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Active but cool Some summer tips


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In Each Edition 3 Editor’s Intro No ‘bored of education’

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Don’t join the ‘bored of education’


s much as my parents loved me, after high school graduation I’m pretty sure they were thinking it was time for me to leave home. It was expected. It was the next step in life. It was time to fly the nest. I think kids are slower to leave home post-high school nowadays. But back then, I’m pretty sure my parents preferred I launch out on my own and not hang around and live in their house anymore. And, frankly, I was ready to go. I wanted adventure and some freedom. When my parents, sister and grandparents drove me to Boise for my freshman year at what was then Boise State College, I don’t remember any of them looking the least bit forlorn. For one thing, they were excited for me to go to college; and for another, it was time — time to grow up, get away, and start your journey toward self-sufficient adulthood. While I didn’t necessarily ace that like a pro right off, after a number of struggles (and years), I did get there. It took some time. Maybe too much time. But I made it. I was excited to be at college. But the minute my family drove off and went back to another state, the realization that I was alone hit me like a ton of bricks. I didn’t want them to come back and get me, but I needed to adjust to the fact I was no longer going to be in that safe little orbit of family togetherness. I was going to make new friends and start out on truly — measurably — growing up. It was going to be a tough journey. I know when I launched into college, I took it all for granted. I failed to see it for what it was: a privilege not given to everyone. I was young and stupid, and while I had a lot of fun in special topics classes like History of Protest Literature, I felt bored by the drudgery of required courses and homework. What a fool I was. Neither of my parents had gone to college, and they wanted me to have that opportunity especially my mom, who, as I was making my way through high school, would say such things as:

• “You need to take algebra. You can’t get accepted into college if you haven’t taken algebra.” • “You need to take typing, because you’ll have to type all your term papers when you’re in college.” • “You need to take shorthand, because your professors will talk fast and you’ll need to take good notes.” So I took algebra, typing, and shorthand. Yes, kids, there was such a thing as shorthand 200 years ago. I was good at it and even got a pin for being able to take shorthand at 110 words per minute. I was good at typing too and obviously still use it every single day, sitting at a computer. Algebra I wasn’t so good at; let’s move on... I recently found an old t-shirt my family gave me back in my college days that had a goofy-looking student on the front of it, with the saying, “Bored of Education.” I probably thought it was funny when I first got it, but now it makes me sad. It might as well have said, “Hey, stupid, you’ve got a great opportunity and you’re squandering it.”* When you’re older, believe me, you ARE wiser. How can you not be? You’ve survived some pretty difficult situations, and if you haven’t learned from them by a certain age, you’ll never learn much of anything, I fear. I just want to say to all the kids going off to college or trade school in the coming weeks: value it. It’s meaningful, it’s important, and it’s a privilege. Not everyone gets such a great opportunity. Never take it for granted — and, certainly, never get bored.If you’re joining the military: thank you for being willing to serve our country in that way. This next step in your lives, whatever direction you’ll be taking, will offer up some huge challenges. But you’ll make it through, as we all did. You’re the future we’re looking to, and we know you won’t fail us. (* Note: My entire college experience wasn’t a total failure. I have the career I always wanted and still enjoy and I know a whole lot about “protest literature.”) — Gaye Bunderson, editor

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From left to right are Dre, 2, Kiki, 6, and Kya, 4; their mother is Mari Johnson of Meridian. Kiki graduated from kindergarten in the spring and is now heading to first grade.





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Stay active while still staying cool By Macaile Hutt


ith summer upon us and temperatures increasing, it can be difficult to find ways to stay active while still staying cool. It’s important for little bodies to stay moving and active, particularly in the summer months when school is out of session. To avoid becoming stagnant and also avoiding the ever-tempting bouncing off the walls and hanging from the chandeliers, the therapists at Kaleidoscope Pediatric Therapy located in Boise, Idaho have given us some fun ideas to get the wiggles out without risking letting too Macaile Hutt much heat in. Here’s a list of some fun summer ideas to challenge your child’s gross motor, fine motor, and sensorimotor skills that can be performed indoors: 1.  Create an obstacle course out of everyday items! Try using paper plates on feet to slide on hardwood or tile floors. Paper circles or taped floor X’s can also be used for hopping on two feet “glued together,” one foot, or even in a hopscotch pattern to imitate jumping jacks while moving forward. Hurdles can be placed on the floor made of pillows or other low-to-the-ground objects to encourage jumping, crawling, and other developmentally appropriate motor skills in a healthy way.

and forth, transporting one can or book at a time and placing it on the other side of the room until all of the cans/books have been relocated Even a task as simple as holding a soup can or small weighted object in each hand and holding overhead while walking the lines of tile in the kitchen or even standing in place while holding the object as long as possible can give great feedback through the shoulders and arms to increase calming and focus. Backpacks and fanny packs can be weighted with books, rocks, or other heavy objects in order to create mobile “weight” input that can be worn on all of your summer adventures to increase body awareness and provide a calming effect. 4.  Get messy! Messy play is really important in the development of a child’s sensory system and can decrease sensitivity to everyday tasks such as bathing and mealtime. Some of our favorite mediums to use in the clinic are shaving cream, hair gel, whipped cream, bean or rice bins, and water beads. Children can explore these different mediums with their hands while seated at a table, on the ground in a designated place on hardwood floors or tile floors with feet or both feet and hands, or even in an empty bathtub with their hands, feet, or total body! Try creating a special place for this “messy play” to avoid carryover of playing with food at mealtime.

2.  Adding small obstacle courses or “body breaks” throughout the day is really important for your child’s sensory system and gross motor skill development and 5.  Get creative! Often everyday tasks such as coloring can maintenance. Old mattresses can also be placed on the floor be adapted by taping the coloring page to the wall or even or even against a wall as a “crash corner” with pillows and underneath a chair while the child stands facing the wall stuffed animals to increase body awareness and allow safe or lies on his or her back in order to increase the muscles “crashing.” required and elicit functional strength in a new way. 3.  Add weight! Weight can be added to everyday tasks in order to increase joint compression and assist in giving “proprioceptive feedback,” which basically means “where is my body located in space?” Weight can provide a calming effect as well as increase gross motor output, decreasing “wiggles” and extra energy. Weight can be added in many ways using household objects you probably already have at home! One idea is to place books in a laundry basket and push the basket back and forth down a hallway. A belt can also be added to the laundry basket to pull the basket down the hallway or in a loop around the house. Soup cans or books can also be placed on one side of the room and the child can run back 4 AUGUST 2018 | Idaho Family Magazine

Everyday tasks can be completed while standing on a pillow or another item that challenges balance in order to increase input while completing basic daily tasks. * See acccompanying Sensory Recipes for “sensory play”! 6.  Make moving daily a priority! An old deck of cards can be modified by writing a gross motor move (jumping jacks, plank, sit ups, skipping, running to mailbox and back, etc.) and the cards can be used intermittently throughout the day to increase movement in a measureable and realistic way. Perhaps kids must do 1 card for each minute of screen time they want to earn or 5 cards each hour of the day that they are home. These small changes can make a big difference in the long run.

