Lara Neves

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Halloween Fun in Utah

Fall is upon us and with that comes so much fun and especially Halloween fun! But we’re not talking about the spooky, scary, gory, nightmare inducing …

Decorations

The Smart Debit Card That Will Teach Your Teens Money Management

Greenlight Debit Card Review<p><b>If you are looking for an easy way to help your teens learn to manage money, look no further. The Greenlight smart debit</b> …

Personal Finance

How to Create and Remember Secure Passwords and Security Questions

In the midst of hurricanes Harvey and Irma, Equifax announced that it had suffered a breach that affected around 143 million people. That is nearly …

Identity Theft

This Powerful Phrase Will Help Your Child Turn Failure into Success

As a parent, it's tough to watch your child fail at something—especially when it's something they've worked hard for. Maybe they get cut from the …

Self-improvement

Planning a Disney Trip? 4 Things to Do Before You Go

<i>Welcome again to my Disney expert, MaryFran! She's been to Disney World many times and is always working on planning her next trip. Since she has</i> …

Walt Disney Company

Why Moms Yell—5 Anger Triggers and How to Fix Them

I have a confession to make.<p><b>Sometimes I yell at my kids.</b><p>I hate that I do it. And while my children are wonderful at forgiving me after I yell, I wish …

Parenting

The Real Mommy Wars: 8 Struggles All Moms Understand

The Mommy Wars are a funny thing—moms fighting amongst themselves about the best ways to be a mom. Organic or not? Breastfeeding or bottle? …

Why Social Media is Not Smart for Middle School Kids

<b>This guest post is by Melanie Hempe, RN, founder of Families Managing Media.</b><p>I really love middle school kids. I have two of them! If you have been …

Social Media

April Fools Day Mystery Dinner Menus for Kids {free printables}

I'm not a big prankster on April Fools Day—or any other day for that matter. But I still wanted to find a fun way to celebrate April Fools Day with …

How to Organize and Save Kids' Artwork Without the Clutter

When my first child was in Kindergarten I started to realize what keeping all of her artwork and school work would mean. And any mother who has had a …

What Are the Best Pens to Use for Paper Planners?

I love paper planners. And I love pens and markers. In fact, part of the reason why I love paper planners so much may just be because I love color …

Online Risks Are Everyday Events for Teens -- But They Rarely Tell Their Parents

Today’s teenagers are such “digital natives” that it probably seems sometimes like they were literally born with a computer chip implanted in their brains. They send and receive Snapchats and Kik and WhatsApp messages on the fly, get their news from Instagram, reblog their favorite angsty poetry on …

Parenting

‘The X Plan’ Parents Use Discreet Strategy To Help Teens Fight Peer Pressure

<b>NEW YORK (CBSNewYork)</b> — Texting one letter could help teens get away from peer pressure or danger.<p>High school senior William Trapp said peer pressure …

Parenting

7 Things Your Strong-Willed Child Needs From You

I realized I was dealing with a very strong-willed child when Sophia was still a baby. She had a push to her that my other two children never had. …

February 2017 Bonus Visiting Teaching Printable

The longer I make printables for visiting teachers, the more I realize that many of you would rather have smaller handouts to give out. The …

The Secret Life of Teens on Instagram

Last weekend I dropped my 16-year-old daughter off at an event. I needed to talk to one of the other moms, so I waited around with Bria for a little …

Southern Utah's Hidden Gem—10 Things to Do Near Kanab, Utah

In 2009 we attended my brother's wedding in Phoenix. We were living in Cedar City, Utah at the time, so the drive was only about 8-9 hours. We had a …

10 Reasons to Visit Heber Valley in the Winter

<i>This is a sponsored post for Heber Valley Tourism</i><p>I have always thought a vacation should include sunshine, beaches, and flip flops. But the longer we …

8 Expert-Approved Time Management Tips

We’ve all lamented that there aren’t enough hours in the day or laughed at memes that tell us the road to productivity is paved with cups of strong …

10 Habits Of People In The Happiest Relationships

<i>The HuffPost Lifestyle newsletter will make you happier and healthier, one email at a time. Sign up here.</i><p>Happy relationships don’t happen by accident. It takes two emotionally healthy, loving people who are committed to being the best partners they can be.<p>We recently asked relationship experts to …

Communication Skills

The 13 best novels of 2016

2016 will go down in history as a year that changed America’s political landscape forever. And it gave us books that grapple with that changing landscape, fiercely and provocatively; books that delve deeply into the American identity and change the way we see it.<p>But it also gave us books that allow …

Books

Even More Christmas Books to Read With Your Family

One of the most beloved Christmas traditions we have in our home is reading a Christmas book together each night before bed. Even though the girls …

Fun Thanksgiving Gratitude Activity {free printable}

When I was growing up, one of our Thanksgiving family traditions was to go around the table during dinner and say what we were grateful for. I have …

Upcycled Advent Calendar Using Tin Cans

Tin Can Upcycled Advent Calendar<p>Upcycled Advent Calendar – For me the best part of Christmas is the build up, all the crafting and gift making. It’s …

Chemicals

7 'Clarity Vacuums' You Can Fill To Double Your Productivity

Remember what it was like to get your first eyeglasses?<p>Or the revelation provided regularly when the eye doctor replaces the blurry eye chart with stunning clarity by sliding that big old refractor in front of your eyes?<p>My mother thought the world looked better when she couldn’t see all the …

Time Management

Happiness: The 11 Reasons Why You're Not Happy

Happiness self Improvement<p><b>Happiness</b> lies within you. Then why you're not happy? Do you find yourself wondering why you are unhappy? You need not …

No Bake Paleo Chocolate Pecan Bars (Vegan, Paleo, Gluten Free, Dairy Free)

<i>No Bake Paleo Chocolate Pecan Bars (V, GF, Paleo): a 5-ingredient, no bake recipe for deliciously textured pecan bars topped with a thick layer of</i> …

5 skills travel teaches your kids that guarantee success in life

Mel Gow reveals the five important things travel gives your children that will set them up for life. How many do your kids have?<p>1. Emotional …

Self-improvement