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Dad Next Door: The World According to Pip

Messy isn’t a problem, it’s the hallmark of a vibrant, kid-filled, well-lived life.

Transforming a Basement into a Place for All-Season Play

A West Seattle family creates a basement ideal for rainy-day fun, with an ever-changing rotation of toys

66 Days of Summer: What to See, Make, Eat and Do from July 1 thru Labor Day

We've provided ideas — many of them free, all of them fun — of what to do on every single day.

The Summer Reading Guide for Kids from Seattle Booksellers

Local kids' lit experts share their top picks for keeping kids reading all summer long.

Father’s Day Brewery Good Bets

Grab your half-pints and head to one of Seattle’s many kid-friendly breweries for a Father’s Day

Clothes made by moms

Everything from pattern design to fabric cutting is done by local moms at the Homemade Kid

Dad Next Door: The price of money

We know what benefits kids the most: Closeness to their parents. Dinners with their families. Connection to their communities. A sense of agency and control in their lives. These are all things we can help give to our kids, but they have a price.

Local families' bedtime rituals

Everyone goes to sleep, but no one does it quite the same way

Is melatonin a magic bullet?

Increasingly, parents are giving this sleep aid to their kids — but is it a good idea?

Autism Comes to "Sesame Street"

A Ballard mom with a child on the autism spectrum applauds "inclusion" on the popular TV show and laments how challenging it is in real life.

New Mom Dispatch: Confessions of a Sleep Trainer

Training baby to sleep means training the parents too.

From Weeds to Edibles: A Front Yard Transformed

A Queen Anne family of budding gardeners turns their front yard into a space of fun and food-gathering

KidsQuest Museum: Better (and Busier) in New Location

A bigger and better KidsQuest Children's Museum is packed with delight

Chow Down with Kids on Bainbridge Island

The best places to eat with kids after walking on the ferry to Bainbridge Island.

Seattle’s Best Children Consignment Shops

Kids’ consignment shops are a win-win: Good for your budget, the environment and local businesses

Rain Gardens 101

Rain gardens are so effective that in certain areas the city of Seattle and King County pay a rebate of about $4,000, to cover the cost of installing a rain garden.

New Mom Dispatch: Face Time

Revised (and more realistic) guidelines about setting limits on screen time for young kids help reduce the guilt.

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