Model caring behavior
Are your kids empathetic human beings?

November 11, 2022 |

By Sandy McDaniel Along with all the other effects of Covid-19 disconnection seems to be a lack of empathy among children. Having worked with youth for over 60 years, I am certain that a youngster’s primary instinct is to notice and care about what other people are feeling. What has changed? Obvious answers include the…

When it’s time
Tried-and-true potty training tips

November 7, 2022 |

By Cara Johnson-Bader The parenting journey is full of questions, firsts, and sometimes frustrations. Using the potty-training tips below can assist you in avoiding some common frustrations.As you read the potty-training tips, keep in mind some children are ready to potty train between the ages of 18 and 24 months; however, every child is different,…

Toys & objects
Using playtime to teach new skills

November 7, 2022 |

Article written and submitted by Kyo Structuring playtime with toys and objectsLetting your child initiate and direct play helps them to connect with you and other family members. To get started, watch your child as they approach a shelf or other area that has several toys. Which toy or other object do they reach for?…

Hope for the holidays
Handling the myriad of seasonal feelings

November 7, 2022 |

By Macaile Hutt The holiday season is upon us, as many radio stations, store aisles, and advertisements will endlessly remind you as you do your best to navigate your week. While this time of year can be a really positive and uplifting time for some, it can also be a time filled with heaviness, grief,…

Groundbreaking GoGo SqueeZ plant in Nampa, Idaho

November 7, 2022 |

Materne North America, a Bel Group Company, Celebrates Expansion and Ceremonial Groundbreaking of Nampa, Idaho PlantGoGo squeeZ® commemorates ongoing renovations for the updated plant on November 3rd The Bel Group is excited to announce the ceremonial groundbreaking for its expanded GoGo squeeZ® plant in Nampa, Idaho, which will be officially opening its doors in the…

Historic raceway
Firebird: fast cars and family fun

September 6, 2022 |

Caption for Firebird Raceway Pic: Special racing events like the recent 45th Annual Foxhunt allow visitors to see unique cars, like this jet powered dragster, in action at Firebird Raceway in Eagle. (Photo by Dennis Lopez)By Dennis Lopez Drag racing is all about raw horsepower, performance and elapsed time. But for Boise’s New brothers, it’s…

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Helping your child navigate school

September 6, 2022 |

By Sandy McDaniel School is off and running – are your children keeping up? As a former elementary schoolteacher, I will tell you that it is critical that a child does not get lost in the beginning of the year. Attitude is half the battle! If a child gets discouraged, they will give up on…

Food wars
Dealing with picky eaters

September 6, 2022 |

By Cara Johnson-Bader We’ve all been there. After a long day at work, you come home and cook dinner only to have your child refuse to eat anything on his plate and demand mac and cheese or chicken nuggets. You want your child to eat a well-balanced meal, but they simply refuse, and you feel…

Gluten Free Orange Cinnamon Rolls

September 6, 2022 |

Ingredients:3 c. Amazing Grace (or other) gluten free pastry flour1 c. Amazing Grace (or other) all purpose gluten free flour2 t. salt1¼ c. milk1 T. quick yeast4 T. sugar4 t. brown sugar2 T. orange juice1 egg and 1 egg white4 T. butter flavored Crisco1 t. vanilla4 T. plain potato flakesZest of 1 orange Directions:In a…

Real Money, Real Families
How to purchase a healthy existence

September 6, 2022 |

By Luke Erickson Every person needs a healthy place to exist. That’s why we never make eye contact with others at fast food joints, because we all know we’re not there to be our best-selves. “I’m just here to pick up something for a friend…I mean enemy, I would never give this stuff to a…