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Awesome new Ikea products for kids’ rooms
Spruce up your home with these useful and cute finds your kids will love.
Ten budget-friendly picks ►
What to do when your kid is a wreck at drop-off
Here’s why your kid might be struggling and how to handle it.
Tips to stop the tears ►
Urgent care for children
Going back to school means bumps, bruises and sniffles. Mary Bridge Pediatric Urgent Care offers fast and safe care for a variety of non-life-threatening conditions.
10 easy school lunches from readers
These ideas are simple for parents to put together and are guaranteed to get eaten.
Your lunch box solutions ►
The best resources for Seattle-area families
You really know how to pick ’em! Here are ParentMap readers’ all-time favorite camps and classes, adventures, eateries and more.
These are gold ►
Expert back-to-school sleep tips
Help your family reset and thrive with these sleep hygiene tips for kids and teens.
The A, B, Z’s ►
Seattle Children’s Hospital
Now enrolling for fall 2021
At Washington's charter schools, all students are seen, known and valued. Learn more about your free public options for fall 2021.
3 things to do with kids this week
Play with a Japanese-inspired kinetic sand table, “cook” in a Mexican-inspired clay oven and more at
a new indoor play space
that celebrates global cultures.
our local “Alps”
on kid-friendly hikes for beginners to teens.
Check and see if your family can get
a free national parks pass
ZGiRLS Fall Challenge
Build your confidence with professional female athletes and girls nationwide. Strengthen your mind in order to challenge your body this fall.
Local news you could use
✈ These Seattle-area groups are asking for volunteers to
help Afghan refugees
with transport, buying groceries, temporary housing and more.
Masking will be mandatory
at large outdoor gatherings starting Tuesday.
A local movement based on empathy
is changing the way zoos and aquariums do their work.
11 kids’ crafts to ring in Rosh Hashanah
The long goodbye: My child is leaving for college
Tacoma Arts Month
October is Tacoma Arts Month, with 31 days of classes, workshops, performances, exhibitions and more. Discover arts and culture events.
Washington State Fair: Sept. 3–26
Make your way to Puyallup for the biggest party in the state! Get your fill of fun, food, rides, animals, entertainment, shopping, concerts and more.
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