Carry on: Celebrating International Babywearing Week in Utah

Modern parenting, with all its high-tech gadgets and varying philosophies, can be a maze to navigate. Is that bath thermometer really necessary? Should I be educating my baby in utero? And is it worth the extra $500 to get a stroller than can charge an iPhone? Instead of getting caught up in the myriad of […]

Summer Unplugged: 50 local summer activities

These 50 summer fun ideas will get the kids off the couch and into the action while banishing “I’m bored” from your family’s vocabulary. We’ll take you from May to August with weekday wins and weekend wonders — no batteries required. 1. Water Wonder With five public marinas, an average water temperature of 73 degrees […]

Thanksgiving Point opens highly-anticipated Museum of Natural Curiosity

LEHI — Parents and children alike joined in a interactive learning experience as Thanksgiving Point officially opened the Museum of Natural Curiosity to the public on Thursday morning. “We want the community to know that this only happened because of your support,” said Mike Washburn, president and CEO of Thanksgiving Point. The idea for the […]

5 unique birthday party ideas for elementary-aged kids in Utah Valley

Planning a kid’s birthday party can be intimidating, especially with the picture-perfect parties of Pinterest and mommy blogs to contend with. But when it comes to party venues, Utah Valley has plenty of options. Whether you’ve got a princess-obsessed kindergartner or a 6th grader who’s sure he’ll be an astronaut when he grows up, these […]

22 ‘sneak-peek’ pics of new Thanksgiving Point Museum

Thanksgiving Point invited to a sneak peek of the soon-to-be-opened Museum of Natural Curiosity. We were pretty curious ourselves as to what we would find in the 45,000 square feet of interactive exhibits — and CEO Mike Washburn more than satisfied our curiosity as he guided us through charming “Kidopolis,” a watery Utah desert […]

Taking ‘The Holy War’ to the fields

People dressed in red and blue T-shirts waited in the center of the Cornbelly’s maze at Thanksgiving Point hoping to be rescued first by their school’s student body president. The 117 fans, representing the 117 years of the BYU vs. Utah rivalry, stood either on a cornstarched blue Y or a red U during the […]