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Your Treasure Valley Holiday Tipping Guide
Most of us don't live buildings with a doorman so we can skip that, but we should be tipping landlords, delivery drivers, and handymen this holiday season. How much? And how do we get the tip into the hands of the trash collector without getting run over?
Shop Local Holiday Bazaars for Unique Gifts
Artisans have been hard at work getting unique jewelry, clothing, and beauty products ready for the mad shopping rush, and we can check them out at one holiday bazaar in Boise this weekend. Other holiday bazaars are happening in early December, if you need a break from the mall.
What Dad Really Wants for Father’s Day
Every year I text my dad to ask what he wants for Father's Day, and every year I get the same answer.  Barbecue sauce.  He's so low maintenance!  We've got some other gift ideas too, in case your pops aims a little higher.
Is This a Lame Mother’s Day Gift?
No flowers, no brunch.  Just a gift card for my mom for Mother's Day, and it's black and white and doesn't even have any pretty decorations on it. Is this a huge Mother's Day disappointment?
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.
Parents Just Have to Say No to Some Birthday Requests
This is my sweet Piper, who turned 4 yesterday.  Think I'm in trouble? Yes, I agree.  Kids are so easy until they start getting personalities, ornery streaks, thoughts and opinions!
Check out what Piper wanted for her birthday this year.  It was an idea that just had to be squashe…

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