You’re not going to find photos of a beautiful home on my IG feed. My home is a disaster in one room or another at any given moment. As it was when I ask the kids to go clean up their room. But sometimes “cleaning up” isn’t the solution when there’s too much shit to [...]
Speedballing: mixing heroin and cocaine together and shooting up. The effect is “supposed” to give the feeling of a euphoric high without the “negative” side effects like anxiety and heart palpitations. But the danger in the combination is that the user may believe they have a higher tolerance than they actually do and take [...]
One kid likes crunchy carrots but hates mushy carrots and salad. Another likes broccoli but can’t stand Brussels sprouts. I’ve learned to work within their boundaries.
How many times have you asked your kid what on earth is smeared from the corner of their mouth up towards their ear? Or wondered if that's a wound on their knee or a perma-stain of dirt and grime?
Last month Abalone had her annual well-check visit with her pediatrician. We see the Doc every 3-6 months for a variety of reasons but mostly to reevaluate our tactics with dealing with both kids' ADHD. Abalone getting better sleep turned out to be our top priority discussed during this visit. One of the things [...]
Huntington park has a history that goes back as far as the World’s Fair, Expo ‘74. But up until 2014, when the park was revitalized, many felt that access to the park was off limits. However, today you can visit the park for an up close view of the Spokane falls, check out the Monroe [...]
We might call Spokane our home town these days but for decades before now we lived in the San Francisco Bay Area in California. We moved in December, 2014 and one of the reasons we moved to Spokane was that we could drive a half-hour in any direction and wind up in the forest. That’s [...]
Hello HPF Readers! I'll be honest with you. I’m not consistent with this blog at all. And I should be. You’re surprised by this revelation, right? Probably not. And I’ve thought long and hard about why it is that I’m not consistent and realized that the current posts here on [...]
We’re on to Part 2 of Why Garden With Your Kids? If you missed it, you can find part 1, Why Garden With Kids? Part 1. Let’s just cut to the chase, gardening teaches kids important life skills, like: Fending for themselves Try and fail cycle Perseverance Biology Caring for the environment That food [...]
In 1943 there was a nationwide coordinated system to grow food at homes and schools; community gardens were created and three-fifths of the US was growing food to help ease the burden on the war. Victory Gardens, as they were called, were encouraged by the government for the people of the nation to do their [...]