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Have an Indoor Camp Out with This Teepee from ALDI

Get ready to tell some campfire stories.

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9 Awesome LEGO Table Storage Ideas

As a parent, you’ve probably thought about investing in a LEGO table. Or several. After all, what could be better than a one-stop-shop to keep their bricks organized and their time occupied? Since there’s no time like the present to…

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12 Benefits of Upcycling for Parents

Those upcycle projects help more than just the environment.

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Why This Mom Isn’t Cleaning up After Her Kids Anymore

This mama is done with the whole cleaning up after her kids thing, and here’s why.

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October Spoke Writing Challenge: Work, Family and Balancing It All

October is National Work and Family Month and we want to hear how you navigate the chaos and balancing act of work and family. Whether you’re a stay-at-home mom, work-from-home parent, or you work outside the house, we want your…

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The Funniest Stall Tactics Kids Have Ever Used to Avoid Bedtime

Think your kids have the perfect excuse to avoid going to bed? Check out these clever tactics.

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Work & Play: Two New Coworking Spots With Childcare

A pair of fresh options to help you meet that deadline while your kid meets friends!

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How You Can Have a Family & Still Be a Minimalist

 
When I first heard the term “minimalism,” I pictured a loft st‌yle space with high ceilings, tall bare windows, stark white walls and sparse white leather furniture. Surely, no one with children could lead a minimalist lifest‌yle. Families and…

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Itinerant Tinkerer Spot The Makery Gets a Permanent Home

This maker space used to pop-up around town with STEAM-y fun; now it’s setting down roots. Here’s where!

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What Have You Made with an Amazon Box?

Watch this cool video from Amazon’s Creative Galaxy and get inspired to creatively reuse your own Amazon boxes.

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Just Opened: JuzPlay Kids

Good news, Eastside parents! JuzPlay Kids has juz’ opened in Issaquah and is ready to delight your little monkeys. Read on for the inside scoop on this newest (and coolest) indoor playground.

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Post Your #LazyMomLife Picture and Win A Spa Treatment

Lazy Mom? As if. Those words together are an oxymoron. We know every day is a feat of multitasking heroics. So we’re flipping Lazy Mom Day on it’s head.  Post a funny or ironic picture to Instagram or Facebook for…

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Score Bargains at These 6 Neighborhood Garage Sales

Go on a treasure hunt with these summer neighborhood garage sales the whole family can get into.

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Stop, Swap & Play! 5 Family-Friendly Co-Ops Doing It Right

These cooperative swap and play spaces, geared towards the baby to elementary school set, are nothing short of awesome.

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Just Opened: Serena & Lily Design Shop

Whether you want to revamp your play room or need ideas for baby’s first nursery, Serena & Lily’s chic new outpost is a must-visit.

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This Little Piggy Went to…the Nail Salon

In the midst of all the household chaos, barking dogs (and kids), and daily grocery trips, sometimes mom just needs a little pampering. And if daughter is being extra helpful, she could use a break too. For your next mommy-daughter…

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Just Opened: Seattle’s Newest Place to Consign

“I wish I may, I wish I might, give me my wish I wish tonight…” A mom closes her eyes tight, clenches her fists and makes a wish for the consignment store of her dreams. One that is easy to…

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Just for Laughs: 5 Best Videos of Kids Dancing to Gangnam Style

Just when we thought the Gangnam Style parodies, dancing, and hoopla was over, a new video (dare we say, even the best video to date) has emerged, which features a baby fast asleep until she hears her fave song, Gangnam…

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One Cool Thing: IdeaPaint Dry Erase Paint

While we love the idea of unleashing the kiddos’ creative juices on a larger palette, chalkboard paint is sooo 2009. Black or green walls? Bleh! This Spring we’re itching for bright whites and clean lines, which is why we were…

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Free Childcare at Nordstrom

It’s not as if Northwest moms needed any more reason to love Nordstrom with their fabulous clothes, great shoe selection and their amazing anniversary sale.  But now they’ve brought something to their Westfield Southcenter store that is so revolutionary that…

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Kids’ Wall Art: Simple Deco Ideas

Perhaps it’s the weather (and the fact that we’re spending more time indoors), but fall always brings the desire to decorate. There’s nothing simpler or more affordable than changing wall art. If you’re looking to refresh the kiddie spaces (bedrooms,…

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Katan Toys Encourage Creative Learning

Teach Your Children Well
What do you get when two educators decide to open a toy store? Lucky locals get Katan, a new store where carefully selected toys foster a child’s imagination in an inviting environment.

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Julie Michaelson Training

No time to exercise? Not sure about the daycare at your gym? Check out the new Woodinville training facility Julie Michaelson designed for her personal training and nutrition coaching services. The 3,000 s.f. facility includes typical amenities: a weight room,…

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