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How to Rock Fatherhood

Chris Kornelis' book coming out this month is just as insightful and handy for moms as dads.

Grazing in “nature’s secret garden” with kids

A treasure hunt for wild foods can lead to great adventures

Happy Earth Day! Hug a tree with your kid!

If kids learn to love nature, environmental challenges trigger empathy, not despair

Kids go Google over new park

Google Park, in Kirkland on the Google campus, boasts a zip line, ball courts and plenty of grass to romp in

The green police

“Green Teams” empower kids to help the environment

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

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.
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