HI, I’m Jeff Connell, and I appreciate you taking the time to check out my page here on the website. I’m proud to call the Treasure Valley Home having moved here a little over three years ago. I live in Meridian with my 8 year-old son. Life has been an adventure in the last few years I went through a divorce after a 13 year marriage, so I’ve been navigating a life reboot. It’s been a lot of growth, some lessons learned along the way, and some really “unique” dating experiences. I grew up in Seattle, so I still cheer for the Mariners and Seahawks, and my son and I have adopted both the Portland Trailblazers and Utah Jazz for basketball. We’re still holding out hope Boise will get another basketball team to play. In my downtime, I love to travel, grab my camera and take pictures, and do some “adventures” with my kiddo. I made it to Australia last year which was one of those bucket list trips. I’m hoping to add another stamp to the passport sometime soon, and am committed to camping in our amazing Idaho outdoors this summer.
What Are Some Chores my Nine Year-Old Should be Doing?
If you have kids, the decision of what allowance and chores are earned and required has probably come up more than once. I'm presently wrestling with this again with my son.
Shouldl Legal Age to Smoke be Raised From 18 to 21?
Should the legal age to smoke in the State of Idaho move up from 18 to 21? An advocacy group is trying once again to make that the case.
Another Treasure Valley Treasure: Gateway Parks at Eagle Island
What a great weekend! It was one of those mixes of getting work done around the house, and doing some fun stuff too. One of the best moments? Tubing at Gateway Parks in Eagle.
This Flu Season is no Joke
If it hasn't hit you, there's no doubt someone in your home, workplace, or circle of friends has probably been down with the flu this year, and it's more sever than usual.
The Most Wonderful Time of the Year…to Divorce?
Does it seem like more people than usual have announced a divorce over the past week? You aren't imaging it. It's a fact, the first of the new year is when many marriages end.
Could Boise River Floating go Even Further?
If you or your family is like mine, one of the things you love about living in the Treasure Valley is the chance to float the Boise River. Now, we could get even more room to do it.
Divorced Dad Diary: Making Memories Matters Most
I think one of the most crucial things I've learned in the last few years, is the importance of spending deliberate time with my son. More than things, I want to make memories.
Idaho Tops List of Fastest Growing States
It's probably no surprise to most of us, given all the construction over the past couple years, but Idaho is growing fast. In fact, faster than any other state this year.
Need a Commercial-Free Continuous Christmas Soundtrack?
We're getting close to Christmas, and if that fact causes some stress (and you haven't finished - or even started shopping), we've can help. We've got your music covered!
Boise’s Gowen Field Will Not be Home to F-35 Program
Over the past year, there has been much discussion about Boise's Gowen Field becoming the new home for approximately 20 F-35 fighter jets. Today, that is no longer a possibility.