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Saturday, December 14, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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In-vitro birth at 60 sparks hot debate

When 60-year-old Frieda Birnbaum gave birth to twins in May, it made headlines all over the nation, and sparked a flurry of posts on the Parents Council blog. Debate waged …

Girls often bully without throwing punch

When I was in the sixth grade, the hip girls would come around and pull on a group of girl’s bra straps to see if they were wearing one. I …


After spring break, most families begin counting down the days until school’s out for summer. But parents of 5-year-olds are already thinking about September, deciding whether or not to enroll …

Deck stacked in obesity fight

Excerpts from the Parents Council blog this week: Should schools help fight obesity? “We are all so shocked that our nation’s children are obese? Then we close our free neighborhood …

It’s just good manners: Send a thank-you note

Recently, our 10-year-old son gave a birthday gift to a friend at school. By the end of the day, his friend had written a full-page thank-you note. It was impressive …

Mothers bathed in guilt

As a freelance writer and contributor to the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, I receive story requests each month. The sample chapter titles for the upcoming Chicken Soup for …