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Going back to school as a parent

Earning a degree while raising a family and working full time is easier said than done but Todd – backed by unwavering support from his wife, kids, parents and employer – knew it was possible.

'We need more love': Seattle dad is touched by chat with stranger at store

After a pre-dinner trip with two inquisitive kids, a fellow shopper's compliment led to small talk and, eventually, happy tears.

Winter is a great time to take kids to the zoo in Seattle or Tacoma

Erika's weekend picks for Jan. 12-13

There are some great library events, monster trucks and the last chance to ice skate this season in Bellevue.

Kids driving you nuts at home? Plan a full day out: Here's how

Do a little research, grab a backpack and get going. It just may give you a new lease on life.

See the adorable new sea otter at Point Defiance zoo

Moea is getting along great with the other two otters in the Tacoma zoo's Rocky Shores habitat.

7 new places to treat the kids (and yourself!) to a cookie or donut

Fine new bakeries and expansions of old favorites are opening all over.

2 tasty, family-friendly recipes from the chef who cooked for the Obamas

'Eat a Little Better': 8 easy tips for your family from the Obamas' chef

You'd cry too

2 fun family getaway spots on the Washington Coast

Iron Springs Resort and Seabrook offer very different, but equally fabulous, places for a beach vacation with kids.

How to get your kids started in art: Don't be afraid to get messy

Amaranta Ibarra-Sandys is on a mission to make art accessible to all Seattle children, particularly those from immigrant or low-income families.

Winter-day art project: Make a lucha libre mask

Raising black men: a call to action

Educators in Seattle and elsewhere must gain the knowledge, skills and perspective to remove barriers and advocate for black students

We need to redesign schools to prepare kids for today's world

If we were to reimagine our school system to prepare students for today’s world of "alternative facts," fake news and pseudoscience, what would we design?

Seattle families: How to shut down your street so kids can play (yes, really!)

The city has a process for creating a Play Street. The program is more popular in summer, but it may be just what the neighborhood kids (and parents) need this winter.

Your kid wants to drink coffee: Is that OK?

You duck into a coffee shop with your children. But instead of a steamed milk or hot chocolate, they're asking for mochas and Frappuccinos. At what age is it not unreasonable to say yes?
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