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Granddad to Grandkids: Racing family lights up the Speedway

March 4, 2020

By Dennis Lopez There is something about Nampa’s auto racing Weaver family that is hard to explain; in some ways it is akin to a dual personality. Sitting in the large, pleasant kitchen of Marv and Donna Weaver’s hilltop home, chatting with three generations of family members, it’s easy to forget they are a hard-driving,…

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The Horney Village: Grounded kids versus grounded adults

March 4, 2020

By Jessie Horney I heard my 7-year-old tell someone that she and her siblings are “grounded from TV right now” and it took me by surprise. How did she know the word “grounded”? Had I used it before? It was true, I recently lost my ever-loving mind at all the bickering and general grumpiness in…

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Real Money, Real Families The allowance debate: earned or entitled?

March 4, 2020

By Luke Erickson In my last article I discussed the idea that letting children make mistakes with their money is a good thing. But this begs the question, “Where do kids get the money with which to make such meaningful and educational mistakes, fine sir?!” First, thank you for being so polite. Next, I believe…

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IDAEYC

March 4, 2020

Idaho AEYC: Early education’s value Submitted by the Idaho AEYC The Idaho Association for the Education of Young Children is dedicated to improving the quality of early learning programs and increasing access to those opportunities across the state. As Idaho’s voice for advancing high-quality early learning, we advocate for children, families and the early childhood…

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Boise Music Week

March 4, 2020

Annual event ages well at 102 Caption for Thoroughly Modern Millie 2019: “Thoroughly Modern Millie” was presented at the Morrison Center during Boise Music Week 2019. The play was honored with three BroadwayWorld Regional Awards, including: Best Musical – non-professional. (Courtesy photo) By Gaye Bunderson There aren’t many things in life that last 102 years.…

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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 Brenton, age 14, hopes to be a missionary

March 4, 2020

The following information is provided by Wednesday’s Child, an organization that helps Idaho foster children find permanent homes. Are you a huge soccer fan? If the answer is a resounding “yes,” then Brenton may be just the right match for your family. Though thoughts of soccer occupy much of his time, Brenton has a long…

Wednesday’s Child: Raymond, 11, keeps others laughing

January 3, 2020

The following information is provided by Wednesday’s Child, an organization that helps Idaho foster children find permanent homes. Raymond, 11, enjoys reading, playing basketball, drawing and painting. He loves country music and to be outside with his friends, playing games like Freeze Tag and Capture the Flag. This spirited boy describes himself as kind, smart…

Wednesday’s Child Jordan a well rounded 14-year-old

December 5, 2019

The following information is provided by Wednesday’s Child, an organization that helps Idaho foster children find permanent homes. Jordan, 14, is the very definition of the word resilient. A talented young man who isn’t afraid to just be himself, Jordan has an outgoing and respectful personality that makes it easy to get to know him.…

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…