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Sweet Valentine’s Day Activities for Families

From warm meals on a patio to a play day in the snow, here’s how to celebrate the season of love around Portland.

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How to Make Reading to Your Child Really Count

Effectively reading with your child takes effort. Here are three ways to make sure the time and energy you are putting into storytime maximizes the benefits they’ll receive.

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Saving Baby Bunnies & Other Brave Acts of Courage

While I know the reality is I won’t be able to save my children from all the heartache this world holds, nevertheless, I find solace and comfort in knowing that I am modeling how to be brave that they, will someday, emulate.

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Parenting Really Is Just Like Learning to Ride a Horse

I still have my old ribbons from horse shows past. I’m still waiting for my motherhood trophy.

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Why This Normally Mundane Chore Gives Me Awesome Mom Power

I would not exactly be what you call a neat freak. A bit of a germophobe, yes, but not a neat freak. This is why it is surprising to me that I have come to realize my love for running…

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Not in Kansas: A Wizard of Oz-Themed Playground at Watkins Regional Park

At Watkins Regional Park in Prince Georges County, you can follow the yellow brick road (literally) to a Wizard of Oz-themed playground that you have to see to believe.

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Police Received a Complaint About a Slip ‘N Slide & Ended up Playing

These cops didn’t break up the fun; they embraced it!

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To The “Big Boy” at My Son’s Game: We Need More of You in Our Village

I’ve been lucky enough to be surrounded by your kind all my life, as a nanny, teacher, and parent. Sadly, your numbers have dwindled over the years.

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Newer, less engaged, increasingly self-focused and disconnected versions…

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Successful Toddler Party, ish.

Hosting a toddlers birthday party should be a breeze right?
Cake, toys, music, beige party food and bubbles – done *drops mic, walks back to the land where awesome parents exist*

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8 Awesome (Yes, Awesome!) Things About Toddlers

For just a minute forget the defiance and tantrums and focus on the good stuff. Here are eight ways toddlers totally rock.

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The National Capital Trolley Museum: A Party on Wheels

If your kid is a train aficionado you’ve probably already partied at many of the awesome railroad museums in DC. But if they’re new to the trolley scene, the National Capital Trolley Museum might be a fresh place to celebrate…

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New Nature Labs: Walk on Water and See Rats Scurry

Even if you think you know the Natural History Museum, you’ll find that the Nature Garden and Lab a transformative update, morphing the elegant old building into an incredibly hip and “now” space. Find out how to make the most of L.A.’s latest must-visit family destination.

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Explore: Eureka Valley Hidden Gems

Tucked away in a tranquil neighborhood of Eureka Valley is a pair of slides that will get the adrenaline pumping for the whole family, not to mention a garden that features one of the best collections of California native plants…

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My Gym Bellevue

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There’s just nothing cuter than a baby squealing with delight from the middle of a ball pit. Except, maybe a 2 year old zooming down a zip-line with an ear-to-ear grin. Or, a five year old finally…

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Splish Splash!

Summer is finally here but the thought of scrubbing out your wading pool isn’t really floating your boat. Pack a picnic, grab the sunscreen, and check out Bellevue’s brand-new Water Spray Playground. Located within (the already fabulous) Crossroads Community Park…

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