Idaho Family 4 2018

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April 2018


Spaces for pets

Is it all a scam?

KIDS FIGHTING? Don’t smack ‘em

PUT KIDS TO WORK But do it the right way

See inside for our...

Summer Camps GUIDE

Judah Watson practices basketball at Lions Park in Nampa


April 2018

Features Jobs well done

A child’s work readiness

Kids fighting

Don’t come unglued



5 Recipes

by Bethany

Sweet Potatoes & Roasted Veggies


13 The Horney Village

Holiday scams?

19 Irene’s Math success Making the grid

Purpose and passion

Insights Pet places

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Departments 9 Sleep in Heavenly Peace

Finding yours

Beyond Type 1 12 partners with Miss Idaho 2014

Boise chapter giving beds to more kids

14 Wednesday’s Child

Meet Corie

Summer Camps Guide


In Each Edition 3 Editor’s Intro


Hints and hacks

16 Family Events Calendar

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Volume 6, Number 4 Publisher J.J. Plew Cover Photo Marlena Watson Editor Gaye Bunderson Sales & Marketing J.J. Plew 208-697-2043 Contributors Bethany Camp, Genny Heikka, Zoie Hoffman, Jessie Horney, Sandy McDaniel, Mary Ann Wilcox, Irene Woodworth Graphic Design Carol Smiley Distribution Shauna Howard, Doris Evans

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Hints, hacks: different names, same thing


got a set of very nice new towels for Christmas 2017 — fluffy, warm and dark purple. I found that when I used them, even after a couple of washes they were quite “linty.” So I googled, “How do you remove lint from new towels?” I got an answer at how-to-remove-lint-from-new-towels/. It goes like this:

Steps to Remove the Lint:

1.  If you use dryer sheets, place the dry towels into the dryer with a couple of dryer sheets. 2.  Run through a short 30-minute cycle. 3.  The dryer will shake loose much of the lint and the dryer sheets will help it to release from the surface of the towel. All of this reminded me that “household hints” have been around a long time. I recalled a “Hints from Heloise” column that used to run in Good Housekeeping Magazine years ago. I was surprised to find the column is still around, in a somewhat different form, with a new name (“Heloise to the Rescue”), and now written by the daughter of Heloise Bowles, the original author. Ponce Kiah Marchelle Heloise Cruse Evans, who thankfully just goes by Heloise, took over the column when her mom died in 1977 and brought it up to speed with hints focusing on modern things such as high-tech equipment. This hint, taken from, is all about keeping your computer clean: “Pet hair, dust, ashes from smoking can migrate into your computer and clog the open holes. Use the hose attachment of your vacuum to remove pet hair and dust from the back of your computer. Clean the monitor case with a slightly damp microfiber cloth. Be sure to also dust the power cords, floor and area around the computer, printer and fax machine too.” My own mother has been a “hints” collector for years, and to this day she has hints clipped from the pages of

newspapers or magazines and stuck with magnets to her fridges and freezers. Some of them are practical, such as “use a funnel to separate eggs,” and some seem a bit amusing, like “use Listerine on your head when you have dandruff.” Mom said some of the hints worked, while others didn’t. This one worked: “One teaspoon of lemon juice in cooking green vegetables will set the bright green color.” This hint was from a man, Leroy J. Krenek of La Grange, Texas, but Mom didn’t know what publication she’d originally found it in. Warning! This hint does not work, according to my mother: “Stop grass in walkway crevices. Use salt to keep paths clear. It’s so easy.” So easy’s useless. Nowadays, household hints are more likely to be called “hacks,” as many of you know. But despite the name change, the hints are surprisingly similar. Hack, in this sense, is an easier and more efficient way to do something, but they still seem to frequently suggest ways to, say, get the dandruff out of your hair with a product or method you might not have thought of before. They’re also frequently referred to as “life hacks.” Continued on page 15

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JOBS well done

Gauging a child’s readiness to “work” By Mary Ann Wilcox


child’s readiness to work is not damaging to re-do a job that the child has dependent upon his age, his performed. past experiences, his level of The basic responsibility of this age group is to skill development, his emotional bring joy, love and happiness to the family and stability and his physical growth. Often, develop his self-image through participating in children are ready physically to handle the family process as much as possible. certain skills but are emotionally incapable of Developmental Stage #3: handling the magnitude of the responsibility. 2-5 years old In this case the parent needs to break the job A child transitions from a baby to a child into small parts, work with the child until his when he is ready to sleep in a regular bed. A confidence is strong, and use lots of praise and child in this age group is ready to develop good encouragement. personal habits of cleanliness and hygiene. It Just because a child is unwilling to work Mary Ann Wilcox is important that you supervise everything the doesn’t mean that he is always incapable. child does during this period so good habits will be developed. Sometimes the work is too hard, sometimes the work is not The child’s favorite quote at challenging enough, and sometimes the child is just lazy or this age is, “I want to do it myself.” wants to get out of work. For instance, if an older child does Developmental Stage #4: not like to babysit a younger sibling, he will do a lousy job in 5-11 years old hopes that you will not ask him to do it again. These are the years that children develop skills. This is the Analyze the child and determine what is interfering with greatest physical training period you will have as a parent. his productivity. If lack of physical coordination is the During this period, a child should learn how to perform tasks problem, wait to teach the skill. If emotional insecurity properly, how to do a job, when and how quickly it should be is the problem, work carefully and slowly with the child on a done, and the level of perfection that is expected in each task. step-by-step basis. If laziness is the problem, set deadlines This is also an excellent time for children to develop other and provide incentives and consequences for his actions. coordination skills. At this age, their coordination is at a peek, Developmental Stage #1: Birth – 1 year old they have little fear, and little ego at stake. Music lessons and A child in this age group is completely dependent on sports activities should be encouraged. Children will start very outsiders to meet his every need. He is not capable of doing few new activities after the age of 12. things for other people or accepting responsibility. It is the It is just as important that a child understands what purpose of a child in this age group to learn about the is expected in extracurricular activities as it is in work structure around him, adjust to family life situations and to performed at home. He should be made to make a the physical world. commitment for a season so that the benefits of the activity Developmental Stage #2: 1-2 years old can be manifested. A child should not be allowed to quit A child in this age group is ready and because it is not convenient or becomes difficult. Help the willing to help on a voluntary basis. child evaluate the circumstances prior to Capitalize on this willingness — it is making a commitment. A one-year inconsistent to refuse to let a child help commitment will allow a child to at 2 and then require it at age 10. cover one or more growth plateaus This is also the first stage of rebellion and find out if he has an interest or so let him help you when he desires talent for that activity. Quitting destroys and don’t force it. Otherwise, you a child’s self-esteem and makes him will find yourself involved in a fearful of difficult tasks. Children need to power struggle that you can only complete the growth process before they win by physical force. His concept are allowed to quit. of work is doing something fun with a parent, especially if it For additional ideas and help, visit involves water. Because of the child’s concept of work, it is 4 APRIL 2018 | Idaho Family Magazine

RECIPES by Bethany

Sweet Potatoes & Roasted Veggies By Bethany Camp

INGREDIENTS MASHED SWEET POTATOES 3 medium sized sweet potatoes peeled & cut into 1’’ cubes. ¾ cup canned coconut milk, heated 2 garlic cloves 1 pinch of ground nutmeg ½ cup cilantro, chopped Sea salt & pepper to taste


ROASTED VEGGIES 2 cups of carrots, chopped into larger pieces 2 cups of asparagus, chopped into larger pieces 1 cup onion, chopped 1 ½ tbsp. garlic, minced 3 tbsp. balsamic vinegar 3 tbsp. olive oil 1 tbsp. fresh thyme 1 tbsp. fresh rosemary Sea salt & pepper to taste

1. Place sweet potatoes in a large pot, cover with water and bring to a boil. 2. Let the sweet potatoes boil until they are nice and soft in the inside, roughly 20 minutes or so. Once they are ready, set aside. 3. Preheat your oven to 475 degrees. Toss all of the ingredients for the roasted veggies in a large bowl and then add them to a baking dish. Cook for 35-40 minutes. Make sure to stir them every 10 minutes so they get cooked evenly. 4. While your veggies are roasting you can start on your sweet potatoes. Add your sweet potatoes to a high-speed blender, a little bit at a time. You may need to add your coconut milk while doing this to make it easier to process. Make sure your coconut milk is heated up prior to adding

to the sweet potatoes so that it doesn’t cool them down. You can do this over the stove on low heat or in the microwave. 5. Once they are nice and smooth, add the remaining ingredients and blend until thick and creamy. 6. Season your mashed sweet potatoes with salt and pepper to taste and once they have a nice smooth consistency they are ready to go. Serve with your roasted veggies and garnish with parsley. 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 or through her Instagram account: @ na_ma_ste_vegan.

