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Why Christmas Trees Are More Than Just Decor for My Family

A father’s gift to his daughter—passing on a sense of tradition and making memories each and every Christmas.

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How I Keep My Child with Autism Safe from Wandering

For any parents who struggle with kids that have autism and wander off, these tips may help reduce the panic you both may experience.

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A “Frozen” Rollercoaster Is Opening at This Disney Theme Park

Hoo hoo! We can’t wait to “Let It Go” on this coaster!

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Magnetic Poetry: 10 Reasons to Plan a Trip to Key West with the Kids

This historic Florida town has everything a kid could want and more, including pie!

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9 Celeb Moms Who Secretly Shop at Target

Even famous moms need a low-key Target run every now and then.

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A Georgetown Kind of Day

Get out to Georgetown where historic homes, a waterfront park and sweet snacks make for a great weekend outing.

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Target’s New App Turns Your Phone Into a Store GPS

This new feature will give you real-time info on where you are in the store and what’s nearby.

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Waldo Is Turning 30 (& There Are New Books to Celebrate!)

Your favorite wandering wayfarer has been at it for three decades and he’s not quitting anytime soon!

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Order Up! Best Places for Fried Chicken

Craving fried chicken? From extra crunchy to extra spicy and extra juicy, we’ve tracked down some of the best Seattle has to offer.

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10 Off-the-Beaten-Path National Parks in and Around D.C.

Celebrate National Park Week (Apr. 15-23) at one of these lesser known–but equally cool–park places.

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Protecting Your Child: 5 Ways To Teach Your Kids To Be Smart Around Stranger

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Some children are friendly and trusting in their very nature. Others may be shy, but still likely to do whatever they are told by an authority figure. Even children who seem sensible will not be aware…

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Costco, You Complete Me

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If you have not been to the Costco, the you have not truly lived.
Costco. Is. The. Bomb.

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Behold the wonder of the Costco Superstore.

You read that correctly: no zombies…

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Cindy Lou, Merry Minions and Hot Butterbeer: How the Grinch Didn’t Steal Christmas

This year’s Grinchmas cel-Who-bration has a little holiday magic for everyone in the family!

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Animal Lovers Will Howl with Joy for this New Book

A SF-based author tells the captivating true tale of Journey, the wandering wolf who made history in California, and captured one girl’s heart.

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Presence in Parenting: The Secret Formula That Will Transform Your Family’s Lives

Becoming a parent is such a life altering experience.  There are so many stages and so many new emotions.  First, we hear the sounds and the giggle of our babies.  Then, these little voices we wait so patiently to hear,…

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8 Natural Playgrounds to Run Wild At

Made from wood, stones and good old-fashioned dirt, these playgrounds are Earth’s way of saying “Have a blast!”

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The Insider’s Guide to Food on the West Side

Outdoor play areas, kids’ comfort foods and hand-pulled noodles make these west side restaurants a hit with families.

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Step Right Up to a Sensational 6th Birthday Party

Fun’s the name of game and everyone’s a winner at this carnival birthday extravaganza.

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5 Cool (and Free!) OC Splash Parks

Even with the AC on full blast, staying cool in the summer can be quite the challenge. To keep from going stir crazy while trying to beat the heat, grab a swimsuit and head to a local splash park to…

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The First Ever Outdoor Exhibit at the Portland Children's Museum

“Go outside and play!” While this was a phrase you may have heard often (way too often) in your childhood, modern city parenting rarely includes this particular command. For kiddos who know more about the city bus schedule than mud…

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The Movies Come Alive at Universal Studios in Hollywood

The kids are beginning to realize the magic of the movies, so why not take them behind the
scenes of a working movie studio? At Universal Studios, they can tour a historic set, learn movie-making tricks on the Special Effects…

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Discover the Hidden Delights of Downtown Petaluma

Known as the hometown of Winona Ryder, the filming of American Graffiti, and its annual Butter & Egg Days Parade, historic riverside Petaluma is such a fun place to explore with your family. You’ve probably passed it on your way…

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Best Kid-Friendly Pupusas

Yummy Eats from El Salvador 

If your kids crave quesadillas, empanadas, or bean and cheese burritos, make room for another Latin American variation of the stuffed tortilla. Pupusas hail from El Salvador, where they’ve even declared a National Pupusa Day,…

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Aquatic Playground

Channing Way & 4th St
Berkeley, CA 94710
While certain parts of Aquatic Park itself may have a less-than desirable reputation (the Emeryville end is probably best avoided) Aquatic Playground, at the other end of the park is another story. …

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Kubota Garden; A Local Park For A Fun Seattle Summer

Summer is prime time for loading up the kids and exploring local parks and other treasures. Kubota Garden is a must-see hidden gem of history and horticulture tucked away in Seattle’s south end.

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Explore: Washington Park Arboretum

Seattleites, it’s almost your day (or season) in the sun. The Washington Park Arboretum offers many activities for families to enjoy the great outdoors. Start at the Graham Visitors’ Center where you can pick up a trail map and plan…

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EXPLORE: Safari West

Bay Area African Safari
The zoo is fun, but watching cute and fuzzy critters through the bars of their cages sometimes makes for a serious case of the guilties. And one can’t help but wonder if the lions and elephants…

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Gourmet’s Not Just for Grown-Ups

Fancy Snake and Frog Plates
If you crave the scenery and relaxation of wine country, there’s good news. You don’t need to hire a babysitter before you take the drive – you can bring the kids along! With Scientopia, the…

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Explore: Treasure Island

Just as the name implies, Treasure Island is a little jewel in the Bay. But like an oyster, you have to crack open its shell to get to the pearl. Unlike Rome, almost no roads lead to Treasure Island‹it’s only…

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