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Dad Next Door: The price of money

We know what benefits kids the most: Closeness to their parents. Dinners with their families. Connection to their communities. A sense of agency and control in their lives. These are all things we can help give to our kids, but they have a price.

Local families' bedtime rituals

Everyone goes to sleep, but no one does it quite the same way

Is melatonin safe as a sleep aid for children?

Increasingly, parents are giving this sleep aid to their kids — but is it a good idea?

Autism Comes to "Sesame Street"

A Ballard mom with a child on the autism spectrum applauds "inclusion" on the popular TV show and laments how challenging it is in real life.

New Mom Dispatch: Confessions of a sleep trainer

Training baby to sleep means training the parents too.

From Weeds to Edibles: A Front Yard Transformed

A Queen Anne family of budding gardeners turns their front yard into a space of fun and food-gathering

Seattle’s Best Children Consignment Shops

Kids’ consignment shops are a win-win: Good for your budget, the environment and local businesses

Rain Gardens 101

Rain gardens are so effective that in certain areas the city of Seattle and King County pay a rebate of about $4,000, to cover the cost of installing a rain garden.

New Mom Dispatch: Face Time

Revised (and more realistic) guidelines about setting limits on screen time for young kids help reduce the guilt.

Once Upon a Time is a magical shop atop a hill

Queen Anne store is both a great place to shop as well as a space for families to gather

Seattle Drum School helps kids find the joy in rhythm

Local musicians find value in letting children explore

Daniel Pak's mission to share music

Increasing music programs in Seattle public schools and juvenile detention facilities will help amplify young people’s voices

New Mom Dispatch: Weighing In

Weight is one of the few concrete metrics by which our baby's progress — and implicitly, our success as parents — is measured.

Happy homestead in West Seattle

The Jamison family cultivates a love of sustainable living at home and online

Kids Science Labs experiments with fun

Just east of Green Lake, kids are invited to use everyday items to answer big questions

Where to celebrate Purim around Seattle

Hilariously-themed Purim festivities are open to all families
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