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Manic Mothering

You're never too old for a selfie

By Beth Markley

As far as advice goes, I’m not ever going to be one to tell you what you should or shouldn’t do upon reaching a certain age. As far as I’m concerned, you should wear whatever makes you happy and comfortable. Whether it’s leggings, hoop earrings or hot pants, I don’t care. You should eat what you feel like, work out as often as it suits your fancy, and use the oxford comma or not according to your taste.

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Homework Survival Tools Part 2

The do's and don'ts of parental support

By Mary Ann Wilcox

Last time we discussed the tools that will help you support completing homework either assigned by your children’s teachers or by you. We discussed setting a homework schedule that is posted in plain view, preparing a homework box with all the tools needed to complete the work, and requiring study time on a daily basis regardless of teacher assignments. This issue we will discuss a child’s progression through the different levels of homework development and the do’s and don'ts of parental support.

Thanksgiving Turkey

Editor's Intro

Giving a turkey never felt so good

Around this time of year, recipe contests can be quite popular — or at least they used to be, before everyone started getting recipes off the Internet. There were many recipe contests in hometown newspapers, and that got me thinking about when I worked for the Idaho Press-Tribune.

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Irene's Insights

A children's bookmark and display project

By Irene Woodworth

Did you know that the Assistance League of Boise clothes around 3,600 children in need from Ada County through their flagship Operation School Bell Program? The children receive brand new clothes that include two pairs of jeans, two colorful tee shirts, a sweatshirt, a coat, hat, gloves and a new age-appropriate book. Our family decided last year they needed a bookmark that would inspire and motivate these children. (To learn more, go to

Meet the Publisher

J.J. Plew is Idaho born and raised. J.J. and his wife, along with their 4 kids have lived in the Treasure Valley for the past 15 years. J.J. has stayed actively involved in his kids’ activities as a coach, umpire, and volunteer. He enjoys music, dance, sports, and anything fun which helps keep him a kid at heart. J.J.’s desire for Idaho Family Magazine is to be the resource for families in the area looking for things to do and whats going on while also providing a positive and enjoyable magazine for readers. Feel free to reach out to J.J., he would love to hear from you.

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