What all parents live to hear

Just because society says my children are adults doesn’t mean I’m finished

  • Feb 15th, 2017


Dr. Universe answers a ginormous question

How come non-biodegradables take like a million, billion, zillion years to decay

  • Feb 11th, 2017


How many does it take to make mashed potatoes? | Living with Gleigh

It’s a well-known fact that when under pressure, people will often flourish

  • Feb 8th, 2017


When politics, journalism and zombies come together

If there’s one thing I really enjoy reading about, it’s journalists and journalism

  • Feb 4th, 2017

Dr. Universe explains crystals

Maybe you’ve caught a snowflake on your tongue, or sprinkled salt on your food

  • Feb 3rd, 2017

Rope ladder to the top | Living with Gleigh

Last week I announced on my blog that I was going to hit a 50 pound weight loss, then I didn’t

  • Feb 1st, 2017

Consider trees during winter storm season

The recent strong winds remind us of what can happen when severe storms strike the Pacific Northwest

  • Jan 30th, 2017

Dr. Universe dives into this week’s question

Dear Dr. Universe: Why are whales so large

  • Jan 27th, 2017

Keeping Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy alive | Watts happening

We experienced three very distinct, pivotal, and compelling events in the Kent School District

  • Jan 27th, 2017

Lessons learned from a Covington raven

Suk is unaware that he is a raven

  • Jan 26th, 2017

Mom’s lost, if found, tell her we’re hungry | Living with Gleigh

I’ve written before how my family often doesn’t know where I am.

  • Jan 25th, 2017

Kent’s annual You Me We festival set for Friday, Jan. 27

Tons of fun are in the works for kids of all ages…

  • Jan 24th, 2017

Dr. Universe investigates growth

When I was a kitten, I used to keep track of my growth

  • Jan 22nd, 2017

My departing words of wisdom for my family | Living with Gleigh

I felt like I had an inordinate amount of chores one morning last week

  • Jan 18th, 2017

Dr. Universe sniffs out the answer to this week’s question

There are more than a billion cows on our planet and they all need to burp

  • Jan 15th, 2017

I’m a grown-up, I am! | Living with Gleigh

Twelve-year old walks into a bar. Bartender asks for her ID, looks at it, then says, “What’ll ya have?”

  • Jan 11th, 2017

Black Diamond Community Center senior news

This month’s senior news, activities and happenings

  • Jan 6th, 2017

Greater Maple Valley Unicorporated Area Council meeting to take place Jan. 9

Members of the public are welcome to attend and can address the council on any local issue

  • Jan 6th, 2017

Dr. Universe explains the states of matter

No matter if you’re a cat, person or snowball, we have a thing in common: We’re all made up of matter.

  • Jan 5th, 2017

Happy New Year, Merry Christmas! | Living with Gleigh

I’ve never really been one to make New Year’s resolutions. Last year…

  • Jan 4th, 2017

Breakfast is a good reason to celebrate

By the time you read this, Christmas will be a distant memory for another year.

  • Dec 30th, 2016

Dr. Universe walks on water for this week’s question

Dr. Universe: How do bugs walk on water? -Annelise W., 6, Seattle, WA

  • Dec 26th, 2016

Kids Christmas presents are a surprise for dad too | Living with Gleigh

80 percent of dads don’t know what their kids are getting for Christmas until the children open them

  • Dec 21st, 2016

The hardest part of parenting | Living with Gleigh

Even though my oldest daughter has held down her current job for a year with no help from me, I still struggle not to interfere.

  • Dec 16th, 2016

Before becoming an adult I wish I knew…

How to plan a vacation

Dr. Universe explores space

Just the other night, I grabbed my binoculars and looked up to the starry sky. At first the stars looked white, but when I looked closer I noticed some appeared more blue and red.

  • Dec 5th, 2016

Still have Thanksgiving leftovers? Check out this month’s In The Kitchen

This month’s page includes creative ways to use leftovers.

It’s all about the cheeseball | Living with Gleigh

It must be time for the holidays. I don’t say this because my favorite Christmas tradition, the band Erwilian, is playing on Dec. 17 at the New Hope Presbyterian Church (you can get tickets and more information on their website

  • Nov 30th, 2016

Dr. Universe sees the future of trees for this question

Dear Dr. Universe: How long can trees live? - Jessy, 8, Seattle,…

  • Nov 22nd, 2016

Community gathers Sunday for Thanksgiving dinner

The Black Diamond Community Center was packed with food and fun for all.

  • Nov 21st, 2016

Planning dinner in shifts | Living with Gleigh

Every weekday I cook dinner, but there are not really any days I’m certain who’s going to show up to eat. I like to sit around the table as a family, but it doesn’t happen often anymore and we end up eating in shifts.

  • Nov 18th, 2016

King County libraries get support from community

King County Library System has a long history of strong support from its community. As an independent taxing district, KCLS provides citizens who live within the district a direct voice in library funding.

  • Nov 15th, 2016

Dr. Universe lands on an answer for this week’s question

Curiosity can lead us cats to some pretty great heights. We like to climb trees and sneak along tall bookshelves. Sometimes we might have a bumpy landing, but more often our amazing cat reflexes help us land on our feet.

  • Nov 15th, 2016

Fitness trackers: Helpful or all hype? | MultiCare

Those sleek wristbands that look like a cross between a bracelet and a watch, and record each step you take: Maybe you’ve seen them around, maybe you have one of your own or maybe you’ve just heard the hype.

  • Nov 14th, 2016

Before becoming an adult I wish I knew…

… how to find an apartment | How To Adult

I’ll always have space in my head to be their mom | Living with Gleigh

I was working on my youngest daughter’s Tot to Teen photo album the other day. It’s basically a summary of the different events as she grew up.

  • Nov 10th, 2016

Free firewood to fundraisers around town to turning clocks back an hour | Community News and Notes

This week’s news and notes feature a correction as well as a number of different fundraising events happening around town.

Saluting our World War II Veterans | Tahoma National Cemetery

Celebrate Veterans at the 19th annual ceremony Friday, Nov. 11 starting at 11 a.m.

  • Nov 3rd, 2016