Quantcast

Family

Area summer reading programs are for more than children

Summer reading programs, offered by public libraries, help kids and teens avoid "summer slide."

UTubers: Lindsey Stirling releases new music video featuring Derek Hough

In addition to a new music video uploaded by Lindsey Stirling (featuring Derek Hough), her new album "Brave Enough" became available Tuesday for preorder. Read more »

3 hours ago

0 comments

Celebrate the 4th at Freedom Festival’s Grand Parade in Provo

Provo’s annual Freedom Festival Grand Parade — featuring bands, professionally crafted floats, giant helium balloons, and local and national performers — will begin at 9 a.m. on... Read more »

10 hours ago

0 comments

UTubers: Studio C, devinsupertramp featured in Stuart Edge's 100th YouTube video

UTuber Stuart Edge attended VidCon, and met up with a couple other Utah YouTube stars to create a dancing music video. Read more »

11 hours ago

0 comments

Dave Ramsey: Navigating the line between generosity and overspending

If you just say you’re going to give away your whole income and let the government support you at the expense of your family, that’s not biblical. And it’s not a wise way to live... Read more »

yesterday

2 comments

Linda & Richard Eyre: Linda & Richard Eyre: Top parenting ideas No. 5 — Refining family traditions

Everyone, particularly every child, needs an identity larger than himself — something he belongs to, feels part of, gains security and protection from. This deep identity and security should... Read more »

yesterday

0 comments

Motherhood Matters: How I justify mommy fun

Most of us are probably familiar with the catchy 80’s song “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun.” Well, I’m here to tell you that moms just wanna have fun, too —no, they need to... Read more »

yesterday

0 comments

The Clean Cut: Utah native makes extreme rope swing video

Devin Graham, or DevinSupertramp, has over 4 million subscribers on YouTube. He recently uploaded a new extreme video featuring a rope swing over an Idaho river. Read more »

yesterday

0 comments

Twila Van Leer: Technology makes writing, publishing an ancestor's story easier

Writing a book about an ancestor has never been easier. Technology has made it simple to self-publish even when you want copies only for family. Of course, once you have decided to undertake the... Read more »

yesterday

0 comments

Wright Words: 8 summertime activities under $8

What if long car trips, cross-country adventures or expensive excursions aren’t on the summertime agenda? Read more »

yesterday

1 comment

Family searches for answers after daughter, 8, dies from flu

The Coynes thought their daughter had a mild stomach flu. A few hours later, she was dead. The medical examiner determined her cause of death to be the H1N1 influenza virus. Read more »

June 27, 2016

10 comments

West Valley mom creates special needs baseball league

If there's one sport Jennifer Maravilla knows well, it's baseball. So when her son had a bad experience in youth baseball, she was up for the challenge of creating a new special needs baseball... Read more »

June 27, 2016

1 comment

Erin Stewart: 5 tips for moms to survive and enjoy summer

Tips to keep your sanity while school's out, and maybe even enjoy it. Read more »

June 27, 2016

2 comments

Wise Tech Choices initiative seeks to educate 21st century Scouts

The nonprofit organization Internet Keep Safe Coalition joined the Boy Scouts of America's Great Salt Lake Council on Monday to launch Wise Tech Choices, a new initiative promoting digital balance... Read more »

June 27, 2016

0 comments

Child rescue from hot car is second Utah case in 2 days

A Logan police officer suffered minor injuries Monday after breaking the window of a woman's car to get a trapped toddler out. The incident occurred a day after a 1-year-old was left in a car for... Read more »

June 27, 2016

0 comments

Mobile farmers market to serve 'food desert' communities in west S.L.