Sensory Recipes Moon Sand (or Cloud Dough)

Ingredients 8 cups plain flour 1 cup baby oil (or any oil will do) Directions Mix the ingredients together and have fun.


Ingredients ¾ cup cold water 1 cup Elmer’s Glue Food coloring ½ cup hot water 1 tsp borax (laundry aisle of grocery store) Directions Step 1: in bowl 1 – Mix together the cold water, glue, and food coloring. Set aside. Step 2: in bowl 2 – Mix together the hot water and borax, until the borax is completely dissolved. Step 3: Slowly add the glue mixture in bowl 1 to the borax mixture of bowl 2. Mix well and pour off any excess water.

Sandy Dough

Ingredients 2 cups of sand 1 cup of cornstarch 1½ cups of water Directions Mix all of the ingredients over medium heat and knead until dough-like.


Ingredients ½ cup Elmer’s clear glue ½ cup liquid starch A few drops of food coloring Directions: Mix all the ingredients together and have fun!

Play Dough

Ingredients 3 cups flour 1½ cups of salt 3 cups of water Food coloring 5 tablespoons of oil 6 tsp cream of tartar (Double recipe for a large group) Directions Mix all of the ingredients together. Pour the resulting dough mixture into a pan on the stove over medium heat, stirring constantly. Remove from the pan and knead. When cool, store in an airtight container or Ziploc. OT tip: Use coffee or a drink mix to make it smell yummy!


Oobleck has the properties of both liquids and solids. You can slowly dip your hand into it like a liquid, but if you squeeze the oobleck it will feel solid. It is crazy stuff! Ingredients 1½ cup corn starch 1 cup water Food coloring Directions Mix all the ingredients together and have fun!

Macaile Hutt is an occupational therapist at Kaleidoscope Pediatric Therapy. Her therapy style takes a holistic and child-directed approach, with the goal of children succeeding across multiple environments. She holds a master’s degree in occupational therapy from A.T. Still University and has obtained continuing education in Handwriting Without Tears, pediatric kinesiotaping, Interactive Metronome, and Beckman Oral Motor programs. In her free time, she enjoys creative writing, backpacking, and traveling.

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MANIC Mothering

Realistic recipes for a college student By Beth Markley


s I write this, it’s mid-summer and Toss that packaged cheese powder. It’s time to face facts: we have a kid some sort of gross, petroleum-based “cheese bound for college in the fall, and I product” that’s not real food, and you have some things to do to prepare. don’t want it in your body. Instead melt a He’s not going to be close, either. He won’t tablespoonful of butter over medium heat be coming home on weekends to eat homein another pot. Stir in a tablespoonful of cooked meals or do his laundry. In fact, he flour with a fork until it’s mixed, then whisk won’t be able to come home at all for more in a cup of milk and keep stirring until it than a couple of weeks at Christmas. starts to bubble and then thicken. Sprinkle a He’ll be living in a dorm that isn’t unlike handful or two of shredded cheese and let it those here in the U.S., except he won’t have a melt while you stir. Pour the sauce over the cafeteria with a range of meal plans to choose macaroni and mix. from. He’ll have his own kitchenette to share Eat it straight out of the pot because this Beth Markley with a few other roommates and have to be whole thing just took so long you thought you responsible for shopping for groceries and cooking his own were going to have to chew through your own arm. Next meals. This has me a teensy bit worried, I’ll be honest. time don’t wait so long to make dinner, dummy. He asked me the other day if I could jot down a few recipes Too-poor-to-order-takeout Fried Rice for him, and for the first time I started wondering if we’ve Chinese take-out is not cheap. Make your own. Prepare adequately prepared this kid for adulting. How will he fare if regular, long grain white rice according to the package they don’t have Hot Pockets in Austria? And what about his directions (if you refrigerate it overnight, it actually works other favorite foods? I know from experience shipping a box better for this dish). Warm some oil in a skillet, scramble an of Cheetos overseas is far more expensive than the Cheetos egg with some chopped green onions (the whites and some are actually worth (granted, I’m not a Cheeto aficionado). of the green area). Add a small, drained can of peas that Don’t get on my case, you guys. I’ve spent a lifetime foisting you stole from your roommate because he’s the only one you as much healthy food on this kid as I could. But left to his know under the age of 40 who buys actual canned vegetables own devices he swings toward Hot Pockets and Cheetos. And (you can owe him a beer or something) and stir until warm. Taco Bell. He’s an adolescent male, there’s only so much I Add the rice and mix it all up. can do. There’s probably an extra packet of soy sauce or two in the So, I’m trying to put together a set of reality-based recipes, junk drawer. Add that. You can eat this warm or cold. Just knowing he’s not going to keep a lot of chopped produce on save some for the roommate whose peas you stole. hand for quick salads, or broil up a sheet pan of marinated Procrastination Grilled Cheese chicken and vegetables for a healthy dinner. Butter the outsides of a cheese sandwich and warm it Here’s what I have so far: slowly in a skillet over medium heat, Comfort Macaroni et first one side, then the other. You Fromage want to keep the heat low enough Prepare macaroni pasta that the cheese melts properly according to package directions while the bread toasts to a golden (adding the pasta to the water brown without burning. This takes after it starts boiling, or you’ll time. You can’t rush it. I know you end up with a gummy mess). have a bunch of homework to do, Watch the pot and turn it down but you gotta eat and you’re no when it threatens to boil over, heathen. You’re going to sacrifice a because you’ll probably forget to perfect golden-brown toasted cheese clean that up and have a group sandwich because you’re rushing to of angry roommates on your do math? Are you a MONSTER? hands later.

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No sir. You’ll get to that damn homework. … Right AFTER you get something to eat. Eat an apple, too, since it’s probably been a while since you had any actual plant food and those were just the canned peas you stole from your roommate.

