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The best fall outdoor gear for PNW families
Get outside and brave the elements with these game-changing rain pants, fishing bibs, snuggly socks, cozy boots and more.
Suit up ►
10 delightfully creepy Halloween decorations
Go all out this year and brighten your family’s and neighbors’ spirits. (You have to see the realistic hand lanterns!)
Let’s get spooky ►
The Bear Creek School
We are an independent classical Christian school preparing students to engage the world with wisdom, compassion and courage.
When your kids walk in on you having sex
Caught in the act? Here’s how to handle the aftermath of an accidental peep show.
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Safer, smarter strategies to help teens cope
Parenting a teen during a pandemic brings on a whole new set of challenges. Learn how to better support teens in a free talk with author and sociologist Christine Carter, Ph.D.
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One local school’s recipe for resilience
A middle school dean shares how his school is implementing social-emotional learning — and encouraging resilience — through online instruction.
Two building blocks ►
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3 things to do with kids this week
the latest COVID-19 information
, take responsible precautions and practice safe social distancing when venturing out.
Celebrate fall with
15 best bets for safe family fun
— we’re talking about salmon spotting, fall fests and more.
MoPop is now open!
Here’s what to know about the exhibits and safety protocols if you plan on visiting.
Take in gorgeous fall colors on
8 kid-friendly autumn hikes
Come play with us!
KidsQuest Children’s Museum presents the Fall Festival. Join us on Oct. 19–23 for a virtual concert, spooky science labs and more.
Things that made us smile
😷 A Seattle startup is selling
the coolest light up masks
to help raise money for COVID-19 relief.
💻 A Lake Stevens kindergarten teacher’s
viral remote learning video
is winning the hearts of people everywhere.
A second baby orca
has been born to J pod, following the much-celebrated birth of Tahlequah’s baby boy last month.
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Kids’ books that share true stories of Native peoples
How to have fun and stay safe this Halloween
Samena Swim & Recreation Club
We offer swim lessons, preschool, before- and after-school care, fitness classes, summer camps and more. Connecting community since 1958.
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