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Nearby getaway: Whistler U-14 Ski and Snowboard Snowcross

Whistler hosts a series of races and competitions, including ones where kids can watch top athletes their own age compete.

Family life atop the Smith Tower

Atop the Smith Tower, an improbable space makes the perfect aerie for a family of three

Finding our home away from home in Guatemala

We wanted to give our children the experience of living in a different world and learning a foreign language.

Nannies and other domestic workers push for new rights

Seeking sick time, written contracts, minimum wage and other protections

When the diagnosis is dyslexia

Lessons learned from a daughter with a learning disability.

Putting ‘no homework’ to the test

A year after Seattle’s Whittier Elementary adopts a no-homework policy, there are new learning opportunities for everyone

Dad Next Door: The country in Pippa’s room

The imaginary country in a child's room actually makes a lot more sense than mine right now.

Healthy seasonal dining

Steaming bowls of comfort and warmth

A store that's a toy testing lab in Bothell

Toys That Teach offers lots of toys to test and play with — something you just can’t find online

Book Club: Finding friendship and acceptance

Life's a beach at Sandbox Sports

Feeling gloomy? Tips for coping with SAD

Here’s how to recognize — and combat — seasonal affective disorder this winter

Tired of winter? Plan your week at family camp now

Seattle's Child Dad Next Door columnist and longtime Cazadero camper, Jeff Lee, M.D., helps bring the Northern California family camp to Washington state.

Our Holiday Traditions: Handing out comfort kits

A friend suggested making sandwiches and handing them out at intersections. Ruby took the idea and ran with it. Ruby Cares became an annual tradition.

Our Holiday Traditions: ChristmaKwanzaanuk- kahSolstivus!

Everyone tries to stay up to see the sunrise, but no one ever makes it.
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