UFI Blog

Since August is National Breastfeeding awareness month…  What? You didn’t know that?   Well, it is and we at United Families International are firmly in the camp of thinking that breastfeeding is essential for the best health and development of babies. In honor of National Breastfeeding Awareness,...

 Tashica JacobsenIn a review of many scholarly journals studying negative effects on youth, sexual promiscuity and early sexual activity, are listed as a risk factor along with drug use, delinquent behavior, and violence. However, society is now changing its standards, and is actually encouraging what...

Nathalie BowmanLet’s face it. We live busy lives. Run here. Run there. Drop off the kids. Pick them up. Pick up dinner, put the kids to bed, wake them up, get them to school, and do it all over again. When does the routine end...

Kristen Jan Heimuli The popular phrases, “It’s a boy!” and “It’s a girl!” are now outdated, old-fashioned themes for baby showers everywhere.Gender has moved from two types to over 50. In fact, as of February of this year, Facebook has provided a list of 58 gender...

Maddi GillelWe have all known those in life and in cinema who were naturally fools, deliberate fools, and fools by default. Napoleon Dynamite is a funny movie. My husband and children and I have had our share of laughs at some of the lines and...

by Rebecca Mallory      Do you believe in the constitution, individual rights, adhering to and obeying the law of the land? If so, you might well be a racist. Yup. You could be a bigot, homophobe racist. You’re labeled simply for your core beliefs in rugged...

by Diane RobertsonAs the many marriage cases move through the court system supporters of marriage often find themselves in conversations in which they must defend their stance on marriage and family. This can be a very stressful conversation. Even the best and smartest debaters risk...

by Nathalie BowmanLast week my grandmother passed away peacefully in her sleep. She was almost 92 years old. Grandmothers have wonderful life lessons to share.The wisdom of Grandma Nielsen:Gambling is NOT allowed. One year, when I was 16 or 17, one of my favorite cousins...

by Diane RobertsonIn the United States, there has been a battle of words and ideas that has extended to the legislatures and into the court houses. Many people have felt called upon to fight the battle for religious freedom. These people want to be able...

By: Kristen Jan Heimuli             It’s a $57 billion a year industry worldwide; $12 billion right here in the U.S. Its revenue is larger than all combined revenues of professional basketball, football, and baseball franchises. It transcends the combined revenues of ABC, CBS, and NBC networks....

Maddi Gillel Principle- a comprehensive and fundamental law, doctrine, or assumption-a rule or code of conduct-a habitual devotion to right principles—a distinguishable ingredient that exhibits or imparts a characteristic quality. Virtue-strength-conformity to a standard of right-moral excellence-beneficial quality or power-strength/courage- a capacity to ayt – chastity especially...

Rebecca MalloryCalling all entrepreneurs and enthusiastic creative people! It's finally time to put all the suggestions of our last two blog posts into practice and start that business. Just to recall our advance preparation, we've learned to put some pretty basic, but tried and true...

Tuesday, Utah became the first of many states to make an appeal to the Supreme Court to review its marriage laws. by Diane Robertson The 10th Circuit court overturned marriage laws in Utah and Oklahoma in the past two months. The 4th Circuit overturned Virginia’s laws last...

by Nathalie Bowman It was a beautiful Sunday afternoon. Dinner was over and my husband and I remained at the table, enjoying a conversation without the noise of the family. I glanced out the window and watched three of my sons and my daughter play on...

Which parent - mom or dad - would you like to do without?  Is same-sex marriage as harmless as its proponents claim? April Poulter and Jessica Widenhouse Have you ever sat on a high balcony of an auditorium while attending a play, or stood in the nosebleed...

Wouldn’t it be great if the United Nations would adopt a resolution recognizing that “the family is the natural and fundamental group unit of society?” Laura Bunker That is exactly what happened a few weeks ago in Geneva.  In observance of the 20th anniversary of the International...

Are your beliefs regarding marriage as being one man and one woman really so prehistoric? Diane Robertson If you believe that marriage should not be redefined or perhaps that children need both their mother and their father, then it is possible you have been told to “come...

Kids don't come with an instruction manual, but there are some simple tips to help all of us become more effective parents. Nathalie Bowman Any parent who has joyfully welcomed a baby into their family knows the feeling of excitement and love that comes with seeing their...

    by Maddi Gillel Simple lines of black and white and right and wrong have been blurred. The old institutions are not what they used to be and the new organizations are, many times, also suspect. I am well aware that there have been what is known as...

“ Diane Robertson       "President Obama’s overreaching executive order is the latest example illustrating that the very government that the Constitution charges with protecting religious freedom is now the primary threat to religious freedom. The administration has brazenly bypassed Congress and declared that the only...

Nathalie Bowman Letting go of the Rope of Good Intention and letting love in can be a challenge, but it can be done, and it will be freeing for both the parent and the child! The following are four ways to begin letting go of the rope,...

Having to live through sexual abuse as a child is one of the hardest things to have to deal with, and can really impact a child’s life. To have an uncle that you thought loved you so much but then to realize that he loved...

by Holly GardnerEvery day, as I drive around running errands and visiting family, I see campaign sign after campaign sign on every stinking corner and in a lot of front yards.  It’s an election year and the races for State Representatives, State Senators, School Superintendent,...