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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.

On-site child care programs cut at Seattle schools

Schools already bursting at the seams will need to make more classrooms available as SPS starts to lower class sizes to 17 students per teacher from kindergarten through third grade, which will be required by the state in 2018.

Dad Next Door: For the Sake of Art

22 Places for Kids to Create Art

Fan the creative spark in your kids by trying out a visual art class during the school year or with a summer camp.

Seattle teens help build tiny homes for homeless

Students who volunteer with Sawhorse Revolution help design tiny homes with local architectural firms and construct the small, transportable homes.

Local resettlement agencies provide refugee families support getting settled in their new home

The data may call them refuge cases, but we know that these are families — families fleeing famine, war and drought in their home countries.

Modern Boffin creates STEM kids' clothing

Tacoma-based Modern Boffin creates stylish STEM-related clothing for all ages to encourage a love of science.

Dad Next Door: Superheroes in the classrooms

If we don't acknowledge and applaud the superheroes in our own lives they may disappear.

Roo’s World of Discovery in Kirkland offers big fun, low-sensory play

Roo’s World of Discovery offers big fun, low-sensory play in Kirkland for kids with special needs
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