Families living in Glendale and Poplar Grove communities can now buy fresh fruits and vegetables throughout the week at Urban Greens Market, a new mobile market stand providing local produce at... Read more »

June 27, 2016

0 comments

Rep. Love hosts poverty discussion with Missouri Democrat

Rep. Mia Love, R-Utah, hosted a discussion on poverty Monday with a group of community advocates and leaders — and, in a show of bipartisanship, a Democratic congressman from Missouri. Read more »

June 27, 2016

18 comments

UTubers: LDS family, Peter Hollens create 'Sound of Music' video

The "Shaytards" and Peter Hollens collaborated to make a "Sound of Music" medley on YouTube. Read more »

June 27, 2016

0 comments

Centerville’s July 4th celebration kicks off Friday

Centerville’s Fourth of July celebration will kick off Friday with a youth street dance sponsored by the Centerville City Youth Council. The dance, which starts at 9 p.m., will be held behind... Read more »

June 27, 2016

0 comments

Scammers take more than money when they exploit older Americans

National Edition

Scammers manage each year to wrest more than $36 billion from older Americans. But what's lost is more than money. And fighting back helps protect folks of all ages from being scammed. Read more »

June 27, 2016

2 comments

45 new locations open to provide free summer meals for kids

The federally funded Summer Food Service Program has responded to Utah's more than 220,000 hungry students by opening 45 new locations this year, making the state home to 283 free summer lunch... Read more »

June 26, 2016

38 comments

How the tech industry grew a rural Utah town by 417 percent in just one year

As Utah County's prosperity spills over into the once small town of Vineyard, the town's population is booming with a projection that will grow from a few hundred to at least 40,000. Read more »

June 26, 2016

13 comments

‘Project (Un)Popular’ explores middle school popularity, friendship

Kristen Tracy's novel "Project (Un)Popular" tells of best friends Perry and Venice, who are yearbook photographers for their middle school and decide to take the social injustice of middle school... Read more »

June 26, 2016

0 comments

Motherhood Matters: For the lonely mothers in the summer

Like many mothers, my heart has always anticipated the school bell on that last day, releasing the troops for summer vacation. Read more »

June 26, 2016

1 comment

'Duck Dynasty' stars reveal their 'guide to a happy marriage'

National Edition

Just weeks before the July 6 premiere of the 10th season of "Duck Dynasty," A&E Networks has released a comical, advice-filled teaser trailer about the importance of building a happy and lasting... Read more »

June 25, 2016

1 comment

'Warriors Over the Wasatch' on track to exceed 600,000 attendance (+photos)

An estimated 300,000 Utahns packed parking lots blocks away and stood in massive lines to see Saturday's "Warriors Over the Wasatch" air show Saturday, one of Utah's largest events. Read more »

June 25, 2016

10 comments

Meet the retired nurse who pays women not to have abortions

National Edition

A Pennsylvania woman is working to stop abortion one pregnancy at a time — by paying women to carry their babies to term. Read more »

June 24, 2016

24 comments

Brooklyn's bed: Parents of 4-year-old brain cancer survivor search for a safe place to sleep

Until recently, the 4-year-old brain cancer survivor was sleeping on a modified trampoline her parents built because the insurance company denied their request for a medical bed, which ranges... Read more »

June 24, 2016

2 comments

NFL players with Utah ties visit kids at Primary Children's Hospital

NFL players visited kids at Primary Children's Hospital Friday morning. Each of the players who came was raised in Utah or had played for a Utah university. The event was sponsored by the Don... Read more »

June 24, 2016

0 comments

Hale Center Theater Orem to stage 'Xanadu' to raise money for director battling Lou Gehrig's disease

Hale Center Theater in Orem is bringing “Xanadu” back to the stage with many members of its 2013 cast to raise money for director Chris Clark, who was recently diagnosed with Lou... Read more »

June 24, 2016

0 comments

Renovation Solutions: Tips for choosing an exterior paint color for your house

Be thoughtful and proactive about choosing an exterior paint color for your house. Read more »

June 24, 2016

0 comments

Chris Hicks: Vintage TV series ‘Daniel Boone’ and ‘Baa Baa Black Sheep’ are now on DVD

Two vintage TV series that are fan favorites land on DVD this week, “Daniel Boone” and “Baa Baa Black Sheep.” Read more »

June 24, 2016

0 comments

Utah Arts Festival expects 90,000 visitors for its 40th year

The Utah Arts Festival, marking its 40th year, is one of only 11 festivals in the country consecutively running since 1976. It runs downtown through Sunday. Read more »

June 24, 2016

0 comments

The Clean Cut: 'American Idol' winner performs emotional tribute to grandfather at the Grand Ole Opry

Scotty McCreery performed his song, "Five More Minutes," to express how he wished he could have more time with people he loved. Read more »

