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Linda & Richard Eyre: Why you don't want your marriage to be conflict-free

There are three kinds of marriage that are completely conflict-free, and you wouldn't want any of them.

What we've lost and what we've gained by having children

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 »

Dec. 2, 2014

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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

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No Child Left Behind gets renewed focus

The No Child Left Behind education law could be making a political comeback. Read more »

Dec. 1, 2014

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In the shadow: What life is like having a famous sibling

National Edition

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 »

Dec. 1, 2014

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Ebola, ISIS and how to find balance in a culture of fear

National Edition

The purpose of fear is to prepare the body to respond to potential threats, but when it is caused by irrational beliefs it can instead lead to stress and paranoia. Read more »

Nov. 29, 2014

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Lawmakers to rehash Utah's stillbirth law due to unintended consequence

Two stillborn babies in one Utah family led a concerned father to take on the state Legislature and make changes to the state's stillbirth law, but hospitals and funeral homes have been left... Read more »

Nov. 27, 2014

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Evangelicals with gay children challenging church

Linda Robertson did what they believed was expected of them as good Christians. Read more »

Nov. 27, 2014

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Motherhood Matters: Do you want your child to be cool, popular?

Please don’t encourage your child to be cool and popular for popularity's sake. Read more »

Nov. 26, 2014

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15 picture books for gift giving

Here are 15 suggested recent titles that can delight the lover of classics, those who appreciate unique art, the aficionado of ABC and number books and readers who enjoy sharing stories with children. Read more »

Nov. 25, 2014

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Family appreciation letters: A Thanksgiving tradition

My father started a new family tradition with his adult children: write a one-page appreciation letter to two of your siblings or their spouses and share them on Thanksgiving. We set sarcasm aside... Read more »

Nov. 25, 2014

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Linda & Richard Eyre: Make Thanksgiving last all year

This week, as we celebrate the wonderful, family-gathering holiday of Thanksgiving, let's try to think a little more about how we can make gratitude a more consistent staple of our... Read more »

Nov. 25, 2014

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The No. 1 cause of divorce may not be what you think

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 »

Nov. 25, 2014

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Erin Stewart: Helping kids put the thanks in Thanksgiving

With stores pushing sales on Thanksgiving day, it's harder than ever to teach kids what true gratitude really means. Read more »

Nov. 20, 2014

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Motherhood Matters: Will you be ready to say goodbye?

A few weeks ago, while I was visiting and caring for my parents, my 82-year-old dad’s heart stopped. Read more »

Nov. 20, 2014

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Motherhood Matters: If Pinterest makes you feel like a failure as a mother

My mother didn't specialize in home decor or gourmet cooking, and she didn't lift weights or run marathons. But she makes me feel like I am the most important, wonderful person ever born. Read more »

Sept. 17, 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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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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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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How much should you pay the baby sitter?

This weekend, I tried a new approach to the guessing game of paying the baby sitter. Read more »

Oct. 21, 2013

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The six words your spouse and children need to hear today

When simply watching someone makes your heart feel as if it could explode right out of your chest, you really should let that person know. Read more »

Sept. 24, 2013

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How I know my wife married the 'wrong' person

Singles today (and most married couples too) are searching for super-spouses that simply don't exist. People expect far too much from their spouse in all the wrong areas. Read more »

June 10, 2013

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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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