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A summer treat so easy the kids can make it themselves.
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The case for scheduling sex
Let’s face it: If it isn’t on the calendar, it isn’t happening.
You don’t have to wing it ►
Why I’m giving my kids a ’70s summer this year
After this pandemic year, it’s important to let the kids run wild and free.
Ditch the expectations ►
Rainier Valley Leadership Academy
We are a public, tuition-free, anti-racist collaborative community school serving students in grades 6–12 in South Seattle.
On Washington’s new landmark child-care law
The Fair Start for Kids Act, which went into effect July 1, aims to help make high-quality child care more affordable and accessible for families.
What you should know ►
Disordered sleep affects mental health in teens
Help your teens get their sleep back on track with these expert tips.
Sleep solutions ►
Laughter is the motivator
Join Enter Laughing for improv play classes using theater games for social-emotional development in twice-exceptional learners.
3 things to do with kids this week
Splash and swim at our region’s
best swimming lakes
This island paradise
reopens today! Play on two miles of sandy beaches and in warm, shallow water.
Climb, slide and swing at
this newly renovated playground
— then fuel up at excellent nearby bakeries.
Sip and Learn
The Holocaust Center for Humanity invites you to Sip and Learn on July 15, 6–7:15 p.m. while exploring this year’s program topic: The Intersections of Antisemitism and Racism.
Local news you could use
📷 During last week’s heat wave, a Seattle photographer captured
scenes of joy and resilience
throughout the region.
💸 Seattle’s cost of living is
56.8 percent higher
than the national average. Oof.
💉 Now that Washington has reopened, here are
the updates on mask rules
A summer treat so easy the kids can make it themselves
5 spontaneous date night ideas for local parents
A new model for a happier marriage
This accessible guide is for couples seeking greater love, connection and intimacy in our modern world.
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