Date Night Nachos

Sprinkle some grated cheddar/jack cheese blend over corn chips and microwave for just long enough to melt the cheese. If you want to impress a date, open up a can of beans, rinse and drain and spread them on top first (under the cheese). Throw on some canned, shredded chicken, and then a little more cheese and some chopped green onions. If you’re really going for a good first impression, broil your nachos on a cookie sheet under a broiler instead of using a microwave (extra points for not starting a kitchen fire). Set out a bowl of salsa and light a candle to set the mood. Spoon on a few pickled jalapeños before serving for just enough spice to remind you how things will burn later if you get too hoochy-koochy with your date and you haven’t taken the kind of precautions I know we’ve talked about.

Grown-up Ramen

This is like regular Ramen, but healthier. Prepare the ramen as normal but leave out the foil packet of pre-

hypertension. Replace that with a little salt, a pinch each of cumin, ground ginger, pepper and maybe a few chili flakes. Drain a small can of peas (you’ll owe your roomie another beer) and stir it in, maybe with a handful of chopped green onions and a sliced hard-boiled egg for protein. For a little extra flair, cook up a couple pieces of bacon until crispy and crumble on top. Serve it up on a plate with a place setting and an actual napkin at a bonafide table, and then sit there for a second and marvel at what a grown man you’ve become, you with your silverware and stuff. You’ve got cumin in the cupboard. Impressive. Okay, this little collection needs work. Hit me up with your best reality-based recipes for the young adult who has yet to develop proper knifing skills, probably can’t tell when an avocado is ripe, and will assure me he’s doing fine on nothing but Corn Nuts and Cheerios — or the Austrian equivalent of his favorite junk food — until he comes home for the holidays. Beth Markley is a humor writer and fundraising consultant who lives in Boise. She writes regularly on her website, (Dispatches from the Crossroads of ‘Been There Done That’ and ‘Oughta Know Better’).

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MUTUAL benefits

Grandparents need children’s presence By Sandy McDaniel


here are a lot of grandparents underground, giving you a strong base. Your in the Treasure Valley; some of trunk spirals into the sky as your branches them cherish being a grandparent, gather God’s love. Your job is to do your best, some of them don’t. Some work hard, and spread that love on everyone. grandparents are not welcomed by the family If you realize the latter is your real job, then to participate in the growth and development the other will go well.” of their family. I am the grandmother of four I always add that whether she wins, loses or grandchicks, as I call them, three in Idaho and messes up, I am proud of her and will always one in California. I deeply miss participating love her. in my California grandchick’s life and am so The job of a grandparent is not to criticize grateful that the other three get a big dose of (or, as some grandparents think they are me. doing, “critique”) his or her grandchildren. I Grandparents (to include granddads) are do believe that certain standards of behavior Sandy McDaniel wonderful for babysitting. Parents need to (being unkind, hitting or disrespect) are not remember that we came from a whole different time when acceptable and need consequences. What I’m talking about there were no televisions, let alone endless media gadgets. is negative comments about, for example, a haircut you hate, We aren’t as agile as we used to be, so three or more young a style of clothing, a choice you wouldn’t make for that child. grandchicks feel like trying to contain the gibbons in a gibbon Hush! Love the child! Love the person inside the costume. cage. We love to play games, build things and be with our When children feel love, the exchanges between you and grandchildren. What we bring to them is wisdom. Wisdom is them become unimaginably endearing. I took my grandson, earned by doing the laps called life and having time to reflect Nick, to have Chinese food. I asked him to read his fortune on life’s meaning. Grandparents then can become teachers cookie, then I read mine aloud — “You are the world’s for your children. greatest grandmother and your grandson, Nick, loves you!” My 11-year-old grandchick, Chelsea, is a fabulous We both laughed. As we left the restaurant, we were given taekwondo competitor. When she goes to state and two more fortune cookies. Since I was driving, I asked Nick other competitions she gets really nervous. I can’t go to to read mine. “You are the world’s greatest grandmother and competitions with her so I always ask her to remember your grandson, Nick, really loves you!” he said. to be a redwood tree. I tell her: “Your roots spread out When asked to define a grandparent, one child said,

Sandy McDaniel is shown with all her grandchildren. They include, left to right, Nick, Evan, (Sandy), Hailey Kay, and Chelsea. (Courtesy photo)

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“Someone who has time to listen.” As a grandparent you are not in charge of trying to get everyone everywhere they need to be on schedule. Don’t let your grandchildren watch TV or play on electric gadgets during meals. Sit together and talk. Ask them such questions as, “If you had a magic wand, what would you do this summer, where would you go, who would you be?” You can ask them what they like best and least about school — and be careful not to take off on a lecture tour, as children will talk to an adult who listens. Lastly, leave memories for the children of you because they spent time with you. My Idaho grandchicks all start singing, “And the corn is as high as an elephant’s eye” (from “Oklahoma”) when they see a cornfield, because that’s what I do. All four of them finish this sentence I always say to them, “I love you more than peanut butter and....Winnie the Pooh.” When I tuck them in at night, I sing a song I wrote for my son and converted to use for them. If one of them is away from me, I touch my eye, heart, point at them and make goalposts with my fingers. It means, “I love you dearly!” Hopefully, when they think of you down the road, they will remember how much you loved them. This generation of children is more challenged than any other because there is no downtime. There is no time when

they run through a field or stomp in a stream. There is no time to rest, and their parents are modeling cyclonic behavior in trying to keep all of them in orbit. Children need grandparents who gush and love them all the time. Most of all, they need the unconditional love that requires no performances, no achievements, no behaviors to exist; it is there, waiting like a quiet pond, a place to rest and be. Getting older has its challenges. Functionality and purpose fall to the wayside as the body slows down. Grandchildren splash their love into your heart, give you a place to share and teach. As you watch them grow, your heart expands and you know that they are a part of your visible immortality. Besides, those grandchick hugs never get old!

For more than 55 years, Sandy has been an international speaker and recognized authority on families and children. Author of five books, columnist, founder of, she is a resident of Meridian and loves spending time with her three Idaho grandchicks. Semi-retired, she speaks to schools, churches, and MOPS groups and provides parent coaching sessions in person and on the phone. She is available for parenting talks/trainings in the Treasure Valley and may be reached at Also, go to YouTube: Sandy Spurgeon McDaniel to see videos on specific parenting issues

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FEEL Depleted?

