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13 of the Best Halloween Costumes to Buy on Etsy

Here’s where you’ll find ideas more unique than what you’ll find at Target or on Amazon.

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Fabulous Fall Birthday Themes You Can Totally Pull Off

Got an upcoming party to plan? Say hello to these awesome autumn-themed ideas perfect for the crisp weather ahead.

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An Elementary School Offering a Rigorous Education & Culture of Kindness

It’s almost time: back to school! Finding the right school for your child can be challenging, especially for the elementary school set at this crucial time in their development. Kids at these ages don’t exactly have the mental matureness to…

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22 Awesome Backpacks to Organize Your School Gear

Whether you’re heading back to school in person, sending them to daycare or want a place to keep all the gear during distance learning, nothing says “back to school” like an awesome new backpack.

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Why September Babies Are More Athletic (According to Studies)

Here are a few unique traits that make babies born in this month special.

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30+ Black-Owned Businesses to Support This Month

Any day is a good day to support these local, Black-owned businesses!

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21 Dad-Invented Products Our Editors Love

Parents are great at finding solutions to kid-centric problems. Here are some of our favorites.

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5 Children’s Books That Illustrate the Importance of Friendship

“Here are five children’s books (some old, some new), that touch on the importance of friendship and love and can easily spark an interesting discussion between a parent and child.”

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Morning Coffee with a Side of Mom Guilt

“Despite the fact that my coffee was already brewing, and I had a lot to do, I remained in bed pulling the covers over my head, stuck in my own head, feeling tremendous amounts of mom guilt.”

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What Kind of Mom Am I?

“Would I be the disciplinarian, the fun and cool mom, the teacher, or the helicopter mom?  It turns out, in these past five years, I have managed to be all of the above.”

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The Unexpected Way I Found the Purpose in My Life

“I was always a stubborn person and a little set in my ways. I was never one to back down from a good fight. What a perfect fit I was for this.”

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What This Pandemic Has Taught Me about Relationships

“This pandemic seems to have brought out both the worst and the best in people. You learn who unconditionally has your back and whose love was perhaps only conditional.”

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29 Things Every Dad & Son Must Do Together at Least Once

Fishing, hunting and watching football aren’t the only things you can do with your boy.

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13 Perfect Easter Paper Crafts for Kids

Between bouncing bunnies and fun flowers, there’s an easy art activity for everyone here.

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Insider’s Guide to the Best Family Trips for Every Age & Stage

Dreaming of your next epic vacation? We’ve got all the ideas on what trips are best to plan for babies, all the way up to tweens and teens!

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I Was Surprised to Learn Amanda Gorman and I Have This in Common

“Love who you are and be who you are, at all costs. Once you commit to this kind of philosophy, the sky’s the limit.”

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8 Field Trips That Make the Grade for Families (& Pods)

From a secret sculpture park in the forest, to the sweetest tour in town, these fascinating field trips earn an A+ in fun.

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From Girl Scout to CEO? Maybe Not—But These 3 Life Lessons Are So Important

Photo: North Charleston via Flickr
My oldest daughter was eight when the business world came knocking at her door. She joined the Girl Scouts and we all know what that means: cookie sales. Then, two months after cookie season, she and…

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The Most Powerful Family Ritual? The Bedtime Story

“We don’t just read to our kids, we read with our kids.”

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The Best New Seattle Kid’s Books of 2020

Add these new kids books by Pacific Northwest authors to your nighttime reading repertoire.

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We’re Doing Hybrid Learning & Welcome to Chaos

Think you know what you’re getting into? Think again.

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Distance Learning Works for My Family & I Like the Upsides

Discover the unexpected benefits of distance learning for one family.

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It’s Autumn! Time to Fall in Love with Reading!

It’s time to cuddle up and tuck into some great books this fall! Here are some great age-appropriate recommendations.

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Finding Joy and Humor in Raising a Child on the Spectrum

“Life is not easy having a child on the spectrum, but having a positive attitude and learning to laugh at the little things certainly makes it better. “

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You Can Still Travel around the World with Kids from Home

“Though we can’t go out and experience other countries in person right now, we can still give our children the world. By inspiring them to discover world cultures from home, we can keep their wanderlust alive and foster their development as global citizens.”

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Austin Kids: These Virtual Events Are for You

Museum activities, story times, honey bees and more!

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8 Surprising Benefits of Music

“The benefits of music are astounding and far-reaching and has been proven to offer therapeutic benefits and even aid in brain function and language development.”

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The Very Best Children’s Books for March 2020

From board books for baby to enticing picture books for your imaginative grade schooler, these are our favorite new books coming out in March 2020.

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Enrollment Is Now Open at Kiddie Academy

From the toddler years until the day they head to Kindergarten, your kiddos’ expanding minds need lots of support.
Kiddie Academy is the perfect place for budding learners to explore and thrive. Teachers will help kids learn to make friends,…

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FTW! Seattle’s Best College Sports Events for Kids

Next time your kids need a sports fix, try an exciting college sporting event in Seattle.

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New Activity Kits to Keep Them Busy This Winter

Keep boredom at bay with these simple activity kits you can order now.

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You Really Can Have a Successful Holiday with Teens: Here’s How

The holidays are different with older kids and teens but they don’t have to be any less fulfilling for you as a parent. Here’s how to enjoy every moment you get to spend together all while dialing down your expectations.

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Gymnastics Is Way More Beneficial for Kids Than You Think

Gymnastics provides an opportunity for children to acquire not just physical skills, but social and emotional skills that will be a compass for their future. It’s a sport that truly benefits the whole child.

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Steph Curry Made Good on Promise & Launched These Amazing New Kicks for Girls

A nine-year-old fan helped design these inspiring new kicks.

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The Parent Toolkit: Habits, Routines and Rituals

One of the most powerful frameworks for parents to lean on is the three unique strategies of Habits-Routines-Rituals. Each of these three elements play a key role in bringing sanity and a sense of purpose to our fragmented days.

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