Why Your Dirty Kids Are Just Fine

Your dirty kids (and my dirty kids) are just fine. I mean, how many times have I said, “Wash your face. Wait, WTF is that on your face?  You know!?  I don’t even want to know.” How many times have Read more…


How Our Kids Get Better Sleep

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 Read more…


Huntington Park Gives An Up Close View Of Spokane Falls

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 Read more…


Day Trip Guide to Gardner Cave, Washington

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 Read more…


HPF Is Going Local – To Spokane

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 Read more…


Why Garden With Kids, Part 2

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: Read more…


Why Garden With Kids? Part 1

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 Read more…


The Benefits Of Nature Therapy for ADHD Kids

You know that sunshine, fresh air, and exercise may make you healthier.  At least, I hope you do.  Well, there’s been studies done to show a link that exposure to nature can reduce the symptoms of ADHD, at least, temporarily. Read more…


Old House Walkthrough: The Jack and Jill

One of my favorite activities is to go to an open house.  I especially love to hit a craftsman bungalow that’s similar in size to my own house and see how they laid it out.  The first house I have Read more…


Five Truths I Learned From The Garden in 2017

Let’s just spare you the long introduction of all the things I did with the garden last year. And I’ll get right to it, why the food wasn’t as abundant as I had hoped it would be.