The following information is provided by Wednesday’s Child, an organization that helps Idaho foster children find permanent homes. Meet 12-year-old Kaden D., a sweet jokester who one day hopes to become a marine biologist, a mechanic or an architect. Kaden is amazing at building things. He loves to build with wood, Legos or anything else…

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By Luke Erickson So, you knew this had to be an article about COVID-19, right? I mean, has there been any other kind of article since March? Let’s say that hypothetically I managed to go an entire article without mentioning Corona…you’d be like, “Uhh, dude, do you live in a cave or something? And if…

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By Sandy McDaniel A mother called me recently, very distraught that her family was in turmoil over an event that happened the previous night. Her daughter, age 12, had just received a new basketball for her birthday. Her younger brother asked to use it at a game that night during half-time. Her answer was affirmative,…

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By Cara Johnson-Bader Research tells us it is never too early to start reading to children. From the day they are born, infants, toddlers, and preschoolers develop language skills and pre-literacy skills every day that help them become readers. Children need between 10,000-12,000 words in their vocabulary to be ready for kindergarten, and reading is…

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By Photographer Bren Slade It began with one photographer asking, “How will the children be represented in this crisis?” During any calamity, local or worldwide, people do their jobs. The worldwide pandemic of COVID-19 is no exception. From healthcare workers to policemen, the work carries on. And photographers? Their job is to document it. An…

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By Gaye Bunderson Angels aren’t just heavenly beings. Sometimes they’re regular folks dressed in clean jeans, wearing smiles, carrying boxes, and filled with helpful hearts. That’s the case with the members of Boise Angels — they’re everyday people who walk alongside foster care families and children and help them navigate the waters of foster parenting…

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Now more than ever, the community needs our support and GoGo squeeZ loves to be able to share healthy snacks at events and programs around the Treasure Valley. But when quarantine requirements canceled almost everything starting March, leaving doctors and nurses working nonstop for days and millions of families unable to feed their family, the…

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