Arianne Brown

Arianne Brown: After 12 years in the game, today I earned my 'soccer mom' badge

Arianne Brown: After 12 years in the game, today I earned my 'soccer mom' badge

Arianne Brown, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Apr 16th - 8:33pm

I may have spent the last dozen years driving to and supporting my children in the sport of soccer, but it wasn't until today that I finally earned my badge. Here's how.
Arianne Brown: Raising teens and toddlers together is hard

Arianne Brown: Raising teens and toddlers together is hard

Arianne Brown, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Apr 9th - 7:35pm

As a mom of teens and toddlers at the same time, I often question my life decisions. Teens and toddlers under one roof don't mix — or do they?
70-year-old Ogden woman 1st in her age group to complete 90-mile bike race challenge in Mesquite

70-year-old Ogden woman 1st in her age group to complete 90-mile bike race challenge in Mesquite

Arianne Brown, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Mar 30th - 8:28pm

Seventy-year-old Vicky Nielsen of Ogden did something recently not many her age are able to do: She biked 90 miles. Not only that, but the 90-mile distance gained nearly 6,000 feet in elevation from start to finish.
 Heber Valley train conductor photo-bombs wedding proposal while train is on the move

Heber Valley train conductor photo-bombs wedding proposal while train is on the move

Arianne Brown, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Mar 21st - 7:53pm

On March 11, Jared Hughes knelt down on one knee to propose to Sariah Harker. At that moment that was immortalized in a photo, Heber Valley train conductor Brandon Crose's smiling face was immortalized along with the proposal of a lifetime.
 Arianne Brown: Please tell me I'm not the only parent with picky eaters

Arianne Brown: Please tell me I'm not the only parent with picky eaters

Arianne Brown, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Mar 19th - 8:01pm

No matter the meal, there's always at least one child who refuses to eat. But even with a house full of picky eaters, I have learned some tricks to the trade. Mostly I have learned that I will never be able to please everyone no matter how hard I try.
Local florist wins $100K in HBO series 'Full Bloom,' turns tragedy into art

Local florist wins $100K in HBO series 'Full Bloom,' turns tragedy into art

Arianne Brown, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Mar 14th - 9:24am

In February of 2014, Conner Nesbit was diagnosed with testicular cancer. While grappling with his own diagnosis, he would lose his mother after her short battle with ovarian cancer just three months later. His winning piece on the show "Full Bloom" depicted the balance of life and death and everything in between.
 Utah nonprofit raising funds to help orphaned children with Down syndrome get adopted

Utah nonprofit raising funds to help orphaned children with Down syndrome get adopted

Arianne Brown, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Mar 13th - 7:12pm

With March 21 being World Down Syndrome Day, a nonprofit organization based in Lehi is hoping to raise funds for orphaned children with Down syndrome so that they can be adopted. The fundraiser is aiming to bring awareness through a series of challenges throughout the month of March.
Bluffdale's 'Junk King' helping Utahns repurpose and recycle their junk

Bluffdale's 'Junk King' helping Utahns repurpose and recycle their junk

Arianne Brown, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Mar 12th - 8:33pm

Luke Wren wanted to make a difference in his community and environment, so he started a business that would find a way to repurpose and recycle items that would otherwise end up in the landfill. He calls himself the Junk King.
Arianne Brown: I used to be a good mom

Arianne Brown: I used to be a good mom

Arianne Brown, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Mar 12th - 7:42pm

I will often look back at my early days as a mom, and say, "I used to be a good mom." Over the years, things have changed. I may not be a good mom, but I'm proud to say that I'm still a mom.
Arianne Brown: Large family vehicles may be stare-worthy, but give a smile when passing by

Arianne Brown: Large family vehicles may be stare-worthy, but give a smile when passing by

Arianne Brown, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Mar 5th - 7:46pm

My 12-passenger van filled with our 11-person family may be an eyesore on the road, but just be glad you can't see all the way in or hear what's going on inside. If eyes could see and ears could hear, every passerby would smile and wave with a prayer in their hearts for a family just trying to get from point A to point B.
12-year-old Springville boy awarded for mowing 50 lawns in nationwide 50 Yard Challenge

12-year-old Springville boy awarded for mowing 50 lawns in nationwide 50 Yard Challenge

Arianne Brown, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Mar 1st - 7:31pm

In March 2020, Boston Housley of Springville took on the 50 Yard Challenge to mow 50 lawns for those in need. It's part of a nonprofit organization instigated by a man named Rodney Smith Jr., who personally delivers a lawn mower and leaf blower to those who complete the challenge.
 Arianne Brown: How I traded the potential misery of a Utah snowstorm for happiness with my kids

Arianne Brown: How I traded the potential misery of a Utah snowstorm for happiness with my kids

Arianne Brown, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Feb 19th - 7:47pm

Snow can be a daunting thing for parents for many reasons. With the recent snowfall, I found myself torn between potential misery and happiness. But when I let happiness win, we were left with memories to last a lifetime.
South Jordan man creates 9-foot-tall Baby Yoda out of snow

South Jordan man creates 9-foot-tall Baby Yoda out of snow

Arianne Brown, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Feb 19th - 6:26pm

J.R. Royce of South Jordan couldn't let this recent snowfall go to waste, so he spent an entire day building what turned out to be a 9-foot-tall Baby Yoda he called "Snow Grogu."
 Arianne Brown: The day my escaped toddler was brought home by police officers

Arianne Brown: The day my escaped toddler was brought home by police officers

Arianne Brown, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Feb 12th - 7:42pm

Have you ever had something happen that completely took the wind out of your parenting sails? I did the day I heard a knock on the door and found it was my worst nightmare: a police officer asking me if I was missing a child.
Lehi 'watchdog' turning heads with her unusual way of standing guard

Lehi 'watchdog' turning heads with her unusual way of standing guard

Arianne Brown, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Feb 8th - 9:14pm

A Lehi dog was recently spotted atop a rooftop. Come to find out, this is normal for the 10-month-old lab. Here's why.
 4th grade competitive rock climber finds balance through online school

4th grade competitive rock climber finds balance through online school

Arianne Brown, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Feb 7th - 7:11pm

When schools shifted to online learning last spring due to the pandemic, fourth grader Conner Bailey began to thrive. As a competitive rock climber who also had a learning disability, Conner was struggling. After nearly a year of online school under his belt, Conner has risen the ranks of both academics and the climbing wall.