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Your Guide to DC’s Best Mom Blogs

These brilliant bloggers help us navigate the DMV with great information and most importantly, a good sense of humor!

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12 Ways to Have a Date Night at Home (This Weekend!)

Just because you aren’t able to paint the town red with your sweetie doesn’t mean you can’t have a meaningful connection right at home.

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Study Says Most Parents Have Not Been on a Romantic Date in Years

The average parent has not been on a romantic date in more than three years. (And we’re all like, duh!)

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16 Date Night Ideas for Busy Parents (Some Are Free!)

We’re pretty sure you’re long overdue for some QT adult time. Take a cue from our inspired list and run with it.

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Grab a Date! It’s Sitter Time!

Does uninterrupted conversation sound amazing? We’ve pulled together a few ideas for spending a low-key evening in a kid-free zone. Read on and dial up that sitter!

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8 Date Night Ideas That DON’T Revolve Around Alcohol

Photo: Nathan Walker
Before I quit drinking alcohol back in 2010, a typical date night for my husband and I meant dinner (plus drinks) and drinks. Oh, and then drinks after dinner. Then, if we still had anything left in…

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Woo Your Wittles: Date Crafts for Kids

Win your kids’ heart with these easy crafts.

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It’s a Date! 7 Fun Date Night Ideas

Discover seven date night ideas that will get you through the winter months and make you remember how much fun date nights can be.

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Four Refreshing Garden-Inspired Cocktails

It’s that time of year when us gardeners move from planting and planning to watering and weeding (sadly, for most, we’re still a bit away from harvesting). But don’t forget one of the most fun steps of all is watching…

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Four Cocktails Perfect for a Crowd

With the summer almost upon us, we’re thinking it’s time to party! However, having a party isn’t much fun if you spend its entirety as the most stressed out host or hostess in the world. Luckily, serving good drinks for…

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Sewing Studios: The New It Spot for Crafters

First it was stitch-and-bitch knitting sessions—now, sewing circles are the rage among domestic artists. To accommodate Seattle’s social seamstresses, many local fabric shops are opening sewing studios, replete with high-end machines and notions, as hubs of support and creative camaraderie. …

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8 Noteworthy Summer Restaurant Openings

We’re in a familiar spring lull. Seems this time every year there’s a short stretch of anticipatory time just before several restaurants open, in time for high summer. This year there are several worth watching for, including a major Tom…

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Five Fantastically Comfortable Seattle Bar Stools

There are many good bars in Seattle—spots that pour the perfect cocktail, or the tastiest craft beer or serve up the most scrumptious happy hour snacks. But when you really want to belly right up to the bar and settle…

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Exotic Offerings at Seattle’s Specialty Grocers

Seattle has long been blessed with excellent gourmet and specialty food grocers: Big John’s PFI for Italian pastas and its terrific cheese counter; Uwajimaya, our first stop for obscure ingredients, from pomelo to gobo root. Then there’s Pike Place Market,…

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5 Reasons to Visit Pike Place Market Now

Listening to the lame excuses Seattle residents spout about why they do not frequent Pike Place Market gets on my last good nerve. Especially this time of year, when there are few tourists clogging up the walkways and parking spots…

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4 Poetry-Inspired Cocktails

You’ve probably been reading poems out loud to friends and loved ones (and potential loved ones) all this month, in celebration of National Poetry Month, and have worked up a powerful thirst. To quench the thirst and continue the poetry,…

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Best Brunch Spots in Seattle

If you’re somehow able to tucker out your little balls of energy on Saturday and get them to sleep in past 8:00 am on Sunday, then taking them out for brunch is a worthwhile treat. Or, say there’s a certain…

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Must-Try Washington Rosé Wines

Rosé has been undergoing a metamorphosis in Washington, from afterthought to intention. The old way of thinking went something like this: “Hey, we’re bleeding a bunch of juice out of these fermenters to make our big red wines. Instead of…

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New Reasons to Eat at Safeco Field

With the start of Mariners’ baseball underway, thousands of dedicated Seattleites will make the trek to Safeco field to enjoy the new players, grand slams, stolen bases, and now, delicious eats. The Safe now boasts eats from its two new…