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NO ROUGH and tumble

Do your children fight all the time? By Sandy Spurgeon McDaniel


teach workshops on anger, so talking about other.) Since it is not kind to punch someone else, fighting is literally the tip of the iceberg. there needs to be a consequence for that choice. What we need to look at is why we are Because the parent is angry, the consequence is so angry as a nation. We’re all rushing too often a spanking. Spanking models that it is through life, constantly late, pushing and acceptable to hit someone when you are angry. It screaming at our children to hurry up or not teaches the child to fear you rather than to think to forget something. Everyone on the freeway of the consequence of his or her choice. Spanking seems to be hurrying, disregarding the needs teaches a child to lie, to be devious and it sets off of others. We watch endless violence on TV, the anger/resentment/revenge cycle. in movies and the games we play. Our country An angry parent runs into a room where two has traded faith for fear, perpetuated by an darling children are hitting each other. “Why are emphasis on the violence erupting in too many you fighting?” is the question most parents ask, communities and schools. Sandy Spurgeon McDaniel and that sets off the “who can tell the biggest lie” I would like us to teach peace, kindness and game. Having heard a lie, one sibling gets angrier at inner-trust in our homes and schools. Doing so will take a huge the other and thoughts of getting even enter the mental arena. shift in consciousness, so I will talk about handling anger in our It actually isn’t any of your business as to why they are fighting. homes as it now exists. Your job is to set the boundary of no fighting, use words instead, Fighting: Where there are two children, a fight is likely to and face a consequence for a poor choice. There might be an brew. Learning to use your words instead of your fists needs obvious solution for the problem. (“You play with the toy for 10 parents who model that. First there needs to be a boundary. (In minutes, and when the timer goes off, it is your brother’s turn for our home there was a rule that every person was kind to each 10 minutes with that toy.”) The parent might ask the children to

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find a solution by saying, “I will keep the toy for 30 minutes unless you come up with a solution upon which you both agree.” Some days it is best to divide and conquer, the oldest military strategy on the planet: “For the next hour, Kathleen, you play in the family room and you, Scott, can take some toys to play in the living room.” The rule for this idea is, “Play together nicely and you stay together. Fight and you are separated.” Skills are best taught out of the heat of battle. If one child is constantly taking the other child’s toy, making a snide remark, tripping a peer, talk to him/her about it. Explain that kindness is a rule, and unkindness is not an option in your home. If you use the “penny system” in my discipline program called the “Minute Drill” (, remind the child that breaking any kindness rule will cost a penny. When it costs too much, a child will change a behavior. Fighting in the car: Children have an instinct for knowing when the parent cannot do anything to stop their behavior. For instance, they know that you must pay attention when you are driving and they can, therefore, do whatever they want to do in the backseat. So, they check it out and begin hitting each other. When you scream and yell at children, they cannot “hear” you. Therefore, screaming at them to stop fighting is useless. Threatening is not a strategy that comes from power. It is also time-consuming and tedious to remember who you threatened

with what and follow through. Ask the children to stop fighting. When the fighting continues, pull the car over to the side of the road. Stop the engine. Turn off the radio. Sit there. Say nothing. Watch the traffic. Relax. Pretty soon a voice from the back seat will ask, “Mom?” (or “Dad?”), to which you will answer in a pleasant voice (because you are not angry, you are simply answering the children’s question, “Is this how we use power?”), “Yes?” And the child will continue, “Why did you stop the car?” Once again, in your relaxed voice respond, “It is not safe for me to drive when children are fighting.” Then return to daydreaming or watching traffic. When the children promise to stop fighting, drive the car again. If they start fighting again, stop the car. With the world in as much chaos as it is now, getting children to solve problems without fighting is a monumental job. It begins with enforcing the rule, “We are kind in our home.” For 54 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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MATH success

Using grid paper to help your child learn By Zoie Hoffman

how the squares on the inside relate to the Most of us remember using grid paper answer. For example, when studying 3 x 4, (also known as graph paper) in algebra and you could draw a 3 x 4 rectangle and see that geometry to create graphs, plot points, and there are 12 squares inside. This will also manipulate shapes. For a long time I only help your child gain useful experiences with associated this paper with graphs and the perimeter and area. coordinate plane (two number lines that When studying division, have your child intersect). It simply didn’t cross my mind until draw tape diagrams (long rectangles) to much later in my math career that grid paper visually represent the numbers they are could be used for so much more. This paper dividing. When using these diagrams, the has become one of the tools that I keep on whole number is represented by the whole hand for my math students at all levels. It fixes rectangle, and the parts are represented by a surprising number of math mistakes, and partitioning the rectangle into equal pieces. can be used in multiple ways to show concepts Zoie Hoffman Tape diagrams can be constructed on plain visually. Here are a few of the many powerful ways grid paper, but I find that grid paper helps keep the “parts” the paper can help your child level up their math skills: same size. If you need more guidance on this concept, a Line up addition, subtraction, quick Google search will bring up many examples of tape multiplication and division diagrams and how they are used to model division. When students learn to add, subtract, multiply and divide Create with the grid multi-digit numbers, they often have a hard time keeping A fun way to use grid paper is to keep some on hand for their digits lined up by place value. Many students often your child to use when doing art. Grid paper invites your experience what I like to call the “leaning tower” effect child to explore shapes and patterns, which will help build where their numbers slowly migrate left or right. When this their experience with geometry concepts. Also, students happens, kiddos can accidentally miscalculate. An easy fix is who enjoy the popular game Minecraft will enjoy creating to have your child use a piece of grid paper with medium- to pictures out of the squares to mimic the graphics and items large-size squares when working their problem. Each number they build in the game. of the problem will go in its own square. The rows and Grab a few different sizes of grid paper today to keep on columns of the grid paper will serve as a visual guide for your hand for your child. If you don’t know what size will work child and help them keep each number lined up properly, best for your child’s handwriting or drawing preferences, which will in turn help them calculate more accurately. there are many sites online where you can print different sizes and weights of grid paper to try. Model multiplication and division If your child is a visual learner, you can help them Zoie Hoffman is a passionate educator and owner of Zoie Hoffman understand the concepts of multiplication and division Tutoring, a small tutoring company that provides personalized tutoring using grid paper. When studying multiplication, have your services for K-6th grade students in the Boise area, along with online child create rectangles that have the side lengths used in the tutoring services for students across the country. You can follow Zoie at multiplication problem and then encourage them to observe


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SLEEP in Heavenly Peace

Boise chapter giving beds to more kids By Liz Colton


leep 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. SHP is a nonprofit that is run completely by volunteers. We rely on donations and sponsorships to fund our “build days.” A build day is a day (usually a Saturday) when a corporation, small business, Eagle Scouts, or small groups of friends donate or raise money to build 10-50 bunk beds. Each bunk bed costs us about $387 to build and furnish with new mattresses, pillows, sheets, and quilts. We then hold delivery days and take those newly built bunk beds to families in our communities and set them up so that children have a warm and comfortable place to sleep. Each week in the Boise chapter, we receive 5-10 applications for new beds from families whose children are sleeping on the floor or on lumpy, old couches and are not getting a good night’s sleep. We work with local school districts, Health and Welfare, churches, and other agencies to find families who need a little extra love and help, and we bring them brand new beds for their children. My family and I became involved with SHP in 2012 when our friends, Jordan and Heather Allen, started a chapter in Boise. We had our six children living at home and wanted to teach them about service and giving back to the community that we live in. We started to attend build days as a family and learned how much fun it was to help out and serve. We were volunteers for a few years until Jared become the build manager and I become the volunteer manager in Boise. We spent the next year and a half working with the Allens to help

grow the Boise chapter and build more and more beds for children in the Treasure Valley. In April 2017, Jared and I were asked to take over the Boise chapter as chapter presidents. We had big shoes to fill and have spent the last year trying to keep up with the demand for bunk beds in the Treasure Valley. In just nine months, we were able to build 105 bunk beds (210 twin beds) and delivered those bunk beds to 204 deserving children in the valley who didn’t have a bed of their own. We have worked with some great businesses and some fantastic Eagle Scouts over the last year to build these beds, and we can’t do what we do without the help of the community. We also have some fantastic groups in the Treasure Valley who make beautiful handmade quilts for us to give to these sweet children. On February 12, 2018, Sleep in Heavenly Peace was featured on Mike Rowe’s new Facebook show, “Returning the Favor.” Since it aired, it has been viewed by over 8.2 million people. Our headquarters has been flooded with people wanting to start a chapter near them. We have seen an increase in our application process in Boise and have received so many emails from people wanting to help out. We haven’t been able to host a build day where people can come to help us out in a while, but we are hoping to have one soon. We don’t have a permanent location in Boise yet so we have to wait until the weather is nice and we can find a parking lot to borrow for a Saturday. If you are interested in sponsoring a build day or working with us for an Eagle Scout project or other service project, please contact us. With the Treasure Valley’s help, we can continue to grow the Boise chapter and make sure that NO KID SLEEPS ON THE FLOOR IN OUR TOWN!


