Where to ring in the Year of the Rat with kids
Join a rally, learn about Dr. King, volunteer, get inspired in 2020
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Awesome ways to ring in 2020 with kids
A Solstice Tradition
At least Santa looks good!
After they work up an appetite opening gifts, these breakfasts will be sure to please
Cool ideas for celebrating New Year's Eve as a family
Spend less time stressing and more time with the family
Light Plantasia dazzles... but only for a few days
From DIY menorahs to Hanukkah-themed decorations, these crafts will please any kiddo
Where to celebrate around Seattle and the Eastside
Sweet and fun DIY crafts that kids will be proud to gift
Our essential guide to the ballpark light show
Caroling, chocolate bark, seasonal playlists and more
Centerstage Theatre’s interactive show totally engages kids (and adults)
Who knows? Maybe these might just become family staples
Snowman cookies, Santa strawberries, crispy Grinch treats and more
What you need to know to take the kids
A mom on how she convinced family to give her kids less stuff
From one-hour versions perfect for tots to the PNB spectacular
How to survive the holiday classic with littles in tow
Our readers share their picks for favorite local Santas
Ideas that don't mean more work for teacher
Editor's note for ParentMap's December 2019 Issue
Skating rinks to get you gliding this winter and beyond
Where to see the light
Holiday sparkle for families on a budget
Give your family the gift of performance with these holiday shows
These little gifts are sure to spread big holiday joy
No need to blow your budget to have a good time this season
Silly and fun ideas to bring the holiday magic to life
Gorgeous spots around Seattle to capture the perfect pic
Santa encounters for families of children with sensory or special needs
How to make family holiday cards on a budget
Get your glide on as a family at Point Ruston's seasonal rink
Thanksgiving dinner out around Seattle, the Eastside and South Sound
Serve up something special this holiday season
Yummy sides, snacks and starters to keep the kids happy
Take a moment to secure tix for your family holiday outing
Puget Sound-area Veterans Day events for families and discounts for military
On Nov. 11, recognize service and sacrifice
Three easy ways to donate
Create more meaningful family holiday celebrations
12 Día de los Muertos events for Puget Sound-area families
Our Halloween planner for Seattle, Eastside and South Sound families
Arts and crafts to honor Día de los Muertos
A local mom on Diwali and attending local events with her son
Where to get ice cream made with blood or bugs
Expert-approved tips for making Halloween celebrations a little easier
Spooky and delicious Halloween treats
Dark and scary for older kids; light and friendly for the younger set
And they're comfy and cute!
Big and little thrills and chills for families around Seattle
Busy roads, free-ranging after dark and more safety concerns you've been wondering about
Give your little goblins and ghouls some festive treats
Simple and budget-friendly Halloween decorations that are fun to make
"It is vital we read books that are tribally specific, include Native sovereignty and depict Native peoples as diverse people of today."
Cute costumes worthy of Instagram
How to make Halloween less overwhelming for a child with a sensory processing disorder
16 Puget Sound families show this holiday’s not just for kids
Where to pick your perfect pumpkin, ride in a wagon and find fall farm fun
Where to find pumpkin cannons, wagon rides, sweet farm animals and more
DIY costumes from kids' favorite movies and books
Fast, festive, cheap and easy ideas
Slow down and get crafty
Skip the sharp knives and pumpkin guts and try one of these DIY jack-o'-lanterns for Halloween!
From appetizers to dessert, we've got you covered for fall recipes
Our readers' best fireworks-watching spots and top picks for family fests
Train ride, car show, berry fest or brew fest?
Only a dad could come up with a genius idea like this
It's July 11, get it?
Printables and more easy solutions for the special teachers in your life
These Dad-friendly ideas will make Father's Day a breeze
Pick up a great local beer this Father's Day
4 easy ways to show your appreciation
Delight your favorite mom with a special activity on Mother's Day weekend
Practical and adorable gifts for the new dad in your life
Sweet family-friendly brunch spots around Seattle and the Eastside
Cocktails, steak and sushi
Anyone can whip up these mom-pleasing recipes
From cost-free treats to spectacular splurges
Hop to these family events for Easter-weekend fun
Give mom a gift from the heart with one of these sweet Mother's Day card ideas
20 Easter-weekend egg hunts and activities for kids
Try one of these easy DIY ideas for a sentimental, homemade gift
Small surprises that are better than candy
Easter isn't just for decorating eggs!
