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'The Mama-logues' mines motherhood for comedy gold

Running May 10-11, this seriously funny show makes light of parenthood and raises money for groups that help families.

Seattle's Child turns 40: still feisty, fun and full of news for families

One mom's mixed feelings about Girl Scout cookie sales

The cookies are delicious, the life lessons are important, but boy, this is a lot of work.

Seattle mom's book advises on things we'd rather not face, but need to

Chanel Reynolds of Madrona learned the hard way after her husband suddenly died. She's responded with a website and book "Get Your Sh*t Together."

​Starting over in Seattle: A single parent’s perspective

Seattle-area snow day survival guide for weary parents

Pause before you post: The downside of putting your kids on social media

Of course your kids are adorable and you want everyone on Facebook and Instagram to see. But don’t forget that when you put them online, you’re giving your kids a digital history and potentially exposing them to danger.

'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.

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

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?

How to keep your kids from spending all of their free time on video games

Tips from a physician and mental-health counselor on how to pry those game controllers and smartphones from your kids' hands — and why you should do that, if even it's tough.

Video about playground bullying makes a mom feel grateful for Seattle’s inclusive playspaces

All kids want to play. Shouldn’t we be making sure all kids have that opportunity? Here are some places around Seattle where that's happening.

DNA testing: A fad for curious tweens, but there might be a twist

Genetic testing is a holiday present that curious teens and tweens have been asking for in recent years. It sounds fun and fascinating, but it could yield information that can be tough for the child, or parents, to deal with.

School in Shoreline instills confidence in deaf, hard-of-hearing students

Tips for a great parent-teacher conference

Most Seattle elementary-school families will have a chance to schedule a session Nov. 19-21. Here's how to make the most of it.

Drag Queen Story Hour sparkles for Seattle families

Does your child know how to call 911?

It's also important to know when NOT to call. Some basic phone how-tos might also be in order for this generation.
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