A series of senior planning workshops begin next week at two library locations. The free sessions are open to the public and led by the professional networking group Spokane Elder Resource Team. For the “Plan Well, Age Well” fall series, SERT members will offer tips for smoother transitions as people age – from downsizing to financial planning.
All around the world, people fall asleep to different sounds. Maybe you hear a snoring dog, whooshing waves, noisy traffic, chirping crickets, a soft lullaby, or raindrops.
Hosting can get tiring. Help others by sharing the burden.
Have you sent your last child off to college or other adventures this fall? Beyond all that quiet in the home, and likely a few tears, what now? Perhaps it’s time to spread wings much like your kid is, a sort of empty-nest bucket list: Go on a cruise, cycle in Europe, learn golf as a couple, or remodel the kitchen. Other parents invest new-found time into volunteering, a hobby, or new work opportunities.
This year, Valleyfest takes places Friday through Sunday at CenterPlace Regional Event Center, Mirabeau Point Park and Plantes Ferry Sports Complex.
A leather-bound book held photos of elite horses, but Pat Schneider knew little else about the album his uncle found in Germany during World War II.
“Cats like lasers because they are predators and like to chase or hunt anything that moves fast around them,” WSU veterinarian Leticia Fanucchi said.
Instead of children being in rear-facing seats until they turn 2, the American Academy of Pediatrics is now recommending that children stay in rear-facing seats as long as possible until they meet the upper number for that seat’s height or weight limits.
In 1979, President Jimmy Carter proclaimed the first Sunday after Labor Day each year as a time to recognize grandparents. As more people older than 50 are staying active with fitness, those elders likely would embrace both family time and an invite to go walking or cycling.
Every day people around the world get their water in different ways. Some get water from a well, others turn on a tap, go to the store, and some walk many miles to a river. But no matter how we get our drinking water, it almost always starts with rain.
Far from the workplace, the agenda requires an informal check-in regularly. All corporate voices are heard down to the 3-year-old. It’s the family meeting – what more therapists and parent education groups suggest for anchoring relationships in the sea of busy schedules.
Fall Fest features more than 75 regional micro-brews and ciders, plus several regional wines, as well as family-friendly activities.
The advice, issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics, may come as a shock to some parents. After spending years fretting over which toys to buy, which apps to download and which skill-building programs to send their kids to after school, letting them simply play – or better yet, playing with them – could seem like a step backward.
Boogers actually start out in the nose as sticky, slimy mucus, which is mostly water. It also has a little protein to keep it sticky, some salt, and other chemicals.
I signed onto Facebook recently and quickly realized it’s that time of year – when photos of smiling, backpack-wearing, sign-holding schoolkids off to class get posted faster than I can click the “Wow” emoji. The first-day-of-school posts on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and other social media outlets have officially taken over my news feeds. And as I, too, quickly snapped the obligatory photo of my 7-year-old daughter on the porch, I wondered about the risks of posting these photos online. I also wondered what someone with real photography skills – not just me, who grabbed my iPhone after clearing the breakfast table – would do to capture the moment.
For those extroverted kids, going back to school can be exciting: tons of friends to see again. New ones to make. Things to look forward to, such as school events, hanging out before and after school, and the cafeteria at lunch.
The powwow will be held in Riverfront Park from Friday through Sunday.
Tips and tricks to save money on the back to school shopping trip.
The images we encounter – in advertisements and entertainment, on billboards and buses, on screens and glossy pages – reflect what we hold dear. It only makes sense that all children should see themselves in those images.
Advice for parents and students from elementary school to college
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