UPLIFT FAMILIES is my initiative to connect parents with information, resources and programs that help them acquire knowledge and skills to raise loving, responsible, and happy children.

We believe that strong parent-child relationships are the key to providing children with tools and encouragement to make healthy and safe choices in their lives, keeping them free from drugs, alcohol, violence, crime and pornography.   This UPLIFT FAMILIES program includes web-based resources, social media experiences, educational materials and periodic conferences on parenting and family issues.

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Jeanette Herbert
First Lady of Utah




Destination Happiness by Damian Rodriguez

POSTED BY on August 08, 2018

As I rolled our car into the garage on Sunday, officially marking the culmination of our 9-day and 2,000-mile “vacation,” I sighed deeply. Not out of sorrow that the trip which took a year of planning (and saving) was over, but out of relief. As we quickly unloaded the car and prepared the kids for bed, my wife and I chatted back and forth about the misnomer that is the term “family vacation.” There is no relaxing on a vacation with a five- and two-year-old; our annual week-long expedition to California will forevermore be referred to as “the trip.”

Suicide Prevention: QPR Education & Why You Need to Learn About It by Greg Hudnall & Paula Dudley

POSTED BY on July 24, 2018

Imagine you are walking down the street and a stranger collapses and needs CPR. You are CPR certified and so you are quick to act and assess the situation. The police and ambulance arrive and say that without your help, the individual would have died. Upon leaving the scene, you notice a small crowd has gathered that was untrained in CPR and in shock, stopped to watch the situation. Consider which person you would rather be: the individual who knows CPR or someone on the sidelines standing helplessly watching? It is likely, that you would, at the very least, want to be CPR certified to prevent bad things from happening to others.

Social Media As A Game by Dr. Greg Hudnall & Paula Dudley

POSTED BY on July 12, 2018

“Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all?” It is easy to note that the Evil Queen in the movie “Snow White” cares about being the greatest in the land in physical appearance and worldly possessions. This is evidenced by her obsession with looking in her magical mirror and needing to change things about herself, or other people, to see value.






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