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The No. 1 cause of divorce isn't what you think

I'm convinced the No. 1 cause of divorce is not adultery or financial problems.

Amy Choate-Nielsen: The truth behind tall tales: Every family has at least one

Hearing the stories from my family history sometimes feels like I'm listening to a fable. It can't be true. Read more »

Sept. 30, 2014

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Meet the sandwich generation caring for aging parents and young children simultaneously

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Those who fall under the “sandwich generation” have mounting financial burdens and an increase in family responsibility. Read more »

Sept. 30, 2014

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14 ways to make sure the one you love still loves you

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It's more than just giving them a compliment or putting a ring on their finger. Here are 14 ways to show someone how much you care about them. Read more »

Sept. 26, 2014

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An 'unlikely father of five': Comedian Jim Gaffigan talks about the rewards, challenges of parenting

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There was a time in his life when Jim Gaffigan would get on an airplane, see a parent with a child and think, “Weirdo, why would you do that to yourself?” Read more »

Sept. 25, 2014

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Motherhood Matters: My 10 favorite and least-favorite things about motherhood

Motherhood is a lot of hard stuff. And some days involve one crazy and frustrating thing after another, but motherhood is also a lot of good stuff. And some golden moments count way more than all... Read more »

Sept. 25, 2014

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Carmen Rasmusen Herbert: Is fear holding you back?

“There should be a time limit,” I said. “One minute to decide or get pushed off!” We all laughed. But then I glanced back up at this woman who was struggling with her... Read more »

Sept. 24, 2014

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In the Whirled: 9 ways to be the meanest mom (in a good way)

Fellow members, you know who you are. You wield that secret club card called Limits and Responsibility. For the uninitiated, here is the nine-step requirement for membership in the Mean Mom Club. Read more »

Sept. 24, 2014

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Linda & Richard Eyre: Why faith and family matter to everyone

Should faith and family matter to you if you don’t have faith or a family? Yes, because the only things strong enough to balance society and restrain the excess power of big business and big... Read more »

Sept. 23, 2014

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Being a 'soccer mom' is no picnic

For years I wanted to be a soccer mom. I would see seemingly put-together moms taking their kids to games and practices. It looked like the good life. Now it is my life, and while I proudly wear... Read more »

Sept. 23, 2014

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Erin Stewart: Moms: Get off the sidelines and into the moment

When I put down the camera and joined the fun, I reclaimed my spot in the memories. Read more »

Sept. 23, 2014

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20 things I will not regret doing with my kids

These are just 20 things I won’t regret doing with my kids. Simple things, really. Read more »

Sept. 23, 2014

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Motherhood Matters: 3 ways to embrace your child's unique personality and interests

I’d like to suggest three things to consider if you find yourself in this situation of having a child very different from you. Read more »

Sept. 22, 2014

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25 ways I know my husband loves me

Noticing the good things your husband does for you will go a long way in helping your realize how deep his love really is. Read more »

Sept. 20, 2014

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5 reasons your children lie and how to help them tell the truth

Kids are notorious for fibbing. Like most childhood challenges, there are many reasons for the behavior. Read more »

Sept. 17, 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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Linda & Richard Eyre: If we lose marriage, what else will we lose?

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On "NBC Nightly News" last week, anchor Brian Williams reported that, for the first time in history, there are more U.S. adults who are single than who are married. Let us suggest five frightening... Read more »

Sept. 17, 2014

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How the cult of overwork keeps women out of the workforce and hurts families

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Working the standard 40-hour week isn't enough for many employers, who expect workers to spend an extensive amount of time in the office, at the expense of family time. Read more »

Aug. 5, 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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A dad's letter to his little girl (about her future husband)

Little One, it is not, has never been, and never will be your job to “keep him interested.” Read more »

Nov. 14, 2013

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Jimmy Kimmel Halloween prank brings tears to eyes of kids (+video)

Jimmy Kimmel brought tears to the eyes of many children recently. But they weren't tears of joy. Read more »

Nov. 7, 2013

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The 10 marriage commandments: How to make daily choices to love your spouse

Create a lasting and fulfilling marriage by adopting these 10 guiding principles. Read more »

Oct. 24, 2013

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To moms of one or two children, from a mother of five

There are some things I want you to know about me. About children. About this journey through motherhood that we're both on. Read more »

Aug. 15, 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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