Families

Families

Girls build confidence and leadership in Girls on the Run

Every spring and fall, the Whatcom Family YMCA gathers girls in third through fifth grades to talk about challenges girls face, teach them to recognize their inner strengths and build up their confidence and a love of running. Girls on the Run is a 10-week program, based on an international curriculum, that has grown to be hugely popular in Whatcom County schools.

Families

Three parks for families with young kids

Two parks less than an hour’s drive from home that offer a change of scene for kids and parents who’ve “been there and done that” and are looking for a new place to stretch their legs and welcome better weather of spring.

Families

Back in Baltimore, Oprah's longtime makeup artist transforms senior faces

BALTIMORE - Dorothy Lievers marveled at herself in the mirror just before she got her beauty shots taken in the brightly lit Mount Vernon studio of fashion photographer P.A. Greene. Her smooth, mahogany skin glowed. Smoky eye shadow with a tinge of shimmer danced across the ridge just under her eyebrows. Her lips had a hint of matte pink lipstick.

Families

Parents @ Play: It's all connected

Whether you're putting together a puzzle, building a tower, looking for a new job, or just hanging out with your kids, life is all about connections. This week, we reviewed four unique ways you and your family can use physical connections to build stronger emotional ones.

Families

Ex-etiquette: It's time for a change

Q: My kids' father and I do a pretty good job of co-parenting, but he does one thing that really bugs me - he NEVER returns the kids' clothes. I ask him for them and he tells me I'm nuts. His house is a black hole. I've gotten to the point that I make them change before they go to his home. What's good ex-etiquette?

Families

Living with Children: Differing parenting styles are a point of contention

Once again, a reader proves that parenting must be added to religion and politics as verboten subjects for polite conversation. A column I published back in December of 2016 went viral recently - yes, three months later (such things are mysteries to me). In it, I proposed that parents, not children, are the most important people in a family and that the husband-wife relationship, not the parent-child relationship, should be first and foremost.

Videos

What you need to have and know to keep your kids safe in an earthquake

Prevention is the key to breaking the cycle of unintentional injury. This video from Children's Hospital Los Angeles offers tips to help promote earthquake safety for your family.
Children's Hospital Los Angeles Courtesy to The Belliingham Herald
What you need to have and know to keep your kids safe in an earthquake 3:13

What you need to have and know to keep your kids safe in an earthquake

Bellingham swim instructor teaches kids to love the water 0:50

Bellingham swim instructor teaches kids to love the water

Watch students return to the newly built Happy Valley Elementary School in Bellingham 1:39

Watch students return to the newly built Happy Valley Elementary School in Bellingham

Bellingham kids show their stuff at Children's Craft Fair 1:29

Bellingham kids show their stuff at Children's Craft Fair