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Utah-Tube: Jenny Oaks Baker and Family Four celebrate Memorial Day with national anthem

Jenny Oaks Baker and Family Four celebrated Memorial Day early with a moving performance of “The Star-Spangled Banner.” “We love our National Anthem and were thrilled to make a music video in tribute to this great nation and [...]

Utah’s best summer staycations for families

When summer hits, many Utah families plan to get far away from home and their busy school-time schedules. But instead of skipping the state, why not stay in Utah? Staycations are easier on your wallet, and Utah has some of the most beautiful, [...]

UV relatable: Mom parody relents social media envy in motherhood

The struggles of mothering in the social media era are real. With social media comparison being a downer, Christian singer Selah created a parody for Mother’s Day to Little Big Town’s “Girl Crush.” The parody, “Mom [...]

10 things to do for Young Men activities now that Scouting is over

When The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints cut ties with the Boy Scouts of America for young men ages 14–18 on May 11, 2017, a new era in the Church began. For a century, young men activities and Scouting activities have been [...]

8 Utah Valley locations to get your Cinco de Mayo eats

Look out, Utah Valley, it’s Cinco de Mayo! And if you missed eating tacos on Tuesday, don’t worry because today is the perfect day to get your Mexican eats on. Chow down on these eight great places and celebrate the culinary victories [...]

Top 10 tips for traveling with kids

Just because you have kids doesn’t mean you have to stop traveling. In fact, a U.S. Department of Education study shows that kids who travel (regardless of the destination) do better in reading, math and general education than their peers [...]

10 lessons I wish I’d learned in Young Women

It’s been more than a decade since I graduated from Young Women into Relief Society. I remember fondly the pre-“Come Follow Me” lessons that referenced dance halls and that mostly quoted apostles and prophets from the 1970s. [...]

Snapshots of the heart: From covers to lovers

Utah Valley Magazine readers may recognize these lovers. In 2006, Kelly Hennessey was one of our “high schoolers who will change the world.” She told us her dream job was “working as a successful actress,” which she fulfilled with a [...]

Beyond email: New service helps parents listen to their LDS missionary’s experiences

The idea is simple: On P-days, a missionary calls a toll-free number, talks to a machine for five minutes, then hangs up. A link to the recording is then emailed to the missionary’s friends and family. The implications are exciting: [...]

Baby shower power: Utah Valley’s best baby shops

It’s no secret that Utah County is booming with babies. In fact, Bloomberg reports that more babies are born in Orem/Provo per 1,ooo people than any other metro area in the United States. So, it’s no surprise that The UC boasts [...]

Snapshots of the heart: Not for the faint of heart

The story of the Gonzalez family began on a day known for love — Valentine’s Day — although this love story took a more complicated route than “be mine.” Aaron and Lexi Gonzalez met on February 14 as juniors in high school and, [...]

8 young women share message of faith at UN amidst snowed-in New York

On Monday afternoon, the United Nations in New York declared it was canceling all official events for Tuesday, March 14, on account of a major winter storm, which was expected to drop up to 18 inches and to close public transportation. Big [...]

8 young women to speak at UN about faith, family and motherhood

Although New York is expecting record snowfall in the next 24 hours, eight young women from Arizona, Utah and Idaho are bringing a downpour of ideas they will share on Tuesday, March 14, at 4 p.m. — rain, snow or shine. The young women, ages [...]

New retreat provides a place for modern Mormon women to share struggles of discipleship

Elise Curtis of North Salt Lake created SALT LDS Retreat because she saw a need. A need for modern Mormon women to come together and find strength through being open about their struggles with living the gospel. “We go to church, but sometimes [...]

WhatsUpMoms relates the struggles in finding a babysitter to ‘The Bachelor’ (video)

Finding a soulmate is hard, but finding a babysitter is harder in WhatsUpMoms’ parody of the popular reality television series, “The Bachelor.” In the parody, WhatsUpMoms related finding a babysitter to finding your soulmate [...]

The problem with ‘How many kids do you want?’

As women, we are often judged in relation to our family status. Are you dating? If not, why not? If you are, when are you getting married? If you’re married, when are you having kids? If you’re not having kids, why not? If you have kids, [...]

7 ways to be a more present parent 

Have you ever noticed a mom who was brushing off her children while staring at her phone? Or who seemed constantly overwhelmed and exhausted by the demands of her kids? It was probably me. One day, I realized how bad it had gotten. I was [...]

Storybook School: For 33 years, Cheryl Lant has taught preschoolers to read and to lead

Cheryl Lant is a self-taught entrepreneur. And she is one talented teacher.    Thirty-three years ago, she opened her first Learning Dynamics Preschool in Orem. Today? There are five Learning Dynamics locations — four in Utah, one in Arizona [...]

17 New Year’s Resolutions from the prophets for 2017

It’s a new year, and it’s time once again to take stock of our lives and find the places we’d most like to improve. Prophets and apostles teach members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints about the gospel of [...]

9 post-pool season places to use your Pass of All Passes

If you think the Pass of All Passes is just for getting your family into Seven Peaks during the hot summer months, think again. Passholders can continue to get great value out of their passes by visiting any (or all!) of these nine attractions [...]