More good-kid tips: Routines create safety for children

September 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

By Sandy McDaniel Ding! Dong! The school bells have rung and now it is time to get back into the routine. Routine means you have a schedule of what to do when and you follow it in order to bring order to chaos. The problem is that the children have been free for a couple…

Perfectly imperfect: Special needs make for special friends

September 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

By Macaile Hutt When I sat down to write my September article for the Special Needs issue of Idaho Family Magazine, I felt instantly overwhelmed. How on earth am I supposed to write an article encompassing even a FRAGMENT of the impact that these special kids and these special people make on all of the…

Kids’ talk: Little things are all big things

September 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

By Daniel Bobinski Maybe you’ve seen the internet meme about how important it is to listen to everything your children tell you. The quote originates from parenting author, Catherine M. Wallace, and it goes like this: “Listen earnestly to anything your children want to tell you, no matter what. If you don’t listen eagerly to…

From Sewing Rooms to Smartphones

September 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Horney Village, By Jessie Horney My mom kept a large corner of our upstairs family room devoted to her sewing ambitions. Ceiling-high shelves stacked with fabric, drawers stuffed with patterns and sewing hobby magazines, spools of thread on rows of spindles, scraps of past projects littering the floor; that corner was her private world…

Top Picks: Back to School Fun

September 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

By Adrianne Goff, adrianne@globalpsd.com Basque Museum and Cultural Center: 611 W Grove St, Boise, ID 83702 (208) 343-2671 www.basquemuseum.eus The Basque Museum & Cultural Center was established in 1985 as a small museum in the historic Cyrus Jacobs-Uberuaga House at 607 Grove Street. Located in scenic Boise, Idaho, the Basque Museum & Cultural Center provides…

Top Picks for Children’s Birthday Parties

August 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

By Adrianne Goff, to submit an idea for the Top Picks list email adrianne@globalpsd.com Zoo Boise 355 Julia Davis Dr, Boise, ID 83702 (208) 608-7760  www.zooboise.org Zoo Boise does not currently host birthday parties, however, you are more than welcome to have your party on the zoo grounds.  Individual admission or annual pass is required…

‘Boy Sees Beautiful’ A cartoonist father’s ode to Boise

August 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

By Luke Martin I can see mountains and constellations from my driveway. My kids can play safely in the front yard. We have neighbors we can call friends. Any piece of that would have sounded like fantasy a little more than a year ago. “Leave It to Beaver” kind of stuff. We were living just…

The Outdoorsman: Horses spooked by ‘abominable snowman’ ‘Abominable snowman’ spooks horses

August 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

By Chuck Carpenter I had been horseback in the back country for about four days, working on a complaint. It was August and it was hot and dusty, almost miserable. I was riding one horse and had two packhorses loaded down with gear. With the lack of rain and dry conditions the horses would kick…

How to raise arts-savvy children

August 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

By Alison Moulton 1. Explore early. From the time your children are babies, play a variety of musical styles in your home. Explore diverse stations on online streaming services, or check out CDs from the library to listen to classical, jazz, zydeco, folk, or bluegrass music. 2. Go hands-on. Allow children to finger paint, make…

Kids & Culture: CFA’s Moulton explains arts’ value

August 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

By Gaye Bunderson Some of us grew up in communities where the biggest cultural event of the week was a night out bowling. Others are much luckier, and that includes children and families in the Treasure Valley, where there is a wealth of arts and culture to be experienced. If you think “arts and culture”…