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Sensory-Smart Travel: Making holiday trips a bit simpler

November 2, 2019

Macaile Hutt With lots of fun holidays just around the corner, many families will be piling in the car to drive to Grandma’s, to see the cousins, to chase warmer weather, or to visit an out-of-state family member to spend the holiday festivities together. As much as this can be a fun and exciting time…

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The Outdoorsman: Dog musher’s knot not so foolproof

November 2, 2019

By Chuck Carpenter In the early 1960’s my family was living in Alaska. My dad was trapping for a living and the first winter he traveled around a lot on a pair of snowshoes. By the second year he had a dog team. He bought 7 trained sled dogs, harnesses, dog sled, and towropes. After…

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No time to bake? Try this quick holiday cookie recipe

November 2, 2019

By Mary Ann Wilcox If you’re pressed for time this holiday season, there are some recipes that lend themselves to coming up with something FAST. This is an oldie but a goodie and one of my go-to cookie recipes. Whenever I need a large batch to share at an event, or if I want to…

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The Family Vehicle: Getting your car ready for winter

November 2, 2019

Caption for Alex Hunter Pic: Detail technician Alex Hunter uses an orbital buffer to bring life to oxidized paint. Buffing is the first step in producing a mirror-like finish to your car’s exterior. (Photo by Dennis Lopez) By Dennis Lopez Next to your home, the family car is probably one of your biggest purchases. And,…

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‘Confirmation bias’ Your brain, your emotions, and you

November 2, 2019

Possible pull quote: “Do you believe children are lazy? Then you will subconsciously look for — and see — that behavior to affirm your beliefs.” By Daniel Bobinski Perhaps you’ve heard of the best-selling book, “7 Habits of Highly Effective People.” It was a book the world needed, and it’s just as relevant today as…

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BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT

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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: Teen not a relationship scorekeeper

November 2, 2019

The following information is provided by Wednesday’s Child, an organization that helps Idaho foster children find permanent homes. Fourteen-year-old Austin is one amazing young man. Austin’s permanency team is searching for a caring and very committed single dad or two-parent family of any age to make Austin’s wish for a Forever Home come true. Austin…

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…