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Utah hotline for expectant mothers looks back at 35 years of service

Gretel Kauffman, KSL  |  Posted May 18th - 10:05pm

The Utah Department of Health's MotherToBaby program, formerly known as the Pregnancy Risk Line, has been answering questions about pregnancy and breastfeeding since 1984.

Oliver and Olivia top Utah baby names list for third-straight year

Mary Richards, KSL Newsradio and Carter Williams,  |  Posted May 17th - 5:13pm

The 2018 baby names list is out, and there are going to be elementary schools full of a very similar name — Oliver and Olivia are the top names in Utah for the third year in a row.

5 summer family vacations that have direct flights from Salt Lake City

Hilarye Fuller, Contributor  |  Posted May 15th - 4:07pm

With summer rapidly approaching many families are planning that quintessential family vacation. Planning a trip from the Salt Lake City area, there are lot of great options with direct flights for a unique and fun family adventure.

Popular Utah blogger 'dies 10 times to live' in battle against depression

Heather Simonsen, KSL TV  |  Posted May 14th - 7:34pm

The woman behind Dooce, one of the first and most popular mommy blogs, has been very open about her struggle with depression. It got so bad, she recently turned to an extreme experimental treatment.

Locking up guns could reduce teen and childhood firearm deaths by a third

Susan Scutti, CNN  |  Posted May 13th - 7:32pm

Most U.S. households with children do not safely store firearms in the way the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends: locked up and unloaded.

Meghan, Harry release baby feet photo for US Mother's Day

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 12th - 12:41pm

Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, have released a photo of their newborn baby's feet to mark Meghan's first Mother's Day as a mom.

6 free gifts for mom this Mother’s Day

Cara MacDonald,  |  Posted May 10th - 8:38am

Some Utah stores and restaurants are doing special Mother’s Day sales to help out those who want to treat their moms this Sunday. Here are 6 great discounts/freebies for your mother.

A friend or loved one was ordered to mental health court; what can you expect?

Cara MacDonald,  |  Posted May 9th - 9:12pm

Mental health courts provide a rehabilitative alternative to jail or prison for individuals who've committed crimes because of a mental illness, but what the court is and how it works remains enigmatic to many.

5 ways to talk about the news with people who disagree with you

Carrie Rogers- Whitehead, Contributor  |  Posted May 8th - 5:15pm

Here's how to make it a little less painful to talk to that one uncle we all have.

Should you talk to your child about emotions?

Nicholas Call, Contributor  |  Posted May 7th - 7:35pm

As a parent, you probably have experienced a myriad of emotions when engaging with your child, and you can feel stuck at times as to how to discuss those emotions. But pushing past the discomfort will do a great service for your child.

Hike of the Week: Temple Quarry Trail is a family-friendly hike with historic views

Rhiannon Bent, KSL Contributor  |  Posted May 7th - 12:26pm

St. George's Temple Quarry Trail provides great views of the city without the congestion of other areas, like Pioneer Park.

Will new royal baby's name honor Princess Diana? Stay tuned

Gregory Katz, Associated Press  |  Posted May 7th - 8:23am

Britons love to lay down their bets — and with the birth of a healthy baby boy for Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, and Prince Harry, it's time to focus on boys' names.

In search of safe schools: Parents No. 1 cause of police reports on campus

Deanie Wimmer, KSL TV  |  Posted May 7th - 7:39am

Over the past several years, Utah schools have spent millions of dollars to boost student safety. But armed gunmen aren’t the only ones they’re trying to keep out.

Here's what parents need to know about anonymous app Whisper

Carrie Rogers-whitehead, Contributor  |  Posted May 6th - 4:09pm

Whisper claims to be “the safest place on the internet" and is quickly growing in popularity — particularly among young people. But there's a darker side to the social media app.

Have You Seen This? Baby boy feels grass for the first time

Xoel Cardenas,  |  Posted May 6th - 3:45pm

For those not familiar with the plant (it’s technically that), grass and stepping on it for the first time can feel a bit different than what you’re used to. For one grandmother, helping her grandson discover the feeling of grass was a bit fun

Mark Zuckerberg says he invented a 'sleep box' to improve his wife's slumber

Michelle Lou and Brandon Griggs, CNN  |  Posted Apr 30th - 7:32pm

Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, are experiencing the joys of parenting — including sleep deprivation.

Study: Kids’ suicides spiked after Netflix’s ’13 Reasons’

Lindsey Tanner, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 30th - 9:46am

Suicides among U.S. kids aged 10 to 17 jumped to a 19-year high in the month following the release of a popular TV series that depicted a girl ending her life, researchers said.

When to screen for autism? New study suggests as young as 14 months

Jacqueline Howard, CNN  |  Posted Apr 29th - 10:31am

When screening for autism spectrum disorder, a new study suggests that children can be reliably diagnosed with autism at an age earlier than what is currently recommended.

Moms-to-be teach each other in monthly group prenatal visits

Lindsey Tanner, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 28th - 9:48pm

In a big room full of moms-to-be, pregnant women check each other's blood pressure and weight, a nurse-midwife measures their growing bellies, and they all join a seated circle for two hours of candid talk about what to expect when you're expecting.

Exercise, sleep, screens: New guidelines for children under 5

Jacqueline Howard, CNN  |  Posted Apr 24th - 10:31am

For the greatest health benefits, how much play time, screen time and sleep should your baby or young child have in a given day? The World Health Organization has some answers.