Page 1


HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE MOBILE COLLECTION

Announcing Expanded Electronics Collection

Child Find:

Joint School District No. 02

Now you can recycle unwanted electronics along with your old computers and televisions through the HHW program. Save space in the landfill, recycle your electronics today!

Boise, Eagle, Meridian, Star …provides support to students—whether home school, private school, or public school.

Whether your child is home-schooled, educated in a private or religiously affiliated school, or in the public school, our Special Services Department would like everyone in our community to be aware that all children are entitled to support— ages 3 through 21- if they qualify for special education services. This support may include evaluations, assessments, services, supports, or consultation.

Screenings Available for 3 to 5 year olds

Go to curbitboise.org/HHW/Electronics for more information and collection locations and hours.

Children who demonstrate developmental delays in one or more of the developmental areas may qualify for services. The developmental screening is designed for children who do not turn five (5) by September 1. If you live in the district’s attendance zone and have concerns about your child, please contact the District Service Center at 855-4400.

Screening Dates for 3-5 yr. Olds Areas That May Be Evaluated: January 10, 2014 Speech/languageThinking ability February 7,2014 Self-help skillsSocial skills March 7, 2014 Motor skills Emotional concerns Hearing  Vision

To advertise with the

GEM STATE FAMILY JournAL please contact karleen Andresen karleenandresen@gmail.com

1

GEM STATE FAMILY www.gemstatefamily.com


{

3 - EvEnTS 15 - SAY whAT 21 - ThE LIST 27 - LEAd wITh LovE 33 - EducATIon

Gem State Family is a division of the Idaho Women’s Journal, LLC. We publish monthly and distribute to more than 500 high traďŹƒc locations across the Treasure Valley, including grocery stores, banks, auto repair stores, libraries, schools, day cares, medical facilities, toy stores, book stores, and many more. This publication is available free of charge, one copy per reader. Writer submissions are welcome. We reserve the right to edit, revise, reject, or comment on all material submitted. Address correspondence to: KarleenAndresen@gmail.com, Ph: 208-891-7373, www.GemStateFamily.com, www.IdahoWomensJournal.com All rights are reserved, and no portion of this magazine may be reproduced without the written permission of its publisher. We may refuse advertisers and/or submissions for any reason. Opinions and article position do not necessarily reflect the opinion of this organization. Distribution does not mean we endorse the products or philosophies. Publisher: Karleen Andresen Designer: Amy GreenSky, GreenSky & Co. Resource Coordinator: Shaileen Savage, calendaritem@gmail.com Website: www.GemStateFamily.com Mobile App: Idaho Womens Journal Facebook: www.facebook.com/GemStateFamily

www.gemstatefamily.com GEM STATE FAMILY 2


cALEndAr c

Check out all of the awesome ev

9 SundAY, 12/2

0 MondAY, 12/3 ndAY MEET ME Mo 6:00pm-7:0 0pm nter Kuna Visitors Ce

cit y.id.go ht tp://w w w.kuna x sp .a ar calend

oTATo dro nYE IdAho p 5:00pm Grove Plaza t/ v/

SELF-GuIdEd S FT A cr FAMILY m 10:0 0a Library Nampa Public er.com/

tkeep ht tp://w w w.even m?cur Org=NA .cf th on m ig code/b th en ev ts&reqMon MPA&curApp= 13&t fMon =12&reqYear=20 lse Popup=fa (208) 468- 5800

rIAn book A LIbrA 11:00am Main Library

. isepubliclibrary ht tp://w w w.bo ents/onlin org/classes-eve 18 i= /? /# ar calend (208) 384- 4076

wEdnESdAY,

1 TuESdAY, 12/3 p

iseevents.ne ht tp://w w w.bo Change/ ay /D view/week / ate/12-29-2013 Forward/LastD

nEw YEAr’S r ovErnIGhTE m 7:0 0p Wings Center

iseevents.net/ ht tp://w w w.bo Change/ view/week /Day / ate/12-29-2013 Forward/LastD

YEAr’S EnErGY: nEw EvE 2014 8:30pm ctor y The Knitting Fa

tweb.com/snl/ ht tp://w w w.ticke .action? venueId CalendarListings =0&year=2014& =221774&month e&pl=kfid navigation=tru (208) 367-1212

EvE Lock-In nEw YEAr’S For kIdS m 7:0 0pm-9:0 0a nter Nampa Rec Ce

mpaparksand ht tp://w w w.na t/ arksDepartmen recreation.org/P x sp .a ar nd CommunityCale (208) 468- 5858

5

nTInG p.A.r .T. pArE S En TE AT-rISk m 0p :0 -8 m 7:0 0p ethodist Kuna United M

cit y.id ht tp://w w w.kuna onth= m x? sp .a calendar year=2013& (208) 922- 4745

cE kunA hISTorY 8:00am cit y. ht tp://w w w.kuna x sp .a calendar (208) 861-9131

TrIp Snow & IcE m 0p :3 -3 8:00am nter Nampa Rec Ce

mpap ht tp://w w w.na arks /P rg recreation.o nda le Ca ity un Comm 58 58 846 ) (208

S ToddLE TALE E IM T rY STo 10:30am res Library! at Hillc

isep ht tp://w w w.bo nt ve -e es ss cla org/ 15 calendar/#/?i= (208) 562- 4996

GEM STATE FAMILY www.gemstatefamily.com


r cooLnESS

me events happening in January!

