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PUBLISHER & EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Emily Buckley COMMUNITY EDITOR Schae Richards COVER PHOTOGRAPHY Brittany Cascio CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Mark Anderson Marissa Benson Tara Bone Emily Buckley Sherelle Christensen Michael Cole, OD Kim Godfrey Sharilee Griffiths Jenny Hatch Brett Horsley, OB/GYN Kimberly Jones, MSN, RN Sandy Jones Shaun Klomp Barrett Labrum, DO Jenny Mathews Emily Merkley Troy Oldham Schae Richards Frank Schofield Dayia Shurtleff BreeAnn Silcox Adam Winger Wil and Lauren Wood Robert Young, MD LAYOUT DESIGN Rachel Cottrell WEBSITE DESIGN Kite Media Cache Valley Family Magazine is a free, trusted resource designed to inform, serve and enrich local parents and families throughout Cache Valley. Material in this publication is copyright 2017, Cache Valley Family Magazine. All rights reserved. Reproduction without permission of the publisher is prohibited. The views expressed in the magazine are the views of the writers and do not necessarily reflect those of the publisher. Please send all editorial correspondence to or by mail to PO Box 6831, North Logan, UT 84341. All correspondence is sent on a non-confidential basis and Cache Valley Family Magazine shall be free to reproduce, publish, edit and/or use any such communications. All materials become property of Cache Valley Family Magazine.

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I N E VERY IS SU E Safe Families: Buckle Up: Every Ride, Every Time — p. 7 From the Farmer’s Wife: Rhubarb Raspberry Pudding Cake — p. 23 Cover Story: Cruise-In For a Cache Valley Tradition: Cache Valley Cruise-In is Much More than a Parade — p. 26 Education Update: Make Summer Reading a Splash: Tips From Cache County School District — p. 28 Logan School District: Greenpower For Future Success — p. 29 Making a Difference: Change the World With Your Smile — p. 33 Healthy Families: Growing Pains — p. 34 Good Neighbors: High Levels of Homeownership Means Increased Political Awareness — p. 46

FE AT U R ES Bring the Power of the Sun Home — p. 6 Easy Tips for Throwing a Sunny Baby Shower — p. 22 Protect Your Children’s Eyes During the Summer — p. 25 Secrets to Successful Hanging Baskets and Planters — p. 30 Top Vitamins for Dementia/Alzheimer and Other Cognitive Condition Therapies — p. 35 Mind, Body, Spirit: Being Healed While Healing Others — p. 36 Five Tips For Cooking With Kids — p. 38 Jackson Hole: A Vacation For the Whole Family — p. 40 Mother Nurture — p. 42 2017 Summer Classes and Camps Guide — p. 44 Choosing the Right Funeral Home — p. 48 Life Insurance: Be There for Your Loved Ones — p. 49 Four Signs You Need a Doctor — p. 50

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Bring the Power of the Sun Home

FIVE REASONS TO GO SOLAR 1. Saves money: Solar energy is affordable and can save homeowners thousands of dollars. It’s also a great investment as it increases a home’s property value. With today’s low interest rates, your payment for solar could be lower than what you are currently paying for your electric bill. Why rent your electricity when you could own it?  2. Tax deductions: State and federal governments are currently offering major tax credits and incentives to those who install solar on their home or business. You can receive 30 percent off the net system price from the Federal Government and a $2,000 credit from the State of Utah. 3. Energy independence: Stop paying the electric company. Every year the electric company raises rates, but with

solar energy you can avoid rate hikes. Protect your home or business from rising energy costs. Even on cloudy days you are still making your own energy!  4. Get off the grid: With a battery backup system you have the ability to keep your solar array going, even in the event of interrupted electrical service. .  5. Go green: Do you want to help the environment? Going solar is one of the best ways to do it. Conventional power produces harmful emissions and greenhouse gases that can hurt the environment. Solar is a clean, renewable energy that uses the most natural of all resources, the sun. The United States places second in the world in annual carbon dioxide emissions. You can lower your carbon footprint

Marissa Benson, marketer GCE Solar by replacing utility power with clean electricity from solar panels. Installing a small solar energy system can be the same as planting 2,500 trees or not driving 285,000 miles.

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B UCKLE U P: EVERY RIDE, EVERY TIME BreeAnn Silcox, coordinator Safe Kids Bear River

Over the past five years, almost

5 Tips for Families

half of all people who died on Utah’s roads weren’t wearing seatbelts. Not only is it the law, but travelers are 45 times more likely to die in a crash if unrestrained. Simply put, seatbelts are the single most effective traffic safety device for preventing death and injury. Wearing a seatbelt properly can make a difference, too. The shoulder belt should fit across the center of your chest and avoid your neck; the lap belt should fit snugly across your hips, not your stomach.

1. Buckle up on every ride. This is important for everyone, both drivers and passengers.

Encourage everyone to buckle up on every ride, every time. It only takes one time to forget to buckle up for a life to be changed forever.

2. Speak up if you notice that someone in the car isn’t wearing their seatbelt. 3. Talk to teens and kids about ways to speak up if a driver of any age isn’t driving safely, or if people in the vehicle are not wearing a seatbelt. 4. Children should always be properly restrained in a car seat or booster seat until the seatbelt fits them correctly, which is when they reach about 4’9” tall.

5. Set an example with your driving habits. Call the Bear River Health Department at (435) 792-6500 or visit to learn more.


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Troy Oldham, race director Cache Gran Fondo


This last winter in Cache Valley was epic: snowfall and snowpack totals were 200 percent of normal. Cycling enthusiasts had delays getting back on the road this spring, but there is a strong buzz in the air as the Cache Valley cycling community hits the roads and trails again: registrations are filling up and bike clubs and rider groups are up and riding.   Cache Valley’s cycling community is strong because it’s made up of a healthy group of diverse people who all have a common love for the sport. Cycling clubs, bike shops, cycling events, businesses and government advocates have all had a positive impact on the growth and development of Cache Valley as a great cycling hub and destination. The Tour of Utah,

has again selected Logan and Cache Valley as the starting stage in 2017. The LOTOJA (Logan-to-Jackson) ride is one of the longest running endurance cycling events in the country. Little Red is likely the largest all-women cycling event in the western United States, and charity and fun rides like the Cache Gran Fondo, Randy Wirth Half-Century, Cache Century, MS150, Around the Wellsville’s and Bike with Brent bring recognition to important issues.  A strong community is also about the people who participate, and help keep the enthusiasm high for the sport. Political, business, biking and law enforcement leaders in our community go above and beyond to make Cache Valley a safe, fun and philanthropic place to ride.