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)

Liz Colton is Boise Idaho Chapter President of Sleep in Heavenly Peace. She may be reached at liz. or through the website at

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PERSONAL branding

Living your purpose with passion By Genny Heikka


had a conversation a few months ago Even if you are operating in your sweet spot, with a young woman who’d recently things change as life changes. Relationships, gotten married. She and I we were jobs, health, finances… all these things can talking about the phase of life she was change. Especially during times of transition, in, and I asked her what her biggest challenge questions like “What’s my purpose?” and was. “What am I passionate about?” seem to stare She answered, “I guess I would say my us in the face. own individualism since I’m in a new phase Living out your purpose with passion isn’t of life and married now. Sometimes I think about “finally arriving” or finding that one about who I am and what I’m supposed to be thing to do. After all, you can live out your doing... I want to live passionately now, not unique purpose in different ways in different just in the future.” seasons of your life. It actually has more to We all have this longing to matter — to do with truly understanding who you are Genny Heikka do something significant that we’re passionate and finding ways to live that out, right where about. But how do you know what that “something” is? Some you’re at. of you reading this might be in a place where you’re doing So how do you do that? There’s more to this than can be exactly what you know you’re supposed to be doing in this captured here, but a few keys things you can do — even season of your life — and you’re passionate about it. And today — are: some of you might feel so far from that you don’t even know 1. Know your strengths. where to start. (If that’s you, it’s okay! You’re not alone.) Know the things you are naturally good at. Don’t speculate or guess — actually take time to discover the things that come easy to you. There are plenty of assessments and resources that can help — some online, and several books. AMBITIONS OF IDAHO is dedicated to assisting And if you want to keep it simple, just think about what individuals in achieving the highest fulfillment you were good at as a child. What did you gravitate towards of their lifelong ambitions and dreams. We are doing when you were little, and what did you find rewarding? ordinary people doing extraordinary things. Often, those are the things you’re naturally strong at. The years that have passed, and all the life that’s happened since • Counseling Services then, might’ve caused you to forget. Knowing your strengths • Substance Use Disorder Services can give you clarity on your direction and point you toward • Peer Support Services things that you’d likely find great purpose in doing today. • Community Based Rehabilitative Services • Case Management 2. Know your passions. • Residential Habilitation What fires you up and fuels you? Is it hiking or business, • Habilitative Intervention cooking, or traveling? Or maybe it’s fighting for a cause? • Habilitative Support Identifying your passions is easy for some, but for others, • Personal Care Services it can be hard. Give yourself permission to dream, and • Medication Management don’t try to be passionate about what you think you should • Psychiatric Evaluations be passionate about. (When I became a mom, I thought I should be passionate about crafts. It took me a few years to figure out that leading craft projects just wasn’t for me. It was liberating to realize I didn’t have to volunteer to do that anymore, and there were other moms who not only loved crafts but were way better at it than I was!) Doing the things that excite and interest you will energize you, not drain you. You are the expert on your life and we are here to You’ll also likely make the greatest contribution, because provide support on your journey to achieve your goals. you’ll be doing something you love and care about. Take the next step. Call us @ 208-466-7443. 3. Examine your experiences. You might’ve gone through the same thing as someone else, but you didn’t experience it the same way, because you 10 APRIL 2018 | Idaho Family Magazine


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Beyond Type 1 partners with Miss Idaho 2014

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eyond Type 1, a global non-profit organization focusing on education, advocacy, and curing Type 1 diabetes, has announced the newest extension of its DKA (diabetic ketoacidosis) awareness campaign and new partnership with the Idaho Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics. The campaign is aimed at providing lifesaving information about both the symptoms and warning signs of Type 1 diabetes and the dangers of DKA, bringing this information to pediatricians’ offices across the state. On average, 85,000 people are diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes every year in the U.S., and an estimated 41 percent of them are in DKA, a potentially fatal condition, often due to missed or misdiagnosis. DKA is the leading cause of mortality in children with Type 1 diabetes and can contribute to additional life-long complications. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease impacting both children and adults, and means insulin dependence for life. Symptoms of Type 1 in the early stages are frequent urination or extreme thirst. More advanced symptoms, such as nausea and vomiting, can often be mistaken for the flu or other illnesses. Beyond Type 1’s DKA awareness campaign works to educate both parents and doctors on these symptoms and advocates for simple diagnostic testing, ultimately reducing the incidence of new onset DKA and saving lives. Beyond Type 1 partnered with Idaho resident Miss Idaho 2014 Sierra Sandison for the program launch this past January. Diagnosed in 2012, Sandison is a member of Beyond Type 1’s Global Ambassador Council and participated in its crosscountry bike ride, Bike Beyond, during summer 2017. She is a fierce advocate for education and raising awareness. “I was lucky to avoid DKA at diagnosis because my family knew the warning signs of Type 1 diabetes. Unfortunately, many do not. If misdiagnosed or left untreated, Type 1 diabetes has the potential to be deadly. Sharing the warning signs of Type 1 diabetes to raise awareness is so important and I am proud to be a part of Beyond Type 1’s DKA campaign,” Sandison said. Following is a brief Q&A with Sandison. Q. WHY IS DKA AWARENESS SO IMPORTANT FOR IDAHO? A. I am passionate about DKA awareness for several reasons. First, because my family was aware of the signs, caught my Type 1 early, and saved us a lot of heartache. My diagnosis was extremely atypical in that I was not even hospitalized. However, especially in small rural Idaho communities, not knowing nor recognizing 12 APRIL 2018 | Idaho Family Magazine

Photo provided by Beyond Type 1 the signs and lack of diabetes specialists, early/accurate diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes is not as common as we would hope. That is a huge shame, because diabetes advancements and technology since the 1920s have tremendously transformed the lives of people living with Type 1. Those who may have been given a death sentence 100 years ago can now live full, exciting, long lives. However, an undiagnosed case of Type 1 diabetes in 2018 can result in tragedy. With the things that are now possible for people living with Type 1 diabetes to achieve, and the advancements diabetes care has made, our ability to be able to diagnose it early and accurately must improve as well. Q. WHAT IS NEXT FOR YOU? A. I spent last summer biking from New York City to San Francisco as a member of Team Bike Beyond. Other than that, I am focusing on school for the next few years. I am majoring in mechanical engineering and minoring in biomedical engineering. I am hoping to work on improving diabetes medical devices and helping create new ones. I am also continuing to speak at diabetes conferences on the occasional weekend. Q. WHAT ARE WAYS PEOPLE CAN BECOME INVOLVED WITH BEYOND TYPE 1? A. There are a ton of ways to get involved. You can join the Beyond Type 1’s DKA campaign, become an ambassador, write a story and join the instagram wall. You can also find out more through our site, www. Beyond Type 1 was founded in 2015 by Nick Jonas, Juliet de Baubigny, Sarah Lucas, and Sam Talbot, and is a new brand of philanthropy leveraging the power of social media and technology, changing what it means to live with a chronic disease. For more information on Beyond Type 1 and the DKA awareness campaign, visit

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Holiday meaning beneath candy and gifts By Jessica Horney


olidays are a scam. By the time you read this, my kids will either be in an Easter candy coma, or the bitter owners of yet another complaint for their future therapists: “She didn’t even believe in Easter baskets. Easter baskets!” I can’t decide if I believe in Easter baskets. My wavering faith in popular holiday traditions began in my garage a few months ago. I trotted out to put away the Halloween trick or treat buckets, opened the cupboard full of our holiday paraphernalia, and the Easter baskets were right in the middle of the shelf. So I had to push aside three baskets to store three buckets, all on top of a bin holding three Christmas stockings… And that’s when I realized that holidays are a scam in which we simply change the color of the container that we fill with treats and gifts. This feels like a conspiracy. Am I missing something here? Am I the only one just now realizing that corporate America has brainwashed me into thinking that each month has a color scheme? Does the dollar spot at Target determine more about my yearly rhythm than the actual Gregorian calendar? Do my kids think the world revolves around parties and surprises, with me giving and them receiving? Is my life a figment of a marketing exec’s imagination? Christmas stockings. Valentine’s boxes. Easter baskets.

