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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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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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Smoothies: Nutritious ‘Fast-Food’

Smoothies: Nutritious ‘Fast-Food’

by Tara Bone, contributing writer  Food. It’s part of every mom’s daily routine. Whether it’s thinking about what to cook, braving the grocery store, preparing the meal or cleaning up, it’s always there waiting with the hungry masses. Food is the center of my three...

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Take Back Our Families

Take Back Our Families

by Tara Bone, contributing writer  As parents, we love our children. We spend our days driving them to school, practices, lessons and a myriad of important extracurricular activities. Then there is the non-extracurricular activities of homework, chores and eating (ah,...

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Be the Hostess with the Mostess

Be the Hostess with the Mostess

by Tara Bone, contributing writer It is time once again to cook the turkey, deck the halls and gather with loved ones: It’s holiday party time! But hosting a holiday shindig can be seriously scary, the hyperventilating, feeling-like-you-are-going-to-pass-out kind of...

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Family Firsts: N.Y.C. or Bust

Family Firsts: N.Y.C. or Bust

by Tara Bone, contributing writer Summer is just around the corner. As you make summer plans, consider taking your family to a metropolitan area. Perhaps you have family living in a city and have frequent flyer miles waiting to be used. Metropolitan areas provide...

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Mom’s Picks for Great Gear

Mom’s Picks for Great Gear

If you’re ready to hit the hills or trails this spring and summer, don’t let any excuses get in your way. Here are two great products that will help you work in working out, even if you have a little one in tow. BOB Revolution Pro is a fully loaded jogging stroller...

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Winter Driving, Safety And Preparedness 101

Winter Driving, Safety And Preparedness 101

by Christie Stock, president, Discount Tire Old Man Winter is arriving, and with him he brings snow, sleet, freezing temperatures, ice and winds. With all these coming our way it’s time to buckle down and prepare for the hazards winter can and will bring. It’s...

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Family Firsts: We’re Going to the Fair!

by Tara Bone, contributing writer My father was a dairy farmer in Cache Valley. From an early age, I learned that animals don’t take breaks for Christmas, family vacations or just because you’re tired. It’s 24/7. So when my husband announced that we were building a...

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Movin Up and Making it Great

Movin Up and Making it Great

From kindergarten to first and from elementary to middle school: What to watch for and how to make a smooth transition by Jenny Mathews   Transition anxiety is common in all ages, but presents differently in children and teens. Learning how to manage these...

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Motion Creates Emotion

Motion Creates Emotion

by April Berezay, creator of My Best Life and NASM CPT/Freemotion Trainer Children LOVE to engage in their environment. They learn to experience emotions and expressions from their parents at a very young age. They learn to smile from us. They learn to laugh from us....

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Summer Goal Setting

Summer Goal Setting

  by Jenny Mathews Each year as summer break approaches; we may feel a little (or a lot of) anxiety when we imagine the many longer, hotter days with children at home that require entertainment. In the past I’ve done everything from meticulously scheduling our...

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A Slip-pery Situation

A Slip-pery Situation

contributed by Amy Anderson As a stay-at-home mom, Sunday is my day to look fancy! It usually doesn’t happen the way I envision it, as I’m the last to get ready and it seems like even the clean skirt I just put on is smattered with kid hand prints and boogers before I...

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