Logan Mayor Craig Peterson and his staff at Logan City had the vision and courage to take on the challenge of bringing the Tour of Utah to Logan, twice. This event has put Logan and Cache Valley on the world stage as a beautiful and hospitable venue for world-class cycling.  Logan Downtown Alliance Director Gary Saxton has worked tirelessly to bring cycling events of all sizes to the area with the purpose of building the economy and business interaction with cyclists of all abilities.  Marilyn Curtis and Tommy Murphy are a power duo running the bike shop at Al’s Sporting Goods, and are responsible for supporting the community with promotions, bike

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C a c h e Va l l e y F a m i l y M a g a z i n e | S u m m e r 2 0 1 7 demos and endless encouragement. Brent Chambers (and Jeff Keller) owns and manages the LOTOJA event, which brings thousands of riders to Logan in September each year. He manages the event that Jeff, at Sunrise Cyclery, started 35 years ago.  Greg Roper is not just a solid and consistent rider in the Valley, but he also makes it possible for events and information about cycling to make it on the airwaves of the Cache Valley Radio Group. Teri Guy makes sure Utah Public Radio helps non-profits get noticed and better understood in the area. Sammy McFarland, Esterlee Moleneux and Sally Sears are leaders of their organizations and support the local cycling community by putting on events and raising funds and awareness for incredible causes. Mike Broadbent and John Hernandez are motivated riders who are positive and supportive of anyone getting into the sport. They look out for others on the road, and do a great job in keeping people excited about biking.  Rod Leishman, Tunde, Monica Tori and Matt Robbins, current and past spin instructors, are just a few of the many who keep cyclists spinning while it is snowing outside. Early mornings start by these motivating athletes calling out cadences and pushing their students with words of support. Jud Eades and the Waterson Family are local businesspeople who have been generous in their support of the cycling community, and community

at large. ARS and Icon Health and Fitness consistently support events in the community and help promote healthy lifestyles.  Kris and Mark Fjeldsted at The Sportsman have been a part of cycling in Cache Valley since the mid-80s, and today The Sportsman has a new face, a solid bike shop and a doorway to some of the best sandwiches on the planet. Drew Nelson and Wayne Wheeler are leaders who head-up active cycling clubs (Logan Race Club and Team Intermountain LiveWell), and work tirelessly to build the sport by building the clubs behind our local racers and recreational riders.  



M AY 2 9 Summer Concert Series begins at the Tabernacle JUN E 3 Logan Trails Festival JUN E 1 0 Storytelling Festival JUN E 1 5 - 17 Logan Summerfest JUN E 2 9 - 3 0, JULY 1 Cache Valley Cruise-In JULY  5 Utah Festival Opera Summer Season Begins

Cameron Peterson, MD, and Kirk Eck (among others) have been driving forces in building and supporting the Cache Valley mountain bike teams.  These high school level competitive riders are making a big impression across the state, and are further growing the leadership of the sport for years to come. 

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Dayton Crites, Cache County trails planner, and Lt. Wyatt Goring of the Cache County Sheriff Department, work to ensure our courses are both safe and good for the local community.  

JULY 24 Logan City Pioneer Day Celebration & Parade

YOU are also a very important part of this cycling community. We will look for you on the roads and trails, pushing yourself and inspiring others. Please remember to wave and say “hi” to others in the biking community, and also throw in a “thank you” as often as you can. Stay safe!

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GET OUTSIDE: IT’S GOOD FOR YOUR BRAIN Emily Buckley, editor in chief

In the early 1980s, Harvard

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University biologist Edward O. Wilson claimed people are instinctively drawn toward their natural surroundings

Numerous recent studies show the benefits of spending time outside. Some findings argue that it can be any outdoor environment while others say it has to be a “green” environment — one with trees and leaves — to provide the same benefits. Details aside, nearly all studies on the subject agree that children who play outside are smarter, happier, more attentive and less anxious than kids who spend more time indoors. It is unclear exactly how the improvements occur, but there are a few things that have been proven about why nature is good for kids’ minds:

The concern surrounding kids spending too much time indoors has become so extreme that the author and journalist Richard Louv coined it “nature deficient disorder” in his book Last Child in the Woods. The idea that humans, especially children, are spending less and less time outdoors with a variety of behavioral problems resulting. Calling it a disorder may be extreme, but the issue is real. In a 2016 study commissioned by British laundry company Persil and conducted by an independent research firm, 12,000 parents in 10 different countries were surveyed. The researchers found that most children spend less than one hour a day outside. The study claims that reduction in time spent outside is largely due to technology: The average American child is said to spend four-to-seven minutes a day in unstructured outdoor play, and over seven hours a day in front of a screen.

• It promotes creativity and imagination. Robin Moore, an expert in the design of play and learning environments at North Carolina State University said, “Natural spaces and materials stimulate children’s limitless imagination and serve as the medium of inventiveness and creativity.” There is no instruction manual for playing outside. Children use their imaginations, creativity, intelligence and negotiation skills to create fun. Rocks and dirt present limitless

opportunities for play that can be expressed differently. • It teaches responsibility and respect. Living things die if not properly cared for, and entrusting children to care for living parts of their environment means they’ll learn what happens when they forget to water a plant or pull a flower out by its roots. • It builds confidence and promotes leadership. Play in nature is usually less structured than most types of indoor play. In an environment where children create the fun, natural leaders will arise. One child may lead by teaching the rules of a game, while another may enjoy creating a challenge course. • It is multisensory. While outdoors, children see, hear, smell and touch things unavailable to them when inside. Nature may seem less stimulating than video games, but, in reality, it activates more senses. • It gets kids moving. Most ways of interacting with nature involve more exercise than sitting on the couch, even without registering for an organized sport. Children who play outdoors are less likely to be obese and more likely to be active learners. Children who move and play when out of school are ready for the attention often needed for classroom learning. • It’s fun! Happy children are successful learners. Children are naturally happy when they are moving, playing and creating outside. This experience opens them up for experimenting, learning and growing in and out of the classroom. The reasons listed above are just a few of the great benefits of outdoor play. So, while screen time is often the easier choice, make it a priority to set aside time to be outside. For fun activities you can do with your kids in nature, visit

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Sharilee Griffiths, owner Mindset Mastery Center

The Discovery Destinations program is providing Cache Valley kids plenty of opportunities to learn and grow this summer. Activities are sponsored by local businesses and encourage kids to be

creative, get outside and have fun! The program includes activities for preschool, elementary and teenage kids. Mindset Mastery Center has organized this program with these goals: 1. Provide FUN, educational opportunities for kids to keep busy during the summer months. 2. Help families discover family-friendly businesses and organizations in Cache Valley. 3. Help businesses reach out to and support families. Families can stop by Mindset Mastery Center (525 West 465 North, Suite 150, Providence) to register and pick up a Discovery Passport and packet. Registration is also available online at Beginning June 1, youth and families can complete a wide variety of adventures being sponsored by local businesses and organizations. Each adventure can be completed at your own pace. Adventures completed over the summer will earn points toward a final prize, along with a final scrapbook. There will also top prizes for kids who complete the most adventures. All participants will receive entries into a drawing for prizes, including a bike worth more than $200. Visit to learn more about the program, see what businesses are involved and see how you can get involved.


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Adam Winger, director North Logan Library

Keep Calm and B U I L D O N

You are going to hear the phrase “build a better world” a lot in the upcoming months as libraries across Cache Valley, and the United States, prepare to bridge the gap between school years with a summer reading program. This year’s theme is bold, so local book jockeys will need to step up their game if they intend to continue to outshine all the parks

and recreation folk who have good weather and beautiful Cache Valley summers on their side. Let me explain why the library peeps can keep calm and build on. Summer reading just doesn’t seem fair as library workers battle school staff for educational supremacy. Teachers just wrapped up testing kids

on lessons about things like westward expansion while librarians introduce kids to the similar concepts using exciting novels. You might as well join the winning side and help your kids find outlandish, yet surprisingly educational reading material and display your parenting prowess as your kids return to school in the fall.  Building a better world includes exploring ideas, providing enriching activities and engaging in meaningful experiences. So, take a look at the community calendar and see the wide range of awesome things happening at libraries in Cache Valley: magic shows, water fights, farmers markets, princess parties, book clubs, reptile shows, splash dash, fitness classes, coding clubs, maker activities and plenty more. Tally up how much awesome is at a library, and be sure not to confess that you simply hung out at the library all summer.  If you have family trips planned, you might want to preserve your sanity as you travel to your adventure by making a detour to the library before you leave town. Pick up audiobooks, good reads and movies to keep everyone happy. And, if you have a picky teenager, who complains that everything is boring, then let me recommend checking out a preloaded Kindle and encouraging them to naysay the thousands of books at their fingertips. Even if they manage to somehow pull it off, you will have secretly won the battle.  The truth is that we build a better world by strengthening the bonds of our community as we make memories, have adventures and enjoy life each summer. Local summer reading programs are designed to help make the most of our amazing Cache Valley summers, so keep calm and build on.

