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I’m Not A Huge Halloween Fan, But My Kiddo Is, So We Partake

I have a confession (and I'm guessing there's more than a few of us who feel this way);  I don't love Halloween.  Not a huge fan of the costumes or candy, and I HATE pumpkins. 

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Another Milestone Met: He’s Helping Mow The Lawn

I don't even know how it's possible, but my kiddo is 8 year-old, and he just seems to keep growing up so fast.  Every week there's a new achievement.  This weekend, we mowed. 

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Parents Say This is the Best Age to Get Kids a Smart Phone

This may be the great debate at your house. The kids are begging for a phone so they can enter the world of Snapchat for themselves, and you're holding off as long as you possibly can.  What's the ideal age to let kids/teens have a smart phone, and how does the Treasure Valley compare?

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Divorced Dad Diaries: To Clean Or Not To Clean?

Being a single parent means making decisions for rules, chores, and expectations at your home, often on your own.  There's one thing I'm struggling with:  Cleaning his room. 

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Jeff Connell’s Divorced Dad Diaries: Invest In Time

As I'm learning more and more about being a divorced dad, my son's birthday presented a challenge.  How much is too much for a gift?  My perspective has changed a bit.

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Impress Your Kids With Balloons Galore

If your kids are anything like mine, they are impressed with balloons. Interesting things that float high in the sky keep them entertained, and even break up sibling fights because something else captures their focus.  Great reasons to be at the Spirit of Boise Balloon Classic!

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Kids’ Backpacks Shouldn’t Be Any Heavier Than This

School starts next week in Boise, and kids will be cramming iPods, notebooks, Kindles, phones, a change of shoes, snacks, and maybe even a book into those backpacks.

How heavy is too heavy?  If the backpack weighs more than a certain amount, it can knock kids off balance and lead to back problems later on.  Here's the magic number.

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Jeff Connell’s Divorced Dad Diaries: Vacation Lessons

I divorced about a year ago, and since that time, I've been learning how to hopefully be a better father for my son.  These are my lessons, experiences, failures, and successes.

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My Son Turned 8 Today, And Man Time Really Does Fly

It always sounded like one of those somewhat empty cliches, how "time flies by" as your kids are growing up.  Nope, I get it, it is actually very true.  My son turned eight today. 

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A Conversation With My 7 Year-Old About The Violence The Last Few Days

My heart aches for my 7 year-old. It seems will be growing up in a world in turmoil. He heard some things at camp (prior to the Dallas situation), so we had one of those talks.

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