Intimacy in marriage is often left undiscussed, or is nervously joked about, “Oh, we never have sex, but who does?” Many couples will experience at least one prolonged period of time in which physical intimacy is not part of the equation. Perhaps it's due to a difficult pregnancy or postpartum recovery, time apart caused by work schedules, other health concerns, or general marital discord. Whatever the cause, once a couple has resolved the issue, it’s not always easy to just pick back up where you left off. In fact, it can feel more awkward than the first time ...
May 26, 2015 | Alisha Worthington FamilyShare | National
After three years of trying for a baby, it was miraculous for Kate and David Ogg when they found out they were pregnant with twins. Little did they know, the greatest miracles were yet to come.
May 26, 2015 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | National
A new study holds troubling news for the parents of young children: preschools might not be serving students' physical health needs.
May 26, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | National
When Darya Rose was dieting, a day spent avoiding sweets and eating fruits and vegetables would often end with her hand in a bag of trail mix.
May 26, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | National
While I was pregnant (and even before that) I had every intention of exclusively breastfeeding my baby for the recommended time. I took a breastfeeding class and felt fairly prepared even though I didn’t know what it would be like exactly. I remember the instructor telling us that breastfeeding success was 95 percent perseverance and 5 percent technique. I wasn’t worried because I understood how important breastfeeding was for my baby, and I knew I wasn’t going to give up. I also remember getting formula samples in the mail and wanting to give them away because I ...
May 26, 2015 | Mindy Raye Friedman FamilyShare | National
NIKE NATION — YouTube is a dark and mysterious place full of unusual interests and passions.
May 26, 2015 | Martha Ostergar KSL | National
If you’re a parent, you probably suffer from “broken record” syndrome. You know, that habit we fall into of asking the same questions day after day. Pretty soon, that routine “how was your day?’ receives an equally predictable “fine!” as an answer. A simple re-phrase of our daily questions can open up the door for deeper conversations and prompt our children to be more self-aware. So, take the needle off the record. Here are five alternative questions to spark better conversations with children of all ages:
May 26, 2015 | Lyndsi Frandsen KSL | National
For years, sociologists, governments and parents have tried to determine whether the amount of time a parent spends with their child actually matters.
May 25, 2015 | Nicholeen Peck FamilyShare | National
The U.S. Census Bureau has reversed itself on a plan to drop questions about marriage, death of a spouse and divorce from its American Community Survey. Academics and others had protested the proposed elimination of the questions as having a chilling effect on the ability to study trends impacting the American family.
May 25, 2015 | Lois M. Collins Deseret News | National
A state university in California has decided that anthropology can be substituted for U.S. history, raising the ire of at least one history professor, who thinks something vital is lost in the exchange.
May 25, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | National
Marriage is a huge milestone for any couple. Rarely do husband and wife plan to divorce, yet because of different circumstances, marriages sometimes reach an untimely end.
May 25, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | National
I stood at the end of my driveway, watching as the water rushed down the road and swirled into a puddle right by my toes.
May 25, 2015 | Amy Choate-Nielsen Deseret News | National
When my three daughters were young, I tried to bribe them. "I'll give you some money if you'll just run away somewhere to get married and not have a reception."
May 25, 2015 | Julie Nelson FamilyShare | National
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May 25, 2015 | Davison Cheney FamilyShare | National
Some new parents experience anxiety when they have a child for the first time because they feel unprepared to raise a child. This anxiety can make parents stressed and lead to postpartum depression, or “feelings of sadness after childbirth,” which I wrote about back in March.
May 25, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | National
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REMAKINGTON — Remakes and reboots are not anything new these days. Seems every week we see a movie release that’s an old movie or TV show. For example, this week we are getting a part four of a series in “Mad Max: Fury Road” and a sequel in “Pitch Perfect 2.” This week also saw the release of the premier trailer for the big-screen remake of the '80s cartoon TV series “Jem and the Holograms.”
May 20, 2015 | John Clyde KSL | National
Are your husband's annoying habits being purposely aimed at you? Here are some reasons why they may or may not be, and what you can do about it.
May 20, 2015 | Gary and Joy Lundberg FamilyShare | National
Children who are bilingual or exposed regularly to a second language may be more capable of empathy, a new study found.
May 20, 2015 | Mandy Morgan Deseret News | National
A star student from Memphis, Tennessee, who was accepted to all eight of America's prestigious Ivy League schools has said not and is headed south to the academically humble-if-football-proud, University of Alabama instead.
May 20, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | National
RAMPINGTON — It’s one thing to master a trick as a BMXer, it’s quite another to master a trick in a few tries just because you were on a ramp and you felt like it.
May 20, 2015 | Martha Ostergar KSL | National
There is a painting hanging on the wall of the non-denominational chapel at the juvenile jail. Al Rounds is the painter. It hangs above and behind the piano. How long it has held that spot on the wall is unknown to any of the current volunteers.
May 20, 2015 | Joseph Cramer, MD Deseret News | National
Long work hours and hectic schedules often leave families without time to bond, but a recent survey may have the solution: go on vacation.
May 20, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | National
Sibling squabbles and meltdowns are a part of parenting, but is your child the only factor to blame? Busy schedules full of sports and music lessons help cause those tears. Just like you, children need to time to decompress to avoid feelings of stress and fatigue. But this valuable free time is impossible to have with an overbooked schedule.
May 20, 2015 | Emily Cummings FamilyShare | National
Texting isn’t the only thing distracting drivers these days. Social media and video chatting are becoming the latest danger on the roads.
May 20, 2015 | Jessica Ivins KSL | National
From the time her son Ethan was a toddler, Jennifer Miller tried to help him find appropriate ways to express his frustrations. If he would bite, hit or throw tantrums — perfectly normal for a frustrated toddler, but not happy stuff for those around him — she would ask him about his other options.
May 20, 2015 | Lois M. Collins Deseret News | National
The Federal Reserve has kept interest rates at record lows for over six years, but financial analysts warn that's finally going to have to end, and if you're not prepared, it could cost you.
May 20, 2015 | Bill Gephardt KSL | National
Even if you agree with Taylor Swift on "never ever getting back together," you may also realize that it is not always possible to leave a relationship behind for good. If your marriage is broken and you have children together, there is seldom a full escape from that spouse -- even if you divorce. The broken association could also be with a parent, child, sibling, co-worker or long-time friend. Sometimes we get hurt and sometimes we hurt others, but we can't always escape the people who hurt us. What do we do when we know we can't leave a ...
May 20, 2015 | Jennifer Autry FamilyShare | National
My wife used an article like this on me once. Had I known at the time she was checking off a list, there would have been a statement along the lines of, “Don’t peg me with generalities.”
May 20, 2015 | Davison Cheney FamilyShare | National
"I really hate Pinterest." I was shocked by my daughter's statement. She loved Pinterest. She had pinned every part of her daughter, Annie's, birthday party, complete with blue and orange homemade cake bites, darling blue and orange tissue paper flowers, and an Italian soda bar with -- you guessed it -- matching blue and orange straws. So, why the hatred? Why be upset at a social medium that offered so many creative, healthy, inspiring ideas?
May 20, 2015 | Jones Jones FamilyShare | National
As a kid growing up in the sixties, Robin Koval made a school art project for her parents: A handmade ceramic ashtray.
May 20, 2015 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News | National