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10 Fun Facts about Seattle We Bet You Didn’t Know

Test your Seattle I.Q. with these trivia tidbits every Seattleite should know.

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20 Signs You’re Parenting a Seattle Tween

Where, oh where did the time go? Here are some telltale signs you’ve got a Seattle tween.

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Say Cheese! 25 Spots for Frame-Worthy Family Selfies

The holiday card scramble is on and we’ve rounded up 25 places where you and your kid crew can put your best feet, err faces, forward.

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The Newest Cabaret You Can (Can) Take Your Kids To

Take a kitschy romp through classic musicals and enjoy vibrant costumes, plenty of dancing and delish food at Seattle’s Can Can Kitchen and Cabaret’s all-ages matinee show.

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A Guide to Seattle’s Farmers Markets & the New Pike Place MarketFront

Tiny tomatoes, plump blueberries, artisan bread and special kid perks like story times, crafts, music and cooking classes. Get this and more at your local farmers market!

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Know What Makes Seattle Shine? Then Come Write for Us!

Want to join an awesome team of writers? Come work with us!

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9 Trendy Birthday Party Treats to Serve at Your Next Bash (& Where to Find Them)

From uber-creative cake pops to doughnuts and custom cookies, celebrate your next bash in a new way by serving up one of these on-trend treats.

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Say Bonjour to Choukette: Part French Bakery, Part Art Display

This newly opened French bakery specializes solely in eclairs that look almost too pretty to eat.

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Soup’s On: 7 Super Spots for Soup This Fall

The days are getting shorter, the air is getting cooler and soup season has arrived! Click through the gallery and get ready to satisfy your cravings at one of our favorite belly-warming spots.

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Get Cooking: A Tasty New (Daytime) Date for Parents

If you’re tired of the ol’ dinner and movie date night, give this chef-led tour of Pike Place Market and hands-on cooking class in the Atrium Kitchen a try. Psst! It’s totally worth the cost of a babysitter.

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Out to Lunch: 5 Scrumptious Spots for a Toddler Lunch Date

Just because you have a toddler in tow doesn’t mean you have to give up your special lunch dates. Try one of these casual eateries for a midday meal you and your little one will both enjoy.

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Get a Taste of Seattle at Pike Place’s Annual Arcade Lights Event

Pike Place Market in downtown Seattle is the place to be at the end of the month for its annual Arcade Lights event, an annual artisan food, craft beer and wine festival featuring more than 70 local artisan food and…

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20 Reasons to Be Thankful You’re a Seattle Parent

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, here are 20 reasons to be grateful you’re a Seattle parent.

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Wrap It Up: 8 Hip Seattle Hostess Gifts the Whole Family Will Love

What do you bring the hostess with the mostest when the Pike Place Market bouquets aren’t in season? Click through the photo gallery to find out.

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Think Local, Buy Local at the Seattle Waterfront Arts Market

If a trip to the waterfront is on your summer to-do list, you can now add the Seattle Waterfront Arts Market to your list and support local neighborhood vendors.

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Date Night at the Blue Ribbon Cooking and Culinary Center

Blue Ribbon Cooking and Culinary Center has been at the forefront of the Seattle food and entertaining scene since 1995. Blue Ribbon hosts hands-on cooking classes, team building events, and also has a successful catering division. Their mission: bring family…

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Ready, Set, Dunk: Where to Score the Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

Happy National Chocolate Chip Day! And there’s no better way to celebrate than to chomp down on America’s favorite cookie, the chocolate chip cookie. For the sake of our dear readers, we did the legwork and sussed out some of…

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Just Opened: A Playground in the Heart of Downtown

Whether you’re already downtown running errands, need somewhere to let your kiddos run wild before dragging them to yet another round of shopping, or if you’re simply looking for a new place to explore, the newly opened Westlake Park Playground…

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Exotic Offerings at Seattle’s Specialty Grocers

Seattle has long been blessed with excellent gourmet and specialty food grocers: Big John’s PFI for Italian pastas and its terrific cheese counter; Uwajimaya, our first stop for obscure ingredients, from pomelo to gobo root. Then there’s Pike Place Market,…

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5 Reasons to Visit Pike Place Market Now

Listening to the lame excuses Seattle residents spout about why they do not frequent Pike Place Market gets on my last good nerve. Especially this time of year, when there are few tourists clogging up the walkways and parking spots…

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Lettuce Tell ‘Ya: 4 Books to Build a Love of Vegetables

If there’s a surefire way to keep kids asking for more veggies, please, these books are it.

