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Lynn Brunelle's new book helps each of us find our inner science nerd

Lynn Brunelle’s 'Mama Gone Geek: Calling on My Inner Science Nerd to Help Navigate the Ups and Downs of Parenthood' is equal parts parenting memoir and part fun science book.

Make a splash in these handy, hardy aprons

When your little one is ready to help in the kitchen, garden or joyfully messy project, they can do it in style with Impwear’s laminated cotton kids’ aprons.

See how these blocks stack up

Red Umbrella offers a wry take on the basic wooden building block.

A stool that is truly a step up

This Sammamish-based kids' furniture maker offers a minimal, modern take on a classic.

Top Ten Toys’ Allen Rickert: My five favorite science kits

Allen Rickert is a man who is passionate about toys that inspire children. He and his staff literally travel the world, seeking toys that enhance play — toys that are educational, ecologically friendly, multicultural, less sexist and nonviolent.

One less Thanksgiving battle

Red ripe local wonder

Cranberry juice fresh from the coast

Free to be cute and spill-free

Made in Yakima, Liberty Bottleworks’ bottles are hip enough for mom and dad, but perfectly kid-sized at 12 oz.

The Tooth Fairy Has Nothing on a Tooth Scary!

Bound to scare off all but the most intrepid of tooth fairies, Tooth Scary guards your child’s precious lost baby tooth until it can be safely traded for cash.

Dandy Stitch is dandy indeed

What’s dandier than a smart woolen cape for your little crusader?

Soft blankets for warm hearts

Seattle-based Katlin Jackson founded Haiti Babi after volunteering in a Haitian orphanage, where she saw firsthand the poverty that deprives mothers of the means to support their children. Her mission was simple: jobs for moms.

Imaginative play with minimal setup

With the irresistible fun in Asia Citro’s new book 150+ Screen-Free Activities for Kids, kids 10 and under will be clamoring to get their hands on paint and slime instead of the TV remote.

Go to town: fair trade instruments for the whole family

North Seattle is a destination and a musical state of mind.

A journal to document a thousand days

Local author Nikki McClure's childhood journal The Next 1000 Days has space for milestones both big and small to record your favorite memories as your child grows from ages 2 to 6.

Get a great deal at fall consignment sales

Parents can outfit their growing children for a fraction of the retail cost; a great way to help stretch those dollars. Visit the event nearest you for deals on gently-used children's clothes, gear, toys and more.

City Mouse: a smart kids' boutique

What began as a photo studio has become a smart kids' boutique, featuring carefully considered products, responsible and local companies, good design and organic materials. Future plans include a baby registry and age-appropriate clothing for preteens.

A parent’s review: Rise and Shine!

The summer days may be dwindling, but you can have sunshine inside anytime with the bright new album Rise and Shine!
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