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11 Totally Clever Ways to Display Holiday Cards

Put all those all those season’s greetings on display before they pile up and create a festive avalanche on your kitchen counter.

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Simple DIY Busy Boards Toddlers Will Love

Keep fidgeting fingers busy with these do-it-yourself activity boards.

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The Tree That Got Away

“It was perfect, and we would soon discover it would become the standard-bearer for every Christmas tree to come. The only hitch? It was five months before Christmas and two states away.”

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7 Mummy Crafts You Can Actually Wrap Your Head Around

Today is Mummy Day so get out that gauze and get ready to recreate a few of these projects that easy and just the right amount of creepy.

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This Dad Called out His Daughter’s School for Sexist, Outdated Activities

Sometimes it takes a joke to shine a light on a serious problem.

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18 Easy Ways to Beat Winter Break Boredom With Your Kids

Once winter weather sets in, it can be easy to feel the cabin fever of being “trapped” at home with your toddler or preschooler. I’ve written lots of posts over the years on “Cheap Dates with Toddlers” that feature easy,…

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3 Last Minute Family Date Night Ideas to Try This Valentine’s Day

Still looking for something special to do on Valentine’s Day with your sweeties?

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Santa Meltdowns, Gift Snafus & More: A Holiday Survival Guide

Meltdowns on Santa’s lap, noisy gifts and understocked pantries, it’s not the holidays without a snafu or two. Make the most of every uh-oh moment with our survival tips.

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1st Birthday Project: DIY Giant Ruler Growth Chart

If your baby is nearing the one year mark it’s time to start tracking his height. Find out how to make a budget-friendly DIY ruler growth chart.

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The Care and Feeding of a Pet Rock (In 4 Easy Steps)

You’ve slated time to find and decorate your pet rock, but how do you keep it happy? Read on for four easy ways to care for your pet rock.

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Build It: DIY Workshops for Seattle Kids

Your kiddos can hammer, glue and paint until their heart’s content at these fun workshops designed for lil’ builders.

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UrbMat: The Simple Way to Grow Veggies Anywhere

Show your city slickers where their food really comes from with a cool new product called UrbMat, a gardening box designed for small spaces.

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When Batteries Lose The Buzz: Drop Off Recycling Spots in the Bay

ZIP!!! HONK!! GRRRRR!! ZZZZZzzzzzz……What are these sounds? Only what feels like the hundreds of battery operated toys the kids have collected throughout years of play. It’s awesome to have what seems to be an endless supply of energy that makes…

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Explore: Vashon Island

Need an easy daytrip? A 20-minute ferry ride away from the Fauntleroy terminal in West Seattle, Vashon Island is close enough that a spontaneous visit is possible yet far enough to make you feel as if you taken a break…

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