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A Jolly Holiday that Honors a Family’s Irish Roots

No visit from Santa Claus and no stockings, but still plenty of holiday sweetness.

Mexican Holiday Traditions Connect a Tukwila Family to their Roots

An "ongoing holiday" that starts in mid-December

Being Merry and Bright — and Brighter and Brighter

The Kleisle-Murphy light display on Seattle’s Queen Anne Hill keeps growing.

’Tis the season for getting neighborly

Building community is easier than you think

Dad Next Door: The Princess Problem

Beneath the veneer of neo-feminism in today’s princess movies, there lies an old, familiar dynamic: the damsel in distress and the knight in shining armor.

Tiny House, Growing Clan

Soon to be five, Olympia's Carlson family is livin' large in a 204-square-foot home on wheels

Toys galore at Snapdoodle

The community-based store offers plenty of play space and a birthday party/craft/game room called the Doodle Zone

5 holiday book recommendations for young readers from Third Place Books

​Books are a wonderful gift, especially during the holiday season

Redefining What Makes Toys ‘Hot’

Allen Rickert of Top Ten Toys shares 4 worthy toys to add to your shopping list

Quirky gift ideas for little space travelers

Outfit your tiny astronaut with goods from the Greenwood Space Travel Supply Co.

How to Talk to Your Kids about Race

Understanding race through many smaller conversations

How to Talk to your Kids about Sex

Start with body parts, expand from there

How to talk to your kids about bullying

Recognizing, addressing and defending against bullying

How to Talk to Your Kids about Climate Change

Cartoon polar bears and pikas help kids explore a changing planet

How to Talk to Your Kids about Tragedy

Don't assume that your kids don't know. Ask them what they've heard about events, and help them process it. It's OK to admit that you're feeling sad.

Dad Next Door: Monsters among us

When we accept and excuse immorality in men and boys, we endanger our daughters and debase our sons. They deserve better than that.
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