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Coach Kim: How to not be the 'evil stepmother'

Kim Giles, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Jan 20th - 7:05am

In this part two of the blended families series, Coach Kim explains the challenges that surround being a stepmother and shares some tips for making the role easier.

CDC: 7 people under age 18 died of the flu last week; 39 children total this season so far

Elizabeth Cohen, Senior Medical Correspondent, CNN  |  Posted Jan 18th - 5:14pm

On Christmas Day, 16-year-old Kaylee Roberts opened presents at her aunt's house in suburban Cleveland, joyfully celebrating the holiday and laughing with her cousins.

A dog gives birth to a green puppy, now named 'Hulk.' Here's the science behind it

Alaa Elassar, CNN  |  Posted Jan 17th - 7:43pm

When a North Carolina family's beloved dog went into labor, everything seemed to be going well. That is until one of her puppies came out green.

Utah student becomes semifinalist in Mars rover naming contest

Ashley Moser, KSL TV  |  Posted Jan 17th - 9:40am

A Utah elementary student is a semifinalist in NASA’s “Name the Rover” contest.

Proposal for late starts at Salt Lake high schools gets chilly reception

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Jan 17th - 8:04am

After a public meeting earlier this week where the vast majority of participants backed a proposal to push back start times, the plan got a chilly reception Thursday night from parents, teachers and even students.

This is your child's brain on books: Scans show benefit of reading vs. screen time

Sandee Lamotte, CNN  |  Posted Jan 16th - 8:34pm

Taking away screens and reading to our children during the formative years of birth to age 5 boosts brain development. We all know that's true, but now science can convince us with startling images.

6 common misconceptions of large families debunked

Arianne Brown, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Jan 15th - 12:45pm

Large families are an anomaly, even in the state of Utah, and there are many misconceptions about them based on preconceived notions. With the help of several moms of large families, I have come up with six common misconceptions of large families — debunked.

If every kid learns differently, why does cookie-cutter approach to K-12 education persist?

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Jan 15th - 8:22am

Humans are “profoundly individual,” not only in how they differ from one another but how they learn, an education expert said.

Have You Seen This? This kid's Nutcracker passion is off the charts

John Clyde, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Jan 14th - 3:02pm

There is passion for something, and then there is PASSION for something. This kid has all caps passion.

There's a mismatch in the flu shot, and it's not good news for children

Elizabeth Cohen, CNN  |  Posted Jan 14th - 10:00am

This year's flu vaccine is "not a very good match" for a common strain of the flu that's especially tough on children, according to the nation's top infectious disease doctor.

KSL Investigates: Utah couple gets $51K bill for family's rabies shots

Brittany Glas, KSL TV and Cindy St. Clair, KSL TV  |  Posted Jan 14th - 6:22am

Katy and David Monson’s family vacation to Arizona last summer took a wild turn when they found what they thought looked like a bite mark on their son’s body.

A man re-animated 'Sleeping Beauty' to create an unforgettable wedding proposal

Mallory Hughes, CNN  |  Posted Jan 13th - 7:44pm

An illustrator, a self-described hopeless romantic and a room full of Redditors made one man's proposal to his high school sweetheart quite literally picture perfect.

Man whose son died turns boxing into confidence building for kids

Ray Boone, KSL TV  |  Posted Jan 13th - 9:23am

At Aaron Garcia’s boxing gym, you’ll find a community built on confidence. Behind every swing lies the belief that you can handle any punches the future might throw.

Coach Kim: Blended families are a complex challenge

Kim Giles, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Jan 13th - 7:02am

In this edition of LIFEadvice, Coach Kim shares some of the challenges a stepfamily today faces and what needs to happen to beat the grim statistics.

Medicaid expansion improves women’s postpartum care, researchers say

Ashley Imlay, KSL  |  Posted Jan 11th - 2:51pm

Medicaid expansion improves new moms’ access to care after delivery, especially for those at high risk of postpartum complications, according to a new study.

Florida mom has 2 sets of twins in one year

Lauren M. Johnson, CNN  |  Posted Jan 10th - 8:05pm

A Florida woman said she didn't know that twins ran in her family until she had two sets in one year.

Arianne Brown: What I learned from reading the comments (even the troll ones)

Arianne Brown, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Jan 8th - 11:38am

It was the fall of 2013 and I took my five kids to the store, got offended, and then wrote about it for KSL.com. The response from readers was varied, and the "chill pills" the experience required hard to swallow. But it was well worth the effort.

Have You Seen This? Eagle Mountain dad’s unsuccessful lesson in snow angel-making

John Clyde, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Jan 7th - 3:03pm

Look, being a parent is tough. Kids are the best, but they can also be aggravating. This dad from Eagle Mountain wins the gold medal of parenting patience and effort.

KSL investigates overcrowding on Utah school buses

Mike Headrick, KSL TV  |  Posted Jan 7th - 8:48am

In the Davis School District, some parents believe buses aren’t so safe, and it has nothing to do with the mechanics.