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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.

Our Holiday Traditions: Ornaments create a road map to the past

Leanne saved all the ornaments and even the original boxes — one for every year since she was born.

Our Holiday Traditions: Good food, family togetherness and generosity

The parents' childhoods in Texas and New Jersey are there in the Chanukah traditions they've created for their Seattle home.

Spiritual parenting at any age and anywhere

While attending church has become less of a priority, many parents still want to ensure their children are developing spiritually.

7 holiday survival tips for parents of kids with behavior challenges

A counselor at the Overlake Specialty School in Bellevue offers strategies for parents of behaviorally challenged kids.

Dad Next Door: Say something

Heartwarming reads for the holidays

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