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Five Virgin Cocktail Recipes

Whether you’re the designated driver (always an honorable role), taking a break from drinking for a particular reason or no reason at all, or just don’t feel like cocktail-ing it up, it’s never bad to have a few un-alcoholic hits…

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Where to Find Seattle’s Tastiest Empanadas

With ancient roots winding from the Iberian Peninsula through most of Latin America, these warm and gooey combinations of meat, cheese, veggies and/or fruit in a fried or baked dough pocket have long been favored by laborers, travelers and traders—and…

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Seattle’s Suddenly Flush with Middle Eastern Flavor

When it comes to sampling the best authentic flavors from all over the globe, Seattle has it made. From Thai to Japanese, Seattle foodies know exactly where to go for the best eats all over town. Now, the Seattle food…

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15 Best Neighborhoods in Seattle

In a city celebrated for its distinct enclaves steeped in neighborhood pride, it’s a tricky proposition selecting “The Best.” After all, choosing a place to live is an exercise in juggling priorities—affordability, schools, safety, housing, yards, amenities, walkability, views, accessibility—that…

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Cozy Patio Dining in Winter

Spring may be on it’s way, but the skies ares still that familiar grey here in Seattle. Even with unpredictable downpours and chilly evenings, we won’t let that stop us from enjoying a night outside over a glass of wine.…

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Gourmet Grilled Cheese On-the-Go

Danielle Custer’s got food chops: She was chef at several area hotel restaurants before heading the culinary team at Taste at the Seattle Art Museum. Custer has now joined the mobile food movement with the yellow and white polka-dotted Monte…

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The 4 Best Brioches at Seattle Bakeries

Like bread, only better, brioche combines the light and fluffy texture of a delicate pastry with the sweetness of a slice of cake (minus the guilt). Leave it to the French to come up with such a culinary achievement like…

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5 “Be Mine” Valentine’s Day Cocktails

With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, let us give you a little advice garnered from our years of experience (ha!). Instead of struggling to book a last-minute restaurant or trying to wedge your way into a crowded bar, make that special…

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7 Favorite Hot Noodle Soups

There’s no question that things are feeling more than a bit chilly in Seattle. With temps in the 40s and intermittent downpours, the thought of going outside is one that we are quick to shun. But, for those who brave…

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The 25 Best Burgers in Seattle

Oh, thank you, Earl of Sandwich, the first man to put meat between slices of bread. And thank you, too, people of Hamburg, Germany, who, legend has it, made a steak of ground meat and called it a hamburger. That…

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Meat and Drinks at a Slew of New Charcuterie Bars

If three of a kind constitutes a trend, then bars that serve cured, smoked and sliced meats are the new black, at least on Capitol Hill.
First came Cure, the wee bar hidden in the alleyway behind Broadway on Nagle…

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The 25 Best Burgers in Seattle

Oh, thank you, Earl of Sandwich, the first man to put meat between slices of bread. And thank you, too, people of Hamburg, Germany, who, legend has it, made a steak of ground meat and called it a hamburger. That…

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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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4 Spots for Thai Curry in Seattle

We all know how chilly it’s been getting around Seattle, and few things warm us up on these winter days like a steaming helping of some of our favorite Asian cuisine. With fragrant spices and heat balanced by coconut or…

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10 Easy Recipes from the Asian Noodle Aisle

You’ve conquered the ethnic foods aisle at your neighborhood grocery store and you want more—more variety, more fun, more choices when it comes to cooking dinner. But when you hit the noodle aisles at Uwajimaya (Chinatown–International District, 600 Fifth Ave.…

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Where to Make New Year’s and Christmas Eve Reservations

Yes, there’s still lots of space on the calendar until Christmas and then New Year’s Eve, but it’s not too early to book those holiday dinner rezzies. If you manage to hire a babysitter or drop the kids off with…

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Best New Food Trucks 2012

Food trucks have become our new best friend. With constantly changing locations all over Seattle, half the fun of eating at these mobile eateries is trying to find them in the first place. But the real reward comes in the…

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