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CHOOSE THE BEST SUNSCREEN Robert Young, MD Rocky Mountain Dermatology

Summer is the best time of the year for families to spend time outside. It’s also the time of year I get asked the same question every single day: What is your favorite sunscreen? My response is really quite simple, yet it often leaves the person asking without the definitive answer they were looking for. The best sunscreen is the one that you will apply every day, throughout the day. Sunscreens have come a long way from where they were even a few years ago, which means that the vast majority of brands are reliably effective when used as directed. My favorite reference for comparing the various brands is Consumer Reports, which publishes in-depth ratings of the most commonly used sunscreens every year. Aside from personal preferences including form, fragrance and, perhaps, type of applicator, the most important factors to look for on the label when choosing a sunscreen are at least SPF 30, broad spectrum and water/sweat resistant. SPF — Sun Protection Factor relates how protective the product is against the UVB rays of the sun and those which most directly correlate with sunburn. The higher the SPF

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number the longer one can safely enjoy the sun without getting burned. For everyday use, an SPF 30 should be adequate, but if you’re planning a day in the sun it’s best to use an SPF 50. One more fun fact: the often-heard myth that anything above an SPF 30 is irrelevant and a waste of money has been proven false. New data, soon to be published in the medical literature, implies that we can anticipate the available SPF levels of protection to increase even higher. Broad Spectrum relates to how well the product protects against the UVA rays of the sun. While these rays can also contribute to sunburn, their physical effects are even more insidious as they penetrate deeper into the tissues. UVA rays are most closely associated with early aging, wrinkles, loss of elasticity, age spots and damage to the skin’s immune system. Water/Sweat Resistant is a relative term since any sunscreen will require reapplication throughout the day in order for it to provide adequate protection and how often it needs to be applied clearly depends on the product and the level of activity involved. Whether your preference is a lotion, cream, gel or spray, please remember to apply an adequate amount and reapply frequently. My secret: There is no question that for application for the face, my absolute favorite sunscreens are mineral powders such as ‘Sunforgettable’ by Colorscience. It’s light, easy to apply, invisible and super effective. It has the best staying power I’ve ever seen, so it’s fantastic for athletes and outdoor lovers who won’t tolerate sunscreen that melts into the eyes. So yes, I guess I DO have a favorite!


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Tara Bone, contributing writer

TRAVEL... without kids?

For years my husband traveled for work. With every trip, we said our goodbyes and I turned my attention back to our boys. I didn’t even think about traveling with him because I felt our children were too young for me to leave, but that abruptly changed last year. It was like one day my boys needed me to survive, and the next they were autonomous little men (most of the time). All of sudden, there they were, feeding themselves, getting dressed on their own and going to bed without my help. They were big. This day inevitably comes for all parents. Some anticipate it, others dread it. For me, it wasn’t a happy

day, but I determined to make the best of it. So, when my husband asked me to travel with him on a long trip, I said a tentative “yes.” I knew it was important to spend time with him when I could, but I was apprehensive. I got through leaving the boys for the first time with some planning and a few tips from experienced travel moms. The boys were happy while we were away, and, thanks to generous family and friends, they kept their normal schedules. I realized at the end of our travel that the boys took steps toward becoming responsible big men. Even my almost-teenager decided he liked me more than he thought. Absence really can make the heart grow fonder and stronger.

Travel tips to keep parents and kids happy while apart • If planning a long trip, do a shorter test trip beforehand. • Think about both physical and emotional needs of kids. • Work with family and close friends you trust, and those your kids like. • Prepare and freeze meals ahead of time. • Write a letter to each child telling them how much you love them. • Determine best times to call; take into account different time zones and schedules. • Pack each day’s change of clothes in separate Ziploc bags for younger kids, or those staying away from home. • Simplify activities if necessary.




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Compile a master binder with everything in one place. Include the following: • Family calendar and detailed schedules for each child • Contact information for neighbors, schools, doctors, friends, church leaders, coaches and anyone who will have contact with kids • Extra house and car keys • Doctor information, insurance card and letter of medical release • Parent travel itinerary and hotel information • Will and estate information • Pet details



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T R AV E L I N G A B R O A D Are you dreaming of going somewhere exotic this summer? Foreign travel is a great way to experience different cultures and truly “get away” from your hectic day-to-day routine. If you are planning to take a trip outside the United States in the near or distant future, try implementing some of these easy tips to make the financial aspect of foreign travel a little less of a burden.

Create a separate travel checking account. Creating a separate checking account specifically for your vacation fund is a great way to both help you save up for adventures and protect your primary funds while you are gone. Keeping a separate travel account also encourages you to keep on budget while on vacation and ensures that if you lose your card, unwanted transactions will stay away from your primary funds. Find a checking account that offers interest and allows you to withdraw from any ATM without paying extra fees.

Monitor exchange rates. If you are heading to a country with different currency, you may want to monitor exchange rates weeks or months in advance. You can occasionally get a better exchange rate compared to historical exchange rates if market conditions are favorable. Exchanging your currency at a local bank rather than at the airport could help you avoid fees associated with the exchange.

Let your bank know where and when you are traveling. Most banks perform extensive security checks on your accounts to keep your money safe from fraudulent transactions. If you don’t alert your bank of your travel destination and dates, they may put a freeze on your account when you purchase that souvenir in Brazil. Make sure to inform your bank when and where you are traveling anytime you take a foreign trip.

Create an itinerary. Even if you are more of a “go with the flow” kind of person creating an itinerary for your trips with rough estimates for costs can help you budget your funds more efficiently and can also help you accomplish more while on your trip. It does not have to be minute by minute, but estimating how much you think you will spend each day can help you avoid overspending.

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can help you better plan your food budget and avoid dinner disasters. Looking into local shop reviews and local events that are occurring during your trip can help you discover unique destinations that will make your trip more authentic.

Know how to contact your bank in an emergency. In some foreign countries 1 800 numbers are not available or will incur heavy fees. Check with your bank before you head out to make sure you have any foreign contact information you might need in a financial emergency.

Pay bills a month ahead. Even if you try your hardest, going over budget on vacation can happen. We suggest paying all of your next month’s bills in advance to avoid any financial stress upon your return.

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Easy Tips For Throwing a Sunny Baby Shower Sandy Jones, contributing writer

No one deserves to be celebrated more than an expectant mom. When a friend or family member announces she is pregnant it is a great time to plan a party. Like any celebration, planning a baby shower takes preparation. So if you have volunteered (or have been nominated) to host a baby shower, here are some simple tips to help you plan a fun and memorable event.

Timing The first point to consider is when to have the shower. If you set the date too early and the mother-to-be later experiences complications with her pregnancy, it can turn a happy occasion into a painful memory. As a general rule it’s best to schedule the shower early in the last trimester (just in case the baby decides to make an early arrival!).

Guests Lists Once you have decided on when to have the shower, it’s time to consider the guest list. Be sure to consult with the guest of honor. She will likely

want to invite close friends and family and possibly work associates or other acquaintances. You should also consider whether you want to hold to a traditional girls-only shower or make it a coed event and include the father-to-be and some of the couple’s male friends. The size of the guest list will dictate the venue, so be sure to consider the space you have when creating your list.

Invitations When sending invitations, try to give your guests plenty of time to RSVP and shop for a gift. Be sure to include directions to the venue, as well as the date, time and your contact information.

