Your family fun plan for the weekend: Dec. 15–17
'I tend to think these parents have more money than self-awareness'
Gift-giving is expensive — and maybe even unnecessary
All you need to know about the new light show in Puyallup
Head to Maple Leaf for a special December spectacle
“Please revise and resubmit.”
24 essential tips from parents like you
Holiday cheer and cheap bites combine for fun family time
Why are we bragging, anyway?
ACT Theatre's holiday tradition is fierce and funny
You'll be humming Irving Berlin classics all the way home
"I'm the most church-going atheist my friends have ever known."
Bonus: These DIY ideas will keep the kiddos busy
A look at how Seattle's growing atheist population celebrates the holidays
"I do believe: I believe in being a good person and in doing good."
Use that holiday shopping list to do a little good
10 family volunteer opportunities around Seattle and beyond
Where to see the light
How to survive the holiday classic with littles in tow
Go ice skating at Point Ruston's Frozen Fountain this winter
Our readers share their picks for favorite Santas around the Sound
Add some holiday cheer on the cheap
From tree festivals to Victorian fun to Fantasy Lights, these outings bring holiday sparkle on a budget
No need to blow your budget to have a good time this season
Santa encounters for families of children with sensory or special needs
These are universally yummy
Silly and fun ideas to bring the holiday magic to life
From one-hour versions perfect for tots to the PNB spectacular
Sweet and fun DYI crafts that kids will be proud to gift
Skating rinks to get you gliding this winter and beyond
Restaurants offering Thanksgiving meals in around Seattle, the Eastside and South Sound
Tips for raising grateful — not greedy — kids
From DIY menorahs to Hanukkah themed decorations, these crafts with please any kiddo
Menorahs, dreidels and other DIY Hanukkah food and fun for kids and families
Celebrate the season with these festive (and fun!) ideas
Make lunch festive
Easy holiday recipes the whole family will enjoy
Plan your season of giving
Serve up something special this holiday season
Limited time buy-one-get-one-free deal on holiday drinks
On Nov. 11, recognize service and sacrifice
Seattle-area Veterans Day deals and events for families
Gluten-free, dairy-free, peanut-free, egg-free, soy-free, nut-free and more!
It doesn't have to be the most expensive time of the year
Rack up the cool-parent cred this holiday season
Our Halloween planner for Seattle-area, Eastside and South Sound families
Try these ideas for a spooktacular (and crafty) holiday
Give your little goblins and ghouls some festive treats
These are so cute it's almost scary
Where to take kids for a frightful time this Halloween
Pick your perfect pumpkin, ride in a wagon and find fall farm fun
Find pumpkin cannons, zombie paintball, sweet farm animals and more
Don't make the loot disappear. Instead, use Halloween candy to teach valuable life skills
From appetizers to dessert, we've got you covered for fall recipes
From monster cupcakes to pretzel pumpkins, your little ghouls and ghosts will love these spooky and delicious Halloween treats
Spot a moose, play in a museum, ride a train: 10 ways to celebrate grandparents around Seattle
Music festivals, free concerts, a ski sale, a rodeo and more Labor Day weekend fun
The importance of building family food traditions, once a year or more
Best alternative fireworks-watching spots and top picks for Fourth family fests from our readers
Feeling patriotic? Try one of these easy-to-make, fun-to-eat recipes
Prepping for a parade? Try out these patriotic ideas
Train rides, car shows, strawberry fests and more
Celebrate Dad Day with these adorable DIY gifts!
These Dad-friendly ideas will make Dad's Day a breeze
Plus, sweet bakeries
See how you measure up to an octopus, hummingbird, mason bee and more
No-fail, scrumptious and so easy the kids can make
Delight your favorite mom with a special activity on Mother's Day
Printables and more easy solutions for the special teachers in your life
Wow mom with these delicious and easy desserts
Get creative with these out-of-the-ordinary Mother's Day gift ideas
Try one of these easy DIY ideas for a sentimental, homemade gift
DIY bird feeders, bug hunts, recycling games and more!
We love you, Mom!
Hop to it! These ideas will make Easter egg-cellent
Easter isn't just for decorating eggs! Here are 11 other DIY art projects to try
"Pranks are my family's way of showing love"
Try one of these budget-friendly and impressive DIY Mother's Day gifts
Give mom a gift from the heart with one of these sweet Mother's Day card ideas
Plan for April 16, 2017, with these Puget Sound activities
Get ready to roll with these Easter events!
Spring into action with these DIY ideas
Yummy treats and snacks for Easter
Have an egg-cellent Easter with these easy egg coloring ideas!
Celebrate Pi Day with these 10 pie recipes!
All you need to know to celebrate St. Paddy's Day
DIY rainbows, shamrocks, pots of gold and more St. Patrick's Day activities
We heart these DIY ideas
They're treat-free, creative and card-ready
Grab your flashlights and your kids. Monkeyshines' citywide scavenger hunt is on for Year of the Monkey
Use this season of reflection to plan ahead for the new year
"I want to shield my kids as much as I can from the hurt that comes from being different"
Pitting flexibility and ease against cost and the environment can leave anyone stumped — this guide can help
Chances are good there's a festive activity right for your family — consider this your guide to finding fun
Reflecting on common values and points of connection
Sophomore year of the rejuvenated ballet, with Balanchine's vision and Ian Falconer's art, is gorgeous but chaste
An easy craft good for individuals and the whole family
More than 40 plays, concerts and ‘Nutcrackers’ add sparkle to the season
Ask yourself, ‘Are you better off than you were four years ago?’
These toys will tap into kids' obsessions but will hold interest long after December
Santa's got nothing on this list of the top gifts to get your kids
'To all of you women who have faced infertility, miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant or child loss; to those who have lost their adult children too soon: I celebrate you'
From pirates to superheroes to nature, ways to freshen up this year's egg hunt
Ring in December with one of these 70-plus jingle shows and concerts, from free sing-alongs to spectacular splurges
From cuddling cats to planting trees, 12 ways to give back with kids long after the holiday season
One dad reflects on growing up fatherless, and how his son helped change the way he views Father's Day
9 spots where Puget Sound mothers can make self-care their top priority
Because 'romance' means something different when you're a parent
Sweet superheroes, "hearty" upcycled crayons and more inspired ideas
Make 'em for the whole class or just for your kid!
Join a rally, learn about Dr. King, volunteer, get inspired
Awesome all-ages ways to ring in 2018 around Seattle
Eat your way to a lucky 2018!
Leave the stuff behind with this gift guide to fun activities, kid-friendly classes and giving back
Expecting a bundle of joy in 2016? Read all about his or her Chinese Zodiac
The way to a person's heart? Through their stomach — obvi
We heart these ideas
After they work up an appetite opening gifts, these breakfasts will be sure to please
From snow/spa getaways to urban adventures, where to snuggle (or ski) with your valentine
Homemade Christmas ornaments that you'll treasure forever