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Is this thing on?

Some days as a parent you need to laugh or you'll cry. Read what four Seattle-area comedian moms have to say about the funny business of parenting.

Beyond the Baby Blues: Seattle Mom talks about postpartum depression

Coping with the pain and frustration of postpartum depression — a Seattle mom talks recovery.

One-Stop Shopping for Quality Childcare

From finding a local licensed program, to offering coaching and professional development, Child Care Resources provides a One-Stop Shop for parents to learn about quality childcare.

Cut the Cost of Childcare

Discover how subsidies can help compensate for the expense of caring for your child. These local resources can help your family defray the costs.

Dad Next Door: The Vaccine Controversy

Rumors are misleading smart, well-meaning parents into putting in harms way the very children they are trying to protect.

Happy Earth Day! Hug a tree with your kid!

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

Sleep Training for Parents

Sleep training is not just for babies: Parents who have had their own sleep cycles interrupted by years of middle-of the-night feedings, nightmares and illnesses have to relearn how to sleep soundly.

Tips for Flying with Kids | Seattle's Child

A family tour guide and parent gives advice on how to achieve a smooth departure and peaceful flight when travelling with young children.

What’s dangerous for our families — and why we don’t really know

Humans, even us ultra-mindful parents, are mediocre at judging risk.

"George" author Alex Gino leads book discussion at University Bookstore March 26

People think 10-year old George is a boy, but she knows she’s not. Her life is a series of endless intricate roles, as she acts the part of a son, a brother, a boy. She navigates bullies, boys’ bathrooms and everyone’s gender expectations on a daily basis. The problem is, that the acting is getting too hard.

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.

Strengthening Families Washington 2016 Unsung Hero Ricky Yates

Ricky Yates goes beyond the scope of his duties providing a safe learning environment for hundreds of inner city youth. He deserves this recognition for the work he not only does with his own children but countless other children who rely on him beyond the parameters of school.

Strengthening Families Washington 2016 Unsung Hero Mary Hayward

Strengthening Families Washington 2016 Unsung Hero Kami Smith

Kami has a great knowledge of local and state resources. This often comes in handy when she engages with other parents in the ECEAP program. Kami has shown the ability not only within herself, but also within the community to advocate for children's growth and development.

Strengthening Families Washington 2016 Unsung Hero Kimberly Payne

Kimberly has organized weekly playdates with coop families for the past three years, bringing families together and strengthening the coop community in numerous ways. Her leadership has inspired me and many other parents to volunteer in a greater capacity, and her ability to work with all types of personalities in the school has encouraged both parents and children to make connections and rely on one another.

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