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4 lesser-known, family-friendly lakes to visit this summer

Spencer Durrant, Contributor  |  Posted   Apr 17th - 12:00pm

If you want to beat the crowds and find some secluded lakes full of family fun, take a look at these suggestions.

Absences, fitness, atmosphere — new ways to track schools

Maria Danilova, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 17th - 8:10am

How often do students miss school? Are they ready for college? Are they physically fit? Is their school a welcoming place?

Kids prefer the TV for their viewing, but love other devices

Frazier Moore, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 17th - 7:54am

Grace Ellis has never known a time when you needed a TV to watch TV.

Loving your spouse the way they want to be loved

Kim Giles and Nicole Cunningham, Contributors  |  Posted   Apr 17th - 7:33am

"The question you wrote about last week might as well be about the two of us. My husband and I both come from dysfunctional families and didn’t learn how to do relationships the right way." In this edition of LIFEadvice, coaches Nicole Cunningham and Kim Giles share some tips for men and women to create healthier relationships.

After over 24K applications, Utah couple hires 'travel nanny'

Ray Boone  |  Posted   Apr 16th - 10:37pm

When Derek and McKenzie Tillotson posted a video looking to hire a travel nanny for a year-long trip around the world, they never anticipated the response. Now, they've selected one lucky person.

Target recalls Easter toys due to 'serious ingestion hazard'

Johanzynn Gatewood, CNN  |  Posted   Apr 14th - 12:44pm

The retailer Target is recalling more than 560,000 water-absorbing Easter egg and dinosaur toys due to a "serious ingestion hazard," the US Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday.

Letter of apology sheds light on a parent's struggle with autism

Arianne Brown, Contributor  |  Posted   Apr 14th - 7:40am

In a blog post, Megan Goates wrote a letter to a mother of a child who her son with autism smacked while at Costco — completely unprovoked. The open letter gives a sneak peek into what families like the Goates live with every day.

5 important eating lessons we can learn from kids

Paige Smathers, Contributor  |  Posted   Apr 11th - 8:32pm

Our kids are naturally really good at something that many of us struggle with: food and eating. Let's learn from their innate wisdom and try to be a little more like a child in their relationship with food.

Why you should teach kids firearm safety

Spencer Durrant, Contributor  |  Posted   Apr 11th - 11:29am

If you plan on taking your children hunting or sport shooting or you want to buy your first gun but have children, then it's imperative to teach your kids some basic firearm safety tips.

The platinum rule in marriage

Kim Giles, Contributor  |  Posted   Apr 10th - 7:05am

"I have read your articles for years and have been doing everything I can to show my wife I love her. I help her more around the house and with the kids, yet I’m still not getting attention and love back." In this edition of LIFEadvice, Coach Kim shares how to become the cure to your spouse's core fear and love how your spouse wants to be loved.

5 children hurt when bounce houses go airborne in South Carolina

Ralph Ellis and Tony Marco CNN  |  Posted   Apr 8th - 10:15pm

Five children were injured when a strong wind picked up two bounce houses at a church carnival in South Carolina on Saturday, sending one of the inflatables into a tree and the other into a power line, authorities said.

Have You Seen This? Baby’s wake-up routine is the happiest

Martha Ostergar, Contributor  |  Posted   Apr 8th - 2:01pm

Waking up is hard to do, but not for this wee baby who is already throwing his hands in the air like he just don’t care in a 10-million-views-and-counting viral video.

This divorced couple still takes a family portrait with their son

Doug Criss, CNN  |  Posted   Apr 6th - 10:44am

Family is everything, even when you're not officially one anymore.

How my daughter died from a simple case of flu

Gwen Zwanziger, CNN  |  Posted   Apr 5th - 8:32pm

It's Day 836. I've cried more times today than I can count. You'd think by now, I could go days without crying, but I can't get over the guilt.

Stem cells offer hope for autism

Wayne Drash and Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN  |  Posted   Apr 5th - 11:15am

Gracie Gregory smiles beneath her brilliant blue eyes. She's sitting on her mother's lap, next to her older sister, Ryleigh, who boasts about Gracie being "very sweet and kind."

10-year-old birthday boy praised for alerting family to house fire

Mike Anderson  |  Posted   Apr 4th - 9:04pm

A Roy woman is crediting her 10-year-old son for saving the family's lives after a fire that quickly tore through their house. The boy was the only one who noticed the fire early on, and fire officials say he did exactly what he was trained to do.

Video of shy 3-year-old hugging a police officer goes viral

Liesl Nielsen  |  Posted   Mar 31st - 5:19pm

Jamie Hubbard, a BYU grad and former Utahn, captured a sweet moment between her son and a police officer that has since gone viral and been shared nearly 20,000 times.

Study shows no long-term cognitive benefit to breastfeeding

Nadia Kounang, CNN  |  Posted   Mar 31st - 8:24am

While the medical benefits of breastfeeding for helping newborns fight infections and helping pre-term infants get stronger are fairly well established, the long-term impact is much less so.

Utah family made whole again after emotional reunion 7 years in the making

Ashley Moser  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 10:50pm

A 7-year-old adopted boy and parents flew to Utah to reunite boy with his biological mother who put him up for adoption because she could not care for him.

Should you give your kids access to your credit card?

Kathryn Vasel, CNN  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 12:17pm

Handing over your credit card to your teenager might not seem like a good idea.