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A kid-friendly taxi service rolls into town

Parents can cut car trips with Pogo app that encourages carpooling

A green reading list

Six books to inspire eco-awareness in young readers

Inside homelessness

Seattle’s Mayor talks contributing factors while two moms report from the front lines.

Dad Next Door: God laughs

Parenting is hard. Parenting by yourself is much harder. There are so many things that can go wrong in any given day. I’d find myself juggling for my life, and just when I thought I’d found a rhythm, someone would toss me another ball and everything would come crashing down.

A modern, beachy West Seattle waterfront home

The Chow family's fun renovation of a small beach house even has river otter admirers

Simple, green birthday celebrations

Parties can be both fun and low-impact for little cash

West Seattle shop is a hub of discovery

Toys and classes promote creativity and exploration at Curious KidStuff

Come hungry to Vegfest

There's over 500 foods to sample at Seattle Center this April 9-10

A Seattle family ditches a ’60s kitchen for one that works for the whole family

They made a deal when they bought the house - the kitchen had to eventually get the boot. Three and half years later it happened and now the whole family is reaping the rewards of the new kitchen in a big way.

Celebrate St. Patrick's with the kids at 3 family-friendly pubs

Irish food is comfort food and therefore likely to be a favorite of the kids.

One roof, three generations

The unexpected joys of living with grandparents

Life lessons and extra support come from community living at Alder Street Co-op

Alder Street is a cooperative house where the half-dozen residents share food, chores, house upkeep and decision-making, as well as impromptu dance parties, a P-Patch plot and a sun deck that overlooks Beacon Hill.

State Parks Free Days in March!

The last two Saturdays in March you can visit any state park in Washington for free.

West Seattle Art Nest is a hotspot for kids’ art

Located in the Junction, West Seattle Art Nest is a cozy, well-stocked studio containing a series of rooms where kids can dig into whatever inspires them.

Why buy toys? Rent the ToyChest!

Former preschool teacher Karen Whittier feels that young kids need ample opportunity to play with hands-on toys and activities, so she started a business to help make that happen.

Dad Next Door: Home, sweet home

When I was about 12, my Dad got it into his head that we should move. I’m not sure why. Maybe he was tired of caring for the big yard, or maybe he just felt restless. .... My brothers and my mother didn’t seem to mind, but the whole thing put me in a panic.
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