June 24, 2016

0 comments

Primary Children's Hospital chaplains laugh, cry and pray with families

They listen, laugh, cry and pray with kids and their parents who are suffering. From Catholic Mass to LDS Sacrament Meeting, Primary Children's Hospital chaplain services provide emotional support... Read more »

June 24, 2016

1 comment

UTubers: Utah YouTube stars unite for an emotional, hopeful cause

GENTRI and Madilyn Paige perform a rendition of "Say Something" and "Angel" to highlight the Operation Underground Railroad organization's efforts to end child slavery. Read more »

June 24, 2016

0 comments

'Resurgence' is a weak payoff for fans of 1996's 'Independence Day' (+Points for Parents)

“Independence Day: Resurgence” feels like a reunion concert for a classic rock band that’s missing its lead singer. It’s fun to hear some of the old songs, but you know you... Read more »

June 24, 2016

2 comments

Carmen Rasmusen Herbert: Life, choices and looking for the positive

"I look for the positive things," June Davidson said. "I do not even dwell on the negative — I know it’s there, but I don’t dwell on it.” Being positive and not worrying... Read more »

June 24, 2016

2 comments

Poor ending kills otherwise decent shark thriller 'The Shallows'

It’s a lot easier to create a problem than to solve one. That’s the fatal flaw of “The Shallows,” a well-intended thriller that stumbles across the finish line. Read more »

June 24, 2016

0 comments

Fight Like Girls group helps women battle life's attackers

After surviving an attack in her own home, Bre Lasley started a organization to encourage women to Fight Like Girls. The organization hosted an introduction night Thursday, with Lasley and... Read more »

June 23, 2016

1 comment

Five for Families: Films portray the power of pets

Four-legged companions play an important role in the lives of their humans, whether they be dogs, cats or pigs. Read more »

June 23, 2016

0 comments

Chris Hicks: ‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2’ is on Blu-ray and DVD this week

The sequel to the biggest moneymaking romantic comedy of all time, “My Big Fat Greek Wedding,” is on Blu-ray and DVD this week. Read more »

June 23, 2016

0 comments

Throwback Thursday: Why we are taking the fun out of life

One year ago this week, mother and blogger Brooke Romney shared her thoughts on the culture of fun that children, including her children, learn at a young age. Read more »

June 23, 2016

1 comment

Hollywood's treatment of the disabled leaves a great deal to be desired

Movies about quadriplegics are based on the premise that their lives have so little value that suicide is the only acceptable option. Read more »

June 23, 2016

7 comments

Chris Hicks: Slapstick comedy is given a bad name by chaotic modern comedies

Slapstick comedy was once as gracefully choreographed as any dance sequence in the movies, but these days it’s just uncontrolled chaos. Read more »

June 23, 2016

0 comments

Netflix makes another serious bid to become the go-to streaming platform for families

Netflix's recent announcements regarding family friendly content could make it an even more enticing option for parents. Read more »

June 23, 2016

0 comments

Extraterrestrial encounters: A look at 10 films that portray the existence of aliens

Dozens of filmmakers have depicted scenarios in which Earth is visited by aliens — some with the aliens coming on friendly terms and others not — through both live-action and animated... Read more »

June 23, 2016

2 comments

Utah man building Disneyland out of Legos (+video)

Craig Bacigalupo and his family have spent three years creating a mini-scale replica of Disneyland out of Legos. The Lego Disneyland will be on display at the BrickSlopes event June 24-25. Read more »

June 23, 2016

3 comments

Immigration ruling called hurtful, a necessary check on executive powers

The Supreme Court’s ruling halting Obama administration programs intended to protect unauthorized immigrants from deportation was hurtful and disappointing, advocates say, but GOP elected... Read more »

June 23, 2016

75 comments

The Clean Cut: J.K. Rowling film 'Magical Beasts' introduces a new hero

J.K. Rowling's newest movie, "Magical Beasts and Where to Find Them," will be coming to theaters in November. Read more »

June 23, 2016

0 comments

UTubers: Cast of 'Studio C' plays 'Ultimate Quiet Game' in new skit

A group of overly competitive young adults play "The Quiet Game," and a couple of them will do just about anything to win. Read more »

June 23, 2016

0 comments

Older stories can be found in the story archives