ESdAY, 1/1

rEnTInG EnS pm ch Methodist Chur

unacity.id.gov/ x?month=12&

745

r TorY cEnTE

.kunacit y.id.gov/ px 131

IcE TrIp 30pm ec Center

nd w.nampaparksa rtment/ .org/ParksDepa x tyCalendar.asp -5858

E TALES TIME

at Hillcrest ibrary. w w.boisepublicl elin on ses- events/ 15 r/#/?i= 62-4996

2 ThurSdAY, 1/ cAMp wInTEr dAY m 0p 8:30am-3:0 nal Wildlife Deer Flat Natio Refuge Kai Contac t: Kacey 78 (208) 467-92 SELF-GuIdEd S FAMILY cr AFT 10:0 0am Library Nampa Public

tkeeper.com/ ht tp://w w w.even m?cur Org=NA M .cf th code/bigmon ts&reqMonth=12 PA&curApp=even lse tfMonPopup=fa &reqYear=2013& (208) 468- 5800

bIES bLooMIn’ bA STorYTIME 10:30am Main Library

. isepubliclibrary ht tp://w w w.bo elin on s/ nt org/classes-eve 18 calendar/#/?i= 76 40 4(208) 38

EE MovIE MATIn m 0p :0 2:0 0pm-5 rest Library! at Hillc

. isepubliclibrary ht tp://w w w.bo nts/onlineorg/classes-eve 15 i= /? /# calendar (208) 562- 4996

FrIdAY, 1/3 cAM wInTEr dAY

p

8:30am-3:0 0pm nal Wildlife Deer Flat Natio Refuge Kai Contac t: Kacey 78 92 (208) 467-

w puppET Sho m 10:30am-11:0 0a ry Main Libra

. isepubliclibrary ht tp://w w w.bo elin on s/ nt org/classes-eve 18 calendar/#/?i= 76 40 4(208) 38

rn TIME pLAY And LEA 10:30am ter Library! at Collis ry. isepubliclibra ht tp://w w w.bo nts/onlineve org/classes-e 18 i= /? /# calendar (208) 562- 4995

rIAn book A LIbrA 11:00am Main Library

. isepubliclibrary ht tp://w w w.bo ents/onlin org/classes-eve 18 i= /? /# ar calend (208) 384- 4076

Use our new app to find many more family-friendly events and activities! JuST SEArch For IwJ In ThE App STorE... You’ll also get access to articles, social connections via Facebook and Pinterest, and much more!

4 SATurdAY, 1/ cr Ab FEEd

m 6:00pm-11:0 0p et 2207 Blaine Stre fcaldwell.com/ yo cit w. ht tp://w w alendar?c_ events_center_c 341&c_ 88 v=ev t&c_eid=15 667 56 24 t= mid=0&c_d 09 27 7(208) 86

Gon GoLdEn drA TS AcrobA

7:0 0pm Morrison Center state.edu/ ht tp://mc.boise calendar.html

dS wITh ThE dIAMon orSEY d Y M ThE JIM orchESTr A 2:0 0pm Morrison Center state.edu/ ht tp://mc.boise calendar.html (208) 426-1110

w puppET Sho m 0a :3 -2 m 0a 2:0 Main Library

. isepubliclibrary ht tp://w w w.bo elin on nts/ org/classes-eve 18 i= /? /# ar nd le ca (208) 384- 4076


January Calendar of E SundAY, 1/5

MondAY, 1/6 ToddLETALES 10:30am Main Library http://www.boisepublic library.org/ (208) 384-4076

TuESdAY, 1/7 book A LIbrArIAn 11:00am Main Library http://www.boisepublic library.org/ (208) 384-4076

FAMILY GAMES nIGhT 5:00pm Library! at Collister. http://www.boisepublic library.org/ (208) 562-4995

TEEn AdvISorY boArd 6:00pm Main Library http://www.boisepublic library.org/ (208) 384-4076

wrITInG workShop 7:00pm Main Library http://www.boisepublic library.org/ (208) 384-4076

wEdnESdA

InvESTInG bASIc 6:00pm-7:00pm Kuna City Hall Cham

http://www.kunacity calendar.aspx

bEcoME A MAd ScIEnTIST 4:00pm Library! at Collister

http://www.boisepu library.org/ (208) 562-4995

nEw YEAr, nEw nuTrITIon 7:00pm Library! at Hillcrest

http://www.boisepu library.org/ (208) 562-4996

nIGhT owLS STo Main Library 7:00pm

http://www.boisepu library.org/ (208) 384-4076

Use our new app to find many more family-friendly events and activities! JuST SEArch For IwJ In ThE App STorE... You’ll also get access to articles, social connections via Facebook and Pinterest, and much more!


f Events - wEEk oF 1/5-1/11

nESdAY, 1/8

nG bASIcS 00pm Hall Chambers

w.kunacity.id.gov/ aspx

A MAd ST

Collister w.boisepublic / 4995

Ar, nEw You on

Hillcrest w.boisepublic / 4996

wLS STorYTIME ary

w.boisepublic / -4076

ThurSdAY, 1/9 LApSIT STorYTIME 10:15am-1:15pm Nampa Public Library

http://www.eventkeeper.com/ code/bigmonth.cfm?curOrg= NAMPA&curApp=events&req Month=1&reqYear=2014&tfMo nPopup=false (208) 468-5800

