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Moms are constantly asked to put needs of others before their own

Moms are constantly asked to put needs of others before their own

A couple weeks ago I caught an old episode of "Parenthood" in which Crosby (grown son) is accusing his mother of being selfish for wanting to sell the family home he and his siblings grew up in.

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No way around becoming a parent — only through

No way around becoming a parent — only through

I found out I was pregnant in the heat of the summer. If I had to write a surprise pregnancy into my life, it only would have made sense to begin there anyway. What other time of the year are we all so tan, so beautiful, so drunk with summer, so likely to get accidentally knocked up?

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Me too: I think being a mom is hard.

Me too: I think being a mom is hard.

Yesterday I was looking out the window on an unseasonably warm December afternoon. The way it looked outside, with sun shining brightly and snow melting into little patches surrounded by grass reminded me of late spring.

December 21, 2014 1:00 pmLoading…
Guest view: Parents are under a lot of pressure to create perfect childhood

Guest view: Parents are under a lot of pressure to create perfect childhood

Its hard for me to even write about this because it brings up a lot of ick in me.

November 30, 2014 12:00 pmLoading…
Guest view: It's OK to dislike some parts of parenting

Guest view: It's OK to dislike some parts of parenting

When you were in school, did you have a favorite subject? How about a subject you disliked? Were you just not really a “math person” or found yourself wishing you could avoid gym class?

November 10, 2014 1:00 pmLoading…

Robert J. Samuelson: America's future hinges on fearsome mega-trends

WASHINGTON — Just why is American politics so dysfunctional?

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Book explains why parenting is 'all joy,' 'no fun'

“All Joy and No Fun:

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Robert J. Samuelson: How we won and lost the War on Poverty

WASHINGTON — We are awash in retrospectives of the “War on Poverty,” launched 50 years ago this month by Lyndon Johnson. A furious debate has developed between those (mostly liberals) who consider the war an important, if incomplete, triumph and those (mostly conservatives) who judge it a wa…

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E.J. Dionne Jr.: What's the matter with motherhood?

WASHINGTON — If you’re a conservative strongly opposed to abortion, shouldn’t you want to give all the help you can to women who want to bring their children into the world? In particular, wouldn’t you hope they’d get the proper medical attention during and after their pregnancy?

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Robert J. Samuelson: Slow U.S. economy accelerates family meltdown

WASHINGTON -- The discouraging March employment report, with a job increase of only 88,000, raises questions well beyond the dreary state of today's labor market. Prolonged high unemployment may be silently shredding the social fabric in ways that last for decades. Even before the Great Rece…

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Program shows parents dangers at teen parties

Program shows parents dangers at teen parties

GILLETTE, Wyo. — The Substance Abuse Advisory Council wants to attack the problem of teenage drinking and drug use from every angle.

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Wyoming summer reading program instills love of books

Wyoming summer reading program instills love of books

SHERIDAN, Wyo. — The sun shone and birds chirped as a light breeze rolled through Kendrick Park Monday morning. Award-winning author and Sheridan native Craig Johnson paused as he read from Mark Teague’s “How I Spent My Summer Vacation.”

August 24, 2012 12:22 pmLoading…

Robert J. Samuelson: Read America's mobility scorecard carefully

WASHINGTON — In America, we believe that anyone can grow up to be anything.

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E.J. Dionne Jr: Conservative policies hamper upward mobility

WASHINGTON — It's good that conservatives are finally taking seriously the problems of inequality and declining upward mobility. It's unfortunate that they often evade the ways in which structural changes in the economy, combined with conservative policies, have made matters worse.

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Mental Health: Don’t let modern technology interrupt traditional family time

How often have you seen something like this?

May 01, 2012 11:35 pmLoading…

Health Matters: Home-visit program helps parents, kids

The Maternal Child Health home visitation program through RiverStone Health offers a variety of family-focused services to pregnant women and families with infants and young kids.

April 17, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…
Gazette opinion: Thankful Montana family works to ‘pay it forward'

Gazette opinion: Thankful Montana family works to ‘pay it forward'

Last year, the Otis-Keller family wouldn’t have had Christmas without Family Support Network.

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Florence Crittenton Home honored for its work

Florence Crittenton Home honored for its work

HELENA -- Sarah Galison, 17, didn't lose sight of her hopes and dreams after becoming pregnant.

November 02, 2011 11:30 pmLoading…
Hollywood producers hope surge in faith-based films continues

Hollywood producers hope surge in faith-based films continues

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Producers of faith-based movies have a message for Hollywood studios: Make the movies and customers will pay to watch them.

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Two-thirds of kids with ADHD take meds to control symptoms

Fifteen years ago, Dr. Lawrence H. Diller, a pediatrician from Walnut Creek, Calif., ignited a national debate over the steep rise in children being diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder and treated with stimulant medication.

June 21, 2011 11:45 pmLoading…

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