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  • People adopting children when most are thinking retirement

    There was a little RV in Bob Salsbury’s imaginary retirement, or maybe a Volkswagen van. He’d drive to the coast and camp on the shore. He’d hike and wander the …


  • Mr. Dad: Stay involved, be patient with kids after divorce

    Dear Mr. Dad: My marriage of 15 years has finally come to an end, and my wife and I have joint physical and legal custody. Because the last thing I …


  • Instant parenthood creates strain

    Dear Mr. Dad: My fiancé and I have been engaged for a year. Four months ago, I moved in with him and became an instant stepmom. His kids are 8 …


  • Out & About: Salt baiting Illegal in Idaho

    OUTLAW – Elk and deer are crazy for salt, and that craving, exploited by unethical and illegal hunters, is getting them killed, according to Idaho Department of Fish and Game …


  • Debt, work lead many to opt out of parenthood

    Dear Mr. Dad: By the time my parents were my age (I’m 27), they had three children. But I’m not married, don’t have any children, and don’t have any plans …


  • Deals await on gear for kids

    Bargain-seeking parents, this one’s for you. The Just Between Friends consignment sale runs today through Sunday at the Spokane County fairgrounds, offering used clothing, toys and gear for babies and …


  • When pregnant, moderation, common sense go a long way

    Dear Mr. Dad: I’m pregnant, and it seems that the more my husband and I read, the more confusing the whole thing gets. One “expert” says that I should stay …


  • Interplayers reaches out to younger audience

    What do you do when you get bullied at school? If you’re Ben and Lester, you use your imagination – and some superhero skills.


  • To improve diet, warn of exercise, not calories

    Dear Mr. Dad: My husband and teenage son are both overweight. I’ve been trying to get them to cut back on the junk they eat, but telling them about calories …


  • Big sister’s bullying may be going too far

    Dear Mr. Dad: My wife and I have recently had to admit that our oldest daughter (who’s only 8) is a bully – but not in the usual way. She’s …


  • Home-school mom turns outings into Exploring Families

    River Greenfield, 5, scaled the steep rock face like a seasoned pro. Wedging his feet into a tiny ledge he looked down and waved to his mother, Jessa Greenfield. River …


  • Landers: No end to worries over adventurous daughters

    I’ve finally become “the old man” my father was to me. The reality struck Tuesday during the 8-hour journey back to Spokane from the San Juan Islands.


  • Landers: No end to worries over adventurous daughters

    I’ve finally become “the old man” my father was to me. The reality struck Tuesday during the 8-hour journey back to Spokane from the San Juan Islands.


  • Police, firefighters battle for a cause

    The police will take on the firefighters on the ice Saturday at a “Guns and Hoses” hockey game. Proceeds will benefit the family of Spokane firefighter John Knighten, who was …


  • Police, firefighters battle for a cause

    The police will take on the firefighters on the ice Saturday at a “Guns and Hoses” hockey game. Proceeds will benefit the family of Spokane firefighter John Knighten, who was …


  • Opening day for fishing draws families

    The fourth Saturday of April rivals any major holiday for Washington’s angling families.


  • Some families went extra mile on summer vacations

    They couldn’t be with him every step of the way, but Robin Johnson’s family was along for the journey as he hiked the Pacific Crest Trail this season. The emotional …


  • Kilimanjaro quality time: Slaters

    Keith Slater celebrated his 40th birthday by climbing Mount Rainier. That was 20 years ago. He raised the bar by 5,000 feet for his 60th, and celebrated the summit feeling …


  • Out & About: Mount Spokane cyclists surveyed

    Great family outdoor trips Some local families went on normal summer vacations in 2012. Others went the extra mile.


  • Teens rescue stricken hunters

    Teenage boys knew what to do when they found family members unconscious in a propane-heated tent.


  • A stepmom’s unique burden

    Janice Marich’s future husband, Douglas, made this clear while they were dating: He was a package deal. The other part of the package? His young daughter, Elizabeth.


  • Mr. Dad: Prepare your body before pregnancy

    Dear Mr. Dad: My husband and I are planning to get pregnant in about a year. We hear a lot about what to do, health wise, during the pregnancy itself. …


  • Events

    Today Spokane Indians Baseball - Today-Friday. Vs. Salem-Keizer Volcanoes. 6:30 p.m., Avista Stadium, 602 N. Havana St, Spokane Valley. (509) 535-2922.


  • Parents face dilemma with kids and public restrooms

    When you’re out of the house and a kid says he’s got to go, you can bet he means business. And after that panicked rush to find the bathroom – …


  • Mr. Dad: Aggressive son needs guidelines

    Dear Mr. Dad: On weekends my buddy comes over with his 1-year-old son. My boy just turned 2 and has started acting aggressively toward the baby, even hitting him. How …


  • Mr. Dad: Strategies may deter bullies

    Dear Mr. Dad: Our 7-year-old son has been victimized by playground bullies recently. My first thought was to let him figure it out for himself until I realized that there …


  • Mr. Dad: Depressed youngster needs help

    Dear Mr. Dad: Over the past several months, our 12-year-old son has become increasingly moody, sad and withdrawn. He has no friends and no interest in school or any other …


  • Mr. Dad: Give son a lesson in diversity

    Dear Mr. Dad: A Korean family has recently moved in next door and our 8-year-old son became friendly with their boy, who is the same age. However, he now says …


  • Mr. Dad: Senses form in the womb

    Dear Mr. Dad: Please settle an argument. My wife – who’s five months pregnant – says that our baby’s senses are developing throughout the pregnancy. How can an unborn baby …


  • Events

    Today National Skateboard Day Parade-Coeur d’Alene - Held on Sherman Avenue with a procession from Eighth to First streets. 1-2 p.m. Sherman Avenue, Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 769-2229.