Baby Shower Gifts Some expectant mothers register for gifts. Share registry information with invited guests if this is the case. Many stores, including Stork Landing in Logan, offer free registry and the option for gift givers to put money down on more expensive items the mother-to-be may have registered for. “It is always fun to call expectant

mothers and tell them their car seat or stroller has been paid off,” Jenilyn Needham, owner of Stork Landing said. Stork Landing also offers free layaway and a gift bag to expectant mothers who register at their store. As the baby shower host, you should keep a list of who gave what so that the guest of honor can send personalized thank-you notes.

Activities and Refreshments Traditionally, baby showers are held in the afternoon with light refreshments served. However any time that suites your group is fine. Refreshments should take a cue from the mother-to-be’s tastes and preferences, and can range from desserts to a light meal. Games and other activities should be discussed with the guest of honor. Some mothers love party games while others prefer a quiet celebration and a simple opportunity to visit with friends and family.

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Rhubarb Raspberry Pudding Cake Sherelle Christensen Whether you’re fixing a sweet summer treat for your family, or making the perfect treat for a summer BBQ or potluck, this delicious little cake can make the most of whatever berry or fruit you have in season. This version uses tangy rhubarb and raspberries, but you could easily substitute for another fruit. Cherries, strawberries, blueberries, blackberries and even peaches or apples would taste great. This delicious cake makes it’s own “pudding” around the fruit, and is best served warm with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream on top.

Ingredients 1 1/2 cups chopped rhubarb 1 cup fresh or frozen raspberries 1 3/4 cup sugar divided 4 Tbs. butter, softened 1 tsp. baking powder 1/4 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract 1/2 tsp. almond extract 3/4 cup milk 1 cup all purpose flour 1 Tbs. corn starch 2/3 cup boiling water

Instructions Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Layer fruit and rhubarb in bottom of a greased 8”x8” glass baking dish. Combine 3/4 cup of sugar, butter, baking powder, salt, extracts, and milk.

Stir until smooth. Pour evenly over fruit. Combine remaining 1 cup sugar and cornstarch. Mix well, then sprinkle over batter. Bring 2/3 cup water to rolling boil and pour over entire pan (it sounds strange, but the results will be a crispy top, with a gooey pudding underneath). Place in oven and bake for 45 minutes. Remove from oven, cool slightly, and top with vanilla ice cream.

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Protect Your Children’s Eyes During the Summer Michael Cole, OD Child and Family Eye Care Center

When children spend more time outdoors it is important to ensure they are getting proper UV protection, not just for their skin, but for their eyes too. Children are even more

vulnerable to UV-related harm than adults because the lenses in their eyes cannot filter out UV rays as easily. It is vital that children have proper sunglasses for all outdoor activities.

It’s also important for parents to understand that proper UV protection for your children’s eyes is actually year round. Be sure to look for UVA and UVB protection in your child’s sun wear. Swim goggles can provide UV protection and can be made in most prescriptions.

problem resulting from the concussion: • Blurred vision, especially when reading • Headaches • Double vision • Pain in or around the eyes • Poor reading comprehension • Sensitivity to light • Loses place when reading

Protecting their eyes from the summer sun is only one step to protecting your children’s vision over the summer. Did you know some sports injuries can cause vision problems too?

It should also be noted that sometimes symptoms of a concussion might not even appear for days, even weeks after the accident. Some symptoms may last only seconds, while others linger much longer, for months or even years. Additionally, some symptoms may disappear after time, such as eye pain or headaches, and yet other symptoms remain, i.e., blurred or doubled vision.

If your child plays any contact sports, they are at risk for injuries that could impact vision. There is a lot of attention and concern about sports-related head injuries, and repeated mild head injuries. A recent article reported that concussions among kids have increased 71 percent since 2010. Obviously, all sports can result in accidents that involve a blow to the head. Common ones are gymnastics, soccer, lacrosse, football and even dance. But any activity, even a fall, can incur a mild-to-severe head injury. So when a child takes a spill on a bicycle and hits his head on the pavement, a concussion can result the same as when a receiver on the football field is thrown onto his head by a tackle. Even when wearing a helmet, one can still receive an injury because of the impact. Signs that could mean your child has a vision

When someone is experiencing any of the above symptoms they could also have difficulty with reading and learning, as well as physical activities such as balance, motion sickness or sports performance. These problems can become lifelong if they are not addressed. Sometimes special glasses can help. Other times optometric vision therapy is needed. Vision therapy is effective for eliminating blurry and/or double vision, focusing problems, and poor concentration, to name a few, when they are linked to a vision problem. For more information about caring for your children’s eys, visit


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Cruise-In For a Cache Valley Tradition:

THE CACHE VAL L EY   CR U I S E- I N IS MUC H M OR E T H AN A PA RA D E Emily Buckley, editor in chief

Thirty-five years ago, five classic car-loving guys in Logan wanted to show off their hot rods, and so began the Cache Valley Cruise-In. The event took off and has become a long-standing tradition for locals and tourists alike, drawing about 25,000 fans to the Cache County Fairgrounds each summer on the weekend closest to the Fourth of July.   The Cache Valley Cruise-In, hosted by the Cache Valley Cruising Association, is the largest outdoor three-day car show in the intermountain region. It includes a rock concert, vendor show and swap meet, kids carnival games, fireman’s pancake breakfast and, of course, the main event, a car show featuring approximately 900 show cars including street rods, street machines, custom cars, restored vehicles, motorcycles and trucks.

“Everybody thinks the Cache Valley Cruise-In is the parade on Main Street,” Brandon Douglas, a Providence resident and member of the Cache Valley Cruising Association said. “But that is only one hour of 72 hours of the Cruise-In. The fairgrounds are filled with show cars, we have a

C a c h e Va l l e y F a m i l y M a g a z i n e | S u m m e r 2 0 1 7 live DJ, there are vendors galore and all the fair food you can imagine.”   Not all of the cars make it the parade either, Brandon’s wife Jill said. “Only about one-third of the vehicles at the show go to the parade. It is hard for some of the older cars to be jammed up, so some won’t even go up there.”   Brandon agreed. “If people really want to see the cars, they need to go the fairgrounds,” he said. “The parade is a great tradition. Ever since I was 14 years old I sat up there on Main Street watching the cars, but you can’t get up close and look inside or really appreciate the cars sitting on Main Street. You need to come down to the show.”   He explained that those showing the cars are happy to answer questions and allow spectators to look inside, although they may not want people to touch their vehicles.   This year’s Cruise-In will take place June 29-30 and July 1, and will feature Night Ranger in concert on Friday, June 30.   Every year the Cache Valley Cruising Association gives away a car at the Cruise-In. The giveaway car is restored with the support of both local and national sponsors. This

Brandon and Jill Douglas and their children Kassi, Jayden, Jordyn, Maverick, Porter and Jackson, of Providence, make a family event out of their involvement in the Cache Valley Cruise-In.


year the Association will give away a customized, restored 1937 Ford pickup.   Admission to the Cache Valley Cruise-In is $5 for the entire weekend for adults ($1 for kids 17 and under), and that admission ticket serves as an entry into the contest for the giveaway car. “The car is given away on Saturday afternoon at 6 p.m.,” Brandon said. “But you have to be present to win. Just about every year it takes us pulling three tickets or more to have a winner present.”   The Cruise-In also includes a building full of vendors that cater specifically to women. “So if your husband drags you here, and you’re not interested in cars, there is something for you to see, too,” Jill said.   Jill’s father, John Rutledge, is the president of the Cache Valley Cruising Association, and Jill grew up attending and being involved with the show. So when she and Brandon got married they naturally continued their involvement, and it has become a family tradition of their own.   “It is amazing the friends we have made through the Cruise-In,” Jill said. “This event is part of our summer vacation and something our kids look forward to all year. They are a huge part of getting everything ready and helping the show go on.”   The event is self-sustained, but organized and put on by volunteer club members like the Douglas and Rutledge families. “All the money collected goes toward the next year’s show and giveaway car,” Brandon said.   Jill and Brandon want the community to know that the event is family friendly and something everyone can enjoy. “It is amazing how many local people have never been to the show,” Brandon said. “It is the Valley’s best-kept secret, and it shouldn’t be secret.”