TwEEn proGrAM 4:30pm Nampa Public Library.

http://www.eventkeeper.com/ code/bigmonth.cfm?curOrg= NAMPA&curApp=events&req Month=1&reqYear=2014&tfMo nPopup=false (208) 468-5800

MovIE MATInEE 2:00pm Library! at Hillcrest

http://www.boisepubliclibrary.org/ (208) 562-4996

TEEn GAMInG 3:30pm Library! at Collister.

http://www.boisepubliclibrary.org/ (208) 562-4995

FrIdAY, 1/10 STEAM STorYTIME And AcTIvITY 10:15 am Nampa Public Library

http://www.eventkeeper.com/ code/bigmonth.cfm?curOrg= NAMPA&curApp=events&req Month=1&reqYear=2014&tfMo nPopup=false (208) 468-5800

bAbIES STorYTIME 10:30am Library! at Hillcrest.

http://www.boisepubliclibrary.org/ (208) 562-4996

SATurdAY, 1/11 FAMILY MArTIAL ArTS 11:00am-12:00pm

http://www.kunacity.id.gov/ calendar.aspx

chS FIGhT nIGhT 6:00pm-10:00pm 2207 Blaine St.

http://www.cityofcaldwell. com/events_center_ calendar?c_v=evt&c_ eid=1588342&c_mid=0&c_ dt=2456667 (208) 455-3304

pubLIc SchooL pErForMAncES Morrison Center

MuSIc And MovEMEnT 10:30am Main Library

http://mc.boisestate.edu/calendar.html

book A LIbrArIAn 11:00am Main Library

http://www.eventkeeper.com/ code/bigmonth.cfm?curOrg= NAMPA&curApp=events&req Month=1&reqYear=2014&tfMo nPopup=false (208) 468-5800

http://www.boisepubliclibrary.org/ (208) 384-4076

http://www.boisepubliclibrary.org/ (208) 384-4076

SATurdAY FAMILY proGrAM 10:00am Nampa Public Library

www.gemstatefamily.com GEM STATE FAMILY 8


E f o r a d n e l a C y Januar SundAY, 1/12

ToddLETALES 10:30am Main Librar y

rE-ArT For kIdS 1:0 0pm Main Librar y

blic http://w ww.boisepu librar y.org/ (208) 384- 4076

rE-ArT For kIdS 3:0 0pm Librar y! at Hillcrest http://w ww.boisepu librar y.org/ (208) 562-4996

MondAY, 1/13

blic

blic http://w ww.boisepu librar y.org/ (208) 384- 4076

n book A LIbr ArIA 11:0 0am Main Librar y

blic http://w ww.boisepu rg/ y.o rar lib (208) 384- 4076

TuESdAY, 1/14

pubLIc SchooL pErForMAncES Morrison Center http://mc.boisestate calendar.html

.edu/

rEAdInG bEYond bordErS 3:30pm Librar y! at Cole http://w ww.boisepu librar y.org/ (208) 570- 69 00

blic

TEEn vIdEo GAM 4:0 0pm Librar y! at Hillcrest

InG

blic http://w ww.boisepu rg/ y.o librar (208) 562-4996

d GAME nIGhT

boAr 6:30pm Librar y! at Hillcrest

blic http://w ww.boisepu rg/ y.o rar lib (208) 562-4996

9

wEdnESdAY,

E STEAM STorYTIM Y IT TIv And Ac 10:15am-1:15pm y Nampa Public Librar

e http://w ww.eventkeep ?cu cfm th. on code/bigm req PA&curApp=events& Po eqYear=2014&tfMon 00 (208) 468- 58

MAkErS 6:30pm Main Librar y

http://w ww.boisepu librar y.org/ (208) 384- 4076

nEw YEAr, nEw 7:0 0pm Librar y! at Hillcrest

http://w ww.boisepu librar y.org/ (208) 562-4996

nIGhT owLS ST 7:0 0pm Main Librar y

http://w ww.boisep librar y.org/ (208) 384- 4076

GEM STATE FAMILY www.gemstatefamily.com


f Events

ThurSdAY, 1/16

ESdAY, 1/15

MovIES unwInEd AT ThE m 0p 9:0 5:0 0pmEgyptian Theater

orYTIME vITY pm lic Librar y

eventkeeper.com/ nth.cfm?cur Org=NA M events&reqMonth=1&r 4&tfMonPopup=false 5800

ry w.boisepublic / -4076

ntheatre.

