Elyssa Andrus

18 things having kids has taught me

Some parts of parenting you can read about in a book, like establishing healthy sleep habits and loving with logic. These other things, however, you just…

5 ways to slow down and savor the holidays

Enjoying vs. enduring motherhood

So I just got back from…

Santa says: An interview with Father Christmas

Whether you are naughty or nice, you can…

Run, run, Santa

Do consistent sleep patterns make you skinny?

Beating Black Friday

3 organizations needing help this holiday season

The United Way needs…

The spirit of service: Holiday volunteering for families

No way to feed a warrior

If I have one wish for…

What’s in a wacky Utah name?

Yes, you can garden in the winter!

Healthy recipe: Trail Bites

Trail Bites is a healthy recipe in Tres…

Snack attack: Helping children make healthy choices

Trail Bites, a…

Whose job is harder?

It’s 6:30 p.m., and the minute…

Maverick Stores, Try it dirty

All jacked up: Mixed (fountain) drinks a Utah County craze


Because I said so: When the answer to ‘Are you pregnant?’ is ‘No’

Lately, someone has been remarking that I have my hands full almost every day. Because…

No boo(-hoos) allowed: Local Halloween activities appropriate for young children

Because I said so: The joy of raising boys

Local outdoor spots to inspire your children’s imaginations

The end of the make-believe Supermom

15 signs you’re a Utah Valley Girl

There are valley girls, and then there are Utah Valley Girls. The latter rocks a slip extender, carries a Pass of all Passes, and…

Because I said so: The secret

Two local best-selling fantasy authors have new books out in September

If you want to be a wildly successful author in Utah Valley, a good approach is to write fantasy novels and to answer to…

Because I said so: School year’s resolutions

7 ways to spend less on back-to-school clothes in Utah Valley