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Top Picks for Swimming Pools in the Boise Area + Water Safety!

The sad truth about drowning is every kid is at risk even if they can swim. Go over a few of these live-saving tips with your kids to prevent tragedy from striking. Water safety isn’t just about keeping kids safe in a pool. Bathroom water safety is also very important. And things you might not think about…

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Top 10 Burgers and Father’s Day Fun!

Big Jud’s 1289 S Protest Rd. Boise, ID 83706 (208) 343-4439 / 3030 E Overland Rd. Ste 100 Meridian, ID 83642 (208) 629-5259 www.bigjuds.com Imagine a nine inch round, four layer cake frosted high. Now you have a comparison as to how gigantic Big Jud’s “Man Vs Food” burger really is. Two ONE POUND patties, 10 pieces…

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Top 10 Mother’s Day Brunch Locations

The places below are listed in alphabetical order. If you would like to nominate a restaurant or business for consideration, please email Adrianne at adrianne@globalpsd.com. 1. Bardenay Restaurant & Distillery 155 E Riverside Dr, Eagle, ID 83616 (208) 938-5093 610 W Grove St, Boise, ID 83702 (208) 426-0538 www.bardenay.com Bar-de-nay – (bar d nay) n.…

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Top Ten Pizza Restaurants in the Boise area!

By Adrianne Goff Editor’s note: This is the first of an ongoing feature in Idaho Family Magazine that will be written by Associate Publisher, Adrianne Goff. Our TOP 10 lists will highlight restaurants and other businesses in the Boise area that are a good resource and family-friendly. Adrianne will visit each site and write up…

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The Horney Village: Don’t rewrite your parental history

By Jessie Horney There are two kinds of people in this world: The ones who think parenting is difficult, and the ones who lie about it. And under these categories are all kinds of sub-categories, like parents who complain about their kids but never read parenting books or ask for help, or parents who don’t…

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Kids and structure: They may hate it, but they need it

By Sandy Spurgeon McDaniel We are at that time of year when everyone is still clinging to their resolutions. Energy is put into diets, promises are made to self and there are a whole bunch of items added to the “Going To Do Better” list. Children are still coming off the lack of structure around…

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Tami Mouser, Artist struggles through memorial mural

By Gaye Bunderson First responders are the people communities depend on when someone needs help, or when their family members need help. But it’s important to remember that first-responders have families too. Tami Mouser of Mountain Home found an ideal way to help her community remember the people who put their lives on the line:…

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At Christmas, We Remember Each Other

By Jessie Horney My husband’s family is full of wonderful, generous, beautiful, insane people who open their stockings on Christmas Eve instead of Christmas morning. While it’s cozy to gather around the fire on a cold Christmas Eve and open stockings together — because it’s like a taste of the magic coming the next morning…

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DIY fabulous fall and Thanksgiving décor

Leaves & pumpkins By Tiffany Guerzon These awesome autumn décor projects are both simple and stunning. Create leaf suncatchers, stuffed fabric pumpkins and and clay leaf bowls. Best of all, the warm fall colors can grace your mantel or entryway in early November, then become part of your Thanksgiving tablescape in late November. Leaf Suncatcher…

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Parenting’s hard times Mama, I see you when it’s thankless

By Macaile Hutt As a pediatric therapist, I feel so incredibly honored and thankful that I get to watch my sweet patients learn, grow, change, and become strong, brave, independent little people. I get a front row seat to so many special events and milestones in each and every one of my patients’ lives, and…

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