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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 [...]

Highland’s Debora Fletcher is raising 10 children on stewardship and love

Debora Fletcher lives in a spacious house in Highland where she raises 10 children (eight boys, two girls) and oversees Sustainable Families, a nonprofit, internationally active organization she founded less than a year ago. But this isn’t [...]

5 ways to have fun with your kids when you’re stuck inside

Sure, winter is magical. The snow, the Christmas music, the holiday treats and twinkling lights. What’s not so magical is when you’re stuck inside with a houseful of stir-crazy kids and you’re all on the verge of a catastrophic [...]

Christmas kids and their moms share the scoop on the holidays

We interviewed 10 tiny Utah Valley elves — and their moms — about Christmas, traditions, Santa and their favorite Christmas songs. To see what these 10 believers think about the big day, scroll to the bottom of the page for the first “Christmas [...]

10 ways to save money on Christmas

No one wants to be labeled as a Scrooge or Grinch at Christmas, but too many trips to the mall can bring out the miser in all of us. Expenses surrounding the most wonderful time of the year can quickly add up to a very unhappy New Year. Keep [...]

8 things your child should know by 8 years old

During a family reunion, my sisters and I (all with different family sizes) got into a discussion about what we should teach our children before they turn eight years old. What do you think is important to teach a child (or at least start a [...]

Double Purple Heart Marine vet talks about holding his dying friend, being captured by the enemy and living with PTSD

The Korean War may not be discussed much in schools, but it’s not something Marine Corps veteran William Baucom of Pleasant Grove, Utah will soon forget. William “Bill” Baucom, now 87 years old, was starting college as a freshman [...]

10 things we’ve learned in 10 years of marriage

We’re no experts. That’s for sure. But we’re happy most of the time, and that counts for something. Here are some marriage lessons my husband and I have picked up in our 10 years together: 1. Go to the bed at the same time. Moving [...]

7 tips for talking politics with your kids

My 9 year-old came home from school a few months ago and ask me earnestly: “Is Donald Trump going to ruin my future?” Caught off guard, I bumbled some neutral, placating answer like, “Oh, no, life will go on, we’ll talk [...]

How to care for a toddler in sacrament meeting

If you have toddlers at home, you know all about the highs and lows of bringing a toddler to church. Sister Rosemary M. Wixom, former Primary general president, said: “Be thoughtful and tolerant of children and those adults with children. [...]

How I sparked the ‘Disney Princess Culture’ conversation

Princesses always fascinated Dr. Sarah Coyne. After all, Sarah means “princess” in Hebrew. When a speaker suggested the messages conveyed by Disney princess culture could be damaging, this BYU professor employed her academic expertise to [...]

Provo Promise aims to help every Provo kid go to college

A child of immigrants who’s worked hard in school but her family can’t afford to pay for college. A girl whose single mother struggles with MS. A child whose mother was deported when he was 5. A boy who needs a mentor and financial [...]

BYU ranked in Wall Street Journal’s top US colleges

Brigham Young University ranked second for student engagement in the Wall Street Journal’s “Top U.S. Colleges” list. The WSJ article opened its story with, “Want a school that will engage your mind? Put Brigham Young [...]

7 best spots for fall family photos in Utah Valley

Fall is arguably the most beautiful time of the year in Utah Valley. Multi-colored leaves in vivid shades of red, orange, yellow and green make a stunning backdrop for family pictures. Try these Utah County spots, hand-picked by local photographers, [...]

60 LDS-inspired baby name ideas for expecting parents

If you’re naming a baby in 2016, you might not think a group of (mostly) elderly men and women can offer much by way of modern name inspiration — but you’d be surprised. From current Church leaders to prominent figures in Church [...]

10 reasons why it takes a village to raise a child

My family and I recently moved to Utah from Texas. After three years of living in Dallas, in the heat and humidity far away from family, there have been a few adjustments to make. But besides purchasing winter coats and introducing our children [...]