This Month's Issue

“Expect the best, begin with a positive attitude and follow through with that.”

These doctor’s orders from this month’s wellness feature arrive as we embark on a new school year, one still beset with many pandemic uncertainties and fears. Most of us are actively fretting about a myriad of factors; to name a few: that our kids have slipped dangerously behind in terms of academic progress; that 18 months of distancing have stunted their socialization skills and emotional health; that continued coronavirus surges will sweep us all back into our caves again.

To address some of these front-row concerns, we reached out to tutoring experts Abby Freireich and Brian Platzer — their informed view on the school year ahead gives us some much-needed reassurance that the kids are going to be alright.

We still have a few weeks of summer left, so make sure to get out and enjoy our gorgeous PNW September days as a family (how does a hike sound?). For added inspiration in the Out + About department, we’ve also just published our annual Insiders’ Guide issue — may it inspire your all-seasons family adventures in the year ahead.

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