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Make Easter Grand While Keeping It Simple

Make Easter Grand While Keeping It Simple

Tim Rigby, marketing director, Lee’s Marketplace Making your Easter celebration memorable can take a lot of work. Between the different festivities, including the family meal, a lot of work can fall onto one person. Here are a few ideas to keep the celebrations fresh,...

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Photographing Everyday Moments

Photographing Everyday Moments

Heather Palmer, owner, Heather Palmer Photography I recently found a priceless photo from eight years ago. My husband and our two oldest boys were sitting next to a big tractor (my oldest son’s favorite thing at the time). Memories of that precious time in my life...

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Why Teach Children to Sew?

Why Teach Children to Sew?

Kris Thurgood, owner, My Girlfriend’s Quilt Shoppe “Mom, Mom! Look what I made!” Isn’t that the excitement parents love to hear coming from their children’s voices? This is the thrill that comes from our little “sewists” at My Girlfriend’s Quilt Shoppe each day. When...

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Cut the Germs in Your Home

Cut the Germs in Your Home

Erin Peterson, owner, Erin’s True Grit Cleaning The dreaded cold and flu season is here. You can fight back by doing a few simple things. Get your favorite all-purpose cleaner and a warm washcloth. Go around and clean all your doorknobs, light switches, cabinet knobs...

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Five Tips to Make Filling a Prescription Quick & Easy

Five Tips to Make Filling a Prescription Quick & Easy

from Spence’s Pharmacy Make sure you have valid refills listed on your label along with an expiration date. This is the number one reason most refills aren’t filled the same day. If you have a new prescription, give the pharmacy time to fill it along with your other...

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10 Things to Do Inside During the Winter

10 Things to Do Inside During the Winter

Melanie Christensen, contributing writer Snowman building and sledding sound like ideal winter activities, except for one problem: It’s cold outside! When temperatures start dropping into single and negative digits, your kids may end up running back inside with frozen...

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Open Your World in 2017

Open Your World in 2017

Tara Bone, contributing writer Another year means more family adventures! Experiences await in 2017 that will teach kids — and maybe even parents — a few life lessons. Some adventures are planned, while others are unexpected. Last summer our family had an unexpected,...

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Does My Child Have Dyslexia?

Does My Child Have Dyslexia?

Millie Hull, certified clinician, Online Reading Tutor Does my child have dyslexia? Many parents come face to face with this question, just as I did. Looking back now, the signs were all there. I had those “mom-gut” feelings that something was wrong when my baby...

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Simplify Your Food Preparations for the Holidays

Simplify Your Food Preparations for the Holidays

Emily Buckley, editor-in-chief  The countdown to Thanksgiving dinner, holiday parties, Christmas Eve feast and many more food-centered celebrations is on. This is one of the most exciting times of the year, but it can also be very stressful, especially for the hostess...

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How to GAIN Weight During the Holidays

Jeannine Groll, RD, certified health coach, owner of Got Health? This time of year you’ll see lots of articles on how to lose weight and get fit for the holidays and it can sometimes become exhausting to take in. We just want to have fun, eat the fruit cake and relax...

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Reevaluate Family Traditions

Reevaluate Family Traditions

Tara Bone, contributing writer Do thoughts of the busy holiday season fill you with dread? Does a gift-eating Elf on the Shelf haunt your dreams? Is anyone else tired… before the festivities even begin? Life is full with many good things, but the holidays put it into...

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Five Ways to Prevent Illness

Five Ways to Prevent Illness

Barrett Labrum, DO, Primary Care Pediatrics With winter weather comes the opportunity to share good tidings of joy and love. Along with all the hugs and kisses, comes the sharing of infectious diseases. A common question pediatricians hear is, “How do we prevent our...

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An Important Step to Solving Reading Difficulties

An Important Step to Solving Reading Difficulties

Michael Cole, OD, Child and Family Eyecare Center It is important for parents to know what to do as preliminary steps if they find their child has difficulty reading. Parents may discover their child has eye coordination and eye tracking problems interfering with...

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Tips for a Safe and Spooky Halloween

Tips for a Safe and Spooky Halloween

from the Cache County Sheriff's Office Boys and girls of every age enjoy the treats that come with Halloween, and most love a good scare too! But not when it comes to child safety. Safe Kids Worldwide shares some easy and effective behaviors that parents can share...

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Family Mealtime: Tips for Success

Family Mealtime: Tips for Success

McKenzie Rockwood, RD, Citrus Pear Family life seems to be packed with activities and responsibilities. As parents, our days are overflowing with desires to participate in games and activities, congregate with friends and family, rejuvenate ourselves with physical...

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Should My Child Play Football?

Audrey Glasby, marketing, MountainStar Healthcare  Fall officially kicks off Sept. 22, and so does another eagerly anticipated season: football! More than one million athletes played on high school football teams during the 2012-13 school year, according to the...

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Bully-Proofing Your Child

Bully-Proofing Your Child

Jordyn Haroldson, contributing writer  Back-to-school means shopping for school supplies, getting back into a routine and… dealing with bullies. One in four children report being bullied during the school year, according to the National Bullying Prevention Center....

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Five Easy Life Hacks for Back to School

Five Easy Life Hacks for Back to School

Jenny Mathews, contributing writer While sending the kids back to their “pencils, books and teachers’ dirty looks” means a greater likelihood of peace and quiet during the day and the return of a daily routine. It also means lunch-packing, carpooling, morning and...

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