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5 secrets of strong families
Studies reveal the everyday actions that build family resilience. Here’s how to put them into practice.
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It’s okay to let go of holiday traditions
A local mom shares the joys of reinventing the holidays, despite celebrating away from extended family.
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WA529 helps families save for higher education expenses. With tax benefits, flexibility and a nationwide choice of colleges, it’s easy to start saving today.
15 podcasts for kids that you’ll love, too
Looking for screen-free entertainment? These new and new-to-us series feature compelling stories from around the world, humorous history and more.
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What to know before you travel for the holidays
Medical experts weigh in on how families can minimize COVID-19 risks during seasonal travel.
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10 out-of-this-world stargazing crafts for kids
Play with galaxy slime or create a mini planetarium! The sky’s the limit with these stellar space-themed projects.
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Open for active, joyful learning
Whether on campus or online, Charles Wright Academy students in preschool–grade 12 are actively learning together. Get to know CWA at a virtual coffee.
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 a cosmological adventure, learn fascinating bee facts and see where winding paths lead you at
12 secret gardens around Puget Sound
See real reindeer, find holiday magic at the Washington State Fair and
more safe family fun for the holidays
If you’re not booking a professional photo shoot this year, get your camera ready! We’ve got some
great pro tips to take your best family photos
Enjoy a festive holiday experience with your family and friends at Holiday Magic — drive-through style! Advance purchase of timed-entry tickets required.
Things that made us smile
🧵 A Seattle teen was so bored that she took up sewing — oh yeah, and
she launched a new clothing line
. Sew gifted.
Immigrant families pay tribute to the late Alex Trebek
, thanking him for helping them learn English.
is so talented we just can’t Handel.
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