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7 days ago

🎄🎅Tis the Season!🎅🎄 –


Being Present is the Best Present

The holidays are upon us whether we are ready or not! I hope that all of you find the joy you seek most during these, sometimes, stressful times for family. It can be difficult to spend too much time with relatives, but also a blessing in so many ways. I hope your balance is just…

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Giving Thanks

Traditionally, I try to take November as a month to focus on gratefulness. Finding the joy in each day, no matter what that day brings, is something I’ve found that keeps me centered on the positive and focused on the right things and people. Today I am incredibly grateful for our Futures Begin Here Luncheon…

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Fall is Finally Here

We are all so fortunate to live in a place that has a true autumn feel and nothing feels more like fall than the month of October. Some of you may be clinging to your flip-flops, while some of you had pulled out the fall clothes the day school started. Still, the rhythm of back-to-school…

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It Takes a Village

My fondest memories are of being a little girl wearing my flip flops, my swimsuit, smelling of sunscreen sporting Popsicle fingers, and my perceived freedom from routine and parents. Recently when a group of adults was asked about their favorite summer memories as a child, inevitably they all included outdoor stories. They also included experiencing…

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Happy Fathers Day

In June we honor dads or the men in our children’s lives. This is one of the most important jobs a man can have and the impact of a father on a son or daughter’s life is profound. I had a wonderful father for the first 16 years of my life. His sudden departure from…

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Happy Mother’s Day

One of the most important days of my life was when I first earned the title of mom. I always knew I’d want to be a mother and looked forward to having a family someday. When the honor was bestowed on me I learned quickly how it wasn’t the image I had in my head…

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Strengthening Families

As the days get longer and the flowers begin to bloom we are reminded that for some children the days are incredibly long and there isn’t the cheer of spring in their hearts. April is Child Abuse Awareness Month and while it’s difficult to imagine, there are over 1,600 cases of abuse reported in Idaho…

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Vision 20/20

Strategic planning, evaluating, training and brainstorming describes the amazing things that happened at our board retreat this month. Our dedicated board members spent a Saturday together to plan for the future of our organization to better serve our children and families. Retiring members along with brand new were able to catch the excitement of this…

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Giraffe Laugh Announces Three New Board Members

4094 West Chinden Blvd Suite 100 Garden City, ID 83714 PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release For more information contact: Tina Leoncavallo Marketing & Volunteer Coordinator Giraffe Laugh 208-954-5457  ● Giraffe Laugh Early Learning Center Announces Three New Board Members Boise, ID (January 8, 2018) – Giraffe Laugh Early Learning Center announces the appointment…

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