E LApSIT STorYTIM pm 10:15am-1:15 y Nampa Public Librar

er.com/ http://w ww.eventkeep rOrg=NA M ?cu cfm code/bigmonth. Month=1&r req ts& ven =e pp PA&curA pu Po p=false eqYear=2014&tfMon (208) 468- 5800

er.com/ http://w ww.eventkeep rOrg=NA M ?cu cfm th. on igm code/b Month=1&r req PA&curApp=events& p=false pu Po on tfM eqYear=2014& 00 58 (208) 468-

t Hillcrest ww.boisepublic g/ -4996

rar y ww.boisepublic rg/ 4- 4076

http://w ww.egyptia net/calendar/ (208) 387-1273

ArT EndEAvor 4:30pm y Nampa Public Librar

Ar , nEw You

owLS STorYTIM

/18 - wEEk oF 1/12-1

E

MovIE MATInEE 2:0 0pm Librar y! at Hillcrest

http://w ww.boisepu librar y.org/ (208) 562-4996

blic

SATurdAY, 1/18

FrIdAY, 1/17

FAMILY MArTIAL 11:0 0am-12:00pm

E STEAM STorYTIM Y IT And AcTIv 10:15 am y Nampa Public Librar

y.id.gov/ http://w ww.kunacit calendar.aspx

er.com/ http://w ww.eventkeep rOrg=NA M ?cu cfm th. on code/bigm reqMonth=1&r PA&curApp=events& Popup=false eqYear=2014&tfMon 00 (208) 468- 58

bAbIES STorYTIM 10:30am Librar y! at Hilcrest http://w ww.boisepu librar y.org/ (208) 562-4996

E

pLAY And LEArn 10:30am Librar y! at Collister

Fr Ank

http://mc.boisestate calendar.html

.edu/

http://w ww.boisepu librar y.org/ (208) 562-4995

TIME

blic http://w ww.boisepu librar y.org/ (208) 562-4995

book A LIbr ArIA 11:0 0am Main Librar y

dIArY oF AnnE 8:0 0pm Morrison Center

TEEn ArT workS 1:0 0pm Librar y! at Collister.

blic

http://w ww.boisepu librar y.org/ (208) 384- 4076

ArTS

n

blic

Use our new app to find many more family-friendly events and activities! JuST SEArch For IwJ In ThE App STorE... You’ll also get access to articles, social connections via Facebook and Pinterest, and much more!

hop

blic

bASQuE dAncE

6:0 0pm-1:0 0am 2207 Blaine St. ldwell.com/ http://w ww.cit yofca ndar?c_ events_center_cale 43&c_ 83 v=ev t&c_eid=158 7 66 56 24 dt= mid= 0&c_ 3 88 2-8 47 (208)


January Ca lenda r of E

SundAY, 1/19

MondAY, 1/2

0

r ApunZEL 2:00pm Morrison Cent er

ht tp://mc.boise state.edu/ calendar.html

LEGo cLub F or kIdS 2:00pm Librar y! at Hillc rest ht tp://w w w.b oisepublic library.org/ (208) 562- 4996 ThE FAnTASY ForT 2:00pm Main Librar y

ht tp://w w w.b oisepublic library.org/ (208) 384- 4076

bASQuE dA n

cE

6:00pm-1:0 0a m 2207 Blaine St . ht tp://w w w.city ofcaldwell.com / events_cente r_calendar?c _ v=ev t&c_eid= 1588343&c_ mid=0&c_dt= 24 56667 (208) 472- 8883

prESchooL

STorYTIME

2:00pm Library! at Co le ht tp://w w w.b oisepublic library.org/ (208) 570- 69 00

rEAdInG bEY ond bordErS

3:30am Library! at Co le ht tp://w w w.b oisepublic library.org/ (208) 570- 69 00

TEEn dunG EonS And dr AGo nS

4:00pm Library! at Hillc rest ht tp://w w w.b oisepublic library.org/ (208) 562- 4996

TEEn nIGhT

7:00pm Main Library ht tp://w w w.b oisepublic library.org/ (208) 38 4- 40 76

TuESdAY, 1/ 21

wEdnES

STEAM STo rYTIME And AcTIvIT Y 10:15am-1:15pm Nampa Public Librar y

kIdS’ book And MovIE cL 4:30pm Nampa Public Lib

ht tp://w w w.ev entkeeper.com / code/bigmonth .c fm?curOrg=N AM PA&curApp=ev ents&reqMonth =1 &r eqYear=2014& tfMonPopup=fa lse (208) 468- 5800

ht tp://w w w.ev entk code/bigmonth .c fm PA&curApp=ev ents eqYear=2014& tfMon (208) 468- 5800

prESchooL STorYTIME 10:30am Librar y! at Co llister ht tp://w w w.b oisepublic library.org/ (208) 562- 4995

prESchooL ST 10:30am Main Librar y ht tp://w w w.b oisepu library.org/ (208) 384- 4076

ArT MAnIA 4:00pm Librar y! at Co llister ht tp://w w w.b oisepublic library.org/ (208) 562- 4995 nIGhT owLS STorYTIME 7:00pm Main Librar y ht tp://w w w.b oisepublic library.org/ (208) 384- 4076

MovIE MATIn EE 2:00pm Librar y! at Hillc rest ht tp://w w w.b oisepub library.org/ (208) 562- 4996

TEEn AFTEr noon AT ThE Mov IES 4:00pm Librar y! at Co le

ht tp://w w w.b oisepublic library.org/ (208) 570- 69 00

Use our new app to find many more family-friendly events and activities! JuST SEArch For IwJ In ThE App STorE... You’ll also get access to articles, social connections via Facebook and Pinterest, and much more!


