Don’t Let Your Kids Slip & Slide

Children who do not continue to read over the summer can lose as much as three months of reading achievement. Did you know: In Idaho, low ‐ income homes average only 1 book for every 300 children. By comparison, in middle and high ‐ income homes, each child has an…




Senior care program provides a fun, safe option for caregivers

Being a caregiver for aging parents can be challenging for families. Juggling work and family life while caring for a senior with special needs can add stress and daily scheduling complications. Luckily, the senior care program at Kootenai Health is a community-based program to provide for the special needs of…




Get smart about antibiotics

Know when it’s best not to use antibiotics It never fails; when the kids go back to school, they are bound to come home with runny noses, coughs and sore throats at some point. As a parent, you want to keep your kids healthy and make them feel better, but…




A Mom’s View of ADHD

If I had only known then … My son was 4 years old the day I was told by the preschool director that he was not welcome back unless he was on medication for “ADHD” to control his behavior. Learning disabilities often show themselves in bad behavior & social awkwardness.…




Things I am Learning about Dogs

After a lifetime of being a cat owner, we now own a dog. I’ve made a few observations and comparisons about cats vs. dogs. Behavior Cat Dog Eating stuff cat food, tuna, tuna juice, a piece of chicken now and then. I have heard of cats eating pancake mix and…




Mardi Gras Krew d’Alene

A benefit for the Coeur d’Alene Arts & Culture Alliance Join us as we turn the Coeur d’Alene Resort Plaza Shops into the New Orlean’s French Quarter for this very fun event where attendees will feel as if they are experiencing an authentic Mardi Gras celebration. •    Experience a variety…




NIFamily.com Website Improvements

Easy access to articles! For over 18 years, the North Idaho Family Magazine has published information on topics important to children and families in North Idaho. Current and previous years’ issues have been available in PDF format on the nifamily.com website, but starting with the Winter of 2017, we will…




Family Day in the Park & Fancy Flea Market – June

Formerly Kids Day in the Park – Expanded venue, schedule of events, audience, and opportunities •    Nonprofit outreach/activity booths •    Flea Market vendors •    Food Court •    Main stage musicians •    Heritage Commission Inauguration and activities •    Carousel open house and activities •    Skate Park ground breaking and vendors •  …




Mentor Summit Roundtable

The Coeur d’Alene Education Partnership hosted its first Mentor Summit Roundtable in December, with special thanks to the Kroc Center for hosting, and Heidi Rogers for being the dynamic facilitator. It was a successful day of building relationships and gaining knowledge on how to best support the youth in our…




Humans of Coeur d’Alene

Have you heard of Humans of New York? Local resident, Corey Jeppesen, is following in those footsteps by promoting a person each day, to “look deeper into their hearts and give them a voice.” Jeppesen, a lifetime Coeur d’Alene resident and graduate of North Idaho College, is the owner of…




North Idaho Education Partnership

The United Way of North Idaho is serving as a lead partner and fiscal agent for the North Idaho Education Partnership (NIEP), working to strengthen the link between education and business for middle and high-school students. NIEP is the local cohort of a statewide effort to increase the number of…




FREE Soft Skills Training at NIC

North Idaho College, in partnership with Idaho Department of Labor, is offering FREE Soft Skills Training to serve youth, the unemployed, and incumbent workers. The curriculum, the Workplace Excellence Series, consists of ten, flexible modules designed to help people understand and deliver what employers demand today. Each module teaches the…




Back to School … For Parents!

Parenting is not easy! There are many resources in town to help parents navigate the complex and stressful world of parenting … You’re not alone! ICARE partners with parents to build stronger families. Classes are held at a variety of locations throughout the year. www.icareforchildren.org –    Nurturing skills for families…