Get yourself to the ‘fill station’ By Mindy Scott


s moms, we are in the service business. We are in high demand, and needs are abundant. Somedays I feel like a waitress writing down (mentally) what each person needs and making a way to fufill the request. But sometimes I forget to write down MY order. Now, when I am at my best it is very easy to meet those needs, but when I’ve had a hectic week — or month for that matter — I feel depleted. There is only one thing to do when one feels depleted and that is: Get to the fill station. Mindy Scott

The fill station

The fill station is the place where you can hear your own thoughts clearly. Where you take a deep breath and hear yourself exhale. It’s tuning into your own channel and focusing in on what YOU need. Once you’ve arrived at the fill station, maybe get a clean piece of paper or your favorite notebook and jot down things that you have been meaning to do or look into. Writing them down instantly helps clear what I call “brain clutter.” Now that they are safely written down, the emotional energy that was being used to remember these important items just became available for something else. Congrats!

Do this as many times a day as necessary. Write down three things you can do for you. Not the things you wish you could do (like go to the spa when you don’t have a sitter), but things you can actually do. Here are some ideas:

• Sit in a reclined position for a full 10 minutes. • Drink a large glass of ice water (or your favorite drink). • Call that friend you really enjoy connecting with. Whatever packs the most punch, do it for you. Self-care is a vital part of a healthy, enjoyable life. We all have physical and mental needs that need our attention. Whether you are in the best season of your life or a challenging season, self-care is a great priority to have. So this month, why not spend some time identifying when you are feeling stressed out or depleted and choose some act of kindness just for yourself ? After all, no one can love you the way you can love you.

The fill station is the place where you can hear your own thoughts clearly. Mindy Scott is a life coach and mother of seven. She encourages mothers to make themselves a priority in the areas of physical, mental and emotional health. She teaches women why this investment in self is the key to happiness, while guiding them on how to achieve it. She may be reached through her website at, or visit her YouTube channel under “Mindy Scott.”

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Josh beats a Rubik’s Cube every time


Free tours and hands-on programs for students pre-K through high school.

School Tours

Four interactive, thematic tours each year. Tours are 60-90 minutes and include a handson studio art project.

The following information is provided by Wednesday’s Child, an organization that helps Idaho foster children find permanent homes.



etting to know 15-yearold Josh is a rewarding experience. Not only will you be amazed at his ability to solve a Rubik’s Cube in under one minute, you’ll see how his easygoing personality and big smile will make you feel like fast friends. Josh has such a resilient personality, helping him to find the positive in even the toughest of situations. He is funny, kind and outgoing, yet has a calm and quiet way about him as well. Josh loves Boy Scouting, football, track, and riding bikes and is looking forward to joining some team sports once he is adopted. He would love an active family who would take him to the beach for his first time and might be up for an adventure like skydiving with him. Josh loves all kinds of animals, with wolves being his favorite. You won’t have to force him to eat healthful food, as he’s not one for soda or sweets — he will, however, wipe out an entire pizza on his own pretty quickly. Josh enjoys school when he is feeling supported. He reports that he is great at math but could use some help from his new family in learning to stay better focused and organized. Josh would love to someday go to college and become either a counselor or a police officer, to help others.

Eleven interactive, thematic presentations. Artwork discussion and hands-on projects for classrooms outside Ada County.

Homeschool Days

Four days throughout the year. Each day features a different theme with artwork discussions, gallery activities, and studio projects developed for homeschool groups.

Josh and his permanency team are searching for either a one- or twoparent family where Josh can be the only child in the home. He would be happy with either a rural or more urban home setting and is all right with whether or not his new family attends church regularly. A great fit for Josh would be caregivers who communicate clearly and can set healthy boundaries for him. Perhaps the most important thing that Josh wants folks to know about him is that he is truly excited about being adopted and becoming part of a new family and can’t wait to start this new chapter in his life. If getting to know a bit about Josh has left you thinking he may be a great fit for your family, please inquire today to learn even more information about this great young man. For more information on the Idaho Wednesday’s Child Program, visit www., or contact Recruitment Coordinator Shawn White at or 208-488-8989 if you have specific questions. Call now to schedule your visit! 208.345.8330 ext. 36

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Tips to help you get, stay organized By Mary Ann Wilcox


or the first three years of my life, I a real necessity. You can save twice the space lived in a large, 10-room farmhouse when you store items in the appropriate way. on a sizable piece of property in There are four basic methods we use to store southern California. When I was similar items. 3, my mother, father, brother and I moved 1.  Library: Vertical storage with no dividers. from that spacious house into a 27-foot trailer This method looks like books in a bookcase. with one bedroom and no bathroom. It was Books, notebooks, fabric in plastic bags, the largest trailer they made at the time. My chargers or other items that stack nicely but dad worked construction, and rather than be don’t nest work well with this method. The separated as a family for months at a time, my library method eliminates the probability parents chose to follow his work and keep our that whatever you need at any given time will family together. always be on the bottom of the pile. Although we had travel trailer-sized living 2.  Cubbies: Vertical storage with dividers. Mary Ann Wilcox quarters, I cannot recall a time when our This method looks like a mailroom. It is “home� was not neat and clean, with a “place for everything excellent for mail, recipe cards, etc. and everything in its place.� 3.  File cabinet: Horizontal storage with no dividers. This looks My mom was a shining example of organization and like file folders inside a file cabinet. Clothes, linens and clutter-free living, and for that I am very grateful. I learned recipe cards are a few of the items that store well with how to fit a lot into a little space, how to compartmentalize this method. my belongings so I could find them easily, and how to clean 4.  Compartments: Horizontal storage with dividers. This house and keep it clean and presentable. method looks like a toolbox. Items that fit in shallow I hope the principles I learned from my mother will be drawers, such as napkin rings, silverware, kitchen utensils, helpful to you as you try to conserve the space you have and and underwear, work well in compartments. learn the system that will help you keep your home “clutter- Saves time: An orderly home saves cleaning time. You don’t free.� have to think about where to put things when they are out of place. It makes it easier for children to help, and it lets you Why live clutter-free? concentrate on cleaning rather than picking up and More storage space: No matter how large a home is, putting away. there is always a need for more storage. In small homes where storage space is at a premium, organization skills are Saves energy: It takes a lot of physical and emotional energy to maneuver through a messy home.



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Eliminates stress: When things are in disarray, you can’t focus on what’s at hand. You become distracted and frustrated.

Principles of organization

There are three principles of organization that I have found to minimize time wasted searching for lost items, allow a family to be more productive, and cut the time cleaning and maintaining a home in half. 1. Everything thing has a place, everything in its place. If it doesn’t have a place, you will put it wherever is convenient at the time and then forget it. Find a place or get rid of it. 2. Store like things together. It might be a designated drawer, shelf, closet or entire room. 3. Store things where you use them the most. This saves steps and time. For example, you might have an office where all your office supplies are kept but need additional supplies in bedrooms where children study, or in the kitchen where you record your grocery list or take a lot of your phone calls.

