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Cache Valley Family Magazine Has a Sit with Mitt

Cache Valley Family Magazine Has a Sit with Mitt

Emily Buckley, editor in chief Current republican candidate for United States Senate in Utah, Mitt Romney  was the 2012 Republican nominee for President of the United States and served as the Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts from 2003 to 2007. Prior to...

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Teaching Kids to Fish in Utah 

Teaching Kids to Fish in Utah 

Jon Sutton, contributing writer There are plenty of ways to enjoy a weekend morning in Utah with your children. But teaching your kids how to fish and introducing them to the world of angling is undoubtedly one of the best.   Fishing is a healthy, constructive...

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A Summer of No Regrets

A Summer of No Regrets

Tara Bone, contributing writer It’s time to stash the backpacks and live in flip-flops. Summer 2018 has arrived. Like the beginning of every summer, well-meaning parents start June with visions of grandeur and long activity lists, but often the excitement wanes and...

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Birthday Party Planning

Birthday Party Planning

Schae Richards, community editor Kids’ birthdays often bring friends and families together for a fun celebration. Along with celebrating these sweet milestones, can come a lot of unnecessary work and stress. Here is a birthday party checklist to help you keep things...

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10 Non-Candy Ideas to Fill Your Bunnies’ Baskets

10 Non-Candy Ideas to Fill Your Bunnies’ Baskets

Easter comes early this year! If you are still wondering what to put in your kids’ baskets, we can help. We have rounded up 10 Easter gift ideas you can pick up locally at The Book Table at 29 S Main in Logan or Stork Landing at 99 W Center in Logan. Egg Mazing Egg...

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Boost Your Brain Power with Music

Boost Your Brain Power with Music

Ashley Cox, teacher, Let’s Play Music Think back to a certain lesson taught or important skills you learned at a young age. Are any of those things connected to a song or music? Henry Wadsworth Longfellow said, “Music is the universal language of mankind.” It reaches...

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Travel Tips for Families

Travel Tips for Families

Sarah Lyons, contributing writer With spring break and summer vacations on the horizon, parents everywhere are thinking about the complexities of getting everyone to their fun-filled destination safely and sanely. Whether you take a two-hour plane trip or a 14-hour...

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Embracing the Lost Art of Letter Writing

Embracing the Lost Art of Letter Writing

Emily Buckley, editor in chief  In an age of rapid-fire responses, efficiency-obsessed, tiny-keyboard communication, I still have a special soft spot in my heart for hand-written letters. I think it stems from my pen pal relationship with my grandmother, who had the...

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Improve Your Child’s Sleep

Improve Your Child’s Sleep

Blake Cameron, DDS, FAGD, Aspen Dental of Cache Valley Fellow Academy of Laser Dentistry Have you ever passed by your child’s bedroom before going to bed and thought you heard a razorback hog in there with him or her? If that kind of noise comes from your child’s...

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Staying On Top of Tax Law Changes

Staying On Top of Tax Law Changes

Nathan Nydegger, CPA, Saunders & Wangsgard Hardworking families know that minimizing their tax liability each year is an important part of wise financial management. It’s good to be familiar with basic tax laws so that you can best position your family to save tax...

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Take the Perfect Christmas Tree Photo

Take the Perfect Christmas Tree Photo

Heather Palmer, Heather Palmer Photography I’m a sucker for a good Christmas tree photo. It’s a tradition to take a photo of my kids in front of our tree every year. The trick is lighting. You need to allow lots of light into your camera, and I’m going to tell you how...

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Family Firsts: Season of Service

Family Firsts: Season of Service

Tara Bone, contributing writer  It’s a maddening task that every parent must tackle eventually: cleaning out the toys. Sifting through the dolls, the Legos and the countless odds and ends. It makes a parent wonder where all the stuff comes from and vow never to buy...

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How to Create a Beautiful Holiday Tablescape

How to Create a Beautiful Holiday Tablescape

Leslie Carpenter, The Lily Sage The holidays are coming, and so are dinner parties. With loved ones surrounding it, your table will be the star of the event. Make sure to set the right tone by creating a beautiful tablescape. The first thing I do when creating a...

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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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Learning  from Loss: Teaching Children to Cope With Death

Learning  from Loss: Teaching Children to Cope With Death

Tara Bone, contributing writer When my oldest son was three, he begged to get a Betta fish. As parents, we felt this was doable — how hard could a fish be to care for? We brought the fish home and our son affectionately named him “Grape.” He loved Grape. He watched...

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Clean Up, Clear Out and Get Organized

Clean Up, Clear Out and Get Organized

Teresa Adcock, owner, Chem-Dry of Northern Utah Fall is a great time to do a bit of deep cleaning as a family. During the summer, people are coming and going, and tracking all kinds of dirt, animal dander and pollen throughout your home. With the kids back in school,...

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Five Habits to Give Kids a Head Start

Five Habits to Give Kids a Head Start

Jenny Mathews, contributing writer Encouraging the development of a few smart habits is a great way to give your child a head start to success in school. When these habits are already in place, there is more room in your child’s life for creativity and play. 1. Read...

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The Breakfast Battle: A Balanced Family Feeding Frenzy

The Breakfast Battle: A Balanced Family Feeding Frenzy

Wil Wood, owner, Love to Cook of Logan In an almost touching scene on the TV series Arrested Development, Michael (Jason Bateman) asks his son George Michael (Michael Cera), “What comes before anything? What’s the most important thing?” George Michael answers,...

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Life Insurance: For Your Loved Ones

Life Insurance: For Your Loved Ones

Jenny Hatch and  Jane Larsen, Allstate Insurance Agency Life insurance can be a safety net for the people you care about when they need it most. How do you know if it is right for you? You should consider life insurance if you are: 1. A parent. Life insurance helps...

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