08242017

Why I don’t give my kids 100 percent

  Being a mom requires a lot. By the end of the day, I feel like I’ve been tugged on, sucked from and sneezed on so many times that I just want to scream “give me some space!” Sometimes I do. The days of working on something without [...]

7 tools to help you through postpartum depression

Approximately one in seven women in the U.S. experience some form of postpartum depression (PPD), postpartum OCD or postpartum anxiety, which may be more common than PPD. And these mood disorders don’t necessarily only come right after a [...]

Adapting plans: Unexpected divorce leads Lindon mother to Turning Point for herself and others

Holly Coutts didn’t get married thinking she would eventually get divorced and raise four young children by herself. However, in 2009, that’s the twist that her storyline took. “I found myself starting over,” she says. “I had these [...]

A Mother’s Worth

Let’s say you’re seeking employment. What would you think if you came across the following job description? Hours: 24 hours a day, seven days a week. No vacation or holidays. Responsibilities: Fixing meals and doing dishes; paying [...]

It’s about love: Eagle Mountain family extends love to adopted sons’ birth moms

On the back patio of the Wilsons’ home in Eagle Mountain, Melanee watches her 4-year-old build an invisible machine, Branden looks after their crawling 1-year-old and Kalina Hudgins bottle feeds the 6-month-old. After finishing the bottle, [...]

10 Mother’s Day traditions you can start this year

Flowers. Chocolate. Breakfast in bed. Few moms tire of the Mother’s Day classics. But why not try a new tradition this year for the moms you love most? Here are 10 Mother’s Day traditions that’ll guarantee you’ll make this the best [...]

Summer Programs Strengthen and Rejuvenate Teen Girls and Women

Sponsored Story Written by: Tori Crane, BBJ Foundation Assistant Coordinator Summers can be full of craziness. Kids are out of school, airports are packed full of vacationers and families are running around from one event to the next. But this [...]

Golden together: True love stories and advice from some of Utah’s oldest (and cutest) couples

There’s just something compelling about the tried and true love of an older couple. Here we highlight the love stories of a few local senior couples and share their secrets to lasting love: SooYoung and OckJa Choi City: Provo Married: 42 [...]

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 [...]

59 of the best toys of all time

What do a ball, stick and cardboard box have in common? They are just three of the toys that are members of the National Toy Hall of Fame. This award is given by The Strong National Museum of Play in Rochester, New York. It features 59 (and [...]

15 toys and books that will help your kids keep quiet

There are plenty of scenarios when you need to keep your kids quiet but their hands busy so they don’t fight, complain or fall asleep in the car right before you get home. Keeping a quiet bag stocked and ready for car rides, waiting rooms [...]

10 ways to defend the family from the World Congress of Families IX

Family advocates from around the globe convened in Salt Lake City this week for the first World Congress of Families held on American soil. Throughout the week, speakers and sessions of the World Congress of Families IX focused on a slew of [...]

20 years later: Unconventional LDS families find strength in the Family Proclamation

When Gordon B. Hinckley read “The Family: A Proclamation to the World” in September 1995, Rachelle Whipple loved what she heard and was confident that everything in it fit perfectly with her life plan. She would get married and [...]

10 family-friendly Halloween happenings in Utah County

Looking for a Halloween event that won’t scare the screams out of your little monsters? There are plenty of G-rated venues in Utah County. Here are just a few of the places where you can have a happy — and not so scary — Halloween: 1. [...]

Intermountain wants moms to choose ‘your birth, your way’

Sponsored Story When it comes to childbirth, Intermountain believes that mom knows best. That’s why Intermountain allows moms to choose how they want to experience labor and delivery. Every mom has her ideal birth experience in mind. Some [...]

8 solutions for the bedtime battle

Last week I staged a bedtime intervention with my kids. I was feeling frazzled and frustrated that what I pictured as a warm and fuzzy farewell to the day was in fact an hours-long power struggle. In desperation I did what any self-respecting [...]

Single moms in Utah eligible for a career-changing bootcamp

Talk about a career-changer. Three single mothers in Utah are being given the second chance of a lifetime with scholarships to three career-focused “bootcamps” — worth over $9,000. The Live Your Dream Foundation, which has been helping [...]

15 books (and series) for boys who hate to read

If your son hates to read, don’t despair, say local librarians. Maybe he just hasn’t found the right book (or series!) yet. Here, three Utah County librarians give their top picks for books that will spark literary love in reluctant readers. FOR [...]

8 ways to stretch your back-to-school dollar

The last few weeks before school starts can be a spendy time of year. But if you want to earn an “A” in savings, here are a few tricks you won’t find in a textbook. UtahValley360.com talked to three popular Utah bloggers to get [...]