Where to start

Organizing a home, especially if your heritage didn’t promote it, can be very overwhelming. So start slow and take baby steps. Here are some suggestions that might help you have instant success: • Start in the smallest room in the house or at least one that does not require a lot of micro-organizing. A bathroom or a hall closet are good examples of easy projects. • Choose a room that does not need a lot of work.

Particularly stay away from kitchens and offices, as they contain a lot of “stuff” that has to be sorted. • Always start with a clean slate. In other words, put everything away that you can and organize the rest into boxes according to categories. It is difficult to see what needs to be done, and the best way to organize it, if visually there is no open space in the room. Clutter “clutters your mind” and makes it hard to make decisions. Imagine how overwhelming it is for a 3-year-old to pick up a room where toys cover the floor. It is the same for you. • Set a time limit. A 2-hour limit is a good target. If you are motivated to work longer, that is all right, but don’t overdo it. A 2-hour limit gives you permission to stop while you are still fresh and focused. • If possible, break a room into 30-minute projects. It is much easier to find a half hour in your busy schedule than it is to find a 2-hour block of time. It also conditions you to think in small components, which will allow you to keep up the process once your house is at maintenance level. • Once a project is completed, always give it a good “onceover” before moving on to something else. This does a couple of things. Looking at what you have accomplished brings a great deal of satisfaction and motivates you to take on another project. It also develops a cleaning routine. If you add on each new project to the “once-over” routine, when you have organized every room in your house the maintenance routine habit will be in place. • Don’t be concerned with the length of time it takes to work through your house. The longer it takes, the more ingrained your family will be in the new system. Remember you are setting new patterns in your home as you systemize your “stuff.” If you are interested in a personal consultation or classes on “ClutterFree Living,” “Paring Down Paper” or “Cleaning House in Minutes,” contact me at or call 208-376-9773.

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CALENDAR Historic Pine Street School visits

Nampa Public Library programs

4-H Week at Roaring Springs

Friends of Pine Street School, located near Pine Street and Meridian Road on NW 1st St. in Meridian, will provide volunteers to teach a 30- to 40-minute lesson about a typical schoolday more than 100 years ago. The school is a historic, one-room schoolhouse that has been restored, and is maintained by, the West Ada School District. The school can accommodate groups of about 30 people. A reservation must be made to visit the school. Contact Carol Standley at 208-888-5710 for more information or to make a reservation.

Nampa Public Library will offer a number of family- and kid-friendly programs throughout August as follows: • Groovin’ & Movin’, 10:15 a.m., Mondays, August 6 & August 20 • Tuesday Family Summer Movies, 2-4 p.m., August 7 – Despicable Me 3 • Baby/Toddler Storytime, 10:15 a.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, August 7-23 • Preschool Storytime, 10:15 a.m., Wednesdays and Fridays, August 8-24 • Robot Club, 4 p.m., Wednesday, August 8 • Bilingual Storytime, 10:15 a.m., Monday, August 13 • Sensory Storytime, 2:15 p.m., Monday, August 13 • The Lego Club, 2 p.m., Tuesday, August 21 • The Club, 10:45 a.m., Wednesday, August 22

4-H members, leaders and families will receive discounted days of admission at Roaring Springs from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. August 6-10. For more information about admission requirements, etc., go to

Nature Explorers The Deer Flat Wildlife Refuge will hold a Nature Explorers program for preschoolers on the fourth Thursday of each month beginning at 10:30 a.m. in the Refuge Visitor Center, 13751 Upper Embankment Rd. in Nampa. Preschoolers ages 3-5 may use their natural curiosity to investigate the world around them on guided nature explorations. There will be hands-on activities on a different theme each month. Preschoolers should come with an adult and be ready to be outside. For more information, visit, email, or call 208-467-9278.

Foodbank Picnic in the Park The Idaho Foodbank’s Picnic in the Park program will be providing free lunch for anyone 1-18 years old at various sites across Boise from now through August 10. To find a site near you, meal service times, and general program information, visit

Discovery Center exhibit H2Whoa! is the exhibit at the Discovery Center until fall. A dozen unique, interactive exhibits explore the topic of water: a precious, scarce, fascinating and essential resource. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Go to

Silent Book Club There’s no asssigned reading in this book group for all ages. Silent Book Club is about taking time out of your busy schedule to simply relax and read, while spending time in presence of fellow book lovers. Attend a meeting of the book group from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, August 6, at the Library! at Collister, 4774 W. State St. in Boise. For more information, contact Paige Thomas at pthomas@

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Ada Library Activities Ada County Library branches feature a number of family- and youth-friendly programs. Following is a brief list of events for August: Lake Hazel Branch Library, lakehazel, 208-297-6700 August 7, 2 p.m., Dance Party, old favorites-new moves, all ages August 8, 4:30 p.m., DIY Unicorn Bags, ages 8-11 August 9, 4:30 p.m., DIY headphone cases and wraps, ages 12-18 August 11, 2 p.m., Touch-a-Truck, all ages August 11, 6-8 p.m., Glow in the Dark Par-Tay, ages 12-18 Star Branch Library,, 208-286-9755 August 7, 2 p.m., UnBirthday Party, all ages (not your birthday-no problem) August 8, 2 p.m., Meet an Artist: Wassily Kandinsky, all ages Victory Branch Library, victory, 208-362-0181 August 6, 4:30 p.m., Antique Book Charging Stations, organize cords-turn a book into a charging station, ages 12-18 August 9, 3 p.m., Totally Awesome ‘80s Party, all ages August 13, 4:30 p.m., Life-Sized Angry Birds, ages 12-18

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Weekly on Wednesday Go to the Sycamore Room at the Libary! at Collister every Wednesday for classes, workshops, speakers, games, crafts, and activities for children ages 6-12. The program is held from 4-5 p.m., and kids are welcome to check it out on August 8. Themes include Legos, art, science, math and more. For more information, call Erin Kennedy at 208-972-8320.

Teen Pool Party Go to Natatorium, 1811 Warm Springs Ave. in Boise, for a Teen Pool Party, for kids ages 12-17, from 9 to 10:30 p.m. Friday, August 10. There will be swimming, music, food, and prizes. Cost is only $2 per person. Call 208-608-7680 for more information.

