Family

Why I limit my children's extracurricular activities

I think for many moms today, busy kids mean accomplished kids. It’s not easy to scale back.

What happened to the wave of Mormon movies?

The market for Mormon movies isn't what it once was, and I’m worried that it’s all my fault. Read more »

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Is Walt Disney World really the happiest place on Earth?

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Walt Disney World isn't as happy as it might appear. The county it resides in is struggling with homelessness and the park is having problems with its workers. Read more »

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Hale Centre Theatre West Valley announces 2015 season

Hales Centre Theatre West Valley announced its 2015 season, which includes "Disney's The Little Mermaid," "Ghost the Musical," "Big Fish,""Is He Dead?" and, of course, "A Christmas Carol." This... Read more »

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New and old ‘Hooping’ craze examined in new documentary

A new documentary examining “The Hooping Life,” which takes the hula hoop to a whole new level, is now on DVD, along with several other recent films. Read more »

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Orem company finds worldwide success by blending music, social media

One young Utah County company has found a unique way to balance social media and music as a means of promoting aspiring artists. Read more »

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Thunderstone Advance: Numenera is a solid deck-building game

Thunderstone Advance: Numenera is a new deck-building game from Alderac Entertainment Group. The game boasts engaging game play, as well as great components and fun artwork. Read more »

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Mr. Magoo theatrical cartoons are now on DVD for the first time

The Mr. Magoo TV cartoons have been on DVD for a while, but Magoo's 53 theatrical cartoons make their home video debut this week. Read more »

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First lady gets resume from girl with jobless dad

Michelle Obama's annual question-and-answer session with the children of Executive Office employees took a serious turn Thursday when a 10-year-old girl in the front row told the first lady that... Read more »

4 hours ago

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Florida school may target parents with new twist on school dress codes

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A Florida school board member has had enough of parents dropping kids off and picking them up in the clothing that the kids themselves would not be allowed to wear to school. Read more »

4 hours ago

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Where God meets mothers: In the every day survival

Just like the fishermen. In the every day survival. God does not seek perfection in motherhood, a strict list of “how-tos” to follow. Perfectly dressed kids on a day to celebrate... Read more »

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In Disney World's shadow, homeless families struggle; tourists don't have a clue

On any given day, tourists pay nearly $100 per person to get into Orlando's theme parks. There, they may be waited on by homeless parents. Read more »

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Cellphones may distract from parenting, to child's detriment, study says

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You've seen — perhaps even been — that parent in the restaurant busily perusing your cellphone while your child waits for some attention. What does the tech distraction really mean for... Read more »

20 hours ago

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Why the royal family popularity? People are drawn to happy endings

For the past three weeks, Britain's Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, William and Kate, have been touring with their 9-month-old son, Prince George, and proving why so many are drawn to the young family. Read more »

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Sherry Young: In the USA, most of us live well, and leaving the USA can make us appreciative

Americans as a whole live well, and leaving the USA can make us appreciative, especially when we render service to others. Read more »

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Neon Trees' new album 'Pop Psychology' features a rock band playing pop

The Utah-based band Neon Trees released its latest album "Pop Psychology" on Tuesday, April 22. Read more »

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Linda & Richard Eyre: When it comes to financial decisions, ask yourself, which lasts longer?

When we have a little extra disposable income, what should we spend it on? Everyone’s circumstances are different and unique, but it might do all of us some good to try to think a little... Read more »

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In the Whirled: The money tree: How we teach our kids about spending

When we make deliberate choices with our resources, we create, either consciously or subconsciously, a family culture. We communicate to our children that certain things are important while others... Read more »

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LDS teacher mourns loss of two former students in high-profile crash

This week I was approached about dedicating a column to the story of Kate Parkinson, a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with a special connection to the deadly April 10... Read more »

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Misdiagnosed bipolar: One girl’s struggle to get the right treatment

One day, Tessa Gallo was a typical sixth-grader, performing in school plays, running on the track team, goofing around with her two sisters and giggling with girlfriends at sleepovers. Read more »

yesterday

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Heber Valley Historic Railroad Authority working to save historic steam locomotives

The Heber Valley Historic Railroad Authority has been actively working to restore and preserve the railroad's two 1907 steam locomotives in an effort to restore and preserve some of Utah's overall... Read more »

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Why a big part of a student's college success starts with dad

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Parental investment in children makes a big difference in how well those kids will do in college. And dad's involvement brings unique benefits to the mix, according to family expert Brad Wilcox of... Read more »

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#SavingEliza: Family determined to save daughter from terminal disease

A family is reaching out through a touching video to anyone who will listen in the hopes of saving their 4-year-old daughter from a terminal disease. Read more »

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Pretzelmaker to give away 65,000 pretzels on National Pretzel Day

Pretzelmaker will give away 65,000 free pretzels on National Pretzel Day while raising funds and awareness for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Read more »

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Grieving borrowers told to repay student loan

Some student loan borrowers who had a parent or grandparent co-sign the note are finding that they must immediately pay the loan in full if the relative dies. Read more »

yesterday

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Cookbook reviews: Three books give slow cooking a makeover

Three recently released slow cooker cookbooks offer tips and tricks as well as hundreds of recipes, each seeking to revamp the way people view and approach slow cooking. Read more »

April 22, 2014

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