Halloween buckets. Switch the foil on the candy, trade the red velvet dress for pastel sandals, and suddenly it’s a whole new holiday, kids. I’m not sure what bothers me so much about all of this. It might be the lavish giving that each holiday proposes, and what this tells my children about what they “deserve.” It might be how the giving often eclipses any other meaningful traditions around a celebration, each intentional move towards faith or beauty or generosity blown over by cellophane-wrapped bunnies and Amazon deliveries on my doorstep. Maybe by now you’re wondering what’s wrong with me. In a world where the shelling of Ghouta, the eastern area of Syria, is happening and cities are burning and many, many kids far and near need help or homes or both, questioning Easter baskets seems trivial. Asinine, even. There are bigger problems to solve, harder questions to ask. And really, how can it be wrong to give my kids a gift? I love them, I want to give them good things, I love the joy on their faces when I give them thoughtful presents, I love to eat all of their holiday candy after they go to bed — these things are acceptable and even expected in some circles (I mean maybe not the candy stealing, but I’m not above it). But these traditions feel clunky to me, old-fashioned in the way that littering seems old-fashioned — as soon as you think about what you’re actually doing, it’s too absurd to continue. Continued on page 14


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Corie: an encyclopedia of animal facts The following information is provided by Wednesday’s Child, an organization that helps Idaho foster children find permanent homes.

Corie is a beautiful 12-year-old girl with eyes that shine. Though she can sometimes be shy and introverted when meeting new people, once she is comfortable you will quickly see that she is very intelligent, inquisitive and has a quirky sense of humor. A girl who can easily entertain herself, Corie loves arts and craft projects and has painted several ceramic pieces that she is proud of and loves to show off. Other activities that she enjoys include riding her bicycle, reading, swimming and anything Pokemon. You would probably not guess by her quiet demeanor, but Corie loves to play practical jokes on people. If you are on the receiving end of one of her jokes or tricks, it likely means that Corie trusts you and feels safe enough to let her guard down and just be herself. Another important passion of Corie’s is animals, big or small, and she is like an encyclopedia of fun facts about them. Corie would love to someday have animals in her Forever Home and the guidance of a patient parent to help her learn to safely care for them on her own. Corie knows exactly what type of an adoptive family she would like to have and describes the perfect adoptive parent for her as a single, African-American mom, possibly with a child around Corie’s same age. Corie would love for her adoptive family to be open to, and supportive of, her ongoing relationship with some of her biological family members. These relatives are cherished connections for Corie and are positive reminders of where she came from, which is so important to children as they move forward with becoming part of a new family. An adoptive mom who has, or is willing to gain, crucial knowledge about childhood trauma, grief, and loss will go far in helping Corie to continue to process through her past hurts and move into adolescence as a strong, healthy and secure young woman. This quiet yet spunky girl is sure to bring joy to whoever is lucky enough to be a part of her new family. If your heart is telling you that Corie may be just the daughter you are looking for, please inquire about her today. For more information on the Idaho Wednesday’s Child Program, visit, or contact Recruitment Coordinator Shawn White at or 208-488-8989 if you have specific questions. 14 APRIL 2018 | Idaho Family Magazine

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Except, I want to continue holiday customs. Because I love the stupid traditions. I delight in watching my kids skip in the sunshine towards a wicker basket full of little gifts and chocolate eggs. I can’t sleep on Christmas Eve, my heart aflutter with nervous happiness for my son to unwrap his astronaut helmet. I hang balloons for kids’ birthdays and make heart cookies in February, and I am a sappy, weepy, holiday fanatic. But here’s the problem: I don’t know if these traditions create the kind of people I want to raise. I’m asking these asinine questions because I want world-changers in my house, kids who build safety nets for society and friendships that last, and who dive into the world with open eyes and hearts. So when I give them too many gifts and then wonder why they act selfish, I may be delusional. Let’s get serious — the real problem isn’t the kids. I like to blame the children for their attitudes of entitlement, obviously. But last I checked, they don’t have any money. So whatever they are getting too much of, or whatever it is that fills their hearts instead of love and truth, I gave it to them. In a colorful bucket. I don’t think the buckets and baskets are wrong. But they’re not enough. I want my kids to question what they hear and what they see, to take in the world as a beautiful, marvelous, complicated place. I want them to stay curious, eager to learn and aware of what matters. So maybe I’m overthinking it, but I keep these end goals in mind when I consider things like baskets full of marshmallow chickens or piles of birthday presents. Traditions are not wrong simply for being traditions. But, like everything else in my life, I want to hold these “certainties” up to the light and examine each one, weigh them in my hands, and decide with care whether or not they bring life to my family. Perhaps, with balance and sincerity and self-control, our family can create our own culture around celebrating each other and what we believe. We can enjoy holidays with imagination rather than (or alongside) rote traditions. We can hike through the foothills and find a wide view of the city, or serve dinner to others instead of serving ourselves, or meet the sunrise at a mountain lake, or make our own ice cream and laugh with friends; these are all gifts of great value. They speak of an inheritance of adventure, kindness, and meaningful connection, a fresh way past the consumerism and passive, somewhat silly, receiving of a basket or bucket or long sock. I’ll probably do Easter baskets this year. Mostly because I saw some miniature gardening gloves and sun hats at Target that couldn’t be avoided. And I will also keep working to create a new paradigm for holidays, a new way for our family to think about loving and giving, on normal days and special days alike. And I’ll go out the day after to buy the half-off candy for myself, because self-control is a journey. Amen. Jessie Horney is a freelance writer and poet. Find her at

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Note: The Ben Kirst hack is from blog/diy/12-cool-hacks-for-your-home/.

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I found some hacks at blog/diy/12-cool-hacks-for-your-home/. The online article said: “A good hack or effective product should offer an affordable, clever and unique way to repurpose an object or solve a common problem while helping your home look and feel great.” Heloise (both of them) would agree, no doubt. Here’s a bathroom hack you might find helpful (the author is Ben Kirst): “Get the musty smell out of towels. For a long time, I was perplexed — why did my bathroom towels smell funky after I showered? I thought I was clean! The problem, I learned, was not a personal hygiene issue; it was mold. “Cleaning expert Jolie Kerr discussed the issue with The Huffington Post: “The problem, says Kerr, is that you’re using too much detergent when washing your linens, and the preset rinse cycle on your washing machine is not long enough to get all the soap out. So while your towel may smell fresh after it’s washed and dried, once it gets wet again (after a shower, say) and is left in the dark bathroom, mold begins to grow. (It turns out mold likes soap.) “The fix: Wash the towels with no detergent and a cup or 2 of white vinegar; this will get the soap out (and have the added bonus of cleaning your washing machine). Then, going forward, use less detergent on your towels.” There’s nothing like a good hack or hint, whether it’s towel- or high tech-related.

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CALENDAR Saint Al’s Signers for Babies and Toddlers

Parents may bring their babies Mondays at 10 a.m. and their toddlers Fridays at 10 a.m. to the Saint Alphonsus Family Center at 900 N. Liberty St., Ste. 204, in Boise for baby and toddler sign classes. No registration is needed, and people are welcome to join at any time. For more information, call 208-367-3454.

