One-Minute Parent

One Minute Parent


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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Choosing the Right Funeral Home

Choosing the Right Funeral Home

Kim Godfrey, funeral director, Cache Valley Mortuary  The right time to find the best funeral home for you or your loved one is when it’s not needed. When a loved one passes away, the search for a funeral home is often quick. Family members are distraught and may...

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Five Tips For Cooking With Kids

Five Tips For Cooking With Kids

Wil and Lauren Wood, owners, Love to Cook Do you see photos of your friends and mommy bloggers cooking in clean, hip kitchens with their stylishly dressed kids? Yeah we’ve seen them too, and we don’t know how they do it. Our cooking endeavors usually start with an...

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Travel… Without Kids?

Travel… Without Kids?

Tara Bone, contributing writer For years my husband traveled for work. With every trip, we said our goodbyes and I turned my attention back to our boys. I didn’t even think about traveling with him because I felt our children were too young for me to leave, but that...

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Easy Tips For Throwing a Sunny Baby Shower

Easy Tips For Throwing a Sunny Baby Shower

Sandy Jones, contributing writer No one deserves to be celebrated more than an expectant mom. When a friend or family member announces she is pregnant it is a great time to plan a party. Like any celebration, planning a baby shower takes preparation. If you have...

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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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