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After Reading My Notes from Middle School, This Is What I Want My Daughter to Know

Reading through these handfuls of folded paper, I was reminded of classmates I hadn’t thought of in decades, crushes I thought I’d never get over and endless inside jokes. But they also made me realize these five truths.

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Hot Diggity! Intro Your Kids to a Chicago Icon: Hot Dogs

Chicago’s love for hot dogs is legendary. We all have our go-to favorites, but perhaps we can entice you to venture out to experience a new-for-you spot.

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Michelle Obama’s “Waffles + Mochi” Characters Are Coming to Your Bookshelf

The books will go right along with the new Netflix series.

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You’re Not a Real New Yorker Unless You Have One of These On Your Tree

Hey, we love the Statue of Liberty. But these speak to our Big Apple soul.

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HEINZ Ketchup Just Dropped a Holiday Merch Shop

Find the ultimate gift for the condiment queen or king in your life.

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Pickle Lovers Rejoice! ALDI Is Selling Dill Pickle Cashews

They come in 100 calorie packs for easy, on the go snacking.

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Will the Real Baby Yoda Please Stand Up? (or Just Coo)

The force is strong with these baby Yodas!

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Pregnancy Cravings? Sam’s Club Has the Perfect Pickle Solution

Here’s the pickle fix you’ve been waiting for.

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The Best Toys for Kids on the Spectrum

Sensory-friendly toys that kids will love.

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9 Pickle Jokes to Giggle Over with the Kids

It’s National Pickle Day and these jokes are so corny, you’re going to have to just dill with it.

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Free Hot Dogs for National Hot Dog Day Are What Summer’s All About

Get these freebies (or super cheapies) for National Hot Dog Day.

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Why Great Neighbors Are Real Estate Gold

Really good neighbors are worth their weight in gold especially when you have kids. Here’s why.

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The Secret to Surviving Your Kid’s Misbehavior

Photo: Ashton Bingham
As a dad of three, when I have conversations with anyone about “life”, I usually find myself sharing my experiences by saying one of two things: “Don’t ever have kids” or “Kids are amazing and I wouldn’t…

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Today Is #NationalPickleDay

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Today Is #NationalPickleDay

Don’t de-spear.

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Trust us, it’s easier than you think to make a batch of quick pickles.

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Pickles are just kinda funny and these 9 pickle jokes prove it.

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Remember that awkward time your…

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Baseball Is Back! An Insider’s Guide to a Portland Pickles Game

America’s Pastime is back in Portland and you’re invited! Read on for our guide to a day at the ballpark for the Pickles’ inaugural season and why you shouldn’t wait to snag a ticket.

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Balsamic Roasted Vegetable Pasta

This Italian inspired recipe is incredibly healthy. Go ahead and have two servings!

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History Lesson! The Coolest Spots to Teach Your Kids About San Diego

Time for history class! Take the kiddos and check out these spots to learn a bit about San Diego’s past.

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15 Adorable Baby Halloween Costumes Under $30

Your cutie may only wear his costume once, but dressing your baby in a cuddly, spooky or sweet outfit for Halloween is a photo-worthy must. That’s why we found a bunch at budget-friendly prices.

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20 Fun Words to Learn for Dictionary Day

We’ve rounded up 20 interesting words to learn on National Dictionary Day.

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The Story of the Christmas Pickle

This silly holiday tradition will become an instant classic in your home.

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10 Signs You’re a Lincoln Square Parent

The homey indie businesses! The summer concerts in the plaza! The adorable German vibe! If you live there — or are considering it — you’ll relate to our list.

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Eight Great Sammie Spots for the Smalls

In honor of National Sandwich Day, we’ve rounded up eight delicious spots to score a sandwich with the smalls.

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Eat Well: Seattle’s Healthiest Food Trucks

Back when we were kids, the ice cream truck was the closest most of us came to a mobile food vendor. But with the food truck trend bringing colorful bites to dozens of parking lots in Seattle and on the…

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Kiddos Will Join the Clean Plate Club at Slaters 50/50

Go ahead, ask.  We did.  It’s a burger place, we got that.  50% ground beef?  Ding ding ding!  But where does that leave us with the other 50?  Carnivores: come out, come out wherever you are.  Slater’s 50/50 is cookin’…

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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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