Homework Help at Boise Public Library

Students are invited to tutoring night at the Library! at Collister every Wednesday night from 6 to 9 p.m.; the program is hosted by Catch! Life. Tutors are available for math and sciences, language arts, college prep and more. The time may also be used as general study time, and snacks will be available. The last Wednesday night each month focuses on library resources that can help with studying and school projects. For more information, call the library branch at 208-972-8320.

Homework Help at Meridian Library

DistrictStudents in grades 6-8 who need some assistance with their homework may drop by the Cherry Lane branch of the Meridian Library District from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 5, and have teachers help them with any subject. (There are other nights available as well. Go to for more information.)

Family Night at Idaho IceWorld

Every Wednesday, Idaho IceWorld is making you and your family a priority. From 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., skating is only $5 person, and that includes admission and skate rental. Bring the kids and have fun on the ice. IceWorld is located at 7072 S. Eisenman Rd. in Boise. Go to for more information.

Botanical Garden hours

As of March, the Idaho Botanical Gardens is now open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Sunday.

First Thursday

First Thursday takes place on the first Thursday of each month throughout downtown Boise. The event is held from 5 to 9 p.m., with visitors strolling through shops and galleries, enjoying in-store entertainment and special events. Go to for a full list of upcoming programs. In April, First Thursday is set for April 5, and in May it will be held May 3.

First Thursday Family Night

Each month in Hayes Auditorium at the main branch of Boise Public Library, there will be a program geared toward the whole family, with entertainment such as puppet shows, movies, and speakers. April’s First Thursday Family Night is set for 7 p.m. April 5. For more information, go to

“Titanic, the Musical”

Music Theatre of Idaho will present “Titanic, the Musical” at 7:30 p.m. April 5-7, with a 1:30 p.m. matinee on April 7, at the Nampa Civic Center. The fact that the finest, largest, strongest ship

in the world — called, in fact, the “unsinkable” ship — should have been lost during its maiden voyage is so incredible that, had it not actually happened, no author would have dared to contrive it. “Titanic, the Musical” is a contemporary musical, with a brilliant and memorable score which examines the causes, the conditions and the characters involved in this ever-fascinating drama. Tickets are available at

Dancing for Birth

This class involves positive affirmations and easy dance moves that an expectant mom can use in labor — all in a welcoming atmosphere. Participants will experience the benefits that dance offers through pregnancy, birth and postpartum recovery. Babies in carriers are also welcome. Dancing for Birth allows moms to be part of a community of pregnant and new moms; helps facilitate fetal wellness, birth and awareness; and helps moms bond with their newborns while getting back in shape. New programs will be held from 11 a.m. to noon April 7-28 at the Fort Boise Community Center, 700 Robbins Rd. For costs and other information, call Boise Parks & Rec at 208-608-7680 or go to

Nampa Public Library programs

Nampa Public Library will offer a number of family programs throughout April as follows: • Build with a Buddy, 10:30 a.m., Saturday, April 7 • Idaho Theatre for Youth’s “Around the World in 80 Days,” 2 p.m., Saturday, April 7 • Canyon County STEM Day, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, April 14 • Right on Target, 10:30 a.m., Saturday, April 17 • Day of the Child, 11 a.m., Saturday, April 28 Everyone is also welcome to come celebrate National Library Week April 8-14. Check out all the events set for that week at


See what it takes to live with chickens in your life from expert Gretchen Anderson at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 9, at Eagle Public Library. All ages are welcome. Go to

Ozobot Racetrack

Create a racetrack and “code” it with colorful patterns and play with Ozobots (tiny robots that follow a track with their LED lights) from 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, at the Library! at Bown Crossing. This is an after-school program, but people of all ages are welcome. For more information, call Huda Shaltry at hshaltry@ or call 208-972-8360.

After School Class: Cupcake Madness

Kids are invited to create a picture of a cupcake based on the work of artist Wayne Thiebaud and then decorate a cupcake to eat, beginning at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, at Eagle Public Library. Go to (The library has other after-school programs throughout the month.)

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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 April 10 is “A Seed Is Sleepy,” and the walk takes place from 10 to 11 a.m. Cost is $3. For registration or more information, go to or call 208-608-7680.

Bad Art Contest

People of all ages are welcome to come create Bad Art from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, at the Library! at Cole & Ustick. Participants will have 1 hour to create the ugliest piece of art possible. The winner will be given an award (along with bragging rights). Supplies will be provided. Call the library branch at 208-972-8300 for more information.

American Sign Language Classes for Children

Rocky Mountain Sign Language will teach classes in American Sign Language for children ages 7 and under. A class will be held from 2 to 2:45 p.m. Thursday, April 12, at the Library! at Cole & Ustick. Each class will feature approximately 20 signs, parent tools for success, and silly games and crafts. For more information, call the library branch at 208-972-8300. (Classes are set for other days. See the calendar at

Search-Finders of Idaho

Search-Finders of Idaho is open to adoptees, birth parents and adoptive parents who have stories to tell or questions to ask. The group meets the second Thursday of each month at the Children’s Home Society, 740 E. Warms Springs Ave. in Boise. Anyone interested in attending is welcome at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 12. Check the group’s Facebook page for more information.

Help with Healthy Eating

The Boise Co-op in the Village, 2350 N. Eagle Rd. in Meridian, will host a healthy eating program from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 12. There will be food samples, recipes, information about how to read nutrition labels on products, and a tour of the store. Go to

Arbor Day Tree Planting Ceremony

A tree planting ceremony in honor of Arbor Day will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, April 13, at River Valley Elementary School at 2900 E. River Valley St. in Meridian.

Idaho Horse Expo 2018

The Idaho Horse Council will present the 32nd Annual Idaho Horse Expo April 13-15 at Ford Idaho Horse Park, 16200 Idaho Center Blvd. in Nampa. Go to events/idaho-horse-expo for more information.

Spring Sprint Triathlon

The Downtown YMCA at 1050 W. State St. in Boise will hold a Spring Sprint Triathlon April

of Events 13-14. The event will be highlighted by swimming, biking and running and is open to all ages. For costs and other information, go to

Zoo Boise Kid Night

Kids ages 7-12 may participate in Zoo Boise Kid Night from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, April 14. Learn how Zoo Boise cares for nocturnal animals, try your hand at nighttime survival skills games, and enjoy a snack out under the stars while observing the animals at Zoo Boise. Cost is $20 members and $25 non-members.

Puddles and Rainclouds

The Jim Hall Foothills Learning Center on Sunset Peak Road in Boise hosts family days on the second Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The topic on April 14 will be “Puddles and Rainclouds” and will focus on spring rains, snowmelt and life returning to the foothills. There will be cloud-in-a-jar demonstrations, amphibians that live in puddles, and a spring scavenger hunt. Then, participants may make their own rain cloud mobile. The program is free. Go to bee.cityofboise. org for more information.

Centennial Baptist School Carnival

The Centennial Baptist School Carnival is set for noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at O’Connor Field House at 2207 Blaine St. in Caldwell. For more information, contact Kayla at 208-454-1997.

Springtime Constellations with Boise Astronomical Society

Learn how and where to view constellations in the springtime night sky from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday, April 16, at the Cherry Lane branch of the Meridian Library District. The event will include telescope viewing if weather allows. All are welcome.

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role these special animals play in the community from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, at the Cherry Lane branch of the Meridian Library District. All are welcome.

Music Adventures with Paige Moore: Peter & the Wolf

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Paige Moore presents fun and engaging music and movement programs for children 0-12 years old. Children participate in hands-on music experiences that encourage growth, learning and fun. The program on Thursday, April 19, will be “Peter and the Wolf,” from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Cherry Lane branch of the Meridian Library District. All abilities welcome.

Tour of the Reserves – A Hiking Series

On the third Thursdays of the month from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., the Foothills Learning Center and Idaho Conservation League team up to offer short, free, family-friendly hiking “tours” of city-owned foothills reserves. On April 19, the hike will take place at Military Reserve One, which features 12 miles of trails on 734 acres. It includes an off-leash dog park, wooded creeks, and an old military cemetery, with lots of history. Pre-registration is required by calling Lana Weber at 208-345-6933, ext. 16.

Splash N’ Dash

Kids ages 3-12 splash (with supervision) while parents dash, and everyone enjoys a fun Friday evening. Splash N’ Dash will be held from 5:45 to 9:45 p.m. April 20 at the Nampa Rec Center. Cost is $13 for members and $18 for non-members. Pre-registration is required. Go to


Powerful Prints June 11-15, 2018

Discover the world of printmaking as participants explore multiple printmaking processes!

