“Mirror twins” Kelsey and Marissa Weddle don’t let autism get in the way of their passion – singing vintage tunes in perfect harmony.
I have realized that I need to give my two two sons more chances to gain some independence. They can’t stay under my wing forever, and I can’t protect them all of the time.
It’s time for that summer road trip, but also the potential boredom factor for families. While it’s tempting to let kids watch movies or play games on devices, adults can help navigate toward both conversations and chances for children to see those scenic vistas.
WSU sleep researcher Hans Van Dongen and his team observe lots of different sleep behaviors at the Sleep and Performance Research Center. He said there are really two main types of sleepwalking – deep sleep and rapid-eye movement.
The extra cost of professional photographs last the test of time
When you are a stay-at-home mama with little ones in the house it can be hard trying to plan fun things to do on a shoestring budget. I remember those days so well as a mixture of me about to lose my mind paired with a very overbearing attachment to my children. Anytime can be hard with toddlers and preschoolers, but summer seemed to be extra challenging for me when my boys where that small. Here are a few of the things I did to make it through the summer.
Utah passed what’s being called the first “free-range kids” law in the nation to clarify it isn’t a crime for parents to allow mature children do such things by themselves as walk to school, play outside or stay in a car while parents are away. Groups in states from New York to Texas are pushing for similar steps. What can parents here expect? It depends.
The main reason a lizard loses its tail is to defend itself. When a lizard detaches its tail, the tail whips around and wiggles on the ground.
At her 108th birthday party, Hazel Young reunited with her younger brother for the first time in eight years.
Lead volunteers Paula Lyon and Polly Melendez for Coeur Closet want to help high school students who can’t afford trendy or professional clothes receive stylish outfits, especially for Senior Presentation Day held in May. The two moms, serving in honor of sons who died, have bonded through shared experiences and their drive to expand the closet.
Three sixth-grade students at Trinity Catholic School in Spokane write about their role models during Older Americans Month. The three children won in an essay contest through the Senior Assistance Fund of Eastern Washington.
Eighteen months ago when Karen Meier took the helm of Boy Scouts of America Inland Northwest Council, she became one of just six female Scout executives in the organization, and locally the first ever female Scout executive. Earlier this month when Brian Newberry became CEO of Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho, he became the only male chief executive in the Girl Scout organization.
When I had my firstborn, I decided I would parent much like my own parents did: loving and strict, yet fun. I remember my dad telling me when my son was young, “Make sure you always win.”
Dog noses come in all shapes, sizes, and colors, and pretty much all of them are wet. Most often a wet nose is a good sign that they are healthy, Mealey says. We do know that a wet nose helps dogs maintain a nice body temperature and helps them smell.
Instead of stomata that open during the day, cacti have stomata that open at night. This helps them survive in extreme conditions. Cacti can still get the carbon dioxide they need to make their food without having their water supply zapped. They store up the carbon dioxide overnight and use it the next day to make their food.
Arc of Spokane has opened a respite house for overnight stays by people with intellectual or developmental disabilities.
Now, am I touting that you should push your kids to do something they absolutely do not want to do? No, but I knew that he was safe and that he would want to do it again if I just helped him with that first step.
A few tips to make the most of the annual parade, which takes over downtown Spokane on Saturday.
Tickets go on sale Tuesday at 10 a.m. and are available for purchase through the box office, TicketsWest.com or by calling (800) 325-SEAT.
Worms come to the surface to move around, but exactly why they do it or where they are headed remains a bit of a mystery. Still, scientists have some interesting theories about it.
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