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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

Let’s play princess… or CEO

Venture Kits is a box that has all the tools a kid needs to learn how to be the boss

Training for Trump

What writer Claire Dederer learned from her son while hiking during the summer of ugly politics.

The kids are alright

Seattle singer-songwriter and father John Roderick says that Nixon and Reagan couldn’t stop progress. Neither can Trump.

Local Children's Book Illustrator Jessixa Bagley Issues a Call to Action

Since the election, local children's book author Jessixa Bagley starts each day by asking, “What can I do today?”

Dad Next Door: Across the great divide

On November 9, we awoke to a nation split down the middle. Half of America celebrated that their country had been given back to them, while the other half despaired that it had been taken away.

New Mom Dispatch: The milky way

There are many benefits to breastfeeding but in the worst of times it can be painful, frustrating, time-consuming and guilt-inducing.

A simple, sane, sensible remodel

This Broadview couple keeps it basic in their family home, with room to grow — and space for guests
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