Monster Jam

October 20, 2021 |

MONSTER JAM® MARKS FIRST RETURN EVENTS TO IDAHO  AFTER MORE THAN YEAR & HALF HIATUS WITH ACTION-PACKED WEEKEND OF FAMILY FUN AT FORD IDAHO CENTER IN NAMPA ON OCTOBER 22 & 23 Enhanced Health and Safety Measures Implemented for Fan Wellness **Tickets Now Available for Purchase!!** Nampa, ID – This. Is. MONSTER JAM®!  It’s time…

Wednesday’s Child: Kahli wants to be in a faith-filled family

September 1, 2021 |

The following information is provided by Wednesday’s Child, an organization that helps Idaho foster children find permanent homes. Kahli, 13, is a quirky teen with an adventurous spirit. This brave girl recently let us tag along on a trip to a local salon, where she chose to cut off all her long hair for a…

Swimming lessons: Four siblings learn to swim like (gold)fish

September 1, 2021 |

By Gaye Bunderson When asked if her kids wanted to take swim lessons, mom Hilary Baird replied, “They wanted to learn to swim, but they’ve always been afraid of the water.” That’s all changing now that the kids take swimming lessons together at Goldfish Swim School in Boise. The foursome of siblings go to class…

Wicked ideas: Fun neighborhood Halloween contests

September 1, 2021 |

By Kimberly Blaker Are you looking for some fun new ways to celebrate Halloween with your kids this year? How about a neighborhood contest? Costume contests are just one of the many options to get everyone in the spirit. So read on to see if one of these wicked ideas grabs you. Craziest costume –…

Teething & other trials: What to do when your little one bites

September 1, 2021 |

By Cara Johnson-Bader Children biting is both the most common – and the most difficult – aspect of child development, especially with infants and toddlers. When biting incidents occur, it is often scary, frustrating, and stressful for children and their family. Biting is a stage some children go through and is a behavior of a…

Visit a drive-in: Share an old-time movie night with family

September 1, 2021 |

By Dennis Lopez This will be the last edition of the summer and in that regard, I write this with a sense of loss. Days of shorts and T-shirts are numbered. Soon, hard lace-up shoes will take the place of sandals. Order will be restored to my no-watch, no-worries mindset. I often wax nostalgically about…

Real Money, Real Families: Good health includes financial health, too

September 1, 2021 |

By Luke Erickson Health has received a lot of attention over the past year and half, what with the ‘Rona after us and all. Being healthy is pretty much required for a happy life – ask anyone who lacks health and you’ll see that pretty clearly. Heck, forget happiness. If you’re at the very bottom…

Finding Normal: Abnormal times require new strategies

September 1, 2021 |

By Macaile Hutt As a pediatric occupational therapist, I help children find success and independence in any of their “occupations” – the things they do every day. Occupations could be as simple as bathing, using the bathroom, feeding ourselves, or dressing ourselves. They can also be more complex, such as the way we interact with…

The Outdoorsman: That mean ole man just up the road

July 6, 2021 |

By Chuck Carpenter In 1965 my family loaded up everything we owned and moved from Alaska back to Western Montana. We spent a few days with my grandparents in Hamilton, Montana and then rented a house south of Conner, Montana along the East Fork of the Bitterroot River.With lots of great fishing and hunting right…

Music’s Power: Songs and sounds — benefits for babies

July 6, 2021 |

By Cara Johnson-Bader Whether it is singing “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star” or playing music and swaying back and forth, engaging in musical activities with your baby helps brain development. Recent research shows that music affects the physical, emotional, and intellectual development of babies and strengthens cognitive and sensory development.Language development – Learning to classify sounds…