Wardrobe in your pocket Carry swatches in a small, handy book

March 4, 2020 |

By Mary Ann Wilcox Is it time to buy a new wardrobe? You can cut the time you spend shopping, reduce your budget for clothing expenses and eliminate duplicates and mistakes in your wardrobe with this handy shopping aid. It’s called a “wardrobe in your pocket.” It is a handy little book that has swatches…

The Horney Village: Grounded kids versus grounded adults

March 4, 2020 |

By Jessie Horney I heard my 7-year-old tell someone that she and her siblings are “grounded from TV right now” and it took me by surprise. How did she know the word “grounded”? Had I used it before? It was true, I recently lost my ever-loving mind at all the bickering and general grumpiness in…

Wednesday’s Child Brenton, age 14, hopes to be a missionary

March 4, 2020 |

The following information is provided by Wednesday’s Child, an organization that helps Idaho foster children find permanent homes. Are you a huge soccer fan? If the answer is a resounding “yes,” then Brenton may be just the right match for your family. Though thoughts of soccer occupy much of his time, Brenton has a long…

Real Money, Real Families The allowance debate: earned or entitled?

March 4, 2020 |

By Luke Erickson In my last article I discussed the idea that letting children make mistakes with their money is a good thing. But this begs the question, “Where do kids get the money with which to make such meaningful and educational mistakes, fine sir?!” First, thank you for being so polite. Next, I believe…

Granddad to Grandkids: Racing family lights up the Speedway

March 4, 2020 |

By Dennis Lopez There is something about Nampa’s auto racing Weaver family that is hard to explain; in some ways it is akin to a dual personality. Sitting in the large, pleasant kitchen of Marv and Donna Weaver’s hilltop home, chatting with three generations of family members, it’s easy to forget they are a hard-driving,…

Boise Music Week

March 4, 2020 |

Annual event ages well at 102 Caption for Thoroughly Modern Millie 2019: “Thoroughly Modern Millie” was presented at the Morrison Center during Boise Music Week 2019. The play was honored with three BroadwayWorld Regional Awards, including: Best Musical – non-professional. (Courtesy photo) By Gaye Bunderson There aren’t many things in life that last 102 years.…

IDAEYC

March 4, 2020 |

Idaho AEYC: Early education’s value Submitted by the Idaho AEYC The Idaho Association for the Education of Young Children is dedicated to improving the quality of early learning programs and increasing access to those opportunities across the state. As Idaho’s voice for advancing high-quality early learning, we advocate for children, families and the early childhood…

Tween Daughter & Dad: Will dad try goat yoga for stress relief?

January 3, 2020 |

By Patrick and J.L. Hempfing Parents deal with stress in a variety of ways. Tennis is my stress outlet, along with eating ice cream and donuts. Obviously, playing tennis is a much healthier choice than comfort foods. Recently, my daughter Jessie came home excited to share a new stress-fighting activity she had heard about —…

Emotional strength: Let your children have and show feelings

January 3, 2020 |

By Sandy McDaniel As I’ve mentioned in prior columns, I am a super-fan of Mr. Fred Rogers. His message was about teaching children to feel their feelings and that it was acceptable to express feelings. I cringe when I hear a parent say, “You need to man-up!” Translation for that is to swallow your feelings…

Wednesday’s Child: Raymond, 11, keeps others laughing

January 3, 2020 |

The following information is provided by Wednesday’s Child, an organization that helps Idaho foster children find permanent homes. Raymond, 11, enjoys reading, playing basketball, drawing and painting. He loves country music and to be outside with his friends, playing games like Freeze Tag and Capture the Flag. This spirited boy describes himself as kind, smart…