DIY Halloween costumes for the non-crafty and last-minuters

Halloween is ghoul sorts of fun until it’s the night before the big day and you realize you still have to get your family’s Halloween costumes together. Don’t be so spooked! We went to DIY experts Megan Mecham and Stephanie [...]

Home run: Sisters team up to hit all 31 homes in 2017 Utah Valley Parade of Homes

Two years ago, Kellyanne Malbica and Talia Malbica had never entered a single home in the Utah Valley Parade of Homes. They went from zero to Parade hero this year on June 24, when the Malbica sisters finished touring Home 19, “The Winnie [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

I tried it: Writer Greg Bennett adds a dab of color to life through Orem’s SCERA Art Center

On a recent Wednesday night, I pretended to be a little bit Winslow Homer and take a beginning watercolor class, taught by Ashley Harvey, the director of the SCERA Arts Center. The limit of my previous watercolor experience was as a sixth-grader [...]

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 [...]

Books are better: 6 ways to encourage kids to choose books over technology

  With all of the fun games and apps available to kids today, its no surprise reading often takes a backseat. But according to research by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), “Reading is the single [...]

Have kids, will date: 7 creative date ideas to keep your post-kids marriage alive

      My husband and I were married for three and a half years before kids came into the picture. While our children have brought so much joy and fulfillment into our lives, getting out on dates takes a lot more effort and planning [...]

6 delicious summer reads by local authors

With summer coming to a close (don’t hate us for saying it), there’s only a little bit of time left to squeeze in those summer reads. With so many celebrated Utah Valley authors, you don’t need to look further than your library’s [...]

Here Provo builds community with new store in downtown Provo

If you go… When: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday beginning Thursday, June 30 Where: Here Provo, 26 W. Center St., Provo Cost: FREE Website: Instagram.com/here_provo Vendor Application: hereprovo.com Downtown Provo has come back [...]

5 great Christ figures in modern literature

The scriptures and the words of living prophets are the best place to learn about the Savior, His mission and His love. The Savior’s ministry as recorded in the New Testament and his visit to the Nephites as recorded in The Book of Mormon [...]

16 New Year’s Resolutions from the prophets for 2016

With Christmas over and a new year just around the corner, many members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are setting goals for self-improvement. Inspiration for these goals can come from anywhere, but paying special attention [...]

7 things Carol Rice wants you to know about Alpine

Carol Rice is a storyteller. She believes strongly in making oral genealogy part of a family’s culture and in-house teaching. “When a child feels connected to a larger clan — I’m Scottish, so I’ll use the word ‘clan’ — then [...]

The 10 worst neighborhood gifts to receive 

Opening the door to a plate full of holiday treats in the weeks leading up to Christmas is a highlight of the holiday for our family. Delivering our own homemade treats is a family tradition that we look forward to and that brings us closer [...]

How to wrap perfectly in 4 easy steps

There is no right way to wrap a present — but there are plenty of less-than-ideal ways that leave you with paper scraps scattered on the floor and with your gift looking like a crumpled, patched-together mess that you’d rather toss out the [...]

Printing around the Christmas clock with Pro Digital Photos

The owners of Pro Digital Photos run into weeks of not-so-silent nights to prepare for the most wonderful time of the year. It’s midnight in Utah County on a December evening. Snow falls, a street light hums, a Christmas bell jingles on a [...]

5 hymns added to (+5 hymns omitted from) the 1985 hymnal

Thirty years ago, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released a newly revised version of its official hymnal. The release celebrated another milestone — it was 150 years after the publication of the Church’s first book [...]

8 reading programs to fight the summer slump

Ready….Set….READ! It’s summertime, and amid the parks, play dates and mini adventures, set some time aside to get lost in the pages of a good book with your child. Sign ups for summer reading programs are already underway, with points [...]

5 FamilySearch hacks to help you find temple names faster

At RootsTech 2015, Elder Neil L. Andersen expanded his previous challenge — which was for Church members to “prepare as many names for the temple as you perform baptisms in the temple”—to include teaching others to do the same. With [...]

7 fun facts about the Female Relief Society of Nauvoo

Relief Society, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ organization for women, began in Nauvoo after the women sought Joseph Smith’s approval to organize themselves into a women’s organization similar to others [...]