2018 FREE Summer Meals

Area school districts offer free summer meals to youth 18 and under. Adults are welcome to enjoy breakfast and lunch for a small fee. Coeur d’Alene SD Nutrition Services 667 – 7469 Post Falls SD Child Nutrition Office 773 – 1625 Lakeland SD Food Service Office 687 – 5451 Coeur…




An Egg-citing Prospect!

Think you might want to own chickens? Now you can try out urban laying hens without a long term commitment! Kip & Ei Farm’s, “Rent The Chicken” provides the opportunity to have “farm fresh” eggs in your backyard. Each rental includes everything needed: a portable coop, at least two egg…




Tree to Tree Aerial Adventure

Tree to Tree Adventure Park opened in May and is located within Farragut State Park. Tree to Tree features several ropes, bridge, and zip line courses ranging from a handful of feet above ground to 65 feet in some sections. The installation features four adult courses and two children’s courses.…




Join the (PoP)Club!

The Inland Northwest Food Network is pleased to announce that they will once again be offering the Power of Produce (PoP) Club this summer at the Hayden Farmers Market. The PoP Club – first held last summer – is a program that seeks to encourage children to make healthy food…




It’s All About Those Books …

It is an amazing time in North Idaho in that one of the most important factors for future success in life is being addressed by multiple organizations: LITERACY. The Shirley Parker Reading Program was established in 2002 by the North Idaho College wrestling program in partnership with Parker Toyota in…




“Adulting” Part II

The Fall 2017 issue of the North Idaho Family Magazine kicked off a series on “Adulting.” This issue features “10 Tips & Tricks” compiled by guest columnist and “adulting specialist,” Ariel Mesenbrink. Heritage Health has a sliding scale based on your income. You may only end up paying $20 or…




Annual January “Must Do” List

It’s not a New Years Resolution, but making the completion of this list an annual January habit will set your year on the right track to help you avoid costly, frustrating, or time consuming misses. Check your Credit Score: Most online sources give you one annual check for no charge.…




Shriners Hospitals’ New App Helps Parents Detect Signs of Scoliosis

Back-to-School HEALTH CHECK! The leisurely days of summer are over and it’s time to re-establish healthy habits and back-to-school routines. In addition to dental checkups and annual physicals, pediatric medical specialists recommend adding a scoliosis screening to back-to-school checklists. A team of doctors at Shriners Hospitals for Children® developed SpineScreen,…




Self-Care for Grieving

The loss of a loved one can be overwhelming and draining. Hospice of North Idaho supports community members with a safe place to express grief and to learn tools for the journey through grief. Free counseling and grief groups are offered to anyone experiencing the loss of a loved one.…




Mothers Haven — The end of an era, but not goodbye

After serving moms in North Idaho for 17 years with quality products, support groups, lactation clinics, and classes, Mothers Haven’s “brick and mortar” location closed its doors on September 30, 2017. Becky Orchard, who has a background as a doula and childbirth educator, purchased Mothers Haven from Margaret Hildahl in…




Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid USA is a training  –  like regular First Aid or CPR  –  designed to give people the skills to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. Mental Health First Aid helps people know that mental illnesses and addictions…




Children’s Behavior

Does your Child Display any of These Symptoms? • Moodiness • Anxiety • Depression • Memory problems • Worry/fear • OCD obsessive compulsive disorder • Brain fog • Ruminating thoughts • ADD, ADHD and other focus issues • Poor Reading Comprehension Some issues are truly neurological, but many are the…