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Kindness Is Our Superpower

“I’m choosing to be a person that my kids would be proud of it and it starts with being kind to everyone.”

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The Coolest Spots to Go Ice Skating in San Diego

We’ve got the edge on the best ice rinks in town this holiday season. Get ready to skate by the beach, under the starry sky or through a winter wonderland!

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Festive, Not Frightening Local Halloween Activities

Forget frightening! Catch these fun local Halloween activities that will have your little monsters screaming with glee!

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Walmart’s “Top Rated by Kids Toy List” Is Here

Your holiday wish list will be a breeze.

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How to Make Your Own “I Spy” Jar

These jars are easy, low cost and fun to make.

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How to Break Up with Bad Spring Break Food Habits

Check out this roundup food items that are key to snacking responsibly on the road.

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This Is the Only Vending Machine Schools Should Have

These vending machines are filled with literal brain food.

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This Reese’s Vending Machine Might Be the Best Candy Trade-In Ever

Trade that unwanted Halloween candy in for the good stuff.

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We Want—No, NEED—All of the New Disney Park Halloween Merch

We predict this Halloween merch is going to go fast!

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How the Kindness of a Stranger at IHOP Lessened My Single Mom Loneliness

It was our final day of Disneyland, and I was feeling like a world champion. I had planned and paid for this trip, arranged for pet care with my standard multiple pages of instructions, packed for every possible mother-son contingency,…

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Walmart Rolls out Self-Service Pickup Kiosks

Getting in and out of Walmart just got a whole lot easier.

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This Is Take Your Child To Work Day Summed Up In One Perfectly Hilarious Picture

This photo paints the perfect picture of an entire day with kids at work.

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Your Kid Ate What?!

Kids eat bizarre, jaw dropping things. I should know. I once walked out of the bathroom to find a giant, raw pork chop hanging out of my tiny toddler’s mouth! Check out some of these unconventional munchies that kids have…

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How I Explained To My Son Why Some of His Friends Take Medication for School

Photo: Tyler Jacobson
When my son entered the ninth grade — high school in this part of the country — he met a whole new crowd of people. While the exposure to new friends did wonders for him, he also…

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Pretend City Serves Up Imagination and Fun

Fix some tacos. Shop for groceries. Discover the ocean. Build a construction zone. All that and more is waiting for families at Pretend City.

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See What Recycling Gets You

Check out what our Editor’s kid got when he did some serious recycling.

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Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth: Bakeries & Candy Shops for Holiday Treats

Foodies gush over Portland for its amazing coffee, locally crafted beer, and of course, making “pork belly” a household term. But Stumptown also has a serious sweet tooth. Here are the newest bakeries on the Portland scene.

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Tillamook’s Nature-iffic Forest Center

Often missed by families cruising along Highway 6 on their way to and from the Oregon coast after a day at the beach, the Tillamook State Forest Center is a great place to stop and stretch your legs while (unintentionally)…

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