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A father's bucket list: 10 things I want to do with my son before he goes to college

Just being aware of time passing isnít enough. I need to be living it more. I need a bucket list.

'Insurgent': 3 points for parents

Information for parents about he film "Insurgent." Read more »

March 20, 2015

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'Insurgent' lacks any true rebellious cinematic spirit

Sometimes, going out to see the latest young adult sci-fi flick can feel like going for a frozen yogurt: The names on the front door might be different, but you can count on the same basic... Read more »

March 20, 2015

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Lessons learned from the heroes and heroines of young adult literature

The protagonists of young adult literature may be irrational and emotional, but ultimately their loyalty, bravery and determination to stand up for what is right in the face of danger make them... Read more »

March 19, 2015

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Marriage's tangible benefits need to be championed, experts say

The decline of the family in America is real, and researchers hope that a better understanding of what is happening to the fundamental unit of society will help to turn the trends. Read more »

March 19, 2015

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Book review: 'Vanishing Girls' teaches about unbreakable family bonds

Author Lauren Oliver’s new young adult novel, "Vanishing Girls" (Harper, $18.99, ages 16 and up), is a psychological thriller that shares the importance of family. Read more »

March 19, 2015

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Motherhood Matters: When kids are mean

Although watching your child face unkindness from his or her peers can be heartbreaking, there are ways that we can help them navigate the harsh realities of the world. Read more »

March 19, 2015

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The Clean Cut: Lily James sings 'A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes' set to scenes from 'Cinderella'

In a video released Thursday by Disney, "Cinderella" star Lily James sings "A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes" set to scenes from the live-action movie. Read more »

March 19, 2015

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‘Penguins,’ ‘Song’ and ‘Annie’ lead a mixed bag of movies on video this week

Those hilarious “Penguins of Madagascar” land on DVD and Blu-ray this week, along two other animated features, a remake of the musical “Annie” and a mixed bag of other new... Read more »

March 19, 2015

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Chris Hicks: Some movie characters are much older than the actors portraying them

During the Golden Age of movies, a character actor could become typecast as older than his own age. That’s less common today, but some are still called upon to play parents to other actors... Read more »

March 19, 2015

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Five for Families: 'Cinderella' teaches kindness

Here are five movies from various platforms families may want to consider, as recommended by the Deseret News Features Department and Ok.com. Note: Since not all are appropriate for younger... Read more »

March 19, 2015

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3 ways to celebrate March Madness with your family

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The possibilities for March Madness family traditions are endless. The best thing is simplicity — they don’t need to be big, extravagant or expensive. Read more »

March 19, 2015

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Erin Stewart: What shopping looks like as a mother

From potty breaks to runaway kids, shopping is just one of the pre-mommy pleasures I have bid farewell. Read more »

March 19, 2015

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Sherry Young: Running for a life

For this generation whose livelihood does not always require hard labor, perhaps exercise seems a better choice for people to join together and bond through their challenges rather than sitting... Read more »

March 19, 2015

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The Clean Cut: Bach meets Jackson 5 in The Piano Guys' latest video, 'I Want You Bach'

The Piano Guys combined the distinct decades of the 1770s and the 1970s in their latest music video, "I Want You Bach." Read more »

March 18, 2015

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The Clean Cut: High school basketball players ask fans to cheer for opponents

In a video featuring two Texas high school basketball teams, the Vanguard College Preparatory School demonstrated what sportsmanship really means. Read more »

March 18, 2015

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Salt Lake boy with tumor in leg meets dolphin with prosthetic tail (+video)

It was while visiting Florida that a friend provided Travis Carpenter with the opportunity to go to Clearwater Marine Aquarium and meet Winter, the dolphin featured in Warner Brothers' motion... Read more »

March 18, 2015

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Wright Words: Fidelity starts outside the bedroom

It might just be a popular song on the radio, but its message is dangerous and destructive. Nearly everyone I've known with a broken marriage attributes the death of the relationship to the birth... Read more »

March 18, 2015

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Carmen Rasmusen Herbert: Baymax, Kelly Clarkson and gaining weight during pregnancy

So to all you mothers out there, pregnant or not, large or small, gaining or losing weight, know this: You are pretty awesome. Using your life to bless, protect and help others is pretty awesome. Read more »

March 17, 2015

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Light, fluffy popovers are a favorite comfort food

Popovers are made with a simple batter, but the way they are baked turns them into one of my all-time favorite comfort foods. Read more »

March 17, 2015

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How I stepped away from being a 'poolside mom'

After years of sitting poolside while my children had fun swimming, I overcame my insecurities and joined them. It was a wonderful experience. I will no longer be a "poolside mom," and I hope to... Read more »

March 17, 2015

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Linda & Richard Eyre: The 'big tent' of families

As different as people are in their ideologies and worldviews, they are all basically the same when it comes to their families, particularly their hopes, dreams, worries and concerns for their... Read more »

March 17, 2015

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Amy Choate-Nielsen: What a distant 'cousin' taught me about family

A.J. Jacobs said we treat family with more kindness than we do strangers — but I think I've had it backward. Read more »

March 17, 2015

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How well do you know St. Patrick's Day?

There's a lot more history behind St. Patrick's Day than wearing green, searching for leprechauns and patiently looking for four-leaf clovers. Read more »

March 17, 2015

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Why you and your partner should socialize together

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Married couples can fend off pressure by presenting a united social presence, says a study headed by researchers from University of Georgia’s College of Family and Consumer Sciences.... Read more »

March 17, 2015

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Baby announcement elicits tears, smiles for Canadian couple who battled infertility

A couple from Cardston, Canada, who tried to have children with no success for four years film their family's reaction to their baby announcement and receive a happy and tearful response. Read more »

March 16, 2015

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