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A Different Kind of Cat Grooming Salon

Photo: Janet Coburn
I do so love to watch cats grooming themselves. I find it hypnotic and soothing – the smooth play of muscles as they twist and stretch, the sensual splayed toes, the darting little pink tongue, the occasional glimpse of…

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My (Lame) Attempts at Baby Talk

Photo: Dan Reily
First, let it be noted that I have no idea how to talk to babies. They stare at me like I’m from Mars and I stare back or read them the newspaper or something. Once in a restaurant a…

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Parenting, aka- The Perfect Puzzle

Recently I was talking to my friend who was struggling with her sons new habit. Screaming at the top of his lungs. What do I do, she asked me? So I suggested squirting him with a water bottle every time…

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Trader Joe’s Just Made Its Own Flamin’ Hot Cheetos & They’re Healthier, Too

Step aside, Chester Cheetah: there’s a new spicy cheese champ in town.

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Funniest Dad Tweets

Funniest Tweets about #DadLife

Dads are usually known to enjoy a good laugh or two, especially when it’s their own kids making them chuckle.

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This Corgi Puppy Who Loves Target Is All of Us, Really

Meet Zira, the Target-loving corgi puppy and canine mistress of our hearts.

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Unique Holiday Cards You Can Totally Pull Off

Get a head start on holiday cards instead of licking envelopes at the final hour.

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Watching My Kid Eat This Treat Showed Me the Magic of Determination

Savory rewards
A hard earned treat after a grueling process of eating noodles and broccoli for dinner, my oldest was given a few Doritos. Mama has been known to knock back a bag of these bad boys in a sitting…

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10 Surprising Work-From-Home Jobs You Probably Didn’t Know Were a Thing

If you’re looking for a work-from-home job look no further.

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Simple Mother’s Day Gifts that Won’t Add Clutter

Photo: Dakota Corbin
Mother’s Day falls in the midst of spring cleaning, and many moms are eager to cleanse their homes of unneeded or unused goods before the summer falls into full swing. Whether the mom’s in your life are…

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The Story of a Non-Verbal Boy & the Deaf Dog Who Became His Best Friend is Everything

This incredible bond between a boy and his dog will make your day.

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13 Signs You’re on Your Second Baby

When your second comes along, you get a little more realistic in your parenting goals. Here are a few signs you’ve loosened up a little for Baby #2. Sound familiar?

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5 Ways to Cope When You Have a Weird Kid

Photo: Samantha Sophia
My daughter is weird. Yes, she’s also incredibly bright, precocious and kind, but she’s undeniably weird. Granted, a lot of people don’t see Anna’s behavior as weird. Those who don’t spend as much time with her as…

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5 Reasons to Take the Kids to See “A Dog’s Purpose”

1. Dennis Quaid. Whether you adored him as Mike in Breaking Away, as Jack in Postcards from the Edge, or the dad in the 1998 version of The Parent Trap, just about every generation has had a crush on this…

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Disgusting Things All Kids Do…Even Yours!

It’s a well-known fact that kids are absolutely disgusting. You know that kid you saw at church licking his own snow? Or the little boy at school that was scratching his butt? Yeah. Your very own, precious child probably does…

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You Could Do It Better

Photo: amy betters-midtvedt
Hey, lady eyeing me up from across the way. I see that gleam in your eye and I know what you’re thinking.  I can feel the mom sweat coming out of every pore as I struggle under…

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Today Is Witch Day

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Today Is Witch Day

If the broom fits.

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Not all witches are wicked: some are sweet, others make a mean pasta dish and most of them magically save the day. Read up on 13 of our favorites storybook…

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Utensils Optional: Best Places to Eat with Your Hands

We’ve compiled a list of exceptionally tasty restaurants where eating with your hands is not just condoned, but expected.

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The 15 Photos You MUST Take Of Your Baby

Check out this gallery of must-snap pics that capture baby’s everyday life in the most precious (and hilarious) ways.

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Slow Cooker Barbecue Beef Sandwiches

Take advantage of your slow cooker to make this delicious recipe.

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10 Sensational Summer Activities

It’s mid June in our fair city and we’re lucky that the sun has graced us with at least a few days of sunshine to break up the intermittent showers rolling through Portland. With the weekend fast approaching and a…

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Zucchini Pasta with Bacon

Pasta dishes can be the go-to for tasty, easy dinner fare, but that doesn’t mean they have to be boring or repetitive. This little gem of a recipe adds some flare to a traditional Italian dish that will have your…

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Where to Find Great Fried Chicken in Seattle

Oprah may have flown Ezell’s chicken out to Chicago whenever she had a particular craving, but there are plenty of other crispy Northwest recipes for this comfort-food favorite.

Ma‘ono Fried Chicken & Whisky
Crafting the fried chicken with gochujang and…

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The City’s Newest Vintage Toy Shop

Remember when kids toys were powered by wind-up keys, cranks, and imagination? Nowadays we spend more time rummaging through the kitchen drawers looking for batteries to power today’s gizmos than the time kids spend playing with them. However, the glory…

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Four Ballard BBQ Hot Spots

For your next date night, skip the steak dinner and take a trip to the south. Not literally, though (the babysitter isn’t that patient!). Thanks to the recent advent of tasty barbecue restaurants in Seattle, you won’t have to venture…

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Explore: San Francisco Botanical Gardens and the Kid-Friendly Inner Sunset

It’s easy to pass by the San Francisco Botanical Gardens when there is so much going on in Golden Gate Park.  If you’ve had enough boating on Stow Lake or seen everything at the CalAcademy and deYoung, consider exploring the…

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Baby’s Big Debut

You really do want the world to know that Baby has arrived. Yet, you’re too exhausted to even pick up the phone and you certainly don’t want to spend a ton of money sending out vellum-and-ribbon bedecked cards. Why not…

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