Creative Clay June 25-29, 2018

Explore the endless possibilities of shapes and forms by creating with various types of clay!

Painting with Pizzazz August 13-17, 2018

Learn about the history of painting and create works of art with watercolor, tempera, and acrylic paints!

Register online at 670 Julia Davis Drive, 83702 208.345.8330

Nampa Rec Center’s Spring Kickoff

An open house and wellness fair will kick off spring at April 2018 Ad.indd the Nampa Rec Center on Saturday, April 21. For more information, go to nampaparksandrecreation. org or call 208-468-5777.


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CALENDAR of Events

Alice in Wonderland Tea Party

The main branch of Boise Public Library will host an Alice in Wonderland Tea Party from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 21. This will be a celebration of all things Alice in Wonderland, and children are welcome to wear their tea party finery and follow the White Rabbit into Wonderland. There will be games, crafts and light refreshments. Go to

Earth Day Celebration

The WaterShed Weekend Program on Saturday, April 21, will focus on Earth Day. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., individuals and families may meet some Wiggly Dudes (worms) and learn how to start vermicomposting at home. Also, they may make and take a green cleaner and make earth art with artist Dyan Ferren; then, they can help plant the Boise WaterShed garden and take seeds home for their own gardens — plus pick up some free city compost if they’d like. For more information, go to

Pianist Steven Vanhauwaert

Caldwell Fine Arts will present pianist Steven Vanhauwaert at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 21, at Jewett Auditorium. For tickets or other information, go to

BCT Children’s Reading Series

The Children’s Reading Series at Boise Contemporary Theater will feature the story “Slap! A Beaver Tale” at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 22. This is a story about family, nature, building walls and tearing them down — and, of course, beaver tails. All stories in the series are recommended for ages 6 and up. Cost is $12 for adults and $8 for children. Cookies and milk are served with each performance. Tickets are available at or by calling the BCT Box Office at 208-331-9224.

Pre-School Storytime: Community Helpers

Boise paramedics will be the special guests for storytime from 2 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, at the Library! at Cole & Ustick. The event is for children ages 3-5. Call the library branch at 208972-8300 for more information.

“Paw Patrol Live”

“Paw Patrol Live: Race to the Rescue” will take place at the Morrison Center at 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 25. Using their unique skills and teamwork, the pups show that “no job is too big, no pup is too small,” and share lessons for all ages about citizenship, social skills and problem-solving as they make several heroic rescues on a race to the finish line. For ticket and other information, go to http://www.

Sprout Film Festival & Dinner

Boise Parks & Rec’s AdVenture will host its annual Sprout Film Festival, focusing on short films “that celebrate the diverse lives and creativity of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities,” from 5 to 10 p.m. Friday, April 27, at Fort Boise Community Center. The majority of the movies have actors who have disabilities or are directed by people with disabilities. A dinner will precede


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the movies. For more information, go to parks. or call 208-608-7680.

Afternoon Tea for Hope at the Chateau

Tea for Hope at the Chateau celebrates the accomplishments of Hands of Hope NW, headquartered in Nampa, and is set for noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 28. Hands of Hope NW sends shipments of medical equipment and supplies to world areas that desperately need them. Guests will enjoy a full English Afternoon Tea with an assortment of savory quiches, tarts, sandwiches, and sweets in the elegant atmosphere of the Chateau des Fleurs, 176 S. Rosebud Ln. in Eagle, to help raise funds for Hands of Hope NW’s work around the globe. Cost is $50 per ticket. For more information, go to http://www.handsofhopenw. org.

Kids Fun Fest

A Kids Fun Fest will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at Expo Idaho. Come get the latest information, products and services on all things family, including babies, kids, teens and parents. Admission is $6, with children 6 and under free. For more information, go to

Girls Day Out

Girls Day Out is set for 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at Expo Idaho. The “lifestyle event” will be highlighted by information, services and products related to fashion, beauty, health, nutrition, fitness, education, travel, financial planning and more. Food and drink will be available. Admission is $6, with children 6 and under free. For more information, go to expoidaho. com.

Family Pet Expo

A fun event for the whole family, the Family Pet Expo will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at Expo Idaho. Those who attend are invited to bring their well-behaved felines, canines, reptiles, or flying companions with them and gather with other pet lovers in one location. Admission is $6, with children 6 and under free. For more information, go to

Experience Idaho Expo

The 13th Annual Experience Idaho Expo is set for 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at Expo Idaho. The event will be highlighted by information, services and products on travel and entertainment, outdoor adventures, specialty foods, health and wellness, beauty, home improvement, arts and crafts, and more — all related to the Gem State. For more information, go to

National Day of Prayer Idaho State Rally

The National Day of Prayer Idaho State Rally will begin at noon Thursday, May 3, at the Idaho State Capitol, 700 W. Jefferson St. in downtown Boise. The event is an interdenominational public worship and prayer time. Master of ceremonies will be Idaho State Treasurer Ron Crane. Idaho’s National Day of Prayer Proclamation will be read; and Mark Thornton, a pastor at Capital Christian Center, will lead songs of worship. Jonny Bryan, youth pastor of Harvest Church Meridian, will

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give a short talk on the “History of Revival,” and various community leaders will lead prayer. Both before and after the rally, attendees are invited to individually undertake a prayer walk called “Circle the Capitol in Prayer,” praying for Idaho’s state and local leaders. The event is one of over 30,000 being held across all 50 states. Everyone is welcome.

“Click, Clack, Moo”

This theater production, recommended for ages 5 and up, will begin at 7 p.m. Friday, May 4, at the Morrison Center. Farmer Brown faces a strike from his chickens and cows in this “moo-ving” musical. For tickets and other information, go to click-clack-moo.

Family Snooze at the Zoo Overnight

This event for parents and children ages 7 and up will be held May 4-5. Zoo guides will provide evening and early morning treks through the zoo to investigate animals and their habitats, behavior and care. There will also be activities, games, art projects, and up-close animal encounters, plus an evening snack and continental breakfast. Indoor/ outdoor sleeping areas are provided. For cost and other information, go to

BUGS Plant Sale

Boise Urban Garden School will hold its annual plant sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 5-6, at 2995 N. Five Mile Rd. Edible garden varieties and pollinator plants will be available. Sales benefit BUGS education programs. Go to for more information.

Unplug and Be Outside Week

Meridian Parks and Recreation is offering a variety of free activities May 5-12 at various sites around the city. To see the full slate of events designed to get everyone off the couch, unplugged from electronics, and outside, go to www.meridiancity. org/unplug.

Boise’s Got Faith 7th Annual Family Fun Run and Festival

This valley-wide event allows everyone to come together to support Idaho children fighting for their lives against cancer. It will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 6, at Julia Davis Park in Boise. Activities will include a Family Festival, lunch, silent auction, Kids’ “Crazy Sock” Fun Run, and a Family Fun Run. More more information or to register, go to

Village of Playhouses

A Village of Playhouses will be on display at The Village at Meridian May 7-12. Each of the playhouses will be for sale, with all proceeds going to Boise Valley Habitat for Humanity, helping build decent, affordable homes for people in need in Idaho. Enchanting princesses will be on hand from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 12. To bid on one of the playhouses, go to The Village or visit and click on the Village of Playhouses icon. Final bidding for the playhouses is at 5 p.m. May 12. Visit the website for more information.

