Building an adult-sized swing set isn't common, so Andria McAdams issued a plea as caretaker for her brother, Steven McAdams, 34, who has autism. Steven lives with his sister and her family in Newman Lake, where two builders now are creating his "dream" swing set.
It's not easy to get in trouble during your first day of school, but I was called into a meeting nearly a decade ago due to my then 6-year-old son, Milo. His teacher told me that within the initial hour of first grade, Milo kissed a girl.
Last spring, adults suddenly working from home full-time received a lesson in ergonomics the hard way. This fall, make certain your kids don’t have to, as well. To ensure learning from home isn’t a pain in the neck (or strain on the eyes), we turned to experts in ergonomics and children’s health.
Every year on my birthday, my paternal grandmother, Grandma Grace, would send me a card with a $10 check tucked inside. Even though Grandma Grace lived in Minnesota her entire life, I felt very close to her because she was the kind of person who made you feel like you were the most precious being in the entire world.
Ants build mounds in all shapes and sizes. Beneath those piles of dirt, ants are building their underground homes. That’s what I my friend Rob Clark, an entomologist who studies bugs on plants. His job is to figure out if bugs make a plant sick or help the plant grow.
Science can be explosively fun – and messy. That's what Molly Moore is learning. Moore, an education and enrichment librarian for the Spokane County Library District, is creating weekly Science From Home videos hoping to help children and families engage in STEM activities at home while many students are working remotely this fall.
If I’d known I wouldn’t see her again for six months, I’d have given her an extra hug.
He saw her reflection in a mirror in an English class at Harbor College in San Pedro, California, and was smitten.
Erika Raggio discovered the malnourished 8-week-old kitten last week in Lewiston. After he was treated, Raggio adopted the kitten, naming it "Biscuits" after the kneading motion he made in the lap of her 6-year-old daughter.
A learning pod is an idea growing nationwide among parents and sought-after tutors for small groups of kids to do in-person schoolwork in a home. The pods, or micro-schools, are catching on in the Spokane area, parents say, as many school districts enter virtual-only classes amid continuing coronavirus concerns.
Downtown Spokane Partnership is rewarding acts of kindness for people living, working, shopping and playing in the city center. It's a way of highlighting what people and businesses are doing to slow the spread of COVID-19, said Elisabeth Hooker, the group's marketing and programming director.
Sagging shelving unable to support pantry supplies.
For adolescents, the pandemic has turned their social lives upside down. “Since the quarantine began, my 12-year-old daughter, Penelope, hasn’t had a normal play date,” says Megan Malone of Petaluma, Calif.
The city of Liberty Lake will usher in fall with its first sidewalk chalk art contest for all ages on Sept. 5, with the goal being a series of colorful drawings scattered around the city that people can visit at their leisure.
You can still wear white and sip chilled chardonnay or champagne, but your outfit could easily be workout wear or pajamas, and since you won’t be driving anywhere, you can help yourself to a second glass.
The goal of Somebody Needs You is to match donors with the specific requests of needy Spokane residents.
Through social media, Joe Ader will unite with others bypassing a mattress on Aug. 29 for Family Promise of Spokane's "Night Without a Bed," a campaign that's part awareness and part fundraiser to support families experiencing homelessness in this region.
Many years ago, an over-filled pool during swimming lessons caused problems for Karen Howe’s 5-year-old brother.
The Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture created a completely virtual summer camp program designed for students in second to fifth grades 2-5.
While cleaning out supplies to get ready for the next school year, think twice before tossing those short, stubby pencils. They might be too short to sharpen any further but just right to turn into a colorful piece of jewelry.