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Baby A & Baby B: My life as a mom of 2 special boys

Caption: Jen Johnson is the mother of two sons with very special needs. She started a business — a kids’ gym called The Sensory Playce — specifically to help hers and others’ children. (Courtesy photo) By Jen Johnson I always wanted to be a mom, and after completing a master’s degree and building a career,…

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Idahoan Tackles Foster Care System

By Gaye Bunderson Editor’s note: Cassidy Littleton, 20, formerly of Twin Falls and now attending Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa, is working to create real change in the foster care system in the U.S. on both a state and national level. Last year, Cassidy — who was once a foster child herself — met with…

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The only summer we get . . .

By Jessie Horney Hi, my name is Jessie and I am a recovering summer-hater. “Oh, what’s the part you hate most, Jess? The endless sunshine and late nights of twilight warmth? The ice cream cones? The vacations and parties?” I KNOW, ok, I know, summer is everyone’s favorite time of year, and hating it is…

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‘You are strong’ 7 things your reflection needs to hear

By Macaile Hutt Wake up in the morning, walk into the bathroom, flip on the light… and let the attack begin. There you are, five minutes into your morning, and you’re already experiencing a full-blown, no holds barred attack. Negative self-talk thoughts, observations, and even blatant call-outs regarding the person in the mirror staring back…

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Adoption: A Love Story

By Kim Schafer Adoption changes the way you understand love. You find it is possible to love a person you’ve never met and carry a piece of her in your heart every day. I could walk by this woman on the street and never know it, yet she gave me the most amazing blessing: my…

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A big brother: Longtime dream comes true unexpectedly

By Macaile Hutt Since before I can remember, I asked for a big brother for Christmas. Every single year. One year, I even made a PowerPoint presentation about why we should get an exchange student, along with all of the necessary forms already filled out, forged signatures and all. I wasn’t messing around. A few…

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