Silver Screen on the Green Grab a blanket, lawn chair, and family and friends and head to Optimist Park in Nampa for a free movie every Friday night through summer. Movies are shown on an inflatable screen; fun activities begin at 8:30 p.m., and the movies begin at dusk. Movies for the remainder of summer include: August 10, “The Lion King,” and August 17, “Cars 3.” For more information, call 208-468-5858 or go to

Noodle Mania at Lakeview Park Play and float with foam floatable noodles from 1 to 4:45 p.m. August 11 at Lakeview Water Park in Nampa. For more information, go to

Military Appreciation Weekend at Roaring Springs Discounted full days of admission for military personnel and their families will be offered from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. August 11-12 at Roaring Springs. (Must show adult military ID at ticket window.) For more information, go to

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WalkAbout Boise

Princess Tea Party

This walking event, suitable for children, is held Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., beginning at the bench in front of the Basque Museum at 611 W. Grove St. Cost to participate is $12 and includes an approximately 1.5-hour guided walking tour through 150 years of history and architecture. Check out the program on August 11, 18 or 25. For more information, go to wab@

There will be finger foods, desserts, Disney princesses, and cats to cuddle during a tea party from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, August 12, at the Simply Cats Adoption Center, 2833 S. Victory View Way in Boise. Cost is $20 for a parent and 1 child, and $5 for additional children. Get tickets at

Nampa Festival of the Arts

Homeschool kids and their families will receive discounted days of admission at Roaring Springs from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. August 13-17. For more information about admission requirements, etc., go to

The 32nd annual event is set for August 1112 at Lakeview Park in Nampa. There will be artisan booths, live entertainment, food concessions, and free activities for the kids. Go to

Nampa’s Fitness in the Park Family Aqua Zumba Take your workout outside this summer with Nampa Parks & Recreation. Taught by certified fitness instructors, the free classes will help you change up your routine and try something new. Workouts and locations differ each week; visit for a complete schedule or call 208-468-5858. From noon to 12:45 p.m. Sunday, August 12, the routine will include Aqua Zumba for the whole family. The program will be held at Lincoln Pool, 508 Davis Ave.

Homeschool Week at Roaring Springs

Teen Cycling An Introduction to Downhill Mountain Biking for young people ages 12-17 is set for August 13-17 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., beginning at Fort Boise Community Center. The course is offered through Boise Parks & Rec and co-sponsored by the Southwest Idaho Mountain Biking Association. For registration, fees and other information, go to or call 208-608-7680.

a.m. August 14-18 at 121 S. 22nd Ave. The event is held in conjunction with the Caldwell Night Rodeo. Go to or

Caldwell Night Rodeo Family Nights YMCA Family Night at the 84th Annual Caldwell Night Rodeo is set for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, August 14, at the Caldwell Night Rodeo Grounds, 2301 Blaine St. The “Man Up Crusade Purple Family Night” is set for Wednesday, August 15. On both nights, all kids 12 and under get in free with a paid adult. Go to

Story Trail Adventure Program On the second Tuesdays of the month, the Foothills Learning Center offers a Story Trail Adventure Program. Young children with an adult will walk the quarter-mile trail and read a story posted on platforms along the way. Afterwards, each child will have the opportunity to make a story-related craft. The featured book on August 14 is “Hey, Little Ant,” and the walk takes place from 10 to 11 a.m. Cost is $3. For registration or more information, go to http://parks.cityofboise. org/ or call 208-608-7680.

84th Caldwell Chamber of Commerce Buckaroo Breakfast This fun annual family event includes music, kids’ entertainment, photo ops, and a breakfast of hotcakes, eggs, sausages, hash browns, and a beverage, all for a small fee. The breakfast and other activities will take place from 6:30 to 9:30

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Month of August

CALENDAR of Events

Bad Movie Night Beat the heat; come inside and watch the “best of the worst” movies ever made at the main branch of Boise Public Library. Attend Bad Movie Night from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, August 15. (This program is for adults.) Go to

Western Idaho Fair entertainment Some of the entertainment at this year’s 121st annual Western Idaho Fair includes: Balloon Man – Skip Banks; hypnotist Kellie Karl; comedians Roberto the Magnificent and Kenny Ahren; Stryker the Dinosaur; Splash Dogs; Penguin High Dive; rockers Bret Michaels and Styx; the Fido 500; magician Adam the Great; and more. The fair is set for August 17-26. Go to for more information.

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Pooch Party 2018

Gazebo Concert Series in Heritage Park

Pooch Party 2018 will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, August 25, at Lakeview Park in Nampa. The event includes a 1-mile walk, dog-swim, raffle, pet-friendly booths, and contests. Registration ($25 prior to August 10, with $10 for each additional dog) and check-in begin at 9 a.m., and the walk begins at 10. For more information, go to

A Gazebo Concert Series is held the last Thursday of each summer month through September at Heritage Park, 185 E. State St. in Eagle. The entertainers for the remainder of the summer include: August 30, Blues Addict, and September 27, Jared Elmore & Tylor and the Train Robbers. The event is family-friendly. For more information, go to

Warbird Roundup

Latino Fest

This 16th annual aerial display will feature the Reno Air Racers; the world’s fastest speed record holder P-51 Mustang, “Voodoo”; and the return of the “Dottie Mae,” a WWII-era P47. Food and drink vendors will be on hand. The event is set for August 25-26 at the Warhawk Air Museum in Nampa. Go to,

All things Latino will be featured at the familyfriendly 3rd annual Latino Fest from 4 to 10 p.m. Saturday, September 1, at the Basque Bloque, 610 W. Grove St. in Boise. There will be music, dance, food, workshops, contests, and painting performances. Call 208-954-8852 for more information.

Courageous Kids Climbing

Creative Good Benefit Auction

The 2nd Annual Endless Summer Festival of Beer will be held from 1 to 10 p.m. Saturday, August 18, at Carl Miller Park in Mountain Home. The family-friendly event has something for everyone, including “foam the park,” games, bounce houses, beer and wine for grownups, and food trucks for everyone. Go to

Say goodbye to summer with a night of dinner and bidding on items such as web/graphic design, photography and social media packages. A Creative Good Benefit Auction is set for 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, August 30, at the Linen Building in downtown Boise. Creative professionals’ time and expertise will be up for grabs. Proceeds from the event will go to CATCH Boise, helping families transition out of homelessness via a step-by-step program. The catered dinner will be provided by Life’s Kitchen, a culinary school for at-risk

Bug Day The Idaho Botanical Garden will hold its annual Bug Day, a fun event for kids, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, August 18. Come let your children

Courageous Kids Climbing, which assists children and adults with various disabilities experience the thrill of conquering a climbing wall, will be at the Downtown YMCA from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, September 8. This is a return engagement, and an A-10 pilot MAY even show up to support the kids. For more information, contact CKC founder and event coordinator, Jeff Riechmann, at, or visit Courageous Kids Climbing on Facebook.

