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5 Ice Cream Trucks to Follow This Summer

These days, ice cream is easier to come by, thanks to the fine fleet of festive trucks cruising local Seattle streets and farmers markets. Here’s where to find our favorites.

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Emerald Cuff: Seattle’s Newest Online Boutique for Moms

Tired of spending hours hunting for the perfect outfit? Say hello to Emerald Cuff—your one stop (online) shop for affordable, effortless and fab fashion collections suitable for everyday wear. It’s a mom’s new best friend.

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Your Insider’s Guide to the Newest En-Gross-Ing Exhibit in Town

From an animatronic nose that shows what causes sniffers to flow, to a towering Burp Man who sips from a three-foot soda can until he pops, we’ve got the inside scoop on the Pacific Science Center’s latest (and grossest) exhibit.

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The Time is Ripe! 11 Places to Pick Your Own Blueberries

The warm weather has made for early, delicious berries. From Arlington to Enumclaw, we’ve hand-selected 11 organic and natural u-pick blueberry farms for your family to try.

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Get Cooking: A Tasty New (Daytime) Date for Parents

If you’re tired of the ol’ dinner and movie date night, give this chef-led tour of Pike Place Market and hands-on cooking class in the Atrium Kitchen a try. Psst! It’s totally worth the cost of a babysitter.

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Entertaining Eats: Six Establishments That Serve a Side of Fun

Up the dining out fun factor at these Seattle-area establishments that provide good eats with a side of entertainment.

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Seeing Stars: Your Guide to This Summer’s Outdoor Movies

Grab your blankets, popcorn and bug spray—summer in the city means an array of family screenings under the stars.

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An Island Oasis: Your Guide to Exploring Jetty Island

If the beach is calling, this island gem has two miles of prime sandy real estate just waiting to be claimed by your beach towel, oversized bag and umbrella.

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Off the Beaten Path: 12 Easy Waterfall Hikes to Take Now

If you’re ready to escape the busy neighborhood splash pads for a more secluded sprayground experience, we’ve rounded up our favorite gentle trails leading to the most amazing waterfalls.

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Sip and Play: Five Eastside Coffee Shops That Cater to Tots

You need a caffeine fix, but your sidekick thinks hanging out in coffee shops is a total grind. Good news! The Eastside has plenty of java joints with kid-friendly features.

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Beat the Heat! Seattle’s Coolest Spraygrounds, Wading Pools & Beaches

With water cannons, fountains and even spraying shells, these water play pads, spraygrounds and wading pools will keep your kid crew cool all summer long.

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Pebble Cove Farm: A Kid-Friendly B&B You Gotta Visit

Forget the fragile antiques and frilly fixings. This cozy B&B on Orcas Island caters to kids as much as their parents. Read on for the inside scoop on this island oasis.

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Rock On! Your Ultimate Guide to Free (and Cheap) Summer Concerts

Bust some moves with your kid crew this summer at these popular all ages concerts.

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Rent the ToyChest: Seattle’s Newest (and Easiest) Way to Play & Learn

Tired of buying toys that only keep your tot’s attention for a short time? Say hello to Rent the ToyChest—Seattle’s newest way to play and learn without the fuss of buying and storing.

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Save the Date! Your Guide to the Best (Free) Summer Festivals

Whether you and your kid crew are into crafts, music, strawberries or trains, we’ve handpicked nine unique and fabulous summer fests to fit everyone’s interests.

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