By Roxanne Drury As a former teacher, the history of public and religious education has always fascinated me. It is no surprise that history books tell us that no established school system existed when the Pilgrims first came to America. Therefore, parents who wished their children to be educated assumed the role of teacher. In…Read More
By Kathy Collard Miller Finally! Mark is asleep. Rising from the rocking chair, I carefully carried my new baby over to his crib, afraid to breath and wake him up. I felt exhausted and couldn’t wait to take a nap. “I hope Darcy is asleep,” I thought. Just as Mark’s sleeping body relaxed onto the…Read More
By Sarah Lyons My children began their Christmas lists in October. Curious to see what made the list this year, I read over my daughter’s shoulder and was shocked to see that she had asked for a doll that spits up and wets itself, an expensive Lego set, and a live donkey. These items were…Read More
By Cara Johnson-Bader Research tells us that practicing gratitude has a powerful impact on a child’s brain and is linked to improved sleep, lower anxiety, improved relationships, empathy, and greater happiness. And naturally, parents want to teach that important skill to their children, so here are a few simple ways, you can teach gratitude at…Read More
MEET THE PUBLISHER
J.J. Plew is an Idaho born and raised. J.J. and his wife, along with their 4 kids have lived in the Treasure Valley for the past 20 years. J.J. has stayed actively involved in his kids’ activities as a coach, umpire, and volunteer. He enjoys music, dance, sports, and anything fun which helps keep him a kid at heart. J.J.’s desire for Idaho Family Magazine is to be a parenting magazine for the Treasure Valley area, with tips and children’s activities, while also providing a positive and enjoyable magazine for readers. Feel free to reach out to J.J., he would love to hear from you.
I crouched under the theater seats, waiting for the zombies to pass by. Live zombies, mind you, not zombies on the movie screen. I was scared; I didn’t want those awful-looking things to see me. My younger sister sat calmly in her seat, looking down on me with bemusement. But never mind that. I didn’t…
Hello Boise Area! My name is Adrianne Goff, I am the new Associate Publisher for Idaho Family Magazine family. I am very excited to be a part of this creative team! I have worked in the publishing and print manufacturing industries for over 17 years. My expertise spans from print production to project/product development. I am fortunate to…