Purpose & Passion

April 10, 2018 |

Personal branding Living your purpose with passion By Genny Heikka I had a conversation a few months ago with a young woman who’d recently gotten married. She and I we were talking about the phase of life she was in, and I asked her what her biggest challenge was. She answered, “I guess I would…

Kids Fighting

April 10, 2018 |

No rough and tumble!

Do your children fight all the time?

By Sandy Spurgeon McDaniel

I teach workshops on anger, so talking about fighting is literally the tip of the iceberg. What we need to look at is why we are so angry as a nation. We’re all rushing through life, constantly late, pushing and screaming at our children to hurry up or not to forget something. Everyone on the freeway seems to be hurrying, disregarding the needs of others. We watch endless violence on TV, in movies and the games we play. Our country has traded faith for fear, perpetuated by an emphasis on the violence erupting in too many communities and schools.

Irene’s Insights-Irene Woodworth

April 10, 2018 |

Irene’s Insights Creative décor ideas for pet spaces By Irene Woodworth How do you incorporate your “furry, four-legged kids” in your home’s décor? As I have lived with our two small dogs, I have realized that there are challenges in keeping all of our pets’ belongings in an organized way to match our home décor.…

Sleep in Heavenly Peace

April 10, 2018 |

Boise chapter giving beds to more kids

Cutline for Sleep in Heavenly Peace Workshop: One of the Boise chapter’s Sleep in Heavenly Peace workshops was presented on Mike Rowe’s Facebook program, “Returning the Favor.” The group holds “build days” to make bunk beds for children in need in the Treasure Valley. (Courtesy photo)

By Liz Colton

“No kid sleeps on the floor in our town!”

Sleep in Heavenly Peace (SHP) started in a garage in Kimberly, Idaho in 2012. A small group of friends helped put together 11 bunk beds and delivered them to families in need during the Christmas holiday. It was only going to be a Christmas tradition, but it has become almost a full-time opportunity for most of those involved.

The Horney Village

April 10, 2018 |

When parental ‘chutzpah’ meets reality

By Jessie Horney

My oldest child is 5 years old, so in terms of parenting advice, I’m your basic punch line. My friends and I talk about raising our children every time we’re together, but most of us are early on in the journey, babes in the woods with nothing but our flashlights and instincts to guide us. And by instincts I mean parenting books, research articles, and stories we heard from other people. I laugh when someone asks me for advice because I know I’m about 40 years away from having any real perspective on all of this, but I also love to engage in the fray with other parents.

Grid Paper

April 10, 2018 |

Math success Using grid paper to help your child learn By Zoie Hoffman Most of us remember using grid paper (also known as graph paper) in algebra and geometry to create graphs, plot points, and manipulate shapes. For a long time I only associated this paper with graphs and the coordinate plane (two number lines…

Children’s Readiness-Mary Ann Wilcox

April 10, 2018 |

Jobs well done Gauging a child’s readiness to perform work By Mary Ann Wilcox A child’s readiness to work is dependent upon his age, his past experiences, his level of skill development, his emotional stability and his physical growth. Often, children are ready physically to handle certain skills but are emotionally incapable of handling the…