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ParentMap Magazine

February 2024

It’s February, and love is in the air. We start with romantic love, and the stresses adding a child can have on a relationship. Akin to a Mack-truck hit or an iceberg in the middle of your peaceful Titanic voyage, it’s one of those life changes that — no matter how much you research, ask questions and plan — you can never truly be prepared for (no matter how many diapers you buy). In this month’s issue you’ll find expert advice from John Gottman, Ph.D., about realistic ways partners can maintain and build intimacy, even during those difficult early parenting years.  

This issue also has a great article about how a love of art lead a Seattle-based artist to develop an app that combines art and technology that helps kids build self-esteem. You won’t want to miss this one. 

Discover the fun Seattle’s Green Lake neighborhood has to offer in our monthly neighborhood spotlight. And for more local adventures to love, be sure to read the February Play List which highlights Black History Month, Lunar New Year and Valentine’s Day events. And finally, we head south to explore Bend, Oregon in the wintertime. A popular year-round destination for families, you’ll find more than enough activities to keep you busy for a week once the snow falls, even if you don’t ski.