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GREENPOWER FOR FUTURE SUCCESS Frank Schofield, superintendent Logan City School District

Our mission in the Logan City School District is to “ensure all students leave our schools ready to create a positive future for themselves and their community.� Students come to us with a variety of talents and interests, and our goal is to help nurture those talents and interests so students are prepared to chart a course for their personal success after high school graduation. For some students, their interests align with traditional academic structures and goals (i.e., AP classes, Fine Arts), and those structures are what will best help them succeed. For other students, different structures

and activities will help them find relevance in their studies, and make connections to their long-term goals. One example of the opportunities our students have is called the Greenpower USA. Through this program, teams of students design, build and race electric cars in an event that qualifies them to participate in a national race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Our students are required to work with their team to create the most streamlined, wellbuilt car they can in an effort to complete the greatest number of laps around the track in 90 minutes. It requires teamwork, engineering, math,

problem solving and communication between team members. I recently attended a Greenpower event and watched as our students demonstrated all of these behaviors. Just before the race, there was a problem with their power source, so students had to quickly troubleshoot in order to be ready for the race (which they were). During the race they identified ways to improve communication between the car driver and the pit crew, and consistently provide positive support to one another. I loved seeing the positive interactions between the students, and the skills they developed through the process were skills that will help them succeed in their future endeavors. Additionally, our students were able to see the concrete outcomes of their work. Their efforts to design and build a working electric race car had been successful, and they were now reaping the benefits. These experiences, and others like them, are the kinds of opportunities that help us ensure all students leave our schools ready to create a positive future for themselves and their community. These experiences create context for what students learn in schools, and help young adults identify their individual skills and future interests. We currently have Greenpower teams at Logan High and Mount Logan Middle School, and are looking to expand into the elementary grades. I invite you and your children to join those teams.


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hanging baskets and planters decorating our homes and businesses. The color and variety they provide during the summer enhances the exterior of whatever structure you decide to beautify (shepherd’s hook, trellis, garage, house, storefront, etc.). Everything starts to get a little bit tricky when the heat of summer kicks in, you have to water them every day and, no matter what you do, it seems like they just up and die around the first of July. With a few tricks and a little

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The biggest mistake gardeners make with their hanging baskets is with water. Usually we will give them a drink every day, but how effective is that water? In many cases, we give them water until the excess starts to flow out the bottom of the basket or planter. Unfortunately, if the soil has desiccated because of the heat, it pulls away from the sides of the container, and when we add water, it finds the path of least resistance:

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the gap between the pot and the soil, and almost immediately runs out the bottom of the pot. I suggest using a water-holding surfactant, like Hydretain or Aqueduct once a month, and thoroughly saturating the soil with it multiple times in an hour or so, until you are convinced that the soil is completely moist. These types of products attract water to the center (where it is hardest to hydrate) and hold moisture there for the plants to absorb. Every time you water it pulls that moisture deeper into the soil so it can maintain it longer, allowing the plants to better withstand the heat of the day.

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C a c h e Va l l e y F a m i l y M a g a z i n e | S u m m e r 2 0 1 7 The second mistake we make is thinking that, since we fertilized the plants when we planted them, they have plenty of nutrients to thrive all summer. Every time you water hanging baskets or planters (which is every day during the hot part of the summer), it leaches and washes most — or all — of the fertilizer and nutrients in the container out the bottom. Of course, some types of fertilizers last longer than others, but in most cases, the liquid or watersoluble fertilizers that work best on flowers have a short lifespan. The real key to success is to fertilize frequently and consistently: a minimum of two times a week, and, in some cases, a little fertilizer every day is what keeps them looking great all summer. Use a balanced fertilizer to get plants to cascade and

grow (like a 20-20-20), and a high phosphorus fertilizer to keep them blooming (like a 9-588 blend). I highly recommend a dose of compost tea every week or two to keep the natural microbes and micro-organisms alive and thriving in the soil; they free up nutrients, energize soil and make plants perform miracles. Avoiding these common mistakes will help you maintain your flowers, vegetables and whatever else you decide to grow in pots or hanging baskets better than you ever imagined. Truly, the keys to success with planters are effective watering and maintaining a constant flow of nutrients for the plants to feed. Without this, plants will struggle and you’ll end up throwing them away in July…just like last year.

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Change the World With Your Smile Schae Richards, community editor

Want to impress with your smile? Aspen Dental of Cache Valley has just the thing for you. Blake Cameron, DDS, of Aspen Dental of Cache Valley, said their practice is excited to be teaming up with the Smiles for Life Foundation this year to not only brighten people’s smiles, but also to support a great cause. Smiles for Life is a campaign that occurs each year in the United States and Canada where dentists provide discounted teeth-whitening services

and donate 100 percent of the proceeds to local and national charities that help ill, disabled and disadvantaged children around the world.

families that are battling cancer.  “We have patients involved with Cache Valley for Hope, so it touches a little closer to home for us,” Dr. Cameron said.

Half of the proceeds go to a local charity of the dentist’s choosing, and the other half goes to a national charity that is approved through the Smiles for Life Foundation. Dentists at Aspen Dental of Cache Valley chose Cache Valley for Hope for their local charity. Cache Valley for Hope is a non-profit organization that helps

The Smiles for Life campaign runs from the beginning of March until the end of June each year. This is the first year Aspen Dental of Cache Valley is participating in the program. Dr. Cameron said the manufacturing company for their teeth whitening products has donated all of the products for the project, just as the doctors are donating their time. Their practice is offering $50 off any teethwhitening service. Those who come in can choose one of two options for teeth whitening. The first and most popular method is to have the dentist whiten your teeth at their office located at 1451 N 200 E #200 in Logan. You get an immediate result for photos or an upcoming event. The second option is to take home a custom tray. The dentist takes an impression of your teeth,

and then creates a tray specifically for you. You can use the bleach for one or two weeks until your teeth are at the shade you want. Custom trays are also sent home with in-office services. Through local and national support, the Smiles for Life Foundation has raised $38 million to help children in need over the last 19 years, according to their website, and almost $700,000 has been raised nationwide so far this year, Cameron said. It continues to grow and the dentists at Aspen Dental of Cache Valley hope to make a difference in their own community and throughout the world with their donated services. Dr. Cameron said there has never been a better time to get your best smile.  “Now is the chance to get your teeth whitened while supporting a great cause,” he said. Visit or to learn more about participating in this program.

Aspen Dental of Cache Valley is offering 50% off in-office procedures and custom trays to Cache Valley Family Magazine readers who bring in a copy of the Summer issue to their appointment.


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Barrett Labrum, DO, pediatrician Primary Care Pediatrics

Many of us have children that have experienced leg pain at night. They wake up complaining of pain in both legs in the calf or thigh. They are crying and hard to comfort. Being parents, we worry and bring them into the doctor and are told, “Don’t worry it’s growing pains.” So what are growing pains? There is no consensus diagnostic criteria for growing pains, but there are generally accepted guidelines: • The pain is not related to specific joints.

C a c h e Va l l e y F a m i l y M a g a z i n e | S u m m e r 2 0 1 7 • The pain is usually in the evening or night time. • The pain is severe enough to interrupt sleep. • The pain occurs monthly for at least three months, but can be more frequent. • The pain is intermittent and is associated with symptom-free periods.

exact cause of growing pains, but we do know that they are real.

gentle massage or a mild analgesic like acetaminophen or ibuprofen.