f Events - wEEk oF 1/19-1/2 5

EdnESdAY, 1/22

book MovIE cLub

Public Librar y w w.eventkeepe r.com/ gmonth.c fm?c urOrg=NAM pp=events&reqM onth=1&r 2014&t fMonPo pup=false 8- 5800

hooL STorY

ar y w.boisepublic g/ -4076

ATInEE

Hillcrest .boisepublic

996

Ernoon ovIES

ole boisepublic

00

TIME

ThurSdAY, 1/

23

JAckSonS In vITATIonAL 4:00pm Idaho Center Arena

ht tp://w w w.ic tickets.com/ Event/Default. aspx?id=1378 (208) 442-3232

STEAM STo rYTIME And AcTIvIT Y 10:15 am Nampa Public Librar y

ht tp://w w w.ev entkeeper.com / code/bigmonth .c fm?curOrg=N AM PA&curApp=ev ents&reqMonth =1&r eqYear=2014& tfMonPopup=fa lse (208) 468- 5800

bAbIES STo rYTIME 10:30am Librar y! at Hillc rest ht tp://w w w.b oisepublic library.org/ (208) 562- 4996 MuSIc And M ovEMEnT 10:30am Main Librar y ht tp://w w w.b oisepublic library.org/ (208) 384- 4076

FrIdAY, 1/24 FAMILY MAr TIAL ArTS 11:00am-12:00 pm ht tp://w w w.kun acity.id.gov/ calendar.aspx roLLIE LAn E wrESTLIn G InvITATIonA L 7:30am Idaho Center Arena

SATurdAY, 1/ 25 rEAd To A ThEr ApY d oG 2:00pm Librar y! at Hillc rest

ht tp://w w w.b oisepublic library.org/ (208) 562- 4996

ht tp://w w w.ic tickets.com/E vent/ Default.aspx?i d=1381 (208) 442-3232

FAMILY STo rYTIME 10:30am Main Librar y ht tp://w w w.b oisepublic library.org/ (208) 384- 4076 FAMILY Mov IE MATInEE 1:0 0pm Librar y! at Hillc rest ht tp://w w w.b oisepublic library.org/ (208) 562- 4996

www.gemstatefamily.com GEM STATE FAMILY 12


E f o r a d n e l a C y r a u n a J 6 SundAY, 1/2

7 MondAY, 1/2 cLub TEEn AnIME 5:30pm Librar y Nampa Public r.com/

entkeepe ht tp://w w w.ev AM .c fm?curOrg=N th on m code/big &r =1 th on qM re ents& PA&curApp=ev lse fa tfMonPopup= eqYear=2014& 58 (208) 468- 00

ddLETALES

To 10:30am Main Librar y

oisepublic ht tp://w w w.b library.org/ (208) 384- 4076

r ArIAn book A LIb 11:00am Main Librar y

oisepublic ht tp://w w w.b library.org/ (208) 384- 4076

28 TuESdAY, 1/

E nEw YEAr TEEn chInES 4:00pm rest. Librar y! at Hillc ic oisepubl ht tp://w w w.b / rg library.o (208) 562- 4996

LArk LEwIS And c oISE wInTEr In b 7:00pm Main Librar y

oisepublic ht tp://w w w.b library.org/ (208) 384- 4076

k cLub AduLT boo 7:00pm llister Librar y! at Co ic oisepubl ht tp://w w w.b / rg library.o (208) 562- 4995

Aho wESTErn Id w o AG Sh m 10:0 0am-6:0 0p . St 2207 Blaine

/ ofcaldwell.com ht tp://w w w.city _ ?c ar nd le r_ca events_cente 1588346&c_ d= ei c_ t& ev v= 24 56667 t= mid=0&c_d 26 64 9(208) 93

13

, wEdnESdAY

ovEM MuSIc And M 10:30am le Librar y! at Co ic oisepubl ht tp://w w w.b / rg .o library (208) 570- 69 00

STor prESchooL m 10:30a llister Librar y! at Co

oisepub ht tp://w w w.b / rg library.o (208) 562- 4995

oL A SupEr Scho 4:00pm le Librar y! at Co

oisepu ht tp://w w w.b / library.org (208) 570- 69 00

nIGhT owLS 7:00pm Main Librar y

ST

oisep ht tp://w w w.b library.org/ (208) 384- 4076

GEM STATE FAMILY www.gemstatefamily.com


f Events

IE nIGhT FAMILY Mov 4:30pm Librar y Nampa Public r.com/

MovEMEnT

entkeepe ht tp://w w w.ev AM .c fm?curOrg=N th on m ig code/b =1&r th on qM re ts& en PA&curApp=ev lse tfMonPopup=fa eqYear=2014& (208) 468- 5800

le oisepublic

90 0

oL STorYTIM

E

prooF FIT And FALL 9:15am llister Librar y! at Co

Collister .boisepublic

oisepublic ht tp://w w w.b library.org/ (208) 562- 4995

4995

S

AbIES bLooMIn’ b E STorYTIM 10:30am Main Librar y

Cole w.boisepublic g/ -690 0

TIM owLS STorY

rary ic w w.boisepubl rg/ 4- 4076

30

1/ ThurSdAY,

SdAY, 1/29

chooL AGEr

-2/1 6 2 / 1 F o k E - wE

E

oisepublic ht tp://w w w.b / library.org (208) 384- 4076

prESchooL 10:30am Main Librar y

STorYTIME

oisepublic ht tp://w w w.b library.org/ (208) 384- 4076

FrIdAY, 1/31 rYTIME LApSIT STo pm :15 10:15am-1 Librar y Nampa Public r.com/

entkeepe ht tp://w w w.ev AM .c fm?curOrg=N th on code/bigm &r =1 th on qM re ents& PA&curApp=ev lse fa p= pu Po on tfM eqYear=2014& (208) 468- 5800

rYTIME STEAM STo Y And AcTIvIT 10:15 am Librar y Nampa Public

/ entkeeper.com ht tp://w w w.ev =NAM rg O ur ?c fm .c code/bigmonth =1&r ents&reqMonth PA&curApp=ev lse fa p= pu tfMonPo eqYear=2014& (208) 468- 5800

rYTIME bAbIES STo 10:30am rest Librar y! at Hillc ic oisepubl ht tp://w w w.b / library.org (208) 562- 4996