Try these yummy treats and snacks for the holiday
Have an egg-cellent Easter with DIY fun
All you need to know to celebrate St. Paddy's Day
Grab your flashlights and your kids! The search for Monkeyshines is on
The one gift your partner really wants you to get her
We heart these ideas
These are universally yummy
The best experiences, subscriptions, memberships and more to give this Christmas
The classic is just as you remember it, with a casting twist
A mother's plea to relax this season
The scoop for families on our newest holiday spectacle
A holiday arts guide for every budget
The best gift of all? Sanity
Ways for families to support families this season
A mom on why she despises that pesky pixie
How to get through the holidays and keep the peace
Two families meet from worlds away
Holiday cheer and cheap bites combine for fun family time
These DIY ideas will keep the kiddos busy
Why you should try it
Local toy store owners weigh in
Tips, tricks and ideas from a pumpkin carving pro
Celebrate the season with these festive (and fun!) ideas
Hearty dinners for a busy night of trick-or-treating
Get your $5 tickets for the cult classic's 25th anniversary
These are so cute it's almost scary
A Mexican-American mom on why she's sharing the tradition with her daughter
This holiday isn't for them — it's for me
Prepping for a parade? Try out these patriotic ideas
The fireworks won't be the only thing they'll love
From patriotic decorations to festive food, here's how to make Independence Day awesome
Celebrate Dad Day with these adorable DIY gifts!
Celebrate the Royal Wedding with an English tea party
Try one of these impressive gifts
Celebrate Pi Day with these 10 pie recipes!
No luck required to make these tasty treats!
DIY rainbows, shamrocks, pots of gold and more St. Patrick's Day activities
It doesn't have to be all about Cupid on Feb. 14
Crafts that won't take you all night to make
Make 'em for the whole class or just for your kid!
'All those people celebrating were just parents. Parents desperate for a moment alone'
Skip the sugar with these Valentine's Day printables
The way to a person's heart? Through their stomach, of course
For those of us feeling kinda down after the holidays end
The time will fly with these activities
Eat your way to a lucky 2018!
Cheers to 2018!
Who says only grown-ups get to have fun on NYE?
'It got to the point where I began to actually empathize with the Grinch'
How one pregnant mom is coping with bedrest over the holidays
Tips and recipes to start the new year off right
Tame the holiday circus with these simple strategies
A Santa-loving mom comes to terms with her son's disinterest
'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
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."
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
Add some holiday cheer on the cheap
Tips for raising grateful — not greedy — kids
Menorahs, dreidels and other DIY Hanukkah food and fun for kids and families
Make lunch festive
Easy holiday recipes the whole family will enjoy
Limited time buy-one-get-one-free deal on holiday drinks
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
Try these ideas for a spooktacular (and crafty) holiday
Don't make the loot disappear. Instead, use Halloween candy to teach valuable life skills
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
Feeling patriotic? Try one of these easy-to-make, fun-to-eat recipes
See how you measure up to an octopus, hummingbird, mason bee and more
No-fail, scrumptious and so easy the kids can make
Wow mom with these delicious and easy desserts
Get creative with these out-of-the-ordinary Mother's Day gift ideas
DIY bird feeders, bug hunts, recycling games and more!
We love you, Mom!
Hop to it! These ideas will make Easter egg-cellent
"Pranks are my family's way of showing love"
Spring into action with these DIY ideas
We heart these DIY ideas
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
Leave the stuff behind with this gift guide to fun activities, kid-friendly classes and giving back
Amp up holiday spirit, generosity and giving back
From snow/spa getaways to urban adventures, where to snuggle (or ski) with your valentine
Homemade Christmas ornaments that you'll treasure forever