08172017

Utah-Tube: Jenny Oaks Baker and Family Four celebrate Memorial Day with national anthem

Jenny Oaks Baker and Family Four celebrated Memorial Day early with a moving performance of “The Star-Spangled Banner.” “We love our National Anthem and were thrilled to make a music video in tribute to this great nation and [...]

UV relatable: Mom parody relents social media envy in motherhood

The struggles of mothering in the social media era are real. With social media comparison being a downer, Christian singer Selah created a parody for Mother’s Day to Little Big Town’s “Girl Crush.” The parody, “Mom [...]

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 [...]

Baby shower power: Utah Valley’s best baby shops

It’s no secret that Utah County is booming with babies. In fact, Bloomberg reports that more babies are born in Orem/Provo per 1,ooo people than any other metro area in the United States. So, it’s no surprise that The UC boasts [...]

8 young women share message of faith at UN amidst snowed-in New York

On Monday afternoon, the United Nations in New York declared it was canceling all official events for Tuesday, March 14, on account of a major winter storm, which was expected to drop up to 18 inches and to close public transportation. Big [...]

8 young women to speak at UN about faith, family and motherhood

Although New York is expecting record snowfall in the next 24 hours, eight young women from Arizona, Utah and Idaho are bringing a downpour of ideas they will share on Tuesday, March 14, at 4 p.m. — rain, snow or shine. The young women, ages [...]

New retreat provides a place for modern Mormon women to share struggles of discipleship

Elise Curtis of North Salt Lake created SALT LDS Retreat because she saw a need. A need for modern Mormon women to come together and find strength through being open about their struggles with living the gospel. “We go to church, but sometimes [...]

WhatsUpMoms relates the struggles in finding a babysitter to ‘The Bachelor’ (video)

Finding a soulmate is hard, but finding a babysitter is harder in WhatsUpMoms’ parody of the popular reality television series, “The Bachelor.” In the parody, WhatsUpMoms related finding a babysitter to finding your soulmate [...]

The problem with ‘How many kids do you want?’

As women, we are often judged in relation to our family status. Are you dating? If not, why not? If you are, when are you getting married? If you’re married, when are you having kids? If you’re not having kids, why not? If you have kids, [...]

7 ways to be a more present parent 

Have you ever noticed a mom who was brushing off her children while staring at her phone? Or who seemed constantly overwhelmed and exhausted by the demands of her kids? It was probably me. One day, I realized how bad it had gotten. I was [...]

Highland’s Debora Fletcher is raising 10 children on stewardship and love

Debora Fletcher lives in a spacious house in Highland where she raises 10 children (eight boys, two girls) and oversees Sustainable Families, a nonprofit, internationally active organization she founded less than a year ago. But this isn’t [...]

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 [...]

Christmas kids and their moms share the scoop on the holidays

We interviewed 10 tiny Utah Valley elves — and their moms — about Christmas, traditions, Santa and their favorite Christmas songs. To see what these 10 believers think about the big day, scroll to the bottom of the page for the first “Christmas [...]

8 things your child should know by 8 years old

During a family reunion, my sisters and I (all with different family sizes) got into a discussion about what we should teach our children before they turn eight years old. What do you think is important to teach a child (or at least start a [...]

10 things we’ve learned in 10 years of marriage

We’re no experts. That’s for sure. But we’re happy most of the time, and that counts for something. Here are some marriage lessons my husband and I have picked up in our 10 years together: 1. Go to the bed at the same time. Moving [...]

How I sparked the ‘Disney Princess Culture’ conversation

Princesses always fascinated Dr. Sarah Coyne. After all, Sarah means “princess” in Hebrew. When a speaker suggested the messages conveyed by Disney princess culture could be damaging, this BYU professor employed her academic expertise to [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]