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Utah couple takes quick break from Ogden half marathon to get married

Carter Williams  |  Posted  May 23rd - 9:30am

One Utah couple ran the Ogden half marathon Saturday in wedding attire before veering off to get married, and then finishing the race.

Teach children life isn’t fair

Kim Giles, Contributor  |  Posted  May 23rd - 6:58am

"Our adult daughter claims we have done more for our son than we have done for her. This is really hurtful to us." In this edition of LIFEadvice, Coach Kim give tips for teaching children to be grateful and stop expecting life to be fair.

'Poverty simulator' teaches life lessons, empathy for services staff

Heather Simonsen  |  Posted  May 22nd - 1:08pm

Hundreds of thousands of people in Utah live in extreme poverty. Many of them are just trying to survive. The Utah Division of Juvenile Justice Services has a unique approach to understanding what it's like. It invited a KSL reporter to come along.

Discovery Gateway opens new health-focused exhibit

Katie McKellar  |  Posted  May 22nd - 9:14am

"Move It," a new exhibit at Discovery Gateway Children's Museum in Salt Lake City, opened Saturday. The exhibit is meant to promote health and physical activity as children develop.

12 baby names you're likely to find on the west coast

Laura Woods, Graphiq  |  Posted  May 21st - 11:34am

Defined by varied landscapes and a laid-back culture, living on the West Coast is like no other. Here are some unique names to the region.

Study: Mom's voice works like a charm on your brain

Doug Criss, CNN  |  Posted  May 20th - 7:41pm

Less than 1 second: That's how long it takes children to recognize their mother's voice. And that voice lights a child's brain up like a Christmas tree.

HYST? Texas mom with Chewbacca mask rules the internet

Carter Williams  |  Posted  May 20th - 7:02pm

It might be impossible to have more fun with a toy than this Texas mom with a Chewbacca mask in a video posted Thursday.

Daughter tries to trick mom into revealing surprise by writing letter from ‘dad’

Jessica Ivins  |  Posted  May 20th - 12:22pm

A little girl’s attempt to con her parents into giving up a surprise has caught the attention and admiration of millions.

1 year after baby’s death, Utah mom donates memorial boxes to hospitals

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  May 20th - 11:27am

On the anniversary of her infant daughter’s death, Nicole Ashley-Rhodes delivered memorial boxes to local hospitals, and hopes they help other parents who are similarly grieving to heal.

The Emily Effect: Family rises from tragedy in effort to help struggling mothers

Sam Penrod and Candice Madsen  |  Posted  May 19th - 10:51pm

The news stories reported Emily Dyches ran in front of a semitruck on I-15 earlier this year, but behind those headlines is the story of a dedicated mother who fought a perinatal mood disorder few people fully understand.

Mom documents many adventures of little boy and his trusty truck

Jessica Ivins  |  Posted  May 19th - 8:56pm

A man and his truck: A love story that will surely stand the test of time. At least until this particular man gets too tall.

Summer made simple for moms

Connie Sokol, Contributor  |  Posted  May 19th - 8:06pm

Transitioning to summer is exactly that — a transition. As a mom, intentionally create a smoother, more enjoyable summer with three simple steps.

Would you leave a sleeping baby home alone? Online post stirs debate

Tracie Snowder  |  Posted  May 19th - 8:42am

Is it ever OK to leave a sleeping baby home alone, even for just seven minutes?

The rise of digital abuse and its target on teenagers

Candace Johnson, Contributor  |  Posted  May 18th - 8:14pm

Recognizing the signs of digital abuse can be difficult. Help your teen learn about and protect themselves from the newest form of abuse.

Group of parents against transgender directive ask for action from state leaders

Morgan Jacobsen  |  Posted  May 18th - 4:10pm

A small group of parents gathered at the state Capitol Wednesday, calling on lawmakers to act against the directive from the Obama administration telling schools to allow transgender students to use facilities that align with their gender identity.

Teens learn to box at South Salt Lake after-school program

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  May 18th - 12:58pm

Due to after-school programs, juvenile crime is down in South Salt Lake, according to officer Jerry Silva with the South Salt Lake Police Department.

4-year-old boy allegedly left alone on bus

Ashley Moser  |  Posted  May 18th - 9:30am

A Utah mom is concerned after her young son spent time alone on the school bus, long after he was supposed to be home.

Boy makes puppy watch training videos on YouTube

Jessica Ivins  |  Posted  May 18th - 7:39am

When in doubt, consult YouTube. That's what a 4-year-old Georgia boy did when trying to train his new puppy.

Legislature to study state impact of federal directive on transgender students

Morgan Jacobsen  |  Posted  May 17th - 9:43pm

Leaders in the Utah Legislature voted Tuesday to study the local impacts of a recent directive from the White House telling schools to allow transgender students to use bathrooms consistent with their gender identity.

Study: Fathers-to-be impact children's health, too

Carina Storrs, CNN  |  Posted  May 17th - 8:08pm

A new report details how various aspects of the father's life — from alcohol consumption and smoking, to age and nutritional status — can influence an offspring's risk of developing fetal alcohol syndrome, birth defects, autism and other conditions.