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How to Empower Girls with Back-to-School Confidence

These 5 activities can help boost your daughter’s confidence and self-esteem—giving her the courage to tackle and problem-solve not just in the classroom but for the rest of her life.

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10 School Morning Tasks Your Kids Can Totally Master by Age 10

If they can brush their teeth, they can also get out the door on time (We swear!).

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Board Games: Where to Get Schooled & Stoked About Skateboarding

Get your little skater boi or girl decked out and ready to ride at these NYC spots!

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7 Reasons Why More Outdoor Time Will Make Your Kids Better People

American kids see more screen than green these days. Here’s what to do about it.

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Indoor Playgrounds for Kids of All Ages from Baby to Teen

Have a blast at one of these indoor wonderlands where your kids can play all day!

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15 Wheely Fun Bike Trails for Seattle Families

Celebrate bike month on one of Seattle’s best family-friendly bike trails. 

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Osmo Is Easter Basket Perfection (and on Sale!)

Spring has sprung and that means Easter fun is on the way! Looking for Easter gifts that aren’t going to come with a costly trip to the dentist? We have your back and are in love with the coolest kid-tech on the block—Osmo!

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These Special Cookies Are on a Mission!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year—Girl Scout cookie time! We know how delicious those cookies are but did you know just how much good they do? The Girl Scout Cookie Program® prepares girls with the business smarts they need to take on the world! Fun fact: The Girl Scout Cookie Program is the largest girl-led entrepreneurial program in the world. 

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The Only Type of Mom I Need to Be

“Being a mom is about moving through life with these little humans and making sense of it all. It’s about knowing that, for this short window in their life, no one knows them better than me or loves them more than I do.”

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Helping Your Kids Be Rooted, Resilient & Ready

Tips to help our kids become rooted (in who they are), resilient (to changes and challenges), and ready (for whatever is coming next).

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Sweet Spring Break Camps to Book Now

Are you ready for spring break? Read on to find out about cool camps your kids will love.

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REI and Basecamp Hospitality Want to Inspire a New Generation of Campers

New to camping? This experience will make you an expert.

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“The Big Bang Theory” Actress Released a Kids Cookbook & It’s Free!

The new e-book is all about encouraging healthy eating habits.

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The New LEGO Education Sets That’ll Turn Your Kids Into Future Engineers

Join the FIRST LEGO League in this year’s architecture-themed challenge.

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Here’s How Long It Takes to Gain New Mom Confidence, According to Science

Research reveals it can take awhile to find your mom groove—and that’s totally normal.

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7 Elements of Play & How They Impact Classroom Learning

As a child, remember when you used to grab your bike and friends and head down to the park to play on the playground for hours? The value of play is undeniable, as it is closely tied to the development…

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“Eighth Grade” Trailer Proves This Is the Movie Every Parent of a Teen Must See

Get ready for eighth grade flashbacks of your own when you watch this trailer.

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Why Yes, You Can Teach a Toddler to Ride a Bike—Here’s How

“You’re doing it! Look at you go!” I shout at our 3-year-old son as he pedals his wobbly bike—without training wheels—down the street.
“He’s only 3?” I can year you asking yourself. Yes, that’s right. It can be accomplished. Wave…

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This 10-Year-Old Just Created a Totally Amazing Girl Scout Patch

Here’s how one little girl helped the Girl Scouts launch a new badge.

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Namaste: Best Yoga Studios for Kids

Whether you want your toddler, tot, tween or teen to find balance, physical activity, mindfulness or a combination of all three, the D.C. region has an option for you.

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Brick Fix: LEGO Lovers Meet Ups

Is someone in your home obsessed with LEGOs? Then this roundup of brick-based play in the DMV is for you.

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Batter Up! The Bay Area’s Best Batting Cages for Your Little Slugger

If your little sluggers spent the winter working on their Minecraft game and not their baseball swing, now’s the perfect time to head out to a local batting cage and get them geared up for the next big game.

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The One Thing Girls Need To Stop Doing In Order to Grow Up Successful

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If you could help your daughter be more successful in life by changing just one thing, would you do it? If you nodded yes, then you’ll want to stop everything and immediately watch the TED Talk below to…

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Beyond Ballet: 10 Other Kinds of Dance Classes for Kids

Kick the tutu to the curb and try one of these alternatives offered around town!

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6 Things You Should Let Your Kids Do In The Kitchen (and Yes, They Involve Knives)

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With flames, sharp knives, and plenty of breakable items, the kitchen has the potential for a lot of danger when it comes to kids. However, giving them a little freedom can help them learn how…

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Knockout! Best Boxing Classes for Seattle Kids

Hand-eye coordination, confidence and self-discipline: These are just a few of the awesome skills that boxing can teach your little champ.

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6 Ways to Make Your Kids Love Reading

 
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Encouraging children to love reading has always been a challenge for parents and teachers. Reading is an essential skill not only in education, but in…

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Accessible Activities for Kids with Special Needs

Fewer people, lower lights and wheelchair-accessible playgrounds give these activities tons of appeal for kids with special needs.

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10 Reasons Why Your First Mother’s Day Is the Best

You might be covered in spit up and haven’t gotten a full night’s sleep in 9 months, but your first Mother’s Day is sure to be one of the best. Here’s why.

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Amp it Up! The Best Bay Area Rock Band Programs

Does your little rocker prefer the Rolling Stones to Raffi? Is the clarinet just not cool enough? Time to sign them up for one the the Bay’s rad rock band programs.

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A Museum With a Claymation Studio & Puppet Shows

A visit to this downtown gem uncovered exhibits that ranged from puppet shows to interactive light exhibits to a Claymation studio.

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Drama Llama Studios: Why Their New Theatre Classes Get Our Applause

There’s a new kids acting studio in Manhattan – Drama Llama Studios, and we’ve got all the info on the classes, teachers and what makes it special.

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Hit a High Note: 9 Don’t-Miss Summer Music Camps

Music is more than a scene in Seattle. It’s a source of pride, a way of life. And because of that, we Seattleites take our music very seriously, even amongst the mini maestro crowd. See ya, Raffi. Bye-bye, Barney. Only…

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Circus Arts Take Center Stage

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Are your kids born performers who want to learn how to wow a crowd? Or wallflowers who need some coaxing to let their talents shine through? With Circus Arts classes, even the shyest kids gain confidence…

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Let’s Get Physical

News Flash: Summer’s arrived. If you haven’t got the bikini, tankini or baggy-t-shirt-and-board-shorts bod you crave, it’s not too late. We’ve found a few new workout options around town for you alone or you with Baby. Also, a new program…

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