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Raising Independent Children Starts at Home

The more we trust our children to direct their own lives, the more satisfied and capable they become. Here are some strategies to get them on the right path to autonomy and independence.

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Home Is Where Your Tree Is

I grew up in the evergreen-covered foothills of Northern California where getting a Christmas tree each year usually involved cutting a tree right from our own property. We took a jagged old handsaw and never wore gloves, returning home covered…

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This State Is Home to America’s Greenest Cities. Where Does Your City Rank?

These are the greenest cities in America—now that’s a breath of fresh air.

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7 Reasons to Enjoy Paying Your Taxes

Today is Tax Day but it’s not all about deadlines and stress. We’ve got a few reminders of how to take advantage of your tax dollars at work.

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Cubs vs. Sox: How Kid Friendly are the Ballparks?

In honor of peanuts, Cracker Jacks and home run fun, we cover the bases and compare Wrigley Field to Guaranteed Rate Field. Get ready to root, root, root.

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The Most Walkable Cities in the US Are an Adventurous Family’s Dream Come True

Find out of your city is one of the most walkable in the US.

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Wheels on the Bus IRL: Amazing Public Transit Playdates

Trade the Fast Pass for a bus pass for the day! Climb aboard a boat, train, bus or cable car and embark on one of these public transit adventures.

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Get Excited! We’re Hiring a Managing Editor!

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Small But Mighty: World’s Most Compact Stroller Will Change Your Life

This stroller is tiny. We’re talking fits in a backpack or an airplane’s overhead compartment tiny. Get the full scoop on why we love it here.

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What’s In the Bag: 9 Things Portland Moms Carry at All Times

Here’s a list of must have parent tools to carry around with you everywhere.

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iSpark Toys: A Store to Ignite Their Imaginations

Discover your S.T.E.M. passion at this unique toy store in Hillsboro.

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Flower Power: Bouquets to Art at the de Young

Diebenkorn in dahlias? Head to the de Young with your little flowers to see the floral artistry of Bouquets to Art.

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Painted Ladies and Playgrounds: Explore Alamo Square

When your Full House is feeling overrun get outside and play tourist in San Francisco’s Alamo Square neighborhood, where postcard-worthy views await!

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Here There Be Pirates: San Francisco’s Pirate Supply Store

For landlubbers and seafarers alike, San Francisco’s only independent Pirate Supply Store is a veritable treasure trove of awesome adventures. Pack up your little privateers and head over to the Valencia corridor for an interactive store like no other. With…

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A Shipwreck Walk for Your Little Skipper

Button up your pea coat, don your deck shoes, and weigh anchor at San Francisco’s Land’s End where a Shipwreck Walk awaits adventuresome admirals, both young and old. This revamped park at San Francisco’s western edge offers more than just…

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La Cocina: San Francisco’s Fantastic Foodie Festival

This is the food festival for foodies. Here you’ll find the menu for the latest food truck and the next great snack from the grocers. After this mouth-watering weekend, you’ll be boasting to your friends all the amazing grub that…

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Insider's Guide to the de Young with Kids

If you’re looking for an enjoyable outing for the whole family, look no further than San Francisco’s de Young museum in Golden Gate Park. From its intriguing architectural design to magnificent fine art exhibitions, there’s something to appeal to every…

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