Current Articles

The Connection From Fireworks to Christmas

The Horney Village The connection from fireworks to Christmas Cutline: The author’s mother at Eagle Island, circa 1988. (Courtesy photo) By Jessie Horney It’s 100 degrees by lunchtime every day and firework stands pop up on every available corner, but I can’t help thinking about Christmas. The 4th of July always makes me think about […]

Discerning Your Child’s Natural Motivation

Intelligence types Discerning your child’s natural motivation By Daniel Bobinski You’ve probably heard of IQ, a person’s “intelligence quotient,” but did you know that intelligence is much broader than that?

Manic Mothering

Two almost-empty nesters at a baby shower By Beth Markley “I don’t think I’ve ever been to a baby shower before.” This was Mike’s confession to me as we were

Freedom Lessons

Bringing U.S. liberties to your family By Sandy McDaniel July is usually the “free-est” time for children as there is no school, fewer responsibilities and the weather is warm. It

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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.