Samantha Strong Murphey

UV moms rule the social media roost

Utah Valley moms love them…

The business of blogging: A letter to amateur bloggers

Dear amateur blogger, Hello friend. I’m one…

Rumors of wars: 5 ways to get the most out of FHE

 

Lessons we learned from LDS films of the ’70s and ’80s

Some may call it the golden age of LDS filmmaking. Others may call it the immortalization of our cultural quirks. Either way, these LDS…

Do you consider yourself spiritual, religious, both or neither?

This article from the Deseret News sparked our interest in the question, “Do you consider yourself spiritual, religious, both or neither?” Here…

Mia Wells, Chad Wells, Kymberlie Wells

The Golden Age: Study finds 7-years-old to be the best age

Mia Wells is the 7-year-old of Chad…

‘Come, Follow Me’: A glance at the new youth curriculum at work

Birth names, married names and sensitivity to personal choice

Newlywed…

Football Frauds: 10 Terms to Help You Sound Like You Know About Football

Samantha and her husband, Trenton, at the BYU vs. Ole Miss game…

Lifelines from home: Package ideas for sister missionaries

LDS sister missionaries serve for 18 months away from their families. Packages…

All grown up: How sibling relationships change in adulthood and how to make the most of it

Siblings are forced to interact when they are living under the same…

Back to school bookworms: Local librarians teach how to get kids to read for school and fun

Children now have class reading assignments, but that doesn’t mean that leisurely…

Everyday Missionaries highlights new possibilities

“The Power of Everyday Missionaries”…

Weekday vegetarians: Tips for eating meat in moderation

So, you want to reduce the amount of meat in your diet, but you’re not…

Cutest Cuties

By Samantha Murphey, utahvalley360.com How could we pick just one? Oh, baby! We gathered some of Utah’s best mommy bloggers to pick their favorites from the…

Fab 50

BY SAMANTHA MURPHEY, utahvalley360.com PHOTOGRAPHY BY INSTUDIO BY KENNETH LINGE This is going to be big. Somewhere between Utah Valley’s big mountains and big skies are little…

The Livin’ Ain’t Easy

A Look at Some of Utah Valley’s Toughest Jobs By Samantha Murphey, utahvalley360.com If you’re not exhausted at the end of a long work week, say “I.” Chirp….

Put Life in Your Year: Class Mom

BY SAMANTHA MURPHEY  |  PHOTOGRAPHY BY DAVE BLACKHURST, utahvalley360.com When the going gets tough, the tough get educated.

Put Life in Your Year: Iron Man Mission

BY SAMANTHA MURPHEY  |  PHOTOGRAPHY BY DAVE BLACKHURST, utahvalley360.com Sometimes you have to strike while the iron is hot.

Put Life in Your Year: Pipe Dreams

BY SAMANTHA MURPHEY  |  PHOTOGRAPHY BY DAVE BLACKHURST, utahvalley360.com She writes the songs that make the whole year sing.

Put Life In Your Year: New Kid On The Board

BY SAMANTHA MURPHEY  |  PHOTOGRAPHY BY DAVE BLACKHURST, utahvalley360.com New Kid On The Board Some say, why? He says, why not?

Fitness Makeover: Financial Edition

By Samantha Murphey, utahvalley360.com For four years we’ve followed a handful of Utah Valley Magazine readers pound-for-pound as personal trainers helped them lose weight and…