

If you buy your teens basic phones, I promise they won’t be alone.

No such thing as multitasking: Mother dissolves photography business to spend more time with children

I've lost count of the hundreds of hours I've spent staring at my computer screen. I'm saddened when I think of the number of times I've shooed away tiny hands from my keyboard that were only... Read more »

June 7, 2015


The benefits of learning new words

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June 7, 2015


Want to know when you’re going to get pregnant? Check your genes

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A new study says that genes could potentially tell us why people have babies at certain times of their lives, which may be reason for pregnant women to get genetic testing. Read more »

June 5, 2015


Motherhood Matters: Saying no

I have never had much trouble saying no to things that would detract from my happiness rather than add to it. For me, feeling comfortable saying no comes down to four basic strategies. Read more »

June 3, 2015


The kind of parenting that can help your children better deal with stress

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A recently released study found that strength-based parenting, where parents find and deliberately work to build their children's strengths, can help children better cope with stress and become... Read more »

June 3, 2015


The first sign your marriage is in trouble

There is not a guaranteed formula for why marriages fail or succeed. But there are some predictable characteristics. A few common patterns emerge as a relationship begins to dissolve. The initial... Read more »

June 2, 2015


Dance can give children much-needed confidence

As I waited for my daughter to enter the stage for her tumbling routine, I felt nervous. As one who has never had confidence in anything related to dance, I was worried my own insecurities would... Read more »

June 2, 2015


Tiffany Gee Lewis: Essential tools for raising boys in troubling times

Boys continue to fall behind, both in school and society. Here are eight tools to help raise your boys to be men. Read more »

June 2, 2015


Fewer students report being bullied, but it’s still an issue

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New numbers released by the Department of Education shows that for the first time since 2005, the percentage of students being bullied has dropped. Read more »

June 2, 2015

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Carmen Rasmusen Herbert: 'Mombods' are beautiful

My mombod is an Ironman, the ultimate fighting champion. And so is yours. Read more »

June 2, 2015


Why my husband never sleeps on the couch and other marriage advice to ignore

There's good advice and not-so-good advice when it comes to marriage. Here are 6 ideas you can ignore as you work to strengthen your marriage and find happiness with your spouse. Read more »

May 31, 2015


‘Wife bonus:’ Is paying women extra for child care and housework the answer?

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Even though motherhood and a happy family may be their own reward, some women are getting an added “wife bonus” as an extra incentive for managing their household and taking care of... Read more »

May 29, 2015


Motherhood Matters: How to be anchored by the beautiful moments of motherhood

I have developed a few strategies to give the rare, perfect moments in motherhood even more weight so they can anchor me through the difficult moments I face every day. Read more »

May 28, 2015


Erin Stewart: Are your possessions stealing your happiness?

I am reclaiming my life from all the "stuff" weighing my family down. Read more »

May 26, 2015


Emotional intelligence is no accident

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Experts and parents agree that social and emotional learning — so-called "emotional intelligence" — is the key to success in many of life's arenas. Developing it is a process that... Read more »

May 20, 2015


ValueSpeak: Who's feeling The Pressure?

That last-second free throw during an NBA playoff game may be stressful or filled with anxiety or even extreme tension. But it is definitely not The Pressure. Read more »

May 16, 2015


Erin Stewart: Why do men want 'strong' daughters but 'sweet' wives?

A recent survey shows the gap between the qualities men want in their wives and the qualities men want in their daughters. Read more »

May 12, 2015


10 things I’d tell my single, 20-something self

I was single well into my 30s, and being single was a struggle for me, but I learned a few things along the way. If I were to give myself advice while I was still single and in my 20s, here’s... Read more »

March 6, 2015


The most overlooked characteristic of the person you want to marry

When life falls apart, you want someone you can run to, not someone you want to run from. Read more »

Feb. 25, 2015

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Motherhood Matters: To grouchy moms everywhere

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 »

Jan. 21, 2015


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


5 inexpensive gifts for Father's Day

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Think you don't have time to get your dad something while staying on a budget? Think again. Read more »

June 11, 2014

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Recovering from divorce: 10 marriage tips every wife needs to hear

My husband and I had both been through divorce before we married each other, and with that brings a unique perspective into many do's and don'ts of how to treat your spouse. Read more »

Nov. 11, 2013


Fighting obesity: Utah 7th best in nation, kids are number 1

Utah programs are credited with fighting obesity, helping rank Utahns 7th least obese in the nation and the state with the lowest rates of childhood obesity. Read more »

Aug. 18, 2013


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