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.

Please enjoy our new website and resource center!  We are always eager to hear your comments and feedback, you can always share your thoughts with us by clicking here.


Jeanette Herbert
First Lady of Utah




6 Steps for Making Siblings Friends, Not Foes by Nicholeen Peck

POSTED BY on November 24, 2018

One night, after my parents left to go on a date, my brother and I started fighting. I vividly remember the fight getting to the point where both of us were standing on a couch threatening each other with broomsticks. This sad memory changed me. Many times over the years I’ve had that memory return, but with a goal attached to it. That goal was for my children to see each other as best friends throughout their lives. Since I didn’t necessarily have experience with this concept, I had to do some careful research and planning.

I Feel All Alone by Gregory A. Hudnall

POSTED BY on November 09, 2018

I get the chance to travel across the country working with communities, schools and young people. Unfortunately, many times I get the call after there has been a suicide and the school are in a crisis. I usually spend a few days working with the adults and the students. While it can be heartbreaking at times, I am grateful for these amazing young people.

4 Ways to be a Better Mom or Dad Right Now by Matt Townsend

POSTED BY on October 30, 2018

Sharpen Your Toolset When it comes to parenting, we should always remember the old adage, “Sharp tools make light work!”  In parenting, the sharper our toolset, the easier the role of parenting becomes. Some tools, if sharpened, will increase your ability to get better results with your children.  These tools are: Physical health- Exercise, eat healthier and get some sleep. Patience- comes from feeling prepared and ahead of the game. Space-  Have the space and time to think, explore, anticipate and  prepare for your time with your children.






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