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No Work Holiday Desserts Your Guests Will Rave About

Too busy wrapping gifts, dragging out decorations, or finalizing holiday travel plans to bake homemade cookies or pies for family events during the holidays? Using fresh and festive ingredients, a slew of local from-scratch bakeries have you covered. From cupcakes…

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4 Must-Have Sweet Corn Treats

With the upcoming fall season fast approaching, no doubt you’ve started noticing the influx of seasonal fruits and vegetables hitting the supermarket shelves. Corn, the poster child of the fall season (and a kid favorite) is a must for your…

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Italian Flavor: Where to Get Gelato

Leave it to the Italians to figure out how to eat ice cream and still fit into Armani. If
you’ve ever had gelato from an authentic Italian-style gelato shop, you understand just how transporting a bite of Sicilian pistachio or…

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5 Freshest Salmon Dishes in Seattle

Living so close to the coast, it’s a crime not to take advantage of all the fresh seafood the area has to offer, but it’s not always convenient to prepare fish in your own kitchen. Luckily, Seattle’s best chefs realize…

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Three Perfect Days in New York: Day 2

Day Two: Be a Tourist
Whether you’ve lived in the city your entire life or it’s your first time taking a bite of the Big Apple, there’s never a lack of fun activities on this vibrant island. We suggest breaking…

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Downtown Family-Friendly Seattle Dining

On the hunt for the best family restaurants in downtown Seattle, but don’t want to go to an over-priced tourist trap? We have the answer! Check out these five spots for cheap eats in downtown Seattle with your kids.
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New Kids’ Books by Seattle Authors

With back-to-school in the air, there’s no better time to stock the shelves with some new books. Here’s a handful of new titles for kiddos of all ages, all written or illustrated by Seattle-area authors. (P.S. Be on the lookout…

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Pike Place Fish Market: An Insider’s Guide

Whether you’re entertaining out of town visitors or you’re just looking for a city adventure with the fam, hit the Market for a fun-filled excursion.  Pike Place Fish Market is do-able and actually fun with kids.  The fish market offers…

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Got Kids? Seattle Families Have Tons of Things to Do, Rain or Shine

Seattle famlies have it good. When the weather is nice, there are limitless lakes, beaches and parks to explore. When the weather is lousy, the kid-friendly coffee shops, indoor play spaces and museums are bountiful and manage to keep the…

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Seattle’s Best Valentine Confectioners

Chocolate for Your Valentine
The perfect chocolate can sweeten any relationship whether it’s with your spouse or your kids. Seattle is in no short supply of confection shops and local chocolatiers, such as Fran’s, Dilettante, and Fiori—all of which offer…

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Kid-Friendly Seattle Restaurants Near First Avenue

Family-Friendly and Good, Too
Now that the hordes of stroller-blocking summer tourists have died down, we can reclaim our city and civic attractions such as Pike Place Market or the Seattle Art Museum. There are several places we like to…

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Ets A Small World

You don’t always have time to peruse the local shops to find that quirky one-of-a-kind gift, but you can still find cool gifts from Seattle artists and crafters when you do a Shop Local search on Etsy, the online community…

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Hero Worship

Summer may be the season of superhero blockbuster flicks, but for Little One, it’s always a good time to play at saving the world. Thanks to hero T-shirts from Little Capers, Little One can discover hidden superpowers without any hint…

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Under Cover

When Junior gets artsy, do his outfit and your house end up looking like a Jackson Pollock painting? We can’t help with the mess on your walls, but we can recommend a darling apron by Seattle-based Leda Yolo for protecting…

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Dragon’s Lair

Even though kids science kits oft do not elicit the same adrenaline rush and squeals of victory and defeat as Game Boys do, the kits, as well as other low-tech educational games and toys, are still in demand and kickin…

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