Children

Raising children is no easy task. Children have a way of challenging our assumptions about ourselves and the world, while also brightening our days with the joy and satisfaction of shaping a young life around the values we hold most dear. Stories about children highlight the ways, both funny and profound, that kids affect our lives.

5 Money-Saving Tips for Single Moms

5 Money-Saving Tips for Single Moms

While these tips are written with single moms in mind, almost anyone can save more money with a little organizing, budgeting and internet savvy--and make a little more, too!

A Mother’s Selfless Love and Prayers

A Mother’s Selfless Love and Prayers

Never giving up on a wayward son yields a joyous outcome.

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Julie Andrews in "Julies Greenroom"

Julie Andrews Is Teaming up with Muppets to Teach Kids about the Arts

The Academy Award winning actress is bringing a love of the arts to the next generation with “Julie’s Greenroom.” 

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This Summer Camp Helps Kids Deal with Grief

This Summer Camp Helps Kids Deal with Grief

Experience Camps is helping children heal after loss by connecting them with the great outdoors. 

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How to help your kid start his day off on a positive note.

6 Ways to Start Your Day Off Right

A positive day begins with a self-affirming ritual. Here are some suggestions.

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Onion-Skin Easter Eggs

Onion-Skin Easter Eggs

This favorite family project uses ingredients you probably already have.

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Lucas and Lisa Wasinger pose with their Minecraft quilt

The Minecraft Quilt that Brought a Mother and Son Closer

To strengthen her bond with her son, Lisa Wasinger created a Minecraft quilt that combined her love of quilting and his enthusiasm for online gaming.

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father playing with son at home on spring break

5 Cheap Ways to Entertain Your Kids on Spring Break

Make a week out of school more than just watching TV with these fun ideas for bonding with your kids.

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How chocolate can stop an argument.

The Chocolate Solution to Arguments

A mom comes up with something far sweeter than retorts when her kids bicker.

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Teacher's Inspiring Maternity Leave Photo Goes Viral

Teacher's Inspiring Maternity Leave Photo Goes Viral

This pregnant elementary school teacher didn't let going into labor stop her from doing her job. 

Ezra, Naomi and Eli bring their parents three times the joy.

The Joys of Adoption: A Trio of Treasured Toddlers

Despite the challenges presented by her adopted children's special needs, this young mother is harried but happy.

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Actress Megan Good

Meagan Good: Lessons Her Mother Taught Her

The popular star of movies such as Think Like a Man and Jumping the Broom and TV’s Minority Report found a hero right there at home.

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Julie, Rebekah and Cade spend some quality time together along the John Muir Trail

7 Tips to Get Your Kids Outside

Have you ever wondered how to get your kids off the couch and into the great outdoors? A mom who hikes with her family offers practical tips and answers to all your questions. 

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Guideposts: Actor Dick Van Patten

Guideposts Classics: Dick Van Patten on Fatherhood

In this Guideposts Classic from May 1980, Dick Van Patten, the star of TV’s Eight Is Enough discovers there’s more to being a father than being a good provider.

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