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5 quick dinners made with TJ’s products
Simple, delicious recipes that come together in minutes.
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A dad on how to approach the back-to-school rush
Tips for getting ready for the new school year
without losing your mind.
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Sequoia Teen Counseling Teen DBT Group
Helping teens ages 13–17 build skills in emotional regulation, mindfulness, distress tolerance and relationships. Sessions take place on Wednesdays, Sept. 14–Dec. 7.
A sweet summer project for culinary kiddos
Get your kid to concoct their own original dessert and enter this local recipe contest.
Berry fun ►
Win the ultimate back-to-school package
Enter for a chance to win with our friends at Tutta Bella and QFC. Grand prize is a $250 gift card to both Tutta Bella and QFC, plus a brand-new backpack!
Do you ask this important question?
Asking other parents may feel awkward, but it could save your child’s life.
Just ask ►
3 things to do with kids this week
Stroll through stunning sunflower fields and unwind at these
Pack a Frisbee and a picnic for an outing to this
nature-inspired, shady park.
Take your babies and toddlers out on one of these
scenic, stroller-friendly hikes.
MORE FUN THIS WEEK ►
J Kids after-school programs
Looking for after-school activities this fall? J Kids offers after-school care, engaging enrichment classes and swimming lessons. Register today.
Get back to nature at these local outdoor preschools
The best new shows streaming this August
Youth Opera Project is back
Starting Sept. 29, youths ages 7–18 can join the cast of animals in this year’s Youth Opera Project production of “The Jungle Book.”
Summer fun in Seattle’s Japantown
Longtime locals and Seattle newbies alike are invited to Japantown’s annual summer celebration, featuring food and activities for the entire family.
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