However, last year, I decided to make a simple, dedicated choice: read more.
As a child, Wendi Eva loved organizing. As a busy Spokane Valley mom, she struggled having time for that until finding inspiration again in
The first stinky fruit she thought of was the durian, a large, round fruit that grows mostly in Southeast Asia. The fruit is about a foot wide with a greenish-brown husk that has lots of spikes on the outside.
Bunnies are hopping all over our planet. Some hop through snow and deserts while others hop through wetlands and woods. There are lots of different kinds of rabbits, and they are all a little different. For the most part, a bunny hops, or actually runs, anywhere between 25 and 45 mph. That’s even faster than most house cats can run.
Planning to start a family next year or a stint as caregiver for an aging parent? New family and medical leave benefits for workers in Washington state start in 2020, but premiums are coming out of paychecks now to help pay for the statewide program. Here are a few highlights.
I have to say my Spokesman readers are some of the more vocal readers of my columns.
These massive plates move very, very slowly – about one or two inches a year. But when plates slip over or under each other, collide or break away, an earthquake happens. Usually, they last just a few seconds but really big quakes can often last anywhere from 10 to 30 seconds.
A recent U.N. panel’s report estimates we have about 12 years to get global carbon emissions under control. Its call for “rapid and far-reaching” change seems overwhelming. Here are some realistic ideas for families, maybe marked as your eco-friendly 2019 resolutions.
Being a mom during the holidays is a bit of a thankless job. For reference, here are a few of the things that I dealt with in the days leading up to Christmas:
Events all over Spokane and Coeur d’Alene ring in the new year
Humans are part of the primate family, which also includes monkeys, apes, and even lemurs. As a member of the family, you also have fingernails instead of claws and pads on your fingertips that help with your sense of touch.
The judges hearts were warmed by all the entries to The Spokesman-Review’s winter coloring contest.
Vladislav and Svetlana Khashchuk won the Tree No. 1 package with $4,500 cash at Christmas Tree Elegance, just a month after launching a GoFundMe to help pay for diabetes treatments for two of their four children. Two sons have Type 1 diabetes, including their youngest child recently diagnosed, and the parents hope to pay for new stem cell treatments after learning about some positive results.
Parents immersed in the season’s activities often wonder how they also can instill lessons of generosity and thankfulness for their children – that Christmas spirit of giving. Here are some ideas.
Bust out the wooden blocks. Set out the toy train. Pediatricians prefer old-fashioned toys for small children than high-tech gadgets, a new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics says.
There are classic types of parenting styles like attachment or positive parenting but I wanted to spend some time today discussing the dangers of modern types of parenting.
The morning routine isn’t always smooth, but our 3-year-old is slowly learning to compromise and accept disappointment.
According to the Environment Protection Agency, 8.8 million tons of plastic ends up in the ocean every year. Holiday excess isn’t limited to plastic toys and plastic wrap, though. Every year, Americans throw out an incredible amount of food – about 200 million pounds of turkey meat over Thanksgiving alone, according to the Natural Resources Defense Council, an environmental advocacy nonprofit.
Lilac City Figure Skating Club hosts the skater showcase every year.
After earning a degree in integrated energy management from Central Washington University in June, McLean, 24, landed a job in her field back home in Seattle. She began looking for her own place – and that’s when she ran smack into the grim reality of one of most expensive rental markets in the nation.
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