Elyssa Andrus

5 classic pairings of holiday films and food

Looking for a fun family activity on a cold winter’s night? How about dinner and movie, holiday-style? If you need a break from the…

5 ways to make the North Pole Express the ride of your life

59 of the best toys of all time

What do a ball, stick and cardboard box have in common? They are just three of the toys that are members of the National…

5 outrageous things moms aren’t supposed to do

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10 critical safety tips for Halloween night

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10 family-friendly Halloween happenings in Utah County

10 traditions to help children love general conference

The semiannual general conference of The…

10 ways to help picky eaters

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15 books (and series) for boys who hate to read

If your son hates to…

12 ways to make the first day of school special

Most Utah County children are headed back to school this week. It doesn’t take…

8 ways to stretch your back-to-school dollar

The last few weeks before…

5 ways to help your children catch the pioneer spirit

5 things I gave up to be a happier mom

Gluten, flour, sugar, Diet Coke,…

Adventures in babysitting: 5 ways to set your sitter up for success

If you’re old enough to remember…

Making the cut: 7 dos and don’ts for parenting young athletes

There’s nothing like watching your…

15 ways to disguise summer learning as fun

Here’s a little parenting…

6 ideas for thoughtful teacher presents

School is almost out, but there’s still time to earn an “A” in one elective:…

Talking to your tween: 7 surefire ways to connect

Ah, the tween years. Even…

3 common (scary!) childhood illnesses that can often be treated at home

Editor’s note: This is the…

Doctor’s orders: 5 ways to keep your kids out of the ER

Kids. They’re into everything, ready to…

You’re doing it wrong: 6 reasons you aren’t losing weight

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5 Utah County daytime activities for parents and tots

5 amazing Utah spring break destinations for families

Move over, California. If you’re looking for the perfect vacation spot for this spring break, it may be closer to home than you think….

Dirty secrets: UV360 survey shows how often readers clean

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10 simple ways to help your kids eat more fruits and veggies

What if getting kids to eat more produce was as easy as switching up their…

12 ways to save big on groceries (without coupons!)

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A two-letter word that means ‘yes’ for your kids

Like maybe all women ever, I…

Mom’s secret Christmas wish list

As a mom, you…

10 easy ways to be the best holiday host ever

Sticking it to Santa: When a child stops believing