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Holiday Gift Ideas for Neighbors and Teachers

Holiday Gift Ideas for Neighbors and Teachers

Jordyn Haroldsen, contributing writer With Christmas just around the corner, you may start to realize how many people you would like to do something for. While it may seem daunting, it is possible to give gifts without overwhelming  yourself. Here are...

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Six Christmas Gift Exchange Ideas

Six Christmas Gift Exchange Ideas

Schae Richards, managing editor  When it comes to gift exchanges, do you ever fall short on ideas? Chances are, you start a tradition and stick with it. This Christmas, step out of that “safe” zone and consider these six activities to play when trading gifts with your...

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Four Tips for a Picture Perfect Christmas

Four Tips for a Picture Perfect Christmas

Rebekah Norton, contributing writer  Is there anything more magical than Christmas morning? As an adult, Christmas can lose some of it’s magic, but once you have kids the magic comes back in full force. I love seeing my son’s face light up as he opens his presents and...

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Realizing the Family Mission Statement

by Jenny Mathews, contributing writer  I’ve said it before: Families are a lot like businesses. Most families use a waterfall business model, where the instructions and objectives are dictated from the parents down to the children. Interestingly, today, many...

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Four Ways to Improve Family Relationships

by Trent White, independent certified coach, teacher and speaker, The John Maxwell Team  Our lives are a story. Each of us have something to write, but the most important subject we write is how we treat those around us — our relationships. Think of it: There isn’t a...

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20 Ways to Incorporate Music Into Your Home

Heather Overly, music therapist I have seen music transform lives! I believe music can help parents teach, and provide a fun and loving environment at home. 1. Music provides a fun way of bonding with your children of all ages. Infants love to be sung to. They also...

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Communication ‘Hacks’ for Millennial Families

by Jenny Mathews, contributing writer  I remember many of the basic lessons taught in my USU Interpersonal Communication class: make eye contact, use feeling statements, pay attention to body language or non-verbal communications and be “present.” Since I took that...

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Set the Dinner Table for Good Conversation

by Schae Richards, community editor  Can you recall the last pin-dropping moment at the dinner table? Either you don’t know what to say, or the conversation comes to a halt. You could ask those obvious questions like “How was your day?”— or you could just keep quiet....

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Six Christmas Gift Exchange Ideas

by Schae Richards, community editor When it comes to gift exchanges, do you ever fall short on ideas? Chances are, you start a tradition and stick with it. This Christmas, step out of that comfort zone and consider these six activities to play when trading gifts with...

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Tackling the Tough Talks

by Jenny Mathews, contributing writer How do you talk to your kids about the “tough” subjects, and when should you do it? While there is some education as to the basics of human anatomy and reproduction and the effects of alcohol and drug use, bullying and peer...

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Porn-Proofing Your Family

by Jenny Mathews, contributing writer Let’s be honest, to REALLY “Porn-Proof” your family, you’d have to move them to the moon, leaving the Internet behind altogether. Pornography is everywhere online, and so is a growing wealth of research proving its dangers....

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What to Look for in a Babysitter

by Kate Petersen, contributing writer The job of a parent is full. No wonder it’s often referred to as a juggling act! By hiring a trustworthy and qualified babysitter, parents are given some help while children are given the time to engage and connect with a fun,...

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An End To Bullying

The topic of bullying seems to be addressed often enough on a national level that we’re no longer shocked to hear it. But as soon as it reaches us on a personal level: A neighbor, relative or even our own child we quickly realize the detrimental effects it has on an...

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Creating A Family Mission Statement

By Jenny Mathews, contributing writer If you think about it, families are a lot like businesses. One or two people kind of run the show, overseeing each department but keeping their focus on the big picture, while each person has their unique and important role to...

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Conquering the Dinnertime Battle

By Mindy Andher, registered dietitian The dinnertime battle: If you have children, you know what I am talking about. As parents, we strive to prepare wholesome, nutritious food and have high hopes that our children will eat it with a smile, and maybe even ask for...

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