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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 ►
Your smile and health are our top priorities
We have missed your smiling faces at Eastside Pediatric Dental Group and we are excited to safely welcome you and your family in for your next cleaning! Book now: 425-399-7900.
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
Eastside Dance: Book a free trial class
We offer classes in ballet, hip-hop, jazz, tap, musical theater, salsa and more for kids and adults. We are located in the Redmond/Kirkland area. Fall classes begin this week!
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
Samena Swim & Recreation Club
Samena connects and enriches our community through wellness, education and fun! Contact us to schedule a tour and learn about the variety of programs we offer.
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
Crossroads Bellevue is your place for family fun
Enjoy unique shops, 30 international restaurants, a farmers market, live music, rock climbing, art classes and more.
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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