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




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Step Families are Different from Original Families in Important Ways by Abbie Vianes

POSTED BY on February 17, 2021

Blended Families - Part I (This is a series of articles on blended or step families. For the purposes of these articles, the first marriage will be referred to as the original family) Blended families have a very different terrain from original families. There are misconceptions, myths, and misunderstandings about blended families that can lead to failure. For example, the very thing that holds first marriages together – children – are what primarily take blended families apart. Being aware of these differences can lead to more realistic expectations.

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Ways to Raise Loving and Appreciative Children and to Help Them Feel Loved
by Paula Fellingham

POSTED BY on February 08, 2021

Here are just a few tips to help you in your parenting, but ultimately, DO EVERYTHING WITH LOVE! You'll be a happier parent, and you will have happier children.

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5 Crucial Elements of a Healthy Family Culture
by Dr. Paul Jenkins

POSTED BY on February 01, 2021

Some of what we are trying to accomplish as parents can be summarized in culture. If you've watched Live On Purpose TV on YouTube, this won't come as a surprise to you that the first thing to focus on is love. Here are 5 elements to build a healthy family culture:

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