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RECIPES by Bethany

Vegan “Meatballs” with a Moroccan Flare By Bethany Camp


his is one of my all-time favorite recipes when I am looking for something similar to pasta but don’t necessarily want to load up on processed carbohydrates. It’s a Moroccan-inspired dish with a ton of flavor. The “meatballs” are made with chickpeas so they are packed with good quality protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals. Although carbohydrates are essential, I use spaghetti squash rather then pasta noodles to cut back on highly processed carbohydrates. If you are craving an authentic dish, then give this recipe a try.

IN GR EDI EN T S Spaghetti Squash One whole spaghetti squash (good for two people) SAUCE 3 tbsp. olive oil 4 small yellow onions, peeled and chopped 1 bay leaf 1½ tsp. ground ginger 1½ tsp. ground cumin ½ tsp. Hungarian paprika ½ tsp. Spanish paprika A pinch of ground turmeric ¼ cup of fresh parsley ¼ cup of fresh cilantro Juice of half a lime VEGAN MEATBALLS ½ cup white onion, minced 3 cloves of garlic, minced 1 flax egg (1 tbsp. of flax seed mixed with 3 tbsp. of water, let sit for 5 minutes) 1 cup of chickpeas ¼ tsp. cinnamon ¼ tsp. cumin 2½ tsp. paprika 1 tsp. ground coriander 1 tbsp. fresh parsley 2 tbsp. olive oil 1½ tsp. sea salt & pepper COATING FOR MEATBALLS 1/3 cup gluten free bread crumbs 1/3 cup nutritional yeast

DIRECTIONS 1. Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees. 2. Cut your spaghetti squash into round rings, spoon out the guts and seeds and lay them on a sheet pan. 3. Bake for 40 minutes in the oven and then let cool. 4. After they have cooled off, remove the skin and use a fork to break the spaghetti squash up (it should naturally break apart similarly to noodles). Set aside. 5. Heat the olive oil on a pan over medium-high heat. Add onions and cook until they become translucent. 6. Lower the heat to medium and add the remaining ingredients. Cook for about 5 more minutes. 7. Lower the heat to low, cover the pan and cook for 20 more minutes. 8. While your sauce is cooking, you can begin the vegan meatballs. Lower the oven to 375 degrees. 9. In a food processer, add all of the ingredients for your meatballs (besides the olive oil). Blend until all of the ingredients are combined. 10. Form the mixture into little balls. 11. Combine the breadcrumbs and nutritional yeast together in a separate bowl. 12. Roll the balls in the breadcrumb mixture. 13.  Heat the olive oil in a pan over medium high heat. Set the balls in the pan and let cook until golden brown on the outside (they will still be soft on the inside). 14. Once golden brown, transfer the balls to a sheet pan and bake in the oven for another 15-20 minutes. 15. Top your spaghetti noodles with the sauce and the finished meatballs and garnish with a bay leaf and some parsley — or whatever your heart desires.

Treasure Valley’s Bethany Camp calls herself a “plant-based lifestyle enthusiast.” She strives to create unique and authentic plant-based recipes that are nourishing, sustainable, and locally sourced. She may be reached at, through her Instagram account@ na_ma_ste_vegan, or via her website at

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CRAFTING Made Simple

Vintage farmhouse window on a budget By Brandy Yearous


t is hard to think of shabby chic home décor without using a farmhouse or barn window accent piece. The trouble is real windows are heavy, very expensive and are usually covered in toxic lead paint. We’ve come up with an easy solution that not only makes the window lighter and safer, but also doesn’t break the bank.


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1.  The first step is to find the perfect picture frames for your space. The frames shown with this column are 8x10. 2.  Take all of the backing out of the back, including the glass, so you are left with just the frames. Next, lightly sand the frames to add grit to the slick surface and give them more of an older feel. Then use two coats to paint the frames your favorite color. We used Antique White acrylic paint to give the finished product that old window look. 3.  When the frames are completely dry, align them front side down in the shape you want them. In our sample, we wanted a square finished look. Run a thin line of E6000 glue along everywhere the frames touch and clamp the edges together to ensure a tight seal. Let this sit overnight, until it is completely dry.

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4.  Now that you have your completed window frame, you can decorate it as you wish. Just add your favorite décor to the frame using craft wire. You can change it out with the seasons, holidays or leave it year-round with a small wreath and a bow. If you make our vintage farmhouse window, be sure to share your photos on our Idaho Scrapbook Show Facebook page. We can’t wait to see what you create. If you would like to be a VIP at our show in February, you can go to www.IdahoScrapbookShow. com and sign up. Don’t delay. VIP space is limited. If you have any questions, contact Brandy at

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Back to School Guide 2018 ACADEMIC ENRICHMENT Brain Balance 3210 E. Chinden Blvd. Ste. #113, Eagle 377-3559 Chatterbox Pediatric Therapy Center 320 11th Ave. S. #204, Nampa 7091 W. Emerald St., Boise 466-1077 or 898-1368 Coopalo Learning Center Specializing in Dyslexia 484-3816 LearningRX Center – Boise West 1910 N. Lakes Place, Meridian 258-2077 Music Lingua Foreign Language for Kids 571-1713 Tutor Doctor 372 S. Eagle Rd. #346, Eagle 914-6344


Capital City Ballet Center 9140 W. Emerald St. #109, Boise 378-9752 Dance Allegro Academy 3015 W. McMillan Rd. #105, Meridian 258-3599 Dance Arts Academy 2989 Copper Point Dr., Meridian 345-4832 The Front Climbing Club 3235 W. Chinden Blvd., Boise 345-7625 Gem State Gymnastics Academy 5420 W. State St., Boise 853-3220 Girl Scouts of Silver Sage 377-2011 Idaho IceWorld 7072 S. Eisenman Rd., Boise 608-7716

Aquarium of Boise 64 N. Cole Rd., Boise 375-1932

Idaho Tennis Association 1076 N. Cole Rd., Boise 322-5150

Aqua Tots Swim Schools 3116 E. State St. #180, Eagle 938-9300 usa/idaho/boise/

Irish Dance Idaho 1909 Wildwood Way, Boise 323-7590

Ballet Idaho and Academy 501 S. 8th St., Boise 343-0556 Bodies In Motion 729 W. Diamond St., Boise 381-0587 Bronco Elite Gymnastics 106 E. 48th St., Garden City 389-9005