MuSIc And M 10:30am Main Librar y

ovEMEnT

oisepublic ht tp://w w w.b / library.org (208) 384- 4076

Use our new app to find many more family-friendly events and activities! JuST SEArch For IwJ In ThE App STorE... You’ll also get access to articles, social connections via Facebook and Pinterest, and much more!

/1 SATurdAY, 2 chooL SATurdAY S M A r G o AGE pr m 1:0 0p rest Librar y! at Hillc ic oisepubl ht tp://w w w.b / rg .o library (208) 562- 4996

rEAd To A oG ThEr ApY d m 0p 1:0 le Librar y! at Co

oisepublic ht tp://w w w.b library.org/ (208) 570- 69 00

rnEr EnGLISh co pm 3:00 rest Librar y! at Hillc sepublic oi .b w w ht tp://w library.org/ (208) 562- 4996


QuESTIonS ASkEd And AnSwErEd bY pEopLE In our coMMunITY


Say

whAT!?


Q:

IF You couLd wrITE A noTE To Your YounGEr SELF, whAT wouLd You SAY In onLY Two wordS? brI (posted on Facebook by Bri Clark on 10/18/2013) cLArk

“Plead 5th”

GEnE STEwArd - Too late ThIAnnA doESITMATTEr - Be you

MELISSA SESLEr InGrAM - Change direction kAY SprInGSTEEn TATE - Just don’t JEnnIFEr brown - Write fiction AMY MuLLEn - Avoid Facebook TErrI LYnn coop - Stay single

chrIS GodSoE “Google stock”

TErrI LYnn coop - Write more

pATTY SEInoGordon “Chocolate... bad”

17

ALI GrAY - Not him! bArbArA ALLEn - Be happy AMbEr kEhL - Don’t cry JEnnA JAXon - Write now!

GEM STATE FAMILY www.gemstatefamily.com


pEnSAcoLA h JEFFErSon MA - Wait, okay AMAndA MAbrY phILLIpS - Be smart AMAndA MAbrY phILLIpS - Think twice cAroL wILkInSon - Stay slim JAck hruSoFF - Play horses JAck hruSoFF - Buy gold EdGAr SoTo - Stay inside

MArTIn SEvErIAno JohncoX

FrAnk whITE - Dream bigger

“Take chances”

ShAnnon ETnYrE - Hold on douG duTchEr - Don’t marry

cAThY bEnnETTLAScow “Study harder”

MIchAEL pArkEr - RULE IT robbIE wATSon - Be yourself! kEvIn hALL - Find Jesus rhondA prIdE - Believe, do

bETh prIcE ALMEIdA - You’ll survive TrAcY JAMES JonES - Trust yourself

www.gemstatefamily.com GEM STATE FAMILY 18


ShErrI huTSon bEAch - You’re enough TrIcIA rIchEY-SToESSEr - Always optimistic MIkE SESLEr - Not again ALI bIErMAn - Loving you pAuLA hEATh - Wake up

kArLEEn AndrESEn

roSE pELLAr - Love yourself

“Rinse, repeat”

dEbrA TAYLor - Slow down STEvEn r brAndT - Buy Marvel ThoMAS GATchELL - Avoid Debbie ArAMInTA SELF - BIRTH CONTROL! donnA L pETErSon - Embrace life! dEnnIS bEnnETT - Get going!

SAndrA rEA “Avoid bread”

dAnA LYnn - Don’t settle EMELIA hAYES - Do it! brAndI w LEE - Love YOU SuE Ann vAnGILdEr - Move on

vIvEkA von roSEn - Move forward

19

GEM STATE FAMILY www.gemstatefamily.com


JuLEE crAwFord hunT - Choose differently! ErIn bArrowS - Love yourself dESIrEE rEILLY - No kids EMILY rEESE - Please listen TY GAbbY - Buy Apple

crISTInA roSA kInG “Good job”

John J. cLInE - Don’t smoke STEphAnIE L robErTSon - Stay calm MIchAEL MATThEwS bInGAMon - Dumb $%#& AnGELA YurIko SMITh - Gets better

www.gemstatefamily.com GEM STATE FAMILY 20


EACH MONTH,

GEM STATE FAMILY brInGS You ThE MoST coMprEhEnSIvE LISTS oF uSEFuL rESourcES, bASEd on our MonThLY ThEMES.

January’s theme is:

Green Living


The LIST:

January

GrEEn LIvInG: 45 websites to help you live green.

