Giving up on mom-perfection  

I wanted to be that mom. You know the one. She makes homemade fruit snacks. Her kids are always sporting the trendiest clothes and the cutest hairstyles. She sews skirts and headbands. She’s heavily involved in her kids’ classrooms. She [...]

8 New Year’s resolutions moms should never make

Maybe we’re still mesmerized by the magic of the holiday season. Maybe we’re still in that notorious Christmas sugar coma. But for some reason, many of us moms mistakenly see January 1st as a magical switch we can simply flip [...]

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 [...]

Recipe: Andrea Clarke’s mixed berry and banana smoothie

James Clarke’s favorite beverage is also from his favorite first investor — his wife, who let him start Clearlink from her basement on a card table. “I promised her that by the time she had our first child, I would be turning a profit,” [...]

Soup’s on! 8 great bowls to try in Utah Valley

It’s beginning to look a lot like autumn in Utah — the new school year is well underway, temperatures are dropping, and the leaves are turning. And there’s no better way to ring in the season than to sample a bowl of one of the Valley’s [...]

The one thing moms should stop doing — comparing

Mothers juggle a lot of things — keeping children dressed, fed and healthy and raising them to be respectable members of society while somehow also caring for their own physical and emotional needs. But juggling motherhood would be a whole [...]

5 food storage-friendly recipes

Food storage is meant for when times are the worst, but sometimes a busy schedule can prevent you from getting to the store. If you have a collection of dry goods, canned goods, camp stoves and generators stored away on your shelf, you always [...]

8 Utah Valley donut shops you need to indulge in

Lest you think this is just some Google-searched article by an indifferent donut commentator, I should tell you that I consider myself a donut aficionado. I come from a long line of donut lovers, and a delicious donut has long been my weakness [...]

Not so Pinterest perfect: Popular Utah Valley mommy bloggers share the truth behind the pretty pictures and success

Utah Valley is home to some of the nation’s most popular bloggers, and most of them are moms. That’s no surprise. Research shows that moms are 20 percent more likely to use social media than the general population, and 1 in 3 bloggers are [...]

10 killer workouts for bored exercisers

Not feeling motivated to work out? Don’t sweat it (just yet). Switching up your exercise format or starting something new altogether is often enough to get you excited about working out again. Whether you like to work out solo at the gym, [...]

15 New Year’s Resolutions from the prophets for 2015

As members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from around the world prepare for the new year, many are setting goals for their physical, mental, emotional and spiritual development. While these goals may be inspired by any [...]

16 of Utah Valley’s juciest ‘guilty pleasures’

This list of guilty pleasures goes to show just how tame we really are round here. Our dirty little secrets are pretty darn clean. 1. Drinks (other than coffee) from Starbucks A cozy steamer? A super fattening smoothie? Pick your poison. 2. [...]

BYU co-eds have lower chance of developing eating disorders

Incoming Brigham Young University co-eds have good grades, high ACT scores … and a lower-than-expected chance of developing an eating disorder while in college. In the United States, 20 million women will suffer from a clinically significant [...]

The sweet rewards of a sugar fast

Recently, my two oldest boys and I gave up sugar for a month. And when I say “sugar,” what I really mean is happiness, because people who have to turn down soda and cupcakes and candy at every turn are sad. Different people have different [...]

8 vegetables that will flourish in your Utah Valley garden

The last frost of the year is mere weeks away, and Utah County’s garden centers are bustling as residents make plans for their summer gardens. Whether you’ve got a solid green thumb or can’t tell the difference between a weed and a seedling, [...]

New BYU president doesn’t mean new policy about caffeine

BYU students who were hoping that a change in president would bring a quick change to the no-caffeine policy on campus are going to be disappointed. Kevin J Worthen takes over as BYU’s president on May 1 when Cecil O. Samuelson will be [...]

A weighty issue: Poll reveals what locals think about their weight

In a UV360 poll, 80 percent of Utah Valley residents said they’d like to lose weight. Forty-two percent said “a lot of weight,” 38 percent said “a little weight” and 13 percent said “I am my ideal weight.” Seven percent said, [...]

Cahoots Fitness: New Orem fitness center provides moms with a guilt-free way to work out

Fitting in a workout can be tricky for a mom. Sure, you could always wake up at 4:45 a.m. and fit in a turbo spin class before the husband and kids wake up. But if you’re anything like me, those hours of sleep are far too precious to [...]

Relief for what’s ailing you: Local doctors give their RX for chronic pain

According to the American Academy of Pain Medicine, chronic pain affects more Americans than diabetes, heart disease and cancer combined and costs Americans $560 to $635 billion annually in health care costs and loss of productivity. While [...]

6 local substitutes for your favorite indulgences (INFOGRAPHIC)