Calling All Parents!

Anyone who has a child, will have a child, or has had a child: there is a wonderful parenting expo this weekend at the Salt Palace put on by someone very special to me: my mother-in-law, First Lady Jeanette Herbert.

Uplift Utah Families - Utah's First Lady's Parenting Conference and Expo

This amazing woman has raised six children, owned a successful daycare business, and now has 13 grandchildren. The principles and values she instilled in her home and the workplace have carried over to ours, and we frequently ask this parenting guru questions on what to do about fights, colds, tantrums, school problems, sibling rivalry, surviving on three hours sleep, and everything in between.

“Uplift Utah Families,” Mrs. Herbert’s initiative, is all about strengthening and building better families, no matter the circumstance. Workshops this weekend include classes on deciding when to preschool, how to de-clutter your home, healthy eating and exercise habits for your family, controlling emotions, raising children with autism, adolescents and difficulties, classes just for fathers, helping children develop a healthy cultural identity, and many, many more.

Speakers include New York Times bestselling authors and parenting experts Richard and Linda Eyre as well as child expert Matt Townsend, and radio personality Amanda Dickson. Popular entertainers including David Osmond and Jessie Clark Funk, as well as performances by Utah Hispanic Dance Alliance and Asante African Performing Arts.

Don’t miss this opportunity to make a difference in your family life and create a better home.

Friday, May 4 from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. and Saturday, May 5 from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Salt Palace. You can print off free tickets ($10 value each) here.

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