Green Cleaning

www.GreenWorksCleaners.com www.SeventGeneration.com/products

Green for Me

www.SeventhGeneration.com/personal-care-products

Green Household Items www.LetsGoGreen.biz

www.GreenHome.com www.ShopOrganic.com

Green Building www.GreenDepot.com

www.GreenProducts.net www.GreenBuildingSupply.com www.ShopOrganic.com

23

GEM STATE FAMILY www.gemstatefamily.com


Green in General

www.Inhabitat.com/products-2 www.LivingGreenMag.com

Green Clothing www.BuyGreen.com

www.Indigenous.com www.GreenDreamCloCo.com www.GreenBabies.com www.BabyEarth.com www.store.Hempest.com www.EarthCreations.net

www.gemstatefamily.com GEM STATE FAMILY 24


Green Products for Pets www.GreenProducts.com

Green Info

www.EPA.gov/greenerproducts www.GSA.gov/portal/content/105363 www.GreenRetailDecisions.com/research-center www.GreenAmerica.org

Green News

www.GreenRetailDecisions.com www.GreenBiz.com www.Green.AllTop.com

Learning About the Rainforest www.Rainforest-Alliance.org/kids/species-profiles

Green for Health

www.EmbodyHeartandMind.com www.JuiceRecipes.com/recipes/beginner-green-59 www.IncredibleSmoothies.com

25

GEM STATE FAMILY www.gemstatefamily.com


Green Living Blogs www.TheGreenists.com

www.NotEasyToBeGreen.wordpress.com www.ReduceFootprints.blogspot.com www.GreenLivingGuy.com www.GroovyGreenLivin.com www.PlanetSave.com www.Envirogadget.com www.GreenGlobalTravel.com www.MindfulMomma.com www.ShaneShirleySmith.com www.EcoMamasGuideToLivingGreen.blogspot.com www.Green-Talk.com

Living Green Videos

www.VideoJug.com/tag/green-living www.environment.nationalgeographic.com/environment/green-guide

www.gemstatefamily.com GEM STATE FAMILY 26


With a young and tender lack of confidence, it was as a brownie in Girl Scouts that Connie Miller found her second home. “I could go to Girl Scouts any day of the week and I felt accepted, loved, and there was no sense of cliques.” Miller says.

27 25

GEM STATE FAMILY www.gemstatefamily.com GEM STATE FAMILY www.gemstatefamily.com


Michelle Murray: Girl Scout Volunteer Extraordinaire

Girl Scout Silver Sage Council

Michelle Murray is a Girl Scout volunteer extraordinaire. She uses her natural talents and she gifts the young women of our organization with her service. She is an entrepreneur with enough energy and enthusiasm to run two businesses at a time, which is good because her second ”business” is not for profit, it’s for love. Her first business is a company named Love to Stand Up Paddle Boards, aka Love2SUP, where Murray leads an affordable way for Idaho to experience the fun and fitness of paddle boarding. Making it affordable is simply another piece proving her heart doesn’t fall far from her work. Her leadership in love is internal and reached deep and wide. Michelle has been an integral part of Girl Scouts of Silver Sage Council for years. She has Michelle Murray

www.gemstatefamily.com GEM STATE FAMILY 28


served as a troop leader, taught a Girl Scout outreach program for high risk girls, and continues to spearhead projects. The green runs deep. Murray’s mother, Sandy, was her troop leader when she was young. To Murray, the love is generational.

programs of Girl Scouts. They have stayed with the same troop for years now and the troop leaders and girls are deep friends, supporting each other through the ups and downs of life, ce le brating e ach othe r ’s

As to why Murray herself got involved at an adult, She said it began with her “bonus daughter,” Hailey. She coined the step-child term because Hailey was a “bonus” to the love of her life, her husband, Tyler. Murray noticed Hailey was focused and goal oriented, and Girl Scouts was the path to connect the beauty of both with yet another benefit, a way for all her daughters to join forces. Murray has three daughters, and they are all passionate about the

29

GEM STATE FAMILY


successes and lifting each other in times of trouble.

from business owners and leaders throughout the community.

“The ample leadership, entrepreneur training, and opportunities that the girls receive are outstanding,” said Murray, “Older girls have a chance to mentor younger girls and make a positive change in their own lives and the greater community.”

“There is a great need for girls to have women role models,” Murray said, “and Girl Scouts provides the perfect partnership for women who want to give back and young women who want to grow.”

To echo this opinion, Girl Scouts will launch a one-day CEO Camp where young women can learn

Murray encourages volunteerism. “In the Treasure Valley, Girl Scouts needs women who are willing to serve as Troop Leaders, Co-Leaders, event

www.gemstatefamily.com GEM STATE FAMILY 30


“Girl Scouts provides the perfect partnership for women who want to give back and young women who want to grow.” and activity planners, or volunteer in any way that allows them to use their gifts and talents.” Her generosity of spirit shines through as she works with other women who are equally interested in making a connection to girls, giving both the girl and the woman a chance to make a difference. Through this connection to each other and to community, both the girls and the

31

adult volunteers grow stronger. When looking at highlights of her leadership, Murray shines when she speaks of her leadership role in the awards ceremony in partnership with the Idaho Women’s Journal held in October 2013. “We had a room filled with business women and Girl Scout members and leaders. We were able to focus in and recognize more than a dozen Girl Scout volunteers and young

GEM STATE FAMILY


entrepreneurs who are inspiring.” Much to her surprise, Murray was also recognized at the event as an Idaho Women’s Journal 2013 Woman of Influence. Another highlight, in 2012, she helped organize a Girl Scout camping event, Jubilation, that drew 1400 campers! Her love of event planning in sync with natural talent was shared with the many young women. Her collaborative team of adults and young women put into

practice their social skills, project management, creativity, leadership, trouble shooting, and heart to produce a very successful event. There are many reasons people get involved. Murray’s involvement has tipped the scales of heart and wholesomeness. She has created powerful bonds and always leaves the door open to continue in her leadership in love.