IRENE’S Insights

Creative décor ideas for pet spaces By Irene Woodworth


ow do you incorporate your for dogs that need their own space, while still “furry, four-legged kids” in your allowing them to hear the sounds of family. home’s décor? As I have lived Another option is to use a regular-height table with our two small dogs, I have to hide your dog crates underneath. Depending realized that there are challenges in keeping on the size of your crates, you could put one to all of our pets’ belongings in an organized two crates underneath a sofa or hall table. Next way to match our home décor. As I have put four curtain panels on four curtain tension visited various family and friends’ homes, it rods. Install them underneath your table legs on is interesting to see the variety of ways that all four sides. The fabric for your curtain panels others are meeting these challenges. Here are can be in a solid color or pattern that matches some creative solutions to incorporate your your décor. These curtains will drape and cover dog’s bed and belongings into your home. up your dog crates as needed. Simply lift or One pet bed idea is to remove a cabinet slide the curtain away when you open the doors Irene Woodworth door off of an end table and put your dog bed for your dogs. Placing baskets for all of their toys, in the bottom of the cabinet. This may be a simple solution to leashes and fun dog food canisters keeps things nearby and address the need to keep your pet’s own cozy space, and the simplifies storing the pets’ belongings in an organized manner. pet’s need to be near its owners. Dog feeding area tips How about using the often unused space under your staircase? Most of us usually put our dog bowls on the floor within This is an ideal way to hide away your pet’s crate or bed and easy sight in the kitchen or hallway. Keeping a placemat or a still keep them nearby in their own sacred sanctuary. You can metal tray with a lip around the edge helps to keep the food use the door that may already be there for storage or you can area contained. have one created in that wall. For a more formal design, you If you are limited on floor space for your pet’s eating area, could change the door to a wrought iron gate, or add molding use the bottom of a pull-out drawer to put their bowls inside. to match the room’s style. This will minimize any messes and give them a designated For a more casual style, you may want to leave the opening area for eating. without a door or create a whimsical façade dog house around Find some fun dog canisters that can be used for “Fido’s” the door facing. You could add the dog’s name above it and food and accessories in a style that matches the rest of the decorate the wall to include photos of your dog interacting room. The more coordinated and organized your dog’s with family members. Or just leave a simple door opening for belongings are in your home, the more you will enjoy your your dog to come and go as needed. This little getaway is great “furry kid” without letting it overtake the house.

Irene Woodworth is known as “Idaho’s Color Lady” and is founder and CEO of Redesign Boise. She is a national redesign award winner, motivational speaker, certified redesigner and color consultant, and instructor on redesign and color. She has a degree in education and interior design and has taught various decorating and color classes throughout the country. For more information, visit

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Summer Camps GUIDE 2018 Ada County 4-H Summer Day Camps 5880 Glenwood St., Boise 83714 287-5900

Boise Hawks Baseball Club 5600 N. Glenwood St., Boise 83714 322-5000

Building Blocks Idaho Boise 284-2444

Advanced Gymnastics 16161 N. 20th Ave., Nampa 83687 468-9292

Boise Parks and Recreation 1104 Royal Blvd., Boise 83706 608-7600

All Day @ SimBale Sports Summer Camp Downtown Boise Locations 426-0871 or 412-5669

Boise Racquet & Swim Club 1116 N. Cole Rd., Boise 83704 376-1052

Bullbots Lego Robotics Summer Camps Mountain View High School 2000 S. Millennium Way, Meridian 83642 855-4059

Back Gate Studio Art Camps Dry Creek Mercantile-Hidden Springs and Rolling Hills Charter School-Boise 818-489-2272 backgatestudioboise Ballet Folklorico Mexico Lindo 1224 1st St. S., #204, Nampa 83651 353-0966 Ballet Idaho Summer Programs 501 S. 8th St., Ste. A., Boise 83702 Bluebird Quilt Studio 311 14th Ave. S., Nampa 83651 467-4148 Bodies In Motion 729 W. Diamond St., Boise 83705 381-0587 Boise WaterShed 11818 W. Joplin Rd., Boise 83714 608-7300 Bogus Basin Nordic Team 996-0754 Boise Art Museum 670 Julia Davis Dr., Boise 83702 345-8330 Boise Dance Alliance Junior and Senior Summer Camp 2475 S. Apple St., Ste. 104, Boise 83706 703-4627

Boise State University Department of Kinesiology Summer Youth Sports Program 1910 University Dr., Boise 83725 426-1509 Boise State University Academic/Adventure Summer Day Camp 426-1006 summeracademy/ Boise State University Summer Literacy Academy 1910 University Dr., Boise 83726 literacy-center/summer-literacyacademy/ 426-2702 Boise Urban Garden School (BUGS) 2995 N. Five Mile Rd., Boise 83713 376-3006

Cabin, The 801 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise 83702 331-8000 Caldwell Parks & Recreation 618 Irving St., Caldwell 83605 455-3060 Camp Meadowood Springs (541) 276-2752 Camp Invention (855) 235-8656 Capital City Ballet Center 9140 W. Emerald St., #109, Boise 83704 378-9752 Capital Educators FCU, Camp Millionaire 275 S. Stratford Dr., Meridian 83642 884-0150

5551 W. Bloom St., Boise 83703 338-9500 Club Kid Summer Camp at Wings Center 1875 Century Way, Boise 83709 376-3641 ComedySportz Boise Improv Camp 4619 Emerald St., Boise 83706 991-4746 Cross of Christ Soccer Camp 11655 W. McMillan Rd., Boise 83713 375-3992 Dance Arts Academy 2989 Copper Point Dr., Meridian 83642 345-4832 Dance Unlimited 11489 W. Fairview Ave., Boise 83713 322-8082 Danik Gymnastics 547 S. Locust Grove Rd., Meridian 83642 846-8311

Cascade Raft & Kayak Kids Camp Fun Main Payette River 793-2221

Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center Biodiversity Basics Camp Desert Detectives Camp 13751 Upper Embankment Rd., Nampa 83686 467-9278

Boys & Girls Clubs of Ada County 911 N. Meridian Rd., Meridian 83642 888-5392 610 E. 42nd St., Garden City 83714 376-4960 610 N. School Ave., Kuna 83634 954-5034

Cathedral Pines Summer Camps Ketchum 83340 726-5007

Discovery Center of Idaho 131 W. Myrtle St., Boise 83702 343-9895

Center Stage Boise 220-1610

Dreamhaven Ranch Eagle, Idaho 83616 830-2705

Broadway Dance Center 893 E. Boise Ave., Boise 83706 342-6123

Ceramica 1002 S. Vista Ave., Boise 83705 342-3822

Bronco Elite Summer Day Camp 1187 W. River St., Boise 83702 389-9005

Challenger School 2020 W. Everest Lane, Meridian 83646 846-8888

Dream River Ranch (Horse Camp) 8894 Martha Ave., Mountain Home 83647 796-2228

Born To Succeed Early Care & Education Center 4770 N. Shamrock Ave., Boise 83713 658-5561

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Eagle Adventist Christian School 538 W. State St., Eagle 83616 939-5544 Eagle Parks & Recreation 489-8763 Eagle Performing Arts Center 1125 E. State St., Eagle 83616 338-4633 Edwards Greenhouse 4106 Sand Creek St., Boise 83703 342-7548 Engineering Summer Camps – STEMbusUSA 855-445-3942 Environmental Resource Center’s EcoCamp 471 N. Washington Ave., Ketchum 83340 726-4333 Fellowship of Christian Athletes Camp NW Nazarene University, Nampa 697-1051 First Tee of Idaho Treasure Valley 938-3411 Foothills Learning Center 3188 Sunset Peak Rd., Boise 83702 493-2530 Framework Learning 1102 N. 21st St., Boise 83702 890-0008 Friends For Life Camp 4775 W. Dorman St., Boise 83705 342-3508 Friendship Celebration Preschool 765 W. Chinden Blvd., Meridian 83646 288-2404 Galena Lodge Youth Adventure Camp Ketchum 83340 726-4010 Gem State Gymnastics Day Camp 5420 W. State St., Boise 83703 853-3220

Giraffe Laugh Early Learning Center – School-Age Summer Program 1617 N. 24th St., Boise 83702 Randi at 383-4274

Geo-Camp for Kids 2455 Old Penitentiary Rd., Boise 83712 368-9876

Girl Scouts of Silver Sage Council Camp Alice Pittenger, McCall 377-2011

Idaho Shakespeare Festival Boise 336-9221

Kindermusik/Music Center Studios 12516 W. Fairview Ave., Boise 83713 861-6056

Hall International Academy of the Arts Summer Camps 1167 E. Iron Eagle Drive, Eagle 83616 957-7024

Idaho Tennis Association 1076 N. Cole Rd., Boise 83704 322-5150

Lakewood Montessori 133 E. Linden St., Boise 83706 331-3888

Idaho Youth Soccer Association 8030 Emerald St., Ste. 175, Boise 83704 336-5256

Lee Pesky Learning Center 3324 Elder St., Boise 83705 333-0008

HSBCamps Treasure Valley 720-1904 Idaho Botanical Garden 2355 Old Penitentiary Rd., Boise 83712 343-8649 Idaho Cheer 2755 Beverly St., Boise 83709 861-6387 Idaho IceWorld 7072 S. Eisenman, Boise 83716 608-7716 Idaho Martial Arts 1580 E. State St., Suite 102, Eagle 83616 863-3673 Idaho Museum of Mining & Geology

