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Gah! How can it possibly already be time to start the back-to-school hustle!? Time to sharpen up your elbows for the annual school-supply-aisle derby, people!

Apart from the BTS gear grab, the far more important mission in front of us this time every year is to galvanize our own calm and purposeful back-to-school mindset so that we can model the kind of optimism and coping skills our kids will need to confidently move forward themselves. To that end, our August issue is stacked with encouraging pointers for rocking the transition, helping our children — and ourselves! — manage anxiety, setting a “get active” agenda that will recharge our kids’ mental health and more.

But summer’s not over yet! We’ve got you more than covered in the fun department this August with our indispensable Play List and an ultimate bucket list of 25 free and totally fabulous PNW adventures. What are you waiting for? Dive in!

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