Often times parents state that the pain will increase with increased activity for the child. This may mean that the pain is related to muscle fatigue, or overuse injury or even restless legs.

Please see your doctor if the following symptoms occur, as these are not common with simple growing pains:

Despite the convenient name for the pain, we do know that growing pains are not caused from increased growth.

Treatment for the growing pains include frequent breaks from activities during periods when the pain is present.

The pain is not associated with periods of increased growth, it is not associated with areas of growth and is does not affect growth patterns. With this said, we still do not know the

Evidence suggests a wide variety of activities are better for children than only playing one sport all the time. A warm bath prior to bed is sometimes helpful. Pain is best controlled with


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• Severe pain • Fever • Swelling in the joints that grows larger after 24 hours, despite therapy • Persistent lump in the muscle • Redness in the skin that is hot and hurts to touch • Very dark urine, especially after exercise As always, if you are worried, contact your pediatrician.


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Mind, Body, Spirit: BEING HEALED WHILE HEALING OTHERS Brett Horsley, OB/GYN Intermountain Healthcare I graduated as a physician from a university whose mission statement includes the statement, “[You are] part of a distinguished heritage of humanistic health care based upon an integrated approach that includes the Body, Mind and Spirit of each patient. All three elements work in tandem ... to promote wellness.” This philosophy and focus has always made sense to me. Taking care of people is more than just “fixing” their body when it is not working right. It is a process of healing the mind, body and spirit. I very much enjoyed my training and journey to become an OB/GYN, and when we arrived in Logan to start my practice 15 years ago, I was eager to apply the principles I had learned: To care for each patient with regards to their mind, body, and spirit, to focus on each individual patient as if they were my only patient and to treat them like I would treat my mom, wife or daughter. These years in Logan have been absolutely wonderful! I love being a physician. Working for an organization like Intermountain Healthcare has been a true privilege. Most of all, I am so blessed to have amazing patients. They truly are my heroes.

In fact, as I look back over these 15 years, I realize that my mind, body and spirit have been healed as I have worked to heal others. I am not the same person I was before. I have learned so much from patients who have struggled with disorders of the mind: depression, anorexia, feelings of inadequacy, marital struggles and more. Their battles have been valiant. Watching these women of courage and integrity never give up has been inspiring to me. I have also learned how powerful, and yet how frail, the human body can be: strong enough to run marathons, to triumph over cancer and to bring life into the world, and yet sometimes the body stops living no matter how hard we try. Miscarriages occur, cancer sometimes wins and chronic disease and pain can be unrelenting and disabling. Still, the human body is miraculously resilient and wants to live and be happy and healthy. In fact, with every baby’s first cry, the body declares with authority that it is still winning. Finally, my spirit has been healed over and over by the kindness of my patients. I consider them my friends. They inspire me to be better in all aspects of my life.

I marvel at the interactions that occur between women: mothers to daughters, friends to friends, nurses to patients and even women who do not know each other prior, but selflessly render needed comfort, love and time without expecting anything in return. The body truly wants to be healed in all aspects; mind, body and spirit. True wellness occurs when all three are healthy and functioning properly. We all have the responsibility to help those around us achieve wellness. In doing so, we will find that in our journey to help others heal, we are healed.

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then attempt to suck it all out. While this process can temporarily clean your carpets, it leaves behind a sticky residue that collects dirt even quicker, in addition to leaving moisture at the base of your carpet. This excess moisture causes carpets to take longer to dry and allows for mold and bacteria to grow.

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Five Tips For Cooking With Kids ( W I T H O U T F E E L I N G L I K E T H R OW I N G T H E M O U T W I T H T H E L E F TO V E R S ) Wil and Lauren Wood, owners Love to Cook

Do you see photos of your friends and mommy bloggers cooking in clean, hip kitchens with their stylishly dressed kids? Yeah we’ve seen them too, and we don’t know how they do it. Our cooking endeavors usually start with an idea and end with full tummies and a load of laundry. For the last decade we owned and ran our own made-from-scratch bakery, the Great Harvest Bread Company in Meridian, ID. It was a ton of work and sometimes it was beyond tough. Pans would fall into the back of our oven and we had to fish them out, which meant going into a 300-degree room so a day’s worth of bread wouldn’t get

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C a c h e Va l l e y F a m i l y M a g a z i n e | S u m m e r 2 0 1 7 burned. Equipment would break, employees wouldn’t show up, people would get sick, ingredients would run out and the list goes on. We learned that happiness is a choice and so is having fun. As our children passed the toddler stage we learned how to integrate them into the bakery as well as cooking and baking at home. Here are some tips for you:


5. Make it fun! Duh. But really, how? It all starts with you, the parent, having fun and being relaxed. Your behavior will be mirrored by them. Give them permission to have fun and work hard by exemplifying those traits. Never underestimate the power of loud music and some sweet dance moves. Kitchen dance parties are a great way to get some wiggles out.

1. Plan ahead. A little bit of food prep will go a long way. Having a recipe ready that they will be excited about and can participate in makes it more exciting for everyone. 2. Expect the mess. Get ready by putting on bibs and aprons or changing into some old pajamas. Yes, we do that! You can also put down plastic tablecloths on the ground to ease the cleanup. 3. Don’t worry about the time and be safe. Put on some Bob Marley music and chill! This isn’t the cook line at a restaurant, it’s a family activity. Take time to be safe and clean. Teach about proper hand washing, crosscontamination, and other things that may seem like common sense. Use a clean spoon to taste. Our oldest son is 9, and he’s been learning to cut and chop. We have to observe him really closly, but it makes sense to him and he feels empowered because he’s good at it. 4. Taste and touch. This is one of the best parts! What do raw veggies taste like? Wil thinks sugar cookie dough is gross uncooked, but Lauren likes it! If you’re OK with raw eggs… let them try it; that’s a learning opportunity. Is it safe to eat before it’s cooked? Why can’t you double dip? Teach them how to taste as they go and learn about what the food is and what it does when it’s cooked.

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Jackson Hole: A Vacation for the Whole Family Emily Buckley, editor in chief

Planning a trip that will entertain our entire family can sometimes be tricky when you need to find activities that are fun for a span of children and, in a best case scenario, mom and dad, too.

access to a wide variety of activities, and this becomes a fun activity for the entire day. The views of the “Hole” at the top of Snow King Mountain are spectacular. At the top of the mountain, there is a series of tree top ropes courses, and a family could spend three or more hours playing through the courses. My favorite part of the mountain is the Cowboy Coaster, a roller coaster that uses only gravity to quickly zip you down the mountain in individual carts — and you control the brakes. Unlike an Alpine slide, the Cowboy Coaster is on rails, and passengers are belted in. As such, there isn’t the same risk of plowing down full speed that you might be acquainted with from an Alpine slide. (The mountain does have a separate Alpine slide, however). The mountain also features miniature golf and a bungee trampoline.

