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Real Life in Boise With Kids: Mel Heuser

Updated: May 10, 2022

"Real Life in Boise With Kids" - a weekly series where Boise With Kids will feature real, relatable, normal parents doing awesome things across the Treasure Valley. It'll be a space where local parents can share about their passions and give real, honest, tried and true feedback and tips for living their "best (family) life" in Boise. Hopefully it'll give you a chance to learn more about our community, inspire you to try out new places and activities, and get hooked up with pertinent, useful stuff that will help you and your family to thrive in Boise.


Get ready to meet the "Real Parents of the Treasure Valley" - 😜


If you'd like to share about yourself and be featured in this new series email Becca at becca@boisewithkids.com. We can't wait to learn more about you!


Meet Mel Heuser, owner of Coffee and Supply Co. in Eagle, Idaho. Mel and her husband Ryan have two middle schoolers and a 2nd grader, four chickens, two dogs and one barn cat. They love to garden and hike. The Heusers have been entrepreneurs and finally were able to work together when they started Coffee and Supply Co. two years ago. They have been loving connecting with the community and teaching their kids the ins and outs of a small business. Find them at Coffee and Supply Co. located at 36 N Echohawk Way, Eagle, ID, on Instagram (@coffeeandsupplyco) and Facebook, and be sure to visit their website.


Enjoy reading Mel's take on living life in the Treasure Valley with kids!


Local Family Favorites:

Favorite Family-Friendly Places to Eat:

  • Flat 16 off HWY 16 has a great grass area for kids to play while you eat on the patio. - www.theflats16.com

  • Ahi Sushi - We love enjoying fresh, delicious sushi. It's family owned and operated and there is something for everyone. - www.ahisushibar.com

  • Scoops Ice Cream has patio seating in Downtown Eagle and is the perfect summer evening outing. - www.scoopseagle.com

  • Eagle's Farmers Market: July 1st - Sept 23rd (open 9am-2pm) - Great food vendors, live music, local artisans and produce right in the heart of Eagle.

  • Coffee and Supply co. - Obviously! ;) We have a special kids menu (your kids will LOVE the unicorn lemonade!), side walk chalk, hula hoops and coloring sheets for the kids! - www.coffeeandsupplyco.com

Best Park/Playground:

Best Part of Life in Boise with Kids: The Greenbelt, local mountains, hiking trails and rivers make it easy for a family to seek adventure. The local community is growing and we are very thankful to be a part of it! We feel blessed to be able to raise our kids in the Treasure Valley.


Real life parenting "fail": It takes a village and I am so thankful for mine. Like the time I forgot it was an early dismissal at school and my friend was there to call and say "I have your daughter and will bring her home." I had completely forgotten and I was a good 45 minutes away from school. Two years later and I'm still feelin' the mom guilt.



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