Buzz-Worthy Coffee Houses

October 1, 2019

By Adrianne Goff 1. Bobbie Jean’s 11530 W. State St. Star, ID 83669 (208) 576-6112 Bobbie Jean’s in Star is a lovely little coffee shop that serves coffee, tea, beer & wine with a Southern flair. Bobbie Jean Byerly was a sassy, spunky, self-proclaimed “Georgia Peach”.  She was known for her delicious grits, black-eyed peas,…

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Requiem Haunted House: Scaring people, helping great causes

October 1, 2019

By Krista Brower-Wood My name is Krista Brower-Wood. My husband, Michael Wood, and I own Requiem Haunted House. We opened Requiem to bring something fun for families to do during the fall season in downtown Caldwell. We have two children, Trinidy and Titus, that work at the haunted house during the haunt season and give…

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Save your pumpkins, Don’t toss them out — use them

October 1, 2019

By Mary Ann Wilcox Canned pumpkin puree has gotten really expensive as of late. My last price check was $1.20 for a 15oz. can. To me, that’s crazy! Pumpkin puree is so easy and inexpensive to make yourself, why would you ever buy it in the can for that much? Thanks to Halloween, pumpkins are…

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The Outdoorsman: Maybe it was an Idaho Sasquatch?

October 1, 2019

By Chuck Carpenter It seems like when folks find out that you spend a lot of time in the backcountry somebody always wants to know if you have ever come across a Sasquatch. Well sorry folks, I’ve never seen one, never found tracks, I’ve never even found any kind of sign that I thought could…

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Baby A & Baby B: My life as a mom of 2 special boys

October 1, 2019

Caption: Jen Johnson is the mother of two sons with very special needs. She started a business — a kids’ gym called The Sensory Playce — specifically to help hers and others’ children. (Courtesy photo) By Jen Johnson I always wanted to be a mom, and after completing a master’s degree and building a career,…

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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.

Editor’s Intro: The absolute fun of a good scare

October 1, 2019

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…

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…