Growth Mindset: Setting Your Kids up for Success

Don’t raise kids to expect praise –raise them to expect that hard work pays off.  This two session-class introduces parents to the Growth Mindset principle and how to use it to help their children excel.  Psychologist, Carol Dweck, a Stanford University Professor and pioneering researcher in the field of motivation explains in her book, Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, “In a fixed mindset students believe their basic abilities, their intelligence, and their talents are fixed traits.  They have a certain amount and that’s that.” 

Family Photography: Choosing the Photographer That’s Right for You!

Capturing life’s moments in a bottle isn’t really possible-- but we wish it were, right? That way we could always lift the lid and memories would simply spill out!  OR- we can hire a family photographer to capture those moments—at least for a day!

October is Fire Prevention Month: Protect your families

What can you do in two minutes?  Maybe you could make toast, brush your teeth, and go check your mail. What if you only had two minutes to escape your house in the event of a fire?  That doesn’t seem long at all but according to the American Red Cross this is all the time you’ll have to get out to safety. During the midst of a fire an early warning from a working smoke detector might be the key to saving your life. In addition, a familiar fire escape plan, practiced regularly, can also save lives without causing extra panic.

2016 Voter Information Now Available Voter Information Pamphlet details critical information on ballot propositions

2016 Voter Information Now Available

Voter Information Pamphlet details critical information on ballot propositions


General Conference for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints: What did You Learn?

General Conference for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is now over. However, the spiritual messages heard and felt will linger into the next 6 months until Conference comes again.  For many members, applying what they learned in Conference will build upon their testimonies and strengthen their everyday lives—drawing them closer to their Savior, Jesus Christ.  

After School Snacks—Here Come the Kids!

   In my house growing up there was very little, if any, sugar. I remember only having soda pop on “special occasions,” Sugar Puffs Cereal on Sunday mornings and Spirulina when I was sick. Ughh!  My Mom was definitely a very healthy cook.

Where to find 3 Family Friendly Corn Mazes in Ogden this Fall

Autumn in Utah is full of color!  It’s also full of excitement as kids everywhere are giddy thinking about Halloween coming up and planning out their costumes. And, of course, jumping in a pile of leaves!  Meanwhile, parents everywhere are scouting out ways to entertain the whole family.  Never fear! There are plenty of activities to do this time of year including pumpkin picking, corn mazes, wagon rides—the list goes on. 

Constitution Week Celebrations in Northern Utah

September 17 marks 229 years since the signing of the U.S. Constitution. Though it isn’t an official holiday, many citizens, including many throughout Utah, celebrate for several days often known as Constitution Week. This year several organizations in Northern Utah are planning events that are open to the public. Here are a couple to take special note of.


David Burton to Speak at Layton Christian Academy

Apples, Pears and Peaches: It’s Harvest Time!

Gathering in a harvest from our gardens and putting up food for the winter has been a century old process that keeps going from one generation to the next.  However, for Jennie Taylor, of North Ogden, this process was something she started in her own family. Having not grown up learning about canning or farming, she was introduced to home canning in 2009 by a former LDS Bishop and another fellow ward member.  

Helping Students Succeed in the Global Economy: Project Lead the Way

Learning is all around us!  Benjamin Franklin once said, “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.”


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