Jackson Hole, WY, fits the bill in every respect, and can be a great getaway on a long weekend from Cache Valley. Here are five our family’s favorite summer activities when visiting Jackson: 1. Enjoying the scenery: You can’t avoid seeing lots of beautiful scenery and wildlife since the city of Jackson is only about four miles south of Grand Teton National Park and about 50 miles from Yellowstone National Park. Still, though, you would be missing out if you didn’t take the time to drive the 42-mile scenic loop around Grand Teton. If you decide to make a longer day of it, you can go into Yellowstone. Old Faithful is about 100 miles from Downtown Jackson. 2. Whitewater rafting: Jackson Hole Whitewater is one of the best rafting companies in the area. They bus visitors to and from the river from downtown Jackson. In the large commercial rafts, children as young as 5 or 6 are able to sit safely in the middle of the boat and teenagers and adults can paddle from the side. Even though the river can accommodate children, adults will be thrilled. Please note that the Snake River can be very cold. Included in the cost at Jackson Hole Whitewater, are full or partial wet suits or splash jackets. 3. Snow King Mountain: Splurge for a Big King pass that gives you unlimited

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musical every summer, complete with a live piano player and an optional dinner before the show. This year’s show is The Unsinkable Molly Brown, a great family comedy with memorable music. The Jackson Hole Playhouse welcomes all ages (including lap-size children). Their talented performers also put on a live shootout dramatization every night, except Sunday, at 6 p.m. at the Jackson Town Square. The Bar J Chuckwagon is our other favorite live entertainment in the Jackson area. Situated on a working cattle ranch, the Bar J Chuckwagon takes you back to the spirit of the Old West with a relaxed atmosphere, a delicious chuckwagon dinner and authentic cowboy entertainment. The Bar J Wranglers entertain the entire family with songs, stories, yodeling, fiddling and more.

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Mother Nurture Jenny Mathews, contributing writer

I remember when I quit working outside the home to be a full-time mom to my oldest son. We were going to finger paint, take nature walks and I was going to teach him to read before preschool. Sure, money would be tight, but we would finally have time to go to the park. Our days would be filled with wonder. It’s not as if it all fell apart at once, but all of a sudden

one day I remember trying to decide if it was worth changing out of the clothes I had worn to bed — let alone shower and fix my hair — and wishing so badly we could afford cable so I could just sit my boy in front of cartoons and ignore all the mundane tasks on my to-do list. Who was I, and why did I want to do this again? Nurturing is what we DO as

C a c h e Va l l e y F a m i l y M a g a z i n e | S u m m e r 2 0 1 7 mothers, but it is also what we NEED as mothers. Often our feelings are complicated and we feel ashamed to confide in others, so we bottle them up, tuck them away in our shame closet and pretend everything is great. A mother’s quest to create the perfect loving, healthy, clean and stimulating environment has the potential to come at a great cost to her own emotional wellbeing. In Brené Brown’s book, The Gifts of Imperfection, she talks about feeling like we don’t measure up. She

When I asked women what they did to nurture themselves, ALL of the answers fit in Brown’s theory: COURAG E O US E N D E AVO RS • Reaching out for help • Telling my husband how I’m really feeling • Setting a goal like training for a race • Picking up an old talent/ skill that used to bring joy • Starting a new exercise routine CON N EC T ION E N D E AVO RS • Calling a friend or my mom • Planning a girls night • Meeting up with people for lunch or at the gym • Social media (ignoring the junk and focusing on the positive and uplifting) COMPASS IO N AT E E N DE AVO RS • Giving myself permission to cry it out/hide in a closet for a little while or vent to my sister • Catch up on sleep • Taking time to do something I love (i.e., reading, gardening, running, sewing) • Setting aside time for myself and making it a priority • Taking a day off from the routine: declaring a “pajama day!” • Encourage someone else who is struggling (looking outside of myself)

suggests that courage, compassion and connection are the gifts of these moments of imperfection. By identifying and facing this type of uncertainty we choose to rise above instead of being tossed about in what she calls the “shame storm.” I don’t know any mom whose perfect vision of motherhood and parenting has become the reality. It isn’t perfect, and, according to Brown, it’s those times that soften the walls we put up and really help us grow. It is then we seek help courageously, reach


out and connect with others who understand and nurture ourselves compassionately (see box below for ideas on how to do this). Despite our best efforts, none of us will attain perfection in motherhood. One of my favorite quotes from Brown’s book is based on a classic Leonard Cohen lyric, “It’s through all of our cracks that the light can get in.” Go ahead and acknowledge the things that stand in your way, but remember that the best kind of perfection we can hope for is to never quit trying.


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SUMMER 2017 CLASSE Cache Valley Civic Ballet (435) 753-3633 opt. 1

Highpoint Gymnastics (435) 753-7500

The Cache Valley School of Ballet offers qualified training in CLASSICAL BALLET to community members of all ages and skill levels. Summer semester (5 weeks) for ages 3 and up. Visit for complete list of classes.

Ongoing, year-round TUMBLING AND GYMNASTICS classes for toddlers through competitive teams. Check our website and our ad on page 43 for a current schedule.

Dance Illusion Stokes Nature Center (435) 755-3239 Get “stoked” about nature with SNC’s summer camps. We offer hours of outdoor exploration and fun for ages 3 to 14. From ANIMAL OLYMPICS to WILDERNESS SURVIVAL, our camps will get your kids playing and learning in the great outdoors.

Morningside School (435) 753- 1001 PRIVATE PRESCHOOL AND KINDERGARTEN for children ages 3 to 6. We accept children for Kindergarten who just miss the birthday deadline.

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Cache Valley Center for the Arts (435) 752-0026 Immerse your child in a world of art at CACHE ARTS’ SUMMER ART CAMPS. Your camper will plunge into creative, hands-on experiences, including ceramics, cooking, drama, dance, music and more. We offer four-week SUMMER COURSES, a three-day PRINCESS CAMP (ages 3 to 8), a threeday BALLET INTENSIVE class (ages 5 and up) and a three-day TECHNIQUE INTENSIVE class (ages 5 and up). Classes available for ages 3 to adult. Registration for fall and spring classes begins June 6.

Cache Valley Fun Park (435) 792-4000 SUMMER CAMPS at the funnest place in town! Our camps are the perfect way to beat the summer doldrums. Your kids will experience activities full of fun and learning.

Little Wonders Learning Center (435) 752-2266 We offer an awesome summer program at all three of our locations. Assemblies, water play, park days, field trips, weekly themes and curriculum activities. Sign up today!

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ES AND CAMPS GUIDE Museum of Anthropology (435) 797-7545 FAMILY 1ST SATURDAY events are held each first Saturday of the month. Join us to explore cultures from around the world past and present. Summer camps run June and July.

Logan Music Academy (435) 265-6691 GIRLS JUST WANNA HAVE FUN VOCAL CAMP (June 19 — 23) Girls will sing to her heart’s content learning songs from well-known Broadway, Disney and pop songs, and train with vocal instructor Brianna Craw Krause. Girls will learn healthy vocal technique while having fun and singing songs they love. ROCK & ROLL SUMMER MUSIC CAMP (July 10 — 14) Do your kids want to be in a band? Kids will experience different instruments including drums, guitar, piano, tambourine and voice. They will receive individual and group instruction from our amazing music faculty as they rock out to the classics and perform in a concert that all friends and family can enjoy. Junior camps (ages 7 to 11) Senior Camps (ages 12 to 18).

Cache Makers Club (435) 915-6253 Join us for one or more of our fun and educational Cache Makers Summer Camps. You can try 3D printing, E-textile, EV3, Advanced

EV3 and more. Camps start Monday, June 5. $60 to $100. Free open hours from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturdays. Learn how to make an apron, table runner, pillow bed, quilts and more at our summer sewing classes. Classes start Monday, June 5. $20 to $105. Free open hours on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information and to register visit

Eccles Ice Center (435) 787-2288 Join Eccles Ice Center at the “coolest place in town” as we begin our summer programs. Learn to Skate is a great way to learn new skills as you cool off from the hot sun. Sumer session goes from May 23 to June 29. This is a sixweek session and is available on Tuesdays from 4:45 p.m. to 5:45 p.m., or Thursdays from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Hockey Camp is June 5-9 and Figure Skating Camp will be June 12-16. All ages and skills are welcome.

