UPLIFT FAMILIES is our 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
Uplift Families Founder
Former First Lady of Utah




In honor of Resilient Utah Month Jennie Taylor joins Fresh Living to share her 3 tips for practicing resilience. We have all endured a lot of challenges in the past few years and watched our families face many difficult moments, but how can we develop a "State of Resilience" to cope with future challenges and not allow them to derail us? How can we teach our children how to be strong and resilient? Check out our TIPS articles for the full story!


3 Ways to Recognize Your Own Resilience by Jennie Taylor

POSTED BY on May 11, 2022

Resilience is like a muscle–the only way to really develop it is to use it. Likewise, the more we exercise resilience, the more resilient we become.  So the question is: where do we begin? In the difficult moments of our lives–when we need resilience the most!--we often struggle to discover the resilience within ourselves. While we could spend hours discussing tips and tricks, today we’re going to focus on three simple reminders that can help you peel away some of the internal distractions that often get in the way of your ability to recognize your own resilience.

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Memoirs of a Former Third Grade Student by Steve James

POSTED BY on May 05, 2022

As another school year comes to an end, my mind goes back to my elementary years and Miss Jorgensen, my third grade teacher. She not only taught me the required subjects, but she would frequently tell me how important I was and how much I was loved.

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Rituals- One Simple Way to Connect with Your Family by Rachel Black

POSTED BY on April 15, 2022

When I was little, my mother would come up every night and fluff my blankets over me before telling me goodnight. It was small, it was simple, and it was profound. To this day, I have warm memories of being “tucked in.” Researchers call such regular traditions “rituals” and these family rituals are critical in our increasingly fast-paced, too-busy-to-be-together world.

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