5 family history tools even teenagers will love

Let’s face it — historically, family history has been for old people. But not anymore. In years past, genealogy has required a significant investment of time and effort that younger people just couldn’t afford. But today, billions of records are easily searchable online. This change has enabled people both old and young to succeed in family history work […]

Keep the seminary fire burning all summer with these simple ideas

In The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, teenagers learn important gospel principles in daily seminary classes — during the school year. But what happens during the summer? Though most places don’t hold seminary classes during the summer months, families can work together to keep the gospel fire that seminary ignites burning all summer long. […]

5 great local volunteer opportunities for teens

(Photo courtesy LDS.org Media Library) Teenagers are walking paradoxes — they can simultaneously be the most difficult children to get along with and the family members most capable of good. They can be angsty and moody or hardworking and kind. And in any case, they’re our hope for a better tomorrow. So there’s no better […]

6 pieces of popular parental advice you should ignore

Today’s moms have plenty of opportunities to compare themselves to other seemingly perfect moms, both in person and on social media. Unfortunately, such comparisons leave many moms positive they are the only moms who feed their kids non-nutritious meals or ever yell at their kids. But before you give yourself the (Worst) Mom of the Year award, read […]

Helping kids love the temple at every age

It is a time of unprecedented temple building, and Utah has more temples than any other state. Utah is home to 17 temples — 10 more than California, which has the second-most—and is home to the only two cities in the world with two temples (Provo and South Jordan). One open house is currently running with […]

Work it: 8 local summer jobs for your teenager

The temperatures are rising, the school year is coming to a close, and your teenagers are looking forward to the lazy days of summer. Or maybe they’re looking forward to a productive summer of hard work and earning money. Either way, now is the time to apply for Utah County’s coveted summer jobs. Here are […]

5 things your teenager needs to know about money

Glittery iPhone cases, Under Armour sweatshirts, lunch at the Cheesecake Factory: American teenagers today spend a lot of money. Like a whole lot. Like more than $200 billion annually, according to data compiled by the international research company Research and Markets. Whether or not your teen is working hard to buoy that statistic, it’s crucial […]

Rumors of wars: 5 ways to get the most out of FHE

  Arm wrestling tournaments or paper plane making contests? Pick your poison. Our Family Home Evening activities always seemed to be one of the two. Growing up, family nights at my house were a pretty standard mix of wars, rumors of wars and the occasional shining moment of spiritual unity. But we tried — man, […]