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  • Mr. Dad: Take action on shoplifting incident

    Dear Mr. Dad: We just got back from shopping and I noticed that my 7-year-old son had a small toy in his pocket. When I asked where he got it, …


  • Things to do

    Today After-School Specials - “Get Slimed.” Decide whether various slimy objects are liquid or solid. A different science project will be presented each month. 4 p.m., North Spokane Library, 44 …


  • Penny-pinching families go back to board games

    MIAMI – Generating revenue in a recession is a difficult game, but a Miami entrepreneur has made the right moves in a growing industry: board games. Eric Poses rolled the …


  • Pasta dish fun, nutritious

    Wrap up the last of summer’s harvest with colorful ribbons of orange, green, yellow and red. Abundant zucchini, summer squash and carrots can be woven together with fettuccine pasta for …


  • Mr. Dad: Laid-off father can pitch in at home

    Dear Mr. Dad: Two months ago I was laid off from my factory job after six years there. It was a sudden decision by the owners to cut costs, so …


  • Things to do

    Today Pig Out in the Park - Today. 30th annual food and music festival with food booths and beverage gardens. 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Riverfront Park. Free admission. (509) 921-5579.


  • Family calendar

    Today Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture – “Out of this World: Extraordinary Costumes from Film and Television” is a traveling exhibit featuring more than 30 costumes and related objects …


  • Mr. Dad: Father shouldn’t be one of the guys

    Dear Mr. Dad: My husband is 42 but often hangs out with our 13-year-old son and his friends, acting like a kid himself. Am I wrong to want my husband …


  • Mr. Dad: Make men’s health a priority

    Dear Mr. Dad: My husband’s father had several heart attacks and recently died of prostate cancer. That means my husband is in a high risk group and should have regular …


  • Things to do

    Today Air Force Band of the Golden West - A patriotic concert celebrating America’s musical heritage. Sponsored by the Spokane Parks and Recreation Department. 7 p.m., Riverfront Park Lilac Bowl. …


  • Baby balance

    With meals to cook, a house to clean, kids to care for on top of careers and other obligations, it’s sometimes hard for parents to get any alone time together. …


  • Sweating with the strollers

    At first glance, they look like the stroller brigade – 15 moms running around Mission Park and along the Centennial Trail with babies and toddlers in tow. But this isn’t …


  • Keep in touch with kids at camp

    If you are sending your child to summer camp for the first time, you may be experiencing the conflicting emotions reminiscent of that day years ago when the same child …


  • Mr. Dad: Blending family takes diplomacy

    Dear Mr. Dad: This is my second marriage, and I’m totally committed to my new wife. But even though I hate to admit it, her two kids from her previous …


  • Calendar

    For 07-20-2009


  • Wiggles bring fun, frivolity to Spokane

    Those of you with preschoolers need no introduction to the Wiggles, who arrive in town with their “Go Bananas Live!” tour on Saturday. The rest of us, though, need a …


  • Pigment project for kids teaches leaf appreciation

    Green leaves just don’t get the attention they deserve. Usually, we ooh and aah in the fall at the emerging splashy colors of crimson and golden leaves on trees and …


  • Mr. Dad: Rebellious ‘tween’ needs guidance

    Dear Mr. Dad: Our 12-year-old daughter does well in school but apparently hates us as parents. She never speaks kindly to us, refuses any kind of parental authority, and insists …


  • Calendar

    For 07-13-2009


  • Family calendar

    Today Alter This! - For teens. Create art from damaged books using fabric, paint, chalk, crayons, paper, scissors, glue and more. Snacks and supplies provided. 1:30 p.m. Airway Heights Library, …


  • Making own porridge is easy, tasty

    Once your kids turn the last page of the classic bedtime story “The Three Bears,” tell them that when they wake up in the morning, they’ll get to mash and …


  • Mr. Dad: Don’t let child’s rejection get to you

    Dear Mr. Dad: I am the mother of a 12-year-old girl. We used to be very close, but she’s recently made it very clear that she only wants to be …


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    For 07-06-2009


  • Calendar

    For 06-29-2009


  • Family calendar

    Today Baby Lapsit – Enjoy nursery rhymes, songs and stories. For children up to 18 months. 10:30 a.m., Moran Prairie Library, 6004 S. Regal St. Free. (509) 893-8340.


  • Overcrowded on the homefront

    Several articles published recently have attempted to celebrate an upshot of the down economy: If a parent loses a job and kids have less money for movies and dinners out …


  • Give-and-take helps keep teens happy campers

    There’s only one thing worse than a cranky 2-year-old when you’re on vacation, and that’s a cranky teenager. Fortunately, just as most toddlers can be pacified with naps, bottles and …


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    Tuesday Big Brothers Big Sisters Info Night - Learn about the many programs and opportunities at Big Brothers Big Sisters and how to support these services. 4-7:30 p.m., Global Credit …


  • More parents including art in birthday events

    It was a birthday party to remember. That was the consensus among the 3- to 6-year-olds who feted Genevieve Schmidt at her sixth birthday party.


  • Teenager’s brownie recipe well worth trying

    Garage sale season arrived in our neighborhood in grand style recently. A group of energetic teens and their parents put on a super sale under a big white tent in …


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