One-Minute Parent

One Minute Parent


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 this Winter

Five Ways to Prevent Illness this Winter

Barrett Labrum, DO, Primary Care Pediatrics With winter weather comes the sharing of infectious diseases. A common question pediatricians hear is, “How do we prevent our families from getting sick?” Here are five simple steps that will help you avoid the cough and...

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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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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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