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My Halloween Decorations Won’t Win Any Contest
Good luck today with your office cubicle decorating contest.  You are rockin' those cob webs.
I have failed my children with my lack of Halloween decorations, so my 6-year old decided to take matters into her own hands and make something festive on her own.  And then the sprinkler syst…
Back-To-School Takes Over Social Media
If you are on social media at all this week, you will quickly understand that school has started. Boise State is underway, and high schools, middle schools, and elementary schools aren't far behind.
As parents, there is some sort of reflex that makes us mark these back-to-school moments on Facebook, …
‘Pete’s Dragon’ is Full of Surprises
Pete's Dragon is showing in several places around the Valley now, include the Edwards Boise Downtown Stadium 9, Stadium 21 and IMAX, and Village Cinema.
It's awesome, right?  If you've seen it, see if these three things surprised you too.
This is the Most Dangerous Firework for Kids
We don't do it every day, but for some reason on the 4th of July we don't think twice about lighting a stick that burns at 2000 degrees and handing it to a 3-year old.  Maybe not the best idea!  Kids get injured from this one particular type of firework more than any other.
How To Win The Bedtime Battle With Your Kids
I like to think that we aren't the only parents who deal with bed time struggles. Our son is almost 12 now, but we have always had the bed time battle. I feel like it hasn't gotten worse lately. Just last night, we heard the long list of reasons he couldn't go to bed...
What Food Emoji Is Still Missing?
My dad is getting up there in years, but no teenager is going to out-emoji this guy!  He's determined to fully express himself through pics of beer mugs, corn in the husk, and Christmas trees.
By the way, did you hear what emoji might be coming next?  You and my dad will wonder how you…
The Pros and Cons of Getting a Dog for Christmas
My girls have been begging for a companion dog for our beloved Harry for months, and I finally caved after reading an article about why dogs make great Christmas gifts for kids.  But is this really a good idea? She's chewing up stuff.

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