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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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My Little Darth Vader Invades Boise Summer Camp Today

This was the scene as we left our house and headed to summer camp this morning.  My 7 year-old, dressed as Darth Vader on "costume day."  I love that he wanted to do it. 

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Happy Father’s Day Treasure Valley Dads

It's been a great weekend in the Treasure Valley for celebrating the important things.  Love, community, kindness, and family.  Today being Father's Day, I'm very grateful. 

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Jen Austin - Townsquare Media
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Summer Makes Me Wish I Was a Kid Again

Summers were so much fun as a kid, with camps, swimming, and sprinklers, and lots and lots of ice cream.

As an adult, summers can be kinda ho hum.  There's no break from work and there can be more to do juggling the kids' schedules which makes it busier than usual, and we lose the magic!  But here's a way to get it back.  

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A Single Dad Diary Success Story: Cleaning Up His Room

In the past, I've shared my challenge in getting my 7 year-old's room cleaned up.  The biggest problem was his love for art and hundreds of drawings spread around the house. 

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Jen Austin - Townsquare Media
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You’ll Hear These Kid Comments On Your Memorial Day Weekend Road Trip

It's more than just, "Are we there yet?"  That usually starts in the driveway, and there a dozen other comments and questions that can take the steam out of our Memorial Day Weekend road trips just as quickly.  Here are some of the best zingers from the back seat that stress out parents.

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Idaho’s Largest Garage Sale Saves Parents Big Bucks

Oh, parents, don't we know it.  Pants that fit our 6-year-olds last week are high waters this week because we fed them some carrots and blueberries. Kids grow like weeds, and that can mean we're buying new clothes every time we turn around, which gets expensive in a hurry.

Idaho's Largest Garage Sale will be a great place to shop and save some money this weekend.

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The School Year is Ending. Do You Toss The Kids’ Artwork?

It's always a dilemma for parents.

Kids create art from the heart all year long in school, and although you've trashed some of it here and there, the end-of-the-year stack takes some consideration because there is guilt involved.  Keep it or junk it?

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Jen Austin - Townsquare Media
Jen Austin - Townsquare Media
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Mother’s Day Is a Great Time to Celebrate Uniqueness

Happy Mother's Day!  Got a quirky mom?  This weekend we're celebrating the quirks, the playfulness, the discipline, the organization, and thoughtfulness, and the love.

And the most important things our moms have ever done for us.  Here's mine.

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This Web Show is Moving to Idaho

Get a group of moms together, and we can chat it up!  This popular web-based show just announced it's moving to Idaho.  Have you seen it?

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