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Meeting Them at the Bottom of the Slide

“A mother’s job is to teach her children not to need her anymore. The hardest part of that job is accepting success.”

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A Diverse Summer Reading List for Young Readers

A short list of some of our favorite picture books and early chapter book series with diverse characters if you’d like to intentionally diversify your children’s summer reading options.

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8 Uses for Borax You’ve Never Heard Of

This wonder powder can be used for anything from pest repelling to rug cleaning to deodorizing.

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We Are Horrible Parents Who Love to Party

When we became parents, our life changed, and it is like a one-way street without any recourse. My husband and I are busy parents, with two intense professional careers. Before having kids, we took 8-10 international trips, plus 3-5 ski…

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When Backing Off Can Create a Creative Teenager

Photo: Tyler Jacobson
It’s all over news and media at all hours. A new prodigy, taught since they were a toddler has broken away from the pack and can play musical pieces perfectly, or solve complex mathematical equations with ease.…

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Jump Around: This New DMV Service is the Ultimate Boredom Buster

Jump It Pass is a monthly membership-based service that gives kids access to some of the coolest classes in the D.C. metro area. Can you say, brilliant?!

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Baby Got Bach: Music Concert Series Just For Kids

Hoping to instill some appreciation of music beyond the iTunes top 10? Check out these series developed for the tiniest of culture vultures.

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Rock Out! 7 Chart-Topping Music Schools for Budding Rock Stars

From electric guitar, keyboards and drums to saxophone, vocals and ukulele, we’ve got your all-access pass to seven rockin’ music schools.

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A Wintery Show With Musical Thrills

“Hansel & Gretel” brings a gingerbread house to the big stage — along with deliciously addictive new music by Justin Roberts.

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Little Rockers: D.C.’s Coolest Music Classes for Kids

From cello and ukulele to dulcimer and accordion, the list of learning possibilities at these music schools is endless!

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Seattle Kids’ Music Classes

Do your little ones love to crank up the tunes on your iPod? Got a mini Mozart on your hands? Whether it’s staging a dance party in the family room or winding down to lullabies at bedtime, babies and kids…

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I Dream of Cake’s couture creations

Check Out the Icing on THIS Cake
Stop torturing yourself in the kitchen come birthday time, trying to fashion baked goods into the shape of a truck, princess, kitty or other whim of your little one, and delegate the job…

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Music for Everyone

You know how much music can uplift the life of a child: from developing coordination to imagination, music opens doors. Look no further than Music for Everyone’s kid’s classes. Taught by early childhood music educator Jana Vitols, these classes engage…

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Virtuoso Music

Greater Seattle Kids Music Class
Families with multiple kids who have various hobbies know that much of parenting life happens behind the wheel of a car. There are soccer practices, religious education, dance classes and more. Sure, your Little One…

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Toy Story

We’ve been talking to more and more parents who are getting their kids one great toy for their birthday or the holidays instead of piles of doodads to clutter up the house, only to be used for a few months…

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