#happylife: Money Jar program helps kids learn to save from an early age

Do you remember when you received your first crisp, green dollar bill for the very first time? A handful of coins as your first allowance? These days instead of racing out the door to spend it on candy and toys, parents are trying to encourage their kids to save as costs for things like college continue to increase.

Spokane runner starts shoe drive for low-income kids

Bloomsday and Junior Bloomsday are about a month away, which means you might be spicing up your wardrobe ahead of the big race. But, new shoes can get expensive, especially for low-income families with growing kids. One Spokane runner is working to make sure no child says no to running because they don't have the proper footwear.

Heavy metals are in your child's juice

Fruit juice hasn't been considered as healthy of an option lately, mainly because it is loaded with sugar and calories. But now, there is another health risk in juices. They could also contain potentially harmful levels of arsenic, cadmium, and lead, according to Consumer Reports.

Cut back on screen time in 2019

One of the most important New Year's resolutions every parent should make for 2019 is to ensure everyone in the family spends less time with screens. Since last year, a number of new studies have confirmed that the effects of technology on kids are even worse than many parents feared.

Wednesday's Child: Alex

Alex is an imaginative 11-year-old who loves Star Wars. Robyn Nance gets to know him in this week's Wednesday's Child.

Kids eat free at Applebee's on Halloween!

Eat, drink and be scary! Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar is inviting families throughout Washington and Idaho to visit on Halloween and enjoy a Kids Eat Free special.