Kitchen Kneads (435) 752-9220 Offering three-day cooking camps June 20-22, June 27-29 and August 8-10. Ages 8-11 from 10 a.m. to Noon and ages 12-14 from 1 to 3 p.m. $75 each. One-day youth cooking classes for ages 8-14, $25 each. Cinnamon Rolls with Patty Taylor: July 12; Sugar Cookie Decorating with Ashley Moon: July 18; and Cookie Baking with Kelly Marshall: July 27.


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High Levels of Homeownership Means Increased Political Awareness Emily Merkley, association executive Cache-Rich Association of REALTORS®

Homeownership makes up a very real part of the American Dream and is often viewed as a rite of passage into adulthood. Homeownership evokes a sense of independence, responsibility, and permanence. It also stimulates a sense of responsibility to the neighborhood in which you have invested, and a duty to become involved and aware of the civic landscape of your community. Such duty is evident by a higher participation in civic organizations, as well as increased political activities, such as voting, among homeowners. This strong drive to dig in and become involved in the civic and political

arena of a community often stems from the reality that homeowners wish to protect and promote what is their largest financial asset. Not only are homeowners generally more aware of the political landscape of their area, but they are also more likely to become involved in those local politics. Locally elected officials are great examples of true democracy, acting on behalf of citizens to convey issues to the federal branches of government. Homeowners take stake in these levels of civic participation and have a direct impact on their neighborhood and surrounding area,

BE AWARE. BE INVOLVED. Take part in the positive growth of your community through involvement with your local elections. Take steps to make sure you are informed and prepared to share your voice and cast your vote.

REGISTER TO VOTE. In Person: Visit the Cache County Clerk’s Office at 179 North Main Street, Logan. Online: Visit to complete your online voter registration, find your polling place, view election results and find specific county voter information. Visit to register to vote, view voting results and statistics, search ballot propositions and gather information on candidates and political parties.

POLITICAL CALENDAR: Declaration of candidacy filing dates: June 1 — 7, 2017   Municipal Primary Election (if needed): Tuesday, August 15, 2017  Municipal General Election: Tuesday, November 7, 2017

working together to help write and produce ordinances and laws that are in the best interest of their community. The high levels of homeownership that support increased political awareness are also accompanied by specific financial and social benefits that include household stability, social involvement, local activism, community characteristics and environmental awareness. These roles pull together to create positive outcomes and provide stability as homeowners work together to effect positive change and progression for their communities.


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Choosing the Right Funeral Home Kim Godfrey, funeral director Cache Valley Mortuary

The right time to find the best funeral home for you or your loved one is when it’s not needed. When a loved one passes away, the search for a funeral home is often quick. Family members are distraught and may simply use the nearest funeral home or one that has been suggested by a friend. The difference between funeral home A and B can mean the difference between spending hundreds to thousands of dollars more for the same services. Here are five things to think about ahead of time to help you choose the right funeral home for you.

1. Consult your family and decide on a budget. Have you and your family discussed a budget that is affordable for you? Shopping for a funeral should be like making any major purchase: Know what you can afford before you start shopping. Consider you and your family’s preferences about the type of final arrangement. If you are planning for a loved one, consider their written instructions (if they have them). Be sure to look for any documents that will help in the decision making. 2. Learn about your funeral rights as a funeral consumer. Briefly, the Federal Trade Commission’s Funeral Rule affirms your right to:

C a c h e Va l l e y F a m i l y M a g a z i n e | S u m m e r 2 0 1 7 • Call and get price information over the telephone. • Receive a written, itemized price list when you visit. • Buy only the goods and services you want. • Choose not to have embalming. • Use an alternative container instead of a casket for cremation. • Provide the funeral home with a casket or urn bought elsewhere without incurring additional fees. • Get a written statement after deciding what you want, but before paying. 3. Weigh your priorities. Consider if your priorities lie in location, price, tradition, religious or cultural requirements or simplicity. Determine what matters most to you to narrow the options. 4. Get a list and compare prices. Call a few funeral homes and get their prices for your chosen arrangement. Every funeral home is required by law to make available a general price list of the services and products they offer. Ask for a copy so that you may compare the pricing with other funeral homes in the area. Many funeral homes offer a packaged selection — this may help reduce your overall out-of-pocket costs or they may charge more. 5. Make a decision and put it in writing. After thoroughly evaluating information, write your wishes down to ensure they will be carried out. This will allow your loved ones to act on your behalf. Just as you keep your will and financial documents updated, you should review and update your funeral and cemetery plans.


LIFE INSURANCE: FOR YOUR LOVED ONES Jenny Hatch Jane Larsen Allstate Insurance Agency Life insurance can be a safety net for the people you care about when they need it most. How do you know if it is right for you? You should consider life insurance if you are: 1. A parent. Life insurance helps insure your kids will get the care they need, even if you are gone. 2. A partner. Make sure your partner or spouse has something to help

replace your financial contribution. 3. A homeowner. Life insurance can help loved ones with mortgage payments. 4. Someone with aging parents. You can help make sure they are taken care of, even if you can’t be there in person. 5. Single. If there is anyone who depends on you financially, life insurance can help with expenses.

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F o u r S i g n s Yo u N e e d a D o c t o r Kimberly Jones, MSN, RN, chief nursing officer Cache Valley Hospital

Let’s face it, stuff happens. You take a tumble on the bike and hit your head. The neighbor’s normally friendly cat bites your child. You suddenly feel a heavy pain in your chest. Often it can be difficult to know what to do. Should you “wait and see?” Call your doctor? Make a beeline to the ER? Here’s your cheat sheet for four common scenarios:

Chest pain In the Emergency Room, there is a mantra that “time is heart muscle” — meaning that if someone is having a heart attack, the sooner a blocked blood vessel gets opened, the less chance there is for permanent heart damage. That’s why it’s so crucial for people having a heart attack to get to the ER as quickly as possible. But how do you know it’s a heart attack and not just a bad case of acid reflux? “It feels like an elephant is sitting on my chest” is one of the commonly described symptoms, although it can also be a sharp pain or feel like an ache. If you feel this type of pressure, especially if it’s lasted over five to 10 minutes and is accompanied by shortness of breath, breaking out in a cold sweat, spreading to your arm or back or vomiting, call 911 or go to the ER immediately.

Cut with a foreign object in it Cuts can happen in everyday life. Sometimes a glass breaks while doing the dishes. Or, a sharp, dirty tool or a kitchen knife slips. When this happens, it’s crucial to thoroughly clean the wound and remove all foreign material. Otherwise, the cut won’t likely heal optimally, and it has a high chance of becoming infected. If you’re not sure it’s clean enough, or if you know pieces are still inside the skin, a doctor will need to irrigate it and wash out the pieces and bacteria. You may also need stitches if the cut

won’t stop bleeding or if the skin gapes apart. If this is the case, visit your regular doctor, or head to your nearest ER.

Dog or cat bite Pets are often our best friends, but their mouths are breeding grounds for bacteria, and their bites come with a high chance of infection. Cats are especially a problem because their sharp teeth can deposit bacteria deep into the skin, even if the puncture wound appears to be small. If a cat or a dog has bitten you, you need to see a doctor. The cut needs to be thoroughly irrigated and you’ll likely start antibiotics. You may also need a series of rabies shots if you don’t know if the dog or cat was immunized for rabies.

Fall and hit head After a head injury there are a few symptoms for which you should definitely see a doctor, and you may even need the ER. Worrisome symptoms include vomiting (especially if it’s at least two or three times), a severe headache that’s the worst you’ve ever had, difficulty walking or talking, or loss of consciousness or trouble staying awake.



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Cache Valley Family Magazine Summer 2017  

Cache Valley Family Magazine, published five times annually, was created with families in mind and designed to be the go-to resource to info...

Cache Valley Family Magazine Summer 2017  

Cache Valley Family Magazine, published five times annually, was created with families in mind and designed to be the go-to resource to info...