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The Horney Village: Holiday parenting: it’s not a contest

December 5, 2019

By Jessie Horney There is a horrifying video clip from my first Christmas as a mother, one I hope you never see. I’m at my in-laws house in eastern Washington. The room is lit by twinkly tree lights and candles, a cozy scene of holiday cheer. The family is laying on the floor staring at…

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Busy-season tips: Freeze it flat; save time and space

December 5, 2019

By Mary Ann Wilcox With kids’ sports, dance lessons and the like, you are probably on the run a great deal of the time and need to maximize the time you have when fixing meals. Here are some ideas for saving preparation time, freezer space and food that usually goes to waste. How many times…

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Thank you, Mr. Rogers: Valuable lessons from a TV icon

December 5, 2019

By Sandy McDaniel One of my most favored, inspirational teachers is Fred Rogers. His unlimited capacity to love everyone, especially children, and to walk into children’s fears and lessen them with awareness and understanding, were unparalleled. He understood that slow, easy talk is what small children need, so their brains can absorb information and ideas…

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The Bell Ringer: Rock concert to play at Civic Center

December 5, 2019

By Gaye Bunderson Peter Orullian of Seattle took a common holiday figure — one frequently ignored and often merely tolerated — and turned him into a vivid character that is the central figure of his new show, The Bell Ringer. The Bell Ringer is part rock, part symphony, and part Broadway. “It’s not a play…

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The best present Family forgiveness: a powerful gift

December 5, 2019

By Daniel Bobinski The holidays are upon us. It’s that time of year when families and friends tend to gather to share meals and exchange gifts. And, in addition to bringing gifts to these gatherings, many of us also bring baggage. Let’s face it. The people we love the most can sometimes be the people…

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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 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…

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