Juniper Mountain Outfitters 21292 Main St., Greenleaf 83626 454-1322 Just For Kids/Boise School District 8169 W. Victory Rd., Boise 83705 854-6720 Key Leader Camp Utah-Idaho District Kiwanis Foundation 412-4903 Kids Choice Summer Camp 2210 W. Everest Lane, Meridian 83646 888-7540 2170 S. Broadway Ave., Boise 343-7550

Kids on Keys Piano Camp Esther Simplot Academy 466-4560

Luther Heights Bible Camp Ketchum 774-3556 Marianne’s Swim School 1542 W. Sandy Court, Meridian 83642 939-8248 MDT Workshop Located at Cole Valley Christian School 200 E. Carlton Ave., Meridian 83642 283-9207 or 871-3634 Meadowood Springs Camp PO Box 1025, Pendleton, Oregon 97801 (541) 276-2752

Meridian Music and Arts Summer Camps 934 E. 5th St., Meridian 83642 412-4748 Meridian Parks & Recreation 33 E. Broadway Ave., Meridian 83642 888-3579 Meridian Police Activities League (PAL) 870 E. Franklin Rd., Meridian 83642 888-6030 Morrison Center Summer Performance Camps BSU Campus 426-1110 Mountain West Gymnastics 60 N. Cole Rd., Boise 83704 869-1693 Nampa ATA Martial Arts 2108 Caldwell Blvd., Ste. 117, Nampa 83651 283-0772 Nampa Civic Center Summer Arts 311 Third St. South, Nampa 83651 468-5500 Nampa Recreation Center 131 Constitution Way, Nampa 83686 468-5858

New Horizon Academy-Camp Discovery 1830 N. Meridian Rd., Meridian 83646 887-3880 12692 W. LaSalle St., Boise 83713 376-2690 11978 W. Ustick Rd., Boise 83713 323-8900 155 E. Boise Ave., Boise 83706 386-9108 Opera Idaho Summer Camp 513 S. 8th St., Boise 83702 345-3531 Operation Military Kids Summer Camp University of Idaho 4-H 334-2328 or 334-2332 programs/omk/omkcamps Ore-Ida Boy Scout Council 8901 Franklin Rd., Boise 83709 376-4411 Outdoor Ministries, Camp Perkins Alturas Creek Road near Stanley 83278 788-0897 Northview Montessori Preschool & Kindergarten 7670 W. Northview St., Boise 83704 322-0152 Paradise Point Camp

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Summer Camps GUIDE 2018 2755 Eastside Dr., McCall 83638 345-4440 Parkside School 1017 E. Park Blvd., Boise 83712 283-2777 Pat Harris School of Dance 1225 McKinney St., Boise 83704 375-3255 PCS Edventures Lab 345 Bobwhite Ct., Ste. 200, Boise 83706 343-3110, ext. 102 94 N. Fisher Park Lane, Eagle 83616 343-3110, ext. 102



Pinewood Camp Retreat & Conference Center 300 N. Mission St., McCall 83638 634-5598

Rising Stars Performing Arts Camps 11505 W. Fairview Ave., Boise 83713 921-6651

Polaris Learning Center 1323 E. Iron Eagle Dr., Eagle 83616 938-9830 6224 Birch Lane, Nampa 83687 466-1322 Puentes Language Programs Puentes Spanish School 1605 S. Phillippi St., Boise 83705 344-4270

Riverstone International School 5521 E. Warm Springs Ave., Boise 83716 424-5000 Rose Hill Montessori Summer Camp 4603 Albion St., Boise 83705 385-7674

Pierce Park Greens Junior Clinics 5812 N. Pierce Park Lane, Boise 83714 853-3302

Quaker Hill Camp & Conference Center 1440 Warren Wagon Rd., McCall 83638 634-2083

Pilgrim Cove Camp & Conference Center 1075 Plymouth Rd., McCall 83638

Reuseum, The 3131 W. Chinden Blvd., Garden City 83714

Sacajawea Interpretive, Cultural & Educational Center 2 miles east of Salmon, Hwy. 28 756-1188 Salvation Army Nampa Youth Center 403 12th Ave. S. Nampa 83631 467-6586

Sawtooth Camp 2320 Fleck Summit Rd., Fairfield 83327 (800) 593-7539 Shiloh Bible Conference (Shiloh Bible Camp) 13165 Gestrin Rd., Donnelly 83610 325-8239 Social Essence—Modern Manners For Kids Treasure Valley 631-0576 Stepping Stones Children’s Center 12228 W. Bridger Bay Drive, Star 83669 286-9362 Super Kids’ Quest Camps & Skill Thrill Grade School Camp The Little Gym of Eagle/Meridian 3210 E. Chinden Blvd., Ste. 120, Eagle 83616 938-6185

Treasure Valley Ballet Academy Summer Dance Camps 1545 E. Leighfield Dr., Ste. 150, Meridian 83646 855-0167 Treasure Valley Children’s Theater 703 N. Main St., Meridian 83642 287-8828 Treasure Valley Family Signing 559-6042 Treasure Valley Institute for Children’s Arts 1406 W. Eastman St., Boise 83702 344-2220 Treasure Valley YMCA Youth Day Camps Caldwell Family YMCA—454-9622 Downtown Family YMCA—3445501 Homecourt Y—855-5711 West Family YMCA—377-9622

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2018 FCA Sports Camps

Northwest FCA Sports Camp June 25-29, 2018 NNU, Nampa, ID For 7 -12 Graders: th


Sports offered: Rugby, Volleyball, Golf, Lacrosse, XC, Baseball, Basketball, Soccer, Track, Tennis, Pole Vault, Cheer, Swimming, Football Wrestling, Softball Scholarships available!

FCA Idaho Wrestling Camp June 1-2, 2018 Meridian HS




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AGES 4-9 • JULY 16 - AUGUST 10 Week-long morning camps exploring nature! MORE INFORMATION & REGISTRATION or call 208.343.8649

Trinity Pines Camps and Conference Center 349 Cabarton Road, Cascade 83611 382-6200 U & Me Camp Horsethief Reservoir 870-8000 Ultimate Karate & Jiu-Jitsu 68 E. Fairview Ave., Meridian 83642 846-9119 Urban Ascent 308 S. 25th St., Boise 83702 363-7325 Xpressions Dance Academy 16175 High Desert St., Nampa 83687 466-1229 Young At Art 1304 E. Boise Ave., Boise 83706 345-7207

Vellotti’s Chess School 2913 36th St., Boise 83703 713-2486 Wesleyan Preschool & Kindergarten 717 N. 11th St. Boise 83702 343-3778 Y Camp at Horsethief Reservoir Valley, ID 83611 345-5501

Zoo Boise Summer Camp 355 Julia Davis Dr., Boise 83702 608-7760 SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPS Advancing Adventures in Communications Campus of NW Nazarene University 489-5066 AdVenture Teen Summer Camp 608-7680

American Cancer Society’s Camp Rainbow Gold 216 W. Jefferson, Boise 83702 350-6435 Camp Hodia Altruas Lake in Sawtooth Mountains 891-1023, ext. 0 Camp Meadowood Springs 77650 Meadowood Rd., Weston, Oregon 97886 (541) 276-2572 Chatterbox Speech & Language Center 7091 W. Emerald St., Boise 83704 898-1368 320 11th Ave. S., #204, Nampa 83651 466-1077

Children’s Therapy Place Inc. Boise, Nampa, Emmett 323-8888 Coopalo Learning Center 1602 West Hays Street, Suite 304, Boise 83702 484-3816 Glory Children Academy Boise Idaho Adaptive Cheer 2755 Beverly St., Ste. 103, Boise 83709 861-6387

Idaho Youth Adaptive Sports Camp Muscular Dystrophy Association Ride For Joy Therapeutic Riding Program 4909 W. Idaho Blvd., Emmett 83617 365-0671 Seastrand Swim School 10050 W. Crown Dr., Boise 83709 362-6649

Camp River Run 1045 S. Ancona Ave., Ste. 140, Eagle 83616 286-1078

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