Pat Harris School of Dance/Broadway Dance Center 1225 McKinney, Boise 893 E. Boise Ave., Boise 375-3255 and 342-6123 Pinz Bowling Center 1385 S. Blue Marlin Ln., Meridian 898-0900 Treasure Valley Ballet Academy 1545 E. Leighfield Dr., Ste. 150, Meridian 855-0167 Treasure Valley Youth & Children’s Theater 703 N. Main St., Meridian 287-8828 Treasure Valley Family YMCA Youth Tri-Club: 344-5501 ext. 223 Youth Sports: Child Development, Before and After School Programs: 344-5502 ext. 414 Teen Leaders, Youth Government, Arts & Sciences: Tumble Time Gymnastics 1379 N. Cloverdale Rd., Boise 375-0063 Wings Center 1875 Century Way, Boise 376-3641


Master’s Academy Chess Programs 3085 N. Cole Rd., Boise 562-9785

A Step Ahead Preschool 3348 N. Meridian Rd., Meridian 473-2420

Music Center Studios 12516 W. Fairview Ave., Ste. B, Boise 861-6056

Boiseko Ikastola-The Basque Preschool 1955 Broadway Ave., Boise 343-4234

Musical Kids 8370 Southside Blvd., Nampa 466-4560

Boise State University Children’s Center 1830 W. Beacon St., Boise 426-4404

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Back to School Guide 2018 Born to Succeed Early Care and Education Center 4770 N. Shamrock Ave., Boise 658-5561 Cooperative Preschool 21 N. Latah St., Boise 342-7479 Gem State Gymnastics Academy 5420 W. State St., Boise 853-3220 Giraffe Laugh Early Learning Center 901 W. Resseguie, Boise (Child Care Center) 342-1239 1191 W. Grand Ave., Boise 424-3387 3641 N. Market Lane, Boise 954-5459

Leap Ahead Preschool 227 E. Fairview Ave., Meridian 378-6524

376-2690 11978 W. Ustick Rd., Boise 323-8900 155 E. Boise Ave., Boise 386-9108

Kids Are Special People 717 N. 11th St., Boise 343-8441 Kids Choice Child Care Center and Preschool 2170 S. Broadway Ave., Boise 343-7550 2210 W. Everest Lane, Meridian 888-7540

Polaris Learning Center 1323 Iron Eagle Dr., Eagle 938-9830 1096 E. Fairview Ave., Meridian 629-7451 6224 Birch Lane, Nampa 466-1322 School Age Club also located in Eagle

Caspari Montessori Institute 9626 W. Victory Rd., Boise 562-1420

Puentes Spanish Preschool and Daycare 1605 S. Phillippi, Boise 344-4270

New Horizon Academy 1830 N. Meridian Rd., Meridian 887-3880 12692 W. LaSalle St., Boise

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Back to School Guide 2018 Treasure Valley Family YMCA Youth Tri-Club: 344-5501 ext. 223 Youth Sports: youthsports@ Child Development, Before and After School Programs: 344-5502 ext. 414 Teen Leaders, Youth Government, Arts & Sciences:

200 E. Carlton Ave., Meridian 947-1212

Music Lingua Foreign Language for Kids 571-1713

College of Western Idaho--CWI Early Childhood Education Program 562-3483

Nampa Christian Schools 466-8451

Tumble Time Gymnastics 1379 N. Cloverdale Rd., Boise 375-0063

Eagle Adventist Christian School 538 W. State St., Eagle 939-5544

Wesleyan Preschool & Kindergarten 717 N. 11th St., Boise 343-3778

Eagle’s Wings Preschool 651 N. Eagle Rd., Eagle 939-1351

Wings Center 1875 Century Way, Boise 376-3641

Idaho Digital Learning Academy 300 W. Fort St., Boise 342-0207


Idaho Distance Education Academy —I-DEA 8620 W. Emerald, Ste. 190, Boise (866) 447-1047

Ambrose School 6100 N. Locust Grove Rd., Meridian 323-3888 Anser Charter School 202 E. 42nd St., Garden City 426-9840

Idaho Virtual Academy 1965 S. Eagle Rd., Meridian (866) 339-9065

Boise School District 8169 W. Victory Rd., Boise 854-4000

INSPIRE, the Idaho Connections Academy 600 Steelhead Way #164, Boise 322-4002

Challenger School 5551 W. Bloom St., Boise 338-9500 2020 W. Everest Ln., Meridian 846-8888

Lakewood Montessori 133 E. Linden St., Boise 331-3888

Cloverdale Montessori School 12255 W. Goldenrod Ave., Boise 322-1200 Cole Valley Christian Schools Elementary Campus: 8775 Ustick Rd., Boise 375-3571 Secondary Campus:

Montessori Academy 1400 N. Park Ln., Eagle 939-6333 boise/eagle Mount Parnassus Classical Academy 20 N. Latah, Boise 343-6219

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Northview Montessori Preschool and Accelerated Kindergarten 7670 W. Northview St., Boise 322-0152 ParkCenter Montessori 649 E. ParkCenter Blvd., Boise 344-0004 parkcenter Riverstone International School 5521 E. Warm Springs Ave., Boise 424-5000 St. Joseph’s Catholic School 825 W. Fort St., Boise 342-4909 The Preschool & Kindergarten at Ten Mile Christian Church 3500 W. Franklin Rd., Meridian 888-3101 Village Charter School 219 N. Roosevelt St., Boise 336-2000

SERVICES Advanced Therapy Care 68 S. Baltic Place, Meridian 898-0988 Anacker Clinic of Chiropractic 300 Main St., Ste. 103, Boise 287-2299 1560 N. Crestmont, Ste. E., Meridian 288-1776

Chatterbox Pediatric Therapy Center 7091 W. Emerald St., Boise 898-1368 320 11th Ave. South, Nampa 466-1077 Children’s Therapy Place Boise, Nampa, Emmett, Meridian/Eagle 323-8888 Community Connections, Inc. 1675 S. Maple Grove Rd., Boise 377-9814 Idaho Pediatric Therapy Clinic 13895 W. Wainwright Dr., Boise 939-3334 Kaleidoscope Pediatric Therapy 7211 Franklin Rd., Boise 375-4200

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Happy Place. Family Space. Home Loans. Whether building, buying, or moving up, ICCU has the home loan to fit your needs: • Fast approvals • No-fee and low-cost loan options • IHFA, FHA, VA and Rural Housing Loans • Construction Loans available Apply online, or stop by your local branch.

WE BELIEVE money is a thing. It’s not everything. 24 AUGUST 2018 | Idaho Family Magazine

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