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The Perfect Picture Book About Friends Who Are Family

Whether you’re cuddling up on the couch for a mid-afternoon story or winding down at bedtime, a great book brings families together for quality time and important conversations. A must-have for your kiddo’s bookshelf is Stick and Stone: Best Friends…

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Field Day! Local Corn Mazes to Get Lost In

You won’t believe the size of these mazes! Lace up those walking shoes and check out this year’s crop of labyrinths located a kernel’s throw from Chicago.

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PAW Patrol Movie

“PAW Patrol” Fans Rejoice: The Official Movie Sneak Peek Is Here

Everyone’s favorite crime-fighting pups hit the big screen this August .

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A Weekend in the Woods Awaits at These 8 Cozy Cabins Near Dallas

We have the perfect way to combat cabin fever: pack your hiking boots, get the kids in the car and get ready to head to your cabin in the woods!

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Best Events for Austin Kids & Families in December (and Most are Free!)

Make December magical with all these free activities for families!

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Little Tikes Camp Play@Home

Have Fun at Home with Little Tikes This Summer

Keep the kids entertained and busy all week long. 

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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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All 650 Dressbarn Locations Are Going Out of Business

Here is everything we know about the store closings.

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This Mom’s Lunch Bag Hack for Her Kids Is an Inspiration to Us All

This mom’s lunch bag hack is so much more than just a fun way to pack her kids something to eat: it’s something any kid would appreciate.

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August Spoke Writing Challenge: All the Ways to Help Mom

It’s here, our August Spoke Writing Challenge! We invite you to submit your stories about all the ways to help Mom.

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One Cool Thing: LEGO Backpacks

If you’ve got a LEGO fan in your house, you’ll want to read all about the coolest new gear just for them!

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Disney’s New Avatar-Themed Park Will Open In Time For Summer

All photos: Disney Parks Blog
Disney lovers and Na’vi fans rejoice! Disney Parks has officially announced that Pandora – The World of Avatar is set to open on May 27, 2017 — just in time to squeeze it into your…

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Motherhood: We’re Only Human

Photo: Molly Belle
I’ve read essays by mothers getting truthful about motherhood – how it’s difficult, challenging, and damn-why-can’t-I-look-at-my-phone while my kids are playing in the park. I’ve read essays about motherhood not being cracked up to be all it’s…

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Today Is National Trails Day

 

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Today Is National Trails Day

Climb every mountain.

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Can’t hit the mountain tops today?
Get our guide on hiking your own ‘hood.

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No matter where you go, you’re going to need trail mix.
Make a batch…

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Blackberry (B)rambles: On Tradition

I haven’t lived in Seattle all that long. At my core I’m a spiny east coaster who, upon relocating, didn’t have a clue what it would be like to live and raise my son on the ‘other side.’ It was truly the…

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Take Flight at This New Expanded Park & Playground

If you thought Westcrest Park was only for the dogs, think again! The just-opened 20-acre park expansion includes a new playground, panoramic views of the city skyline and plenty of open space to run off the crazies.

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Just Opened: OMSI’s Mazes

OMSI’s new exhibit will have you scratching your head at every twist and turn.

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Who Let the Dogs Out? Best Off-Leash Areas for Pooches & Kids

From beaches to wooded trails to big grassy fields, we’ve rounded up the best off-leash areas for your furry and non-furry family members.

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Just Opened: A Big Maze That’s Big Fun

Opening for the summer in the west end of the National Building Museum’s main hall, the maze is an 18-foot high, 60 feet by 60 feet maple plywood labyrinth that will give kids a big thrill as they explore every nook and cranny.

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12 Bay Area Museums You’ve Never Visited

These small, local museums are an easy (and cheap) way to find adventure in your own backyard.

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The Big Buzz: An Xtreme BUGS Exhibit Opens in Berkeley

With giant animatronic displays and insect fossils, your kids will surely be buggin’ out at this new cool exhibit.

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Sand, Surf, and Picnics: What Not to Miss at Stinson Beach

When you think of summer, what magical childhood memories come to mind? Ice cream in the park while sitting high atop your dad’s shoulders (sorry about those drips, pops!), or how about endless bike riding with your pals (remember those…

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Where to Find Seattle’s Tastiest Empanadas

With ancient roots winding from the Iberian Peninsula through most of Latin America, these warm and gooey combinations of meat, cheese, veggies and/or fruit in a fried or baked dough pocket have long been favored by laborers, travelers and traders—and…

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Kids Love Saint Edward State Park in Seattle

No matter when the urge for a ‘Sunday drive’ hits, the entire family will love a trek up to beautiful Saint Edward State Park, located on the shore of Lake Washington in Kenmore. This is much more than a play…

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DUMBO: A Magical Neighborhood Sans the Elephant

While it shares no relation to the floppy eared elephant, DUMBO (translation: down under the Manhattan Bridge overpass) is still a magical place to explore with kids. The cobble stone streets winding between hip shops, old warehouse buildings and restaurants…

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A Garden Gem In Bustling Brooklyn

There might be no better place to get the kids away from the bustle of city streets than the Brooklyn Botanical Garden, especially in Spring. With over fifty acres of lush gardens, bright lawns, and shady paths there’s plenty of…

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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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Seattle’s Best Public Art: Treasure Hunt for Families

Seattle has an amazing collection of public art, and hunting for it can liven up almost any outing with kids. The pieces are often larger than life, full of surprises and make aesthetically appealing climbing toys (though check for do-not-touch…

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Explore: Piedmont Park Loop

A Hidden Oakland Haven  
Parks can be surprisingly easy to miss–you can drive along the same neighborhood streets for years never knowing that a local gem awaits just minutes away. Piedmont Park is one of those places; tucked away in…

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