Marriage & Parenting

In the Whirled: The happiest place on earth

Can geography determine happiness or is happiness simply a state of mind?

Parents fight for their right to protect privacy

National Edition

The concerns over the government's collection of student data has led parents to advocate for stricter privacy laws and more consideration for the parents' right to know what information is being... Read more »

June 10, 2014


Parents’ dilemma: To share or not to share kids’ photos on social media

Fitzgerald Swanson is barely 6 months old, yet he has his own private Twitter and Instagram accounts. Read more »

June 10, 2014


Joseph Cramer, M.D.: Strive for 100 percent emotional attendance

At this time of the year, with schools closing for the summer, kids are honored for their achievements. One award stands out: perfect attendance. To have perfect emotional attendance, a person has... Read more »

June 9, 2014


Firm handshakes and long laughs: Lessons my father taught

In honor of Father's Day, Megan Woodhouse Needham shares some of the lessons her father taught his children. Read more »

June 9, 2014


Parenting on the edge of a blade: How much freedom, how much control?

National Edition

As summer begins, many parents are grappling with questions about how much parental control is too much, issues of personal danger and the need to let kids push boundaries. Read more »

June 8, 2014


Would you skip a meal to feed a child?

National Edition

Shelene Bryan went to Africa to find the two children that she sponsored for $25 a month. Were they real or just a scam? Read more »

June 7, 2014


ValueSpeak: Traditions of togetherness

For me, however, this Disneyland weekend isn’t really about Disney. It’s about family. And being together. And sharing something we all enjoy. We’re making memories, and that... Read more »

June 6, 2014


To the lady ashamed of being pregnant with her fourth

I met you in the elevator on my way back from the pediatrician’s office. As we parted ways, I felt an immense sorrow for what our society has become. When did having a large family become... Read more »

June 5, 2014


In the Whirled: The end of education

Education has become as divisive as politics, religion and parenting. Yet it's something we need to talk about. It’s time for us to think outside of the red brick building. Read more »

June 4, 2014


Study finds that parental spending on kids’ sports may be misguided

The days of furthering a kid’s athletic career by telling him to go play outside are ancient history. Read more »

June 3, 2014


Chicken Soup for the Soul: Do-it-yourself summer camp

The summer season is officially upon us, and that means it's time for busy parents to think about what the kids will do when school gets out. Read more »

June 3, 2014


Carmen Rasmusen Herbert: The greatest adventure ever had: camping with toddlers

My boys need the challenge of the mountains. They need to run and scream and be brave and throw rocks and tough it out. Read more »

June 3, 2014


Linda & Richard Eyre: What would the world be like without families?

An interesting book by Alan Weisman, titled “The World Without Us,” theorizes on what Earth would be like without humans. An equally interesting question is “What would the world... Read more »

June 3, 2014


Making embryos from the DNA of 3 people doesn't appear unsafe

Britain's fertility regulator says controversial techniques to create embryos from the DNA of three people "do not appear to be unsafe" even though no one has ever received the treatment, according... Read more »

June 3, 2014


Critics claim 'Moms' Night Out' movie is anti-feminist

When "Moms' Night Out" was released in theaters, director Jon Erwin didn't anticipate the criticism that followed. Some viewers called the movie "anti-feminist." Read more »

June 2, 2014


House panel votes to allow waivers on school meals

A House committee has endorsed a Republican plan to allow some schools to opt out of healthier meal standards. Read more »

May 29, 2014


The Clean Cut: First-time dad reads letter to newborn daughter

Jefferson Bethke became a father on May 16 when his wife Alyssa Bethke gave birth to their daughter Kinsley. But before she came, Jefferson decided there were a few things he wanted to tell her. Read more »

May 28, 2014


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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Linda & Richard Eyre: Positive psychology can work wonders

A lesson that too many coaches and too many parents never learn is that criticism and demands do not motivate; encouragement and praise do. Read more »

May 27, 2014


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


Company rolls out new campaign following concerns over open toilet ad

A company is rolling out a new ad campaign and an offer for customers after a previous mailer featuring a child playing with a rubber ducky next to an open toilet drew criticism over safety concerns. Read more »

March 21, 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


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


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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