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Best of ParentMap in January

Published on: December 30, 2013

0111_cover_125x151Brand spanking new issue of ParentMap just hit my desk, starting the new year off with a thinker: a new way to talk to kids about race and racism. The story was triggered by a fascinating book handed off to me by PM publisher Alayne Sulkin. We thought, "How could we NOT talk about this?" We'd love to hear what you think.

Other faves this month: four stories dedicated to money - how to save a few bucks on birthdays and nurseries, how to cope with the "oh, crap" realization that you have completely failed to plan adequately for your kids' college, and how to explain to lil' Scooter that money ... well ... it don't grow on rhodies.

Who could blame Kris if she's feeling slightly smug right now? When she pitched the "elk feeding" story in this month's issue, you could say the team was a tad ... er ... skeptical. Watch us now as we scramble to make plans to take our kids to Yakima!

Other stuff we love in January: Kindiependence! Recess Monkey, Johnny Bregar - they're bringing it at the Ridge. Getcher noodle dancing outta your system, and then Figaro-go-go down to Seattle Opera's Barber of Seville, one of the funniest, most kid-friendly operas around. Pancakes + Babypants = happiness at the NWFF's kids' film fest.

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