Stories tagged: motherhood
Sun., May 14, 2017, midnight
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, …
Sat., May 13, 2017, 8 a.m.
‘Finding Grace’: Listen to Your Mother essay harkens to a difficult time
At Listen to Your Mother Spokane, the stories people tell about motherhood and joyful and kind, and on occasion heartbreakingly sad.
UPDATED: Wed., March 22, 2017, 3:59 p.m.
Front Porch: The longed for, and dreaded, empty-nest years are approaching
With the third of her four sons about to move to Nashville, Cindy Hval is looking forward to some quiet in the house, but also glad the emptying of her …
Wed., Oct. 5, 2016, midnight
Front Porch: Being a girl no insult
If there’s one remark guaranteed to rain down the wrath of Mom upon my sons, it’s when one of them says to the other, “Don’t be such a girl!”
Tue., Oct. 4, 2016, midnight
Infertility, possible parenthood and ‘The Art of Waiting’
Before the years when friends embarked on starting families, we all assumed having babies would just happen. We look back now and think: Who knew this would be so much …
Wed., Sept. 21, 2016, midnight
Front Porch: Sons writing their own stories now
When a new friend commented that it must be hard having my two oldest sons gone from the nest and completely independent, a book metaphor immediately sprung to mind. “Not …
Mon., June 27, 2016, 7 p.m.
Bring home successful parenting
Spokane Regional Health District is expanding its Nurse Family Partnership program, which uses evidence-based approaches to improve maternal and early childhood health.
Sat., June 18, 2016, 8:19 p.m.
Woman fights off mountain lion attacking her 5-year-old son
A Colorado woman saved her 5-year-old son’s life by prying his head from the mouth of a mountain lion that was attacking the boy in their front yard, authorities said …
Thu., June 9, 2016, 1:58 p.m.
Woman gives birth to 14-pound, 4-ounce baby boy in Kansas
A woman has given birth to a boy weighing in at 14 pounds, 4 ounces in Hutchinson.
Fri., May 20, 2016, 6 a.m.
Movie review: ‘The Meddler’ is a wonderful look at mother-daughter relationship
Lorene Scafaria’s “The Meddler,” starring Susan Sarandon as the meddler in question, is the kind of deeply felt personal filmmaking that transcends the specific to reveal a universal truth, in …
Wed., May 11, 2016, 3:27 p.m.
Front Porch: Gather ye Chuck E. Cheese tokens while ye may
With four sons, I’ve lost count of the number of Chuck E. Cheese, Wonderland, Laser Quest and bowling birthday parties we’ve hosted. For years I insisted on home birthday bashes, …
Wed., Nov. 18, 2015, midnight
Front Porch: Even in adulthood, sons still cause mother worry
I just hate it when a conversation with one of my sons begins with “Mom, I’ve got something to tell you. Don’t be upset.”
Thu., Sept. 11, 2014, midnight
Front Porch: Ready or not, parenting is an adventure
I close my eyes and instantly, I’m there – in the sterile hospital birthing room with its “homey” touches of rocking chairs and oak-trimmed wainscoting. The relentless beeping and buzzing …
Sat., Sept. 14, 2013, midnight
Parenting is unique, not competitive
Once, when speaking to a roomful of moms, I admitted I didn’t scrapbook. “When I remember to take pictures they usually stay on my camera for months. If I order …
Sun., May 12, 2013, midnight
Sweeney makes most of alone time to produce book
It’s not that Julia Sweeney didn’t love her family. It’s just that she wanted them to go away. She’d gone to some trouble to pull them together, traveling from L.A. …
Thu., Aug. 16, 2012, midnight
Front Porch: Moms love their boys, even as men
It’s a biological fact that the human male determines the gender of his offspring, but I’ve often wondered if my innate attraction to the opposite sex conspired against me when …
Sun., May 6, 2012, midnight
Women behind Listen to Your Mother walked interesting paths
Stacey Conner and Elise Raimi settled with their husbands in Spokane in the mid-2000s, and started families here, but felt doubt, disappointment and even despair about the Inland Northwest. “I …