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Creative Family Ideas in the Pacific Northwest

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Great Gifts for Him & Her

Great Gifts for Him & Her

It can be challenging to shop for the special man or woman in your life. Many of these gift ideas are thoughtful and practical with some fun things mixed in too!

2018 Kids Holiday Gift Guide

2018 Kids Holiday Gift Guide

Our Top Gift Picks for kids include a little bit of everything; from collectible dolls and STEM toys to brain-stimulating building sets and interactive discovery activities!

6 Simple Tips for Taking Kids Fishing

6 Simple Tips for Taking Kids Fishing

Fishing with youngsters can be a very rewarding and memorable mini-adventure. A well planned fishing trip is such a great way to slow down and spend quality time in the outdoors with the young people in your life. Children absolutely love to catch fish. Before you head out, there are a few things to consider to make your trip successful.
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Super Cute DIY Fall Decorating Ideas

Super Cute DIY Fall Decorating Ideas

Fall is a great time to decorate your home to get ready for hosting friends and making family memories. These super cute decorating ideas can be customized to fit any style and available space!

5 Things That Could Be Triggering Your Kids’ Fall Allergies

5 Things That Could Be Triggering Your Kids’ Fall Allergies

Fall is the time for cozy sweatshirts and pumpkin patch visits, but it can also be the time for allergies. Learn how to treat these five things that could be triggering your kids’ runny noses and itchy eyes.

Foolproof Ways To Deal With A Child Scared Of The Dentist

Foolproof Ways To Deal With A Child Scared Of The Dentist

When it comes to children and oral health, the stakes can be high, and not a lot of families are taking every action they can to keep their children’s teeth healthy. Data from the CDC says that out of children between the ages of 5 to 11, 20% of children have at least one decayed tooth that’s going untreated. It’s important to get started to avoid this potentially becoming a more costly and painful issue.
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Teen Parenting Tips That Could Be A Lifesaver

Teen Parenting Tips That Could Be A Lifesaver

Parenting is difficult whether you have an infant or a teenager. The difference is that both require different types of attention and can create different types of issues. These tips for parenting teens can help you create a proactive parenting plan.

Fall Favorites for the Family Giveaway – Ended

Fall Favorites for the Family Giveaway – Ended

Start this fall off with a bang with these fun fall family favorites! We are excited to collaborate with US Japan Fam to bring you this awesome giveaway packed with gear for babies, toddlers, big kids and parents.

Teen Driver? 8 Things to Do Before You Hand Over the Keys

Teen Driver? 8 Things to Do Before You Hand Over the Keys

Many teenagers are excited to receive their driver’s license on their 16th birthday. While this is a great milestone, it also creates more panic for parents. After all, auto accidents are the highest cause of death for people 15-20 years old. Even if your teen is a great driver, there are plenty of other factors on the road that can cause accidents to happen. If you’re getting ready to allow your 16-year-old to travel the roads unsupervised, here are eight things to do before handing over the keys.
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How to Deal with Five Things Commonly Stained by Kids

How to Deal with Five Things Commonly Stained by Kids

As anyone with kids knows, they can be a mess. Here are five things commonly stained by kids and how you can deal with them.

“Throw Away Packing” is a Genius Traveling Technique

“Throw Away Packing” is a Genius Traveling Technique

“Throw Away Packing” is the genius packing technique that leaves plenty of extra space for souvenirs. Your suitcase will have extra room when you throw away old items to make room for the new!

Behind the Scenes with Matilda Jane Clothing Artist Maggie Szott

Behind the Scenes with Matilda Jane Clothing Artist Maggie Szott

Some of the best things are inspired by childhood; twirling in a dress, eating strawberries and playing in the sunshine. Matilda Jane Clothing transforms these happy ideas into adorable clothing designs for girls and women, whimsical accessories, lunch gear and even bedroom decor. We had a chance to catch up with Matilda Jane Clothing CAD Artist Maggie Szott. Her sketches and watercolor designs are used to make fabrics for twirly dresses and ruffle tops for happy and adventurous little girls.
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Streamlined Diapering Solution & Summer Basics

Streamlined Diapering Solution & Summer Basics

DiaperQuick is a streamlined bag that provides a clean spot to change a diaper AND holds a few essentials such as 2 to 3 diapers, wipes, a tube of diaper cream and even an extra shirt for my little man. Family adventures just got easier!

Trendy Prom Dress Styles for Teens

Trendy Prom Dress Styles for Teens

Prom is an important high school milestone and opportunity to make memories. For many teens, it’s also important to find the perfect dress. These styles and colors were most popular for prom dresses this year.

Royal Wedding Afternoon Tea at The Arch London

Royal Wedding Afternoon Tea at The Arch London

Few things make many little girls (or moms) more delighted than a tea party. It’s also fun for moms to take their daughters out for tea to enjoy some delicious treats and practice their etiquette. Next time you are in London, don’t miss the opportunity to experience The Arch London’s sumptuous afternoon tea.
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