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These Batteries Taste Terrible––Here’s Why

The bitter coating serves a big purpose.

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Dinner With the Kids, and an Unfinished Bottle of Wine

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Our dinners out with the kids start so optimistically; walking out together with an unopened bottle of $9 wine in hand, basking in the satisfaction of having gotten three kids dressed and out the door. But, sometimes these…

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Valentine’s Day & Divorce

What happens when you are considering divorce (whether in your head or out loud) and February rolls around? For better and for worse, Jacqueline Newman has got the heart-filled holiday covered.

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Debunking 4 Myths about Baby’s First Food

Turns out, the new American Academy of Pediatrics recommendation states that there is no scientific evidence to prove that foods need to be introduced in any particular order. The good news? You can now focus on variety and flavor from the start and help craft an adventurous eater in the process.

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How Our ‘Neighbors’ Inspired Us to Get a Real Christmas Tree

Across the street from where we live is not one, but two, planted Christmas trees. One is small and fluffy like a Douglas Fir, and the other is huge and defined like a Spruce. They seem out of place. I…

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You’ve Heard of Postpartum Depression, But What About Postpartum Anger?

New research reveals that doctors have been missing a key part of women’s postpartum care.

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This Simple Solution Gets Kids to Eat Their Veggies—But There’s a Catch

One of the biggest parental worries might be how to get kids to eat their vegetables and a new study aims to answer that question.

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Is Sushi Kosher for Passover? You Can Get Kosher for Passover Lasagna, Too

You might want to put a pair of chopsticks at each Passover seder place setting this year.

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Jennifer Aniston & Justin Theroux Call It Quits—or Is It Conscious Uncoupling?

It’s not all sad news for this fairytale couple of Hollywood.

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This Is What It Feels Like When Your Holidays Are Touched by Grief

Two years and 337 days ago on a harsh December night, my children’s father died. At just 44 years old, his heart stopped beating and he slipped from life into death as the world slept. I was left to deliver…

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These Instant Iced Coffee Tubes Are Everything We Need on a Hot Morning

This new instant coffee can be sipped hot or cold, and it actually tastes good.

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When Life Gets Hard I Cherish the Simple Moments

Although my life is generally sweet, in 2010 fate had handed us a lot of bitter. That summer, we were being sued over a little French Bulldog we had adopted (long story), we were in a financial crisis, our septic…

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Just Opened: Art + Science Cafe

With all kinds of cocoa to tempting toasts, this new charmer in Pasadena is perfect for pre- or post-school pick-me-ups.

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I Used to Think My Husband Was Annoying Til I Became Him

Something amazing just happened.

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My husband and I were both sitting in the love seat together. He was surfing the web (do people still say that?) and I was reading a book. The boys were…

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The Sharp Knife of a Short Life: Pregnancy and Infant Loss Month

October is Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Month. Three years ago, I had no idea this month existed and now I live with the reality of loss. Having my son Thomas 18 months ago was the best thing that has…

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I’m Raising A Sour Patch Kid

You know what I mean, right?
“First they’re sour…Then they’re sweet.”

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The first time I saw one of those commercials I instantly thought, hooooooly crap, that is Cruz.
He can literally be the sweetest child known to man;…

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Pop Parenting and Latex Mortality

Photo: Man In The Red
Is there any greater metaphor for the frail and fleeting nature of life than that of the balloon? It provides our children with an introduction to the grim spectre of death a little too soon…

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4 Tips to Get Your Kids Excited about Vegetables! (No Seriously!)

Photo: Veggie Mama
1. It’s all about the sauce. Cauliflower says a lot different once it’s got a “cheeselike” sauce, celery-well it’s better with nut butter! At least for kids that may be new to veggies you can make it fun…

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Seattle’s Favorite Indie Craft Show Is Now a Retail Shop

Urban Craft Uprising has gone brick and mortar and we’ve got the inside scoop on this one-of-a-kind shop.

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Holiday Foods Baby Can Enjoy (& You Can Try!)

From fancy fruit purees to veggie pancakes to sweet potato bites, these recipes are perfect for your newest foodie.

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Craft Your Own Seder Plate in a Few Simple Steps

Teach your kids the story of the Passover as you make this Seder plate.

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The Best Meals of 2012

It goes without saying that the best meals of the year aren’t just about what was eaten. That’s important, no doubt. But great food doesn’t equal a great meal. What makes a meal is having good food, good atmosphere, good…

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3 Ways With Frozen Peas

From Finger Food to Family Favorite
A bag of frozen peas ought to be a staple. Of all the veggies we strive to get our kids to eat, peas consistently disappear from plates faster than, say, a nice salad. In…

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Date Night: The Best Beers in Seattle

It’s easy to fall into a rut of a routine. Dinner at your usual place, your favorite entree, off to an evening movie and then back home. The date night cycle. Thankfully, Seattle Magazine is here to save you from…

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