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'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.

You'd cry too

How to get your kids started in art: Don't be afraid to get messy

Amaranta Ibarra-Sandys is on a mission to make art accessible to all Seattle children, particularly those from immigrant or low-income families.

Great project for kids on a winter day: Make a lucha libre mask!

We need to redesign schools to prepare kids for today's world

If we were to reimagine our school system to prepare students for today’s world of "alternative facts," fake news and pseudoscience, what would we design?

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

Seattle families: How to shut down your street so kids can play (yes, really!)

The city has a process for creating a Play Street. The program is more popular in summer, but it may be just what the neighborhood kids (and parents) need this winter.

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?

New Seattle service exchanges your kids' outgrown clothes for new things they need

It almost sounds too good to be true: West Seattle mom's new service to help families exchange gently used kids' clothes.

Teaching kids to share feelings through art

Urban Native Raven Juarez teaches kids how to connect with themselves and others through art.

How a busy family finds time to be creative — and sometimes silly

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.

Give a onesie new life: Phinney Ridge mom turns baby keepsakes into frameable art

How we celebrate: Generosity, creativity and a garland of memories

Wynne and Emma York-Jones both enjoy making things, giving to others and cherishing family traditions. That's what they're trying to instill in their boys.

How we celebrate: Bellevue mom emphasizes 'the gift of family and togetherness'

Perfect for the holidays: Kids' books about friendship and togetherness

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