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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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Three Keys to Happiness and Success

Three Keys to Happiness and Success

by Troy Christensen, vice president, Bridgerland Applied Technology College  An elementary school teacher asked her students to draw pictures. She noticed that one little girl, who normally didn’t pay much attention in class, was completely absorbed in her drawing....

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Air Travel Hacks for Kids

Air Travel Hacks for Kids

by Shaelynn Miller, contributing writer  Are you and your family traveling by air this summer? Make your trip easier with these five air travel hacks for kids. Mini felt play mat Small toys can be easily dropped or misplaced, especially during travel. You won’t have...

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Road Trip Hacks

Road Trip Hacks

by Schae Richards, community editor  Is your family getting ready to hit the road? Here are five ideas to help you have a successful road trip this summer. Travel bag: When packing, prepare a travel bag with your kids’ favorite snacks, activity packets and games, and...

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Mommy-and-Me Activities

Mommy-and-Me Activities

by Shaelynn Miller, editorial intern  In need of ideas for fun things to do with your kids? Here are some mommy-and-me activities you can do in Cache Valley or in your own home. Cook-off If you have several kids, here is a fun family activity. Assign a judge or...

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Build a Strong Foundation for Literacy

Build a Strong Foundation for Literacy

by Adam Winger, director, North Logan City Library  As parents, we know reading out loud to our kids has several benefits, yet we may choose to postpone that 15-minute reading time for another night. Here is my pitch: Just do it! Make reading with your children a...

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Simple Steps for Teaching Kids How to Save

Simple Steps for Teaching Kids How to Save

by Kinsey Love, marketing manager, Lewiston State Bank  Kids learn several important lessons at a young age: how to talk, how to eat, how to dress themselves. Many of these lessons are crucial to their well-being throughout life. But there’s one lesson that gets...

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Pre-Planning Funeral Arrangements

Pre-Planning Funeral Arrangements

by James Quigley, funeral apprentice, Cache Valley Mortuary  Thinking about our own deaths is not something most people are comfortable with, so preparing for your funeral might make you feel uneasy. Still, more and more adults are finding that pre-planning a funeral...

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Set the Table for Good Conversation

Set the 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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Five Tax Tips for Parents & Families

Five Tax Tips for Parents & Families

by Paul W. Saunders, CPA, Saunders, Wangsgard & Associates If you’re the type of person who wants total control of their personal finances and feels that you want to arrange your affairs so your tax will be as low as possible, I have some ideas for you: Cut the...

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