Top 5
Must-haves for your baby … and why

By Heidi Christianson There are many lists and must-have items for expecting parents, but how much of this baby gear do you really need for the first six months? Besides a safely installed car seat, diapers, and breast milk orformula, here are the top 5 must-haves for parents-to-be: Co-sleeper: Instead of a crib, which might…

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River Discovery
Family fun for cancer fighters of all ages

Caption for Cody Bryson Family: Cody Bryson took five members of his family on a 1-Day Family Rafting Adventure, courtesy of River Discovery. Rafters included his 6-year-old daughter, Lilah, who previously spent 800 days in cancer treatment. (Photo by Bear Valley Rafting) By Gaye Bunderson The last word you’d ever expect to hear associated with…

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Life lessons?
What learning golf teaches youngsters

By Gaye Bunderson Golf can be much more than just a game. In Jake Vetsch’s view, golf can literally teach a person about life.Jake is an adult and youth golf instructor with Golf365 in Boise. He and co-instructor Phil Pollacia hold junior golf camps each spring through summer to help kids learn golf skills. But…

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Good child care
Looking for and selecting a safe provider

By Cara Johnson-Bader Choosing child care is one of the most important decisions you will ever make for your child. Research increasingly tells us that the first years of a child’s life are critical to shaping their future health and development. High-quality child care and education in the early years can make a positive difference…

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Anxiety interventions
Changing perspectives and strategies

By Macaile Hutt Since becoming a Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional for Children and Adolescents (CCATP-CA), my entire view on anxiety interventions has changed. I used to focus so much on the content of the worry when working with my clients and even when managing anxiety I was experiencing myself.What are you worried about? What’s…

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