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Top Picks for Children’s Birthday Parties

August 2, 2019

By Adrianne Goff, to submit an idea for the Top Picks list email adrianne@globalpsd.com Zoo Boise 355 Julia Davis Dr, Boise, ID 83702 (208) 608-7760  www.zooboise.org Zoo Boise does not currently host birthday parties, however, you are more than welcome to have your party on the zoo grounds.  Individual admission or annual pass is required…

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The Outdoorsman: Horses spooked by ‘abominable snowman’ ‘Abominable snowman’ spooks horses

August 2, 2019

By Chuck Carpenter I had been horseback in the back country for about four days, working on a complaint. It was August and it was hot and dusty, almost miserable. I was riding one horse and had two packhorses loaded down with gear. With the lack of rain and dry conditions the horses would kick…

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How to raise arts-savvy children

August 2, 2019

By Alison Moulton 1. Explore early. From the time your children are babies, play a variety of musical styles in your home. Explore diverse stations on online streaming services, or check out CDs from the library to listen to classical, jazz, zydeco, folk, or bluegrass music. 2. Go hands-on. Allow children to finger paint, make…

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It’s coming! That school bell is ready to ring

August 2, 2019

By Sandy McDaniel The start of the new school year looms on the horizon, and there are some things you as a parent can do to assist your child(ren) in being successful. As a former fourth grade teacher, I can tell you that it was obvious which children had prepared for school and which had…

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‘Boy Sees Beautiful’ A cartoonist father’s ode to Boise

August 2, 2019

By Luke Martin I can see mountains and constellations from my driveway. My kids can play safely in the front yard. We have neighbors we can call friends. Any piece of that would have sounded like fantasy a little more than a year ago. “Leave It to Beaver” kind of stuff. We were living just…

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MEET THE PUBLISHER

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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 15 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.

Wednesday’s Child: 2 boys + 1 girl = 3 super siblings

August 2, 2019

The following information is provided by Wednesday’s Child, an organization that helps Idaho foster children find permanent homes. Raymond (11), Kaylee (9), and Duke (5) are three amazing young siblings who can’t wait to find just the right Forever Family. Raymond, the oldest of the siblings, is very bonded with and protective of his younger…

Wednesday’s Child Kaden, 16, enjoys classic video games

July 1, 2019

The following information is provided by Wednesday’s Child, an organization that helps Idaho foster children find permanent homes. Calling all adventurous single parents! After recently proving to himself how brave he is by pushing past his fear and conquering zip-lining for the first time, 16-year-old Kaden is excited to find a parent who wants to…

Wednesday’s Child

June 3, 2019

Nathaniel, 14, wants to be a policeman The following information is provided by Wednesday’s Child, an organization that helps Idaho foster children find permanent homes. Nathaniel, 14, is a friendly, kind and engaging young man with a great sense of humor. He says that sometimes people call him “Nathan” but that he prefers his full…

Meet Our New Associate Publisher Adrianne!

March 21, 2019

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…