“she has created powerful bonds and always leaves the door open to continue in her leadership in love.”

www.gemstatefamily.com GEM STATE FAMILY 32


Scoring with School THE ATHLETE’S DILEMMA

Isla Brazzil

With school back in session, young athletes may find themselves trying to balance the demands of their sport with their academics. The challenge is – how to prioritize the two and what to do when things feel out of balance? Participating in sports builds life skills that come in handy, one in particular that isn’t always emphasized or even noticed, multitasking. At a young age, children are forced to balance the competitive nature of a sport and the stresses of games, practices, and conditioning alongside schoolwork, tests, and class.

don’t have similar challenges,” Robert Rosedale said.

Rosedale is an expert in what student athletes endure. “I see a lot of students and a healthy percentage of them are high performing students in athletics and other extracurricular activities.” He adds, “The “It’s about Some research shows amount of pressure and being proactive, that athletes tend to executive management have better grades skills needed by these efficient and and are more likely to disciplined in all students to not just go on to college, but make it, but exceed it aspects of the it is important to keep high. At Tutor Doc, our perspective that athletes relationship and the student’s life.” have taken a lot more time spent is critical. We bodily stress than other students and being are invested into these students. We know tired can really affect their frame of focus what they’re capable of.” in the classroom. There is nothing that is going to help With daily practices and games, not to athletes out more than jotting down dates mention the traveling, it can be hard for and deadlines in school. With upcoming kids to find the time for homework or other games and changes of schedule in their activities. It’s a challenge that presents a sport, keeping a calendar is essential to good opportunity to learn life lessons. plan out time beforehand for studying and homework. “Athletes are required to sustain their performance at a higher level, both on “Scheduling is vital. It’s fundamental to and off the field, or they typically won’t good learning, which is why Tutor Doctor be allowed to continue participating in the provides a special program to do just that,” sport. Which isn’t to say that other students said Rosedale. A homework plan can take


many forms, but looking at the schedule one should be able to get a grip on what needs to be done to succeed successfully on and off the field or court. What hasn’t been mentioned yet is a student athlete’s social life. A student athlete is expected to also relax and enjoy their own down time amidst the chaos and competitiveness of everyday expectations. It is easy to forget that beyond taking on as much as they do, they are still adolescents who need to have fun socially. “The best way to balance these competing interests is to get good at establishing and executing strong routines and habits. It’s about being proactive, efficient and disciplined in all aspects of the student’s life. On the sport’s field, coaches guide the student athlete in these areas. The question is: who is guiding the student in these areas off of the field and how is the student being held accountable?” Rosedale said. Communicating with parents and teachers allows the student to be up front with what they have going on in their lives. Teachers often are sympathetic when they learn about a sports game coming up or big tournament stress, and it helps both teacher and student understand how they can meet the student’s needs as well. There is nothing worse than being overwhelmed when competing at a high level competitive sport, but the thrill outweighs the negatives. Doing what a student loves is part of the thrill of high performers, and doing well in class only multiplies their intensity for the game. Many times coaches check grades of students to ensure grades and play time are straight. To get a well rounded education, having a tutor like Tutor Doctor on the team just might be the right thing to hold and not pass on.

TUTOR DOCTOR’S Bob

Rosedale is passionate about providing students the academic coaching they need to succeed. He is a retired USAF Colonel and Command Pilot who took his experience training over 500 USAF pilots and brought it to youth education. To schedule a free consultation contact Bob at 208.922.6416


Education Products â—? Classes Breastfeeding Support

Let us help you get the best start with breastfeeding your new baby!

Lactation Consults

#BMMFUt5BQt+B[[ )JQIPQt$PNQFUJUJPO "MMBHFTXFMDPNF

Services

1.208.949.0361

DanceAllegroAcademy@yahoo.com

available in your home or in our Boise office

Makes a great gift! 208.484.1899

www.MothersMilkandMore.com

SENIOR AND DIABETIC NAIL CARE

Certified Medical Nail Tech

208-869-8676

February 1, 2014 37

GEM STATE FAMILY www.gemstatefamily.com


HAPPY NEW YEAR! 2014 is the year to help your child brush & floss Call Today to Schedule an Appointment !

208.939.0600 www.DanStreeby.com

450 W. State Street • Suite 180 •Eagle, ID

Dr. Dan Streeby

www.gemstatefamily.com GEM STATE FAMILY 38


N o v /D e

J W I

E VOLUM

UE 6 | IS S

w w w. i

d

idaho

5

men ahowo

LIB BE DE

E R AT

sjourn

al.com

E!

r u o Y s s e r t Don't S

T R A HE Best A J! P U PICK THE IW ns F owomeline O Y COP www.idaishsues-on en :// m m/ http nal.co or ahowo r d jo u m/i o c . uu .iss w ww

c 2013


Gem State Family Jan 2014  
Advertisement
Read more
Read more
Similar to
Popular now
Just for you