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These Are the Luckiest States in the Country, Study Finds

If you live in these states, you’ve got some serious luck.

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The Easiest Way for Oregonians to Have Fun and Do Good

Support your local teachers and students, with the Oregon Lottery! Over half of the Lottery’s profits go to public education, paying for much-needed textbooks, computers, equipment, scholarships and more.

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What to See and Do at the White House with Kids

You and your brood have driven past the White House a dozen times on your way to the Mall. Want to add The People’s House to your next trip downtown? Here’s how.

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An Easy Way To Have Fun & Benefit Oregon Education

Feeling lucky? Pick up an Oregon Lottery ticket and see what happens! Whether or not you win big, you’ll be supporting local public education.

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5 Ways Portland Families Can Show Gratitude to Teachers

Portland teachers deserve more than an apple or freshly sharpened bouquet of pencils when it comes to showing them your appreciation. So why not do something thoughtful to show them how grateful you really are?

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Everyone Wins When You Play the Oregon Lottery

Everyone dreams of winning the lottery—but did you know Oregon students win every time you buy a lottery ticket?
The Oregon Lottery has given nearly $7 billion to help fund public education since 1995. When you play lottery games, over…

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8 Unconventional Ways to Thank Teachers

Here are some easy and unconventional ways you can thank your kid’s teachers to show them how much you appreciate them this school year.

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Lin Manuel Miranda Is Coming Back to “Hamilton” & Here’s How to See It

Ham fam, here’s your chance to get in “the room where it happens.”

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7 Ways to Spend That Extra Hour of Daylight in the DMV

It’s been a looonnnggg winter, but finally Daylight Savings Time has come (don’t forget to turn your clocks ahead on March 8!). Check out our top spots for enjoying the extra hour of daylight around the District.

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And the 2018 Toy of the Year Winners Are…

Parents, it’s time to update your kids’ birthday wishlists!

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How I Get My Son to Behave—By Playing Pretend

Sure, we get some odd stares from people (and a few cute smiles)—but we also get a lot done, too.

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Back from the Brink

Occasionally, I wear a delicate golden necklace in the shape of a heartbeat, with a tiny heart accenting to the left. At a funeral, a friend lightly asked me whose heartbeat it symbolizes. I smiled and said my own, unwilling…

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18 Reasons the Tooth Fairy Was a No-Show

The Tooth Fairy was recently a no-show in my house. Sheesh! Is there anyone we can depend on these days? What a lazy, unreliable, no good, piece of… oh wait, I’m the Tooth Fairy.
My son was devastated. I told…

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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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8 Ways to Start an Only-in-D.C. Family Tradition

Traditions aren’t just for the holidays. Here are 8 year-round ways to create lasting memories for your kids.

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The Mom’s Guide to Getting Your Kid to Wear a Winter Coat

Photo: Jen Gregory
What is it with kids and coats?! I love coats. I just bought another one last week. (It was on sale, I swear.) I’m already fantasizing about the coat I want to buy for next winter. Canada Goose, please!…

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Kindergarten, Ready or Not Here We Come

Photo: Mary Moran
“Mark, we’re here,” as I looked into the back seat of my car I saw his shining smile. He unbuckled his seat belt, reached down grabbed his shoes, put them on and said mom can I put…

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Hilarious Parenting Tweets of the Week

From the soccer carpool to the never-ending assortment of mismatched socks, sometimes there are days when you’ve only got a few seconds (or 140 characters) to get in a good giggle. Well, sit back and get ready to scroll because…

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Parlez-Vous D.C.? A Dictionary for District Parents

Here’s a lesson in local lingo for Moms and Dads.

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Inside the Totally Awesome Travel with Bender with Erin Bender

The Bender family is living a dream that you can follow through their website Travel with Bender. This Aussie family, including a daughter and a son who are 3 and 4 years old, adventures worldwide and shares fun tips on…

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Brain-Boosting Tutoring Centers for Every Stage of Schooling

William Shakespeare had his stages of man, NYC kiddos have theirs: studying to get into elementary school, studying to excel in elementary school, and studying to get into middle school (after that, they’re not exactly kiddos anymore, though many a…

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A New Type of Staycation: Urban Camping

Pitching a tent in any park in New York City is likely to earn you a stern talking-to from a green-vested public employee urging, “Move along, now,” if not a flat out ticket from a cop. However, for those yearning…

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