Stories tagged: family
Thu., June 8, 2017, 10:56 a.m.
Ask Mr. Dad: How to save your husband’s life
My husband is a smart guy, but pays zero attention to his health. I resent that the responsibility has fallen to me, but I don’t have much of a choice. …
Sun., June 4, 2017, 5:01 p.m.
Bridging generations: Young essayists write about their elders
Annual essay contest lets Spokane area youth recognize and praise the elders in their lives and communities.
Sun., June 4, 2017
A dad celebrates finding lessons where he least expects them
I made an arrangement with my 6-year-old son earlier this spring that seemed to benefit both of us. I’d pay him a penny for every stick he collected from our …
Sun., May 28, 2017, 5 p.m.
Spokane clinicians circle up parental advice in new book
Circle of Security International founders Kent Hoffman, Glen Cooper and Bert Powell have a newly released book, “Raising a Secure Child,” that for the first time offers up parenting strategies …
UPDATED: Sun., May 21, 2017, 5:10 p.m.
Senior prom at Riverview dances down memory lane
Riverview Retirement Community in Spokane held a prom-themed dance last week for residents and employees, with plenty of reminiscing.
Thu., May 18, 2017, 4 p.m.
Ask Mr. Dad: What’s yours is mine, and other toddler rules
Toddlers are still convinced that the universe revolves around them and that everyone and everything they can see is not only theirs but is actually part of them.
Tue., May 16, 2017, 5 p.m.
Parents’ technology addictions lead to behavioral problems in kids, study says
Research by a professor at Illinois State University has found that parents who say they struggle to limit their time looking at phones, tablets and other technological devices have children …
Mon., May 15, 2017
Hospice care: Don’t wait to gain some of life’s experiences
People often turn to hospice care only days before death, but seeking the service earlier can bring wider benefits to fulfill some life goals.
Sun., May 14, 2017
Matriarch Lois Swoboda makes a ‘happy life’ out of music
From an only child, adopted at birth, to a mother of eight, grandmother of 28, great-grandmother of 16, and teacher to hundreds of piano, accordion and dance students, Lois Swoboda, …
UPDATED: Wed., May 10, 2017, 2:11 p.m.
Spokane Valley woman’s Bavarian-style model house keeps hometown close to her heart
She was just 11 years old when Allied bombs started falling on her hometown of Grafenwoehr in Germany. Home to a large and at the time German military installation Grafenwoehr …
UPDATED: Wed., May 10, 2017, 1:10 p.m.
Friends of Manito will hold plant sale June 3
The Friends of Manito will hold its annual spring plant sale on June 3. Gardeners could find “plants not found anywhere else in town,” the Friends of Manito said in …
Wed., May 10, 2017, noon
Creature feature: Cane corso dog needs strong handler
Sugar Ray is a cane corso breed of dog.
UPDATED: Wed., May 10, 2017, 4:53 p.m.
Spokane gears up for Navy Week on May 15-21
With our close proximity to Fairchild Air Force Base, Spokane residents are used to seeing airmen around town, but next week sailors will be showing up on our shores. Well, …
Mon., May 8, 2017
Ask Dr. Universe: Planets have different shapes and insides
Dear Dr. Universe: What do planets have inside? – Rhianna, 10, California Dear Rhianna,
Sun., May 7, 2017, 6 p.m.
Elder abuse cases on the rise
In 2008, Adult Protective Services received nearly 14,400 reports and found reasons to investigate slightly more than 12,000 of those reports. The state agency last year had more than 42,000 …
UPDATED: Sat., May 6, 2017, 9:46 p.m.
Pullman High School student honors grandfather with senior project
An18-year-old Pullman High School student created a functional bench seat out of a teal 1967 Ford pickup tailgate in memory of his grandfather.
Wed., May 3, 2017, 12:28 p.m.
Creature feature: Cocker Spaniel is available for adoption at SCRAPS
Female Cocker Spaniel is available for adoption at SCRAPS.
UPDATED: Wed., May 3, 2017, 12:14 p.m.
Front Porch: Cindy Hval says under it all, sons still smell like angel kisses
The nurse in the delivery room smiled as I pressed my nose to the downy head of my newborn son. “He smells like angel kisses,” I murmured, besotted.
Mon., May 1, 2017
Ask Dr. Universe: Climate change can affect all of us
The warming air can make like difficult on land and sea.
Mon., May 1, 2017
After decades of marriage, online dating was overwhelming; this is how I coped
Staring at profile after profile after profile of smiling men who assure me they are easygoing and ready for something new, the stakes feel impossibly high. How will I ever …
Sat., April 29, 2017, 5 p.m.
Millennial independence? Young people living at home up 30 percent in past decade
If you’re a parent wondering when your children, well into their late 20s, are finally going to fly from the nest, you might want to settle in. A report released …
Mon., April 24, 2017
Decade-by-decade: What to do now to retire better
Whether age 23 or 57, it’s never too early or too late to take steps toward a better retirement, say Spokane financial planners. Depending on your decade of life, you …
Sun., April 23, 2017, noon
‘13 Reasons Why’ depicts a graphic suicide; experts say there’s a problem with that
The “Recommendations for Reporting on Suicide,” a list of guidelines for media outlets developed by suicide prevention experts and journalists, emphasizes that suicide is usually the result of multiple causes, …
Sun., April 23, 2017, 6 a.m.
Doug Clark: The case of the missing key
True, the little disappearances of life are not the end of the world. They’re not up there with murder, mayhem or misdemeanors. But as Eddie Heinen discovered, a common misplaced …
Mon., April 17, 2017
Airports creating spaces for people on the autism spectrum
Quiet rooms and other programs are helping ease travel for families.
Mon., April 17, 2017
Corbin hosts health fair
The Corbin Senior Activity Center in Spokane will hold its annual Movin’ and Groovin’ health fair 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
UPDATED: Sun., April 16, 2017, 9:58 p.m.
Relating to Julia: New ‘Sesame Street’ Muppet teaches kids about autism
Spokane experts and families affected by autism react to Julia the Muppet, a character introduced April 10 on “Sesame Street” as a child who has autism.
UPDATED: Thu., April 13, 2017, 3:11 p.m.
Movie review: ‘Gifted’ adds up to intelligent family drama
Films that deal with children who are wise beyond their years depend almost entirely on the casting of the young protagonist. Make them act too mature and the result is …
Mon., April 10, 2017
Bloomsday through the ages: While much of the field is middle-aged, race draws a good number of youngsters
From youngsters in strollers to grandparents strolling hand-in-hand, a multigenerational crowd of people run, walk or glide each year to cover the 7 1/2-mile course in downtown Spokane. Nearly 44,000 …
Mon., April 10, 2017
Why all parents should care about kids and gender
Play is central to the development of critical thinking early in life. How we play, and the toys we play with, can affect a child’s future profession. Some researchers even …