Marriage & Parenting
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 »
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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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Boys continue to fall behind, both in school and society. Here are eight tools to help raise your boys to be men. Read more »
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 »
My mombod is an Ironman, the ultimate fighting champion. And so is yours. Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
I am reclaiming my life from all the "stuff" weighing my family down. Read more »
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 »
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 »
A recent survey shows the gap between the qualities men want in their wives and the qualities men want in their daughters. Read more »
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 »
When life falls apart, you want someone you can run to, not someone you want to run from. Read more »
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 »
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 »
Think you don't have time to get your dad something while staying on a budget? Think again. Read more »
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 »
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 »
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If you, like me, have ever wished you could request a copy of the instruction manual that was missing when your child was born, perhaps you can gain some wisdom from this list of things I wish... Read more »
I promise I’m not judging anyone who hands a child the latest phone. Several of my favorite teens carry one in their pocket. But if you buy your teens basic phones, I promise they won’t... Read more »
Although the job market's improving, millennials don't seem in a hurry to leave the nest and launch out on their own, according to the Pew Research Center. Read more »
There will be a last fort with chairs and blankets. There will be a last story before bed. There will be a last outfit put on a Barbie doll. We don't need to know when the last one will be. We just... Read more »
As with so many parts of mothering, the easiest thing to do is not always best. These four approaches are worth the extra effort. Read more »
A study released by Pediatrics found that many mothers report receiving inaccurate and conflicting advice on caring for a new baby, and often don't receive much advice from doctors at all —... Read more »
As the countdown to a new school year begins, I'm reminded of my own elementary school days. The good — and the not so good. Read more »
Most parents know how incredibly impressionable 3- and 4-year-olds are. They are like little sponges. They can learn almost anything they are exposed to. Read more »
Around the world, children under the age of 12 are happy, but that can change dramatically as they grow up. Read more »
ChoreMonster, an application for the web and smartphones, could be what parents need to incentivize kids to do their chores around the house. Read more »
Recent surveys have found women in the millennial generation are more likely to plan for pauses in their careers and professional lives, as opposed to entirely giving up working or choosing to work... Read more »
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