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Everything you need for a better learning space
Create the ultimate at-home learning environment with these tech tools, organizational supplies and more must-haves.
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20 ways to keep your cool when there’s no end in sight
Dig into this toolbox of coping strategies to help you get through another chaotic day.
Dial down the stress >>
A new mental health resource for children
Wondering if your child or teen might have a mental health issue or want to understand a specific condition?
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Easy make-ahead meals for busy weeknights
You’ll be glad to have these delicious family meals in the freezer ready to go.
Become a meal prep pro >>
5 tips to help your teen sleep better
Teenage snooze-button addicts aren’t lazy — they’re reacting to a biological urge. Here’s why teens don’t sleep enough and how parents can promote healthy rest.
Sleep solutions >>
Key ways to help reduce back-to-school anxiety
Whatever the school year holds, help kids dial down fear and increase their confidence with these five expert tips.
A no-fear school year >>
Seattle Children’s Hospital
Parkour and Dungeons & Dragons classes
Give your child the gift of physical and emotional strength, or let them create a world of adventure and imagination. Join one of our award-winning classes.
3 THINGS TO DO WITH KIDS THIS WEEK
the latest COVID-19 information
, take responsible precautions and practice safe social distancing when venturing out.
Go on the new kids’ rides at a recently reopened farm and fun park. One germ-conscious mom shares
her family’s experience
Kayak on a forested lake, do go chasing waterfalls and explore
an outdoorsy town
just 90 minutes away.
Savor the last days of summer with
10 sanity-saving outings
School of Acrobatics & New Circus Arts
Join circus classes in a clean and safe facility or online. Our fun activities keep kids ages 6 and older active, challenged and feeling good.
THINGS THAT MADE US SMILE
🚙 Two first-grade teachers turned
their students’ desks into little Jeeps
as a creative way to keep kids safe. You have to see their cute designs!
💯 A talented teen got accepted to
a whopping 65 colleges
, and he has some inspiring words for his fellow incoming freshmen.
are so real we can’t help but laugh.
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11 healthy back-to-school snacks the